Jun 26, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sundays heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week.

 1.  Fun summer evenings

2.  My boy learning to use crayons

3.  Laughing at the way my little girls line things up when they play

4.  Finding fun ways to homeschool

5. How much my girls are loving summer school

6.  Laughing with my kids

7.  Trying new lipsticks to get over the fact that I hate my hair.

8. How much all my kids love books, (even to the exclusion of eating LOL)

9.  Watching my girls enjoy each other.

10.  Fun in the summer sun

11.  Watching Prince Charming be a daddy to our kids. 

Jun 25, 2016


Sixteen years ago today, I made the spur of the moment decision to throw caution to the wind and go on a date with a man who made my heart flutter (a decision that I knew would not be popular with my family).  This put me on the path to a life filled with more joy, more love, and more contentment than I could ever have imagined.  It was my best first date and my last first date.  Today, 16 years later, we have four beautiful children and a wonderful life that I wouldn't change for anything.  I love you Prince Charming. 

Us on the 6 month anniversary of our first date.

Us this past Christmas. 

Us in February.

Really?? Has it been 16 years??  Where has the time gone??

Jun 24, 2016

Trying New Things

So Little Prince has been running and bashing against the walls (as usual) in his room.  I get worried when he bashes against his window.  He isn't trying to break it, it is just his way of stopping.  I have been trying to think of ways to keep him from breaking the window.  I was thinking of doing something decorative on the wall which could be attached to the whole wall including the bottom half of the window frame, would look cute, would take the bash instead of the glass, but wouldn't block his view out the window.

Here are some pictures I am inspired by:

I also tried a new color of lipstick today.  I am just experimenting since I dislike my hair so much.

Jun 23, 2016


The little girls have been really enjoying our little summer school.  And in turn, I am impressed by how well they are doing as we concentrate a lot more on their reading.  We have also been learning about Germany as well, just for fun.  When we are doing Germany, we end with songs in German like counting, ABCs and Disney songs in German.  The girls are having a LOT of fun with it.  I even found a set of Phonics flash cards to play games with that goes along with our reading!!

Princess Magpie practicing her reading

Letter A word drawings

Even Little Prince is practicing his drawing

Phonics flash cards!!!