Sunday, June 20, 2010


Tonight Sophie had a very difficult time going to sleep.  After making her lay in bed for 45 minutes, I caved. I realized she had napped really late today and like anyone else really could not fall asleep yet. So, since there is hardly anything appropriate on TV we resorted to reading, as we often do.  She chose a Bob Book we got at the library this week.  We have tried reading several times, but not too much pressure. Well tonight she read the whole book! With very little help! I was so excited. It is such a joy to watch children grow and learn! I am so glad I caved tonight.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Our 24 family Ways

  A few years ago when I started researching home-schooling I discovered the Clarkson family.  They have a ministry for Educating the Wholehearted Child.  I just love their materials!  I ordered the book Our 24 Family Ways, which is a series of devotions based around their 24 ways in which to instill Christian values in their children and family.
 Well, we used the book for awhile, then put it away for awhile.  We strive to have a devotion after/during dinner. Lately we have been using Meal Time Moments.  Tonight I got Our 24 Family Ways out.  I remembered they had a Way centered around choosing to be gracious even when we don't feel like it. Lately in our family this is something we have struggled with, therefore we started here.  The first lesson was great! There are 4 more to follow.  Sophie is our accountability girl, she makes sure we continue our devotions, I love that about her.  Davis had some very great points tonight, emphasizing that one who is wise is also mature.  The first lesson happened to emphasize worldly wisdom verses Godly wisdom.
  So, as I mentioned above the topic of home-schooling. We will be home-schooling Sophie in the fall.  One might ask... but why? There are many reasons...that will be in another post.  We are excited for the fall! More on that to come.  Davis will not be home-schooled, he is in no way interested at this point.
  If you are interested in the Clarkson's materials I believe you have to purchase them online or order them through Mardels.
  Have a blessed day!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Random thoughts Thursday...

I have a new thrift store desk, $15 desk that is. It sits in my bedroom, small bedroom, so I can now work from home doing Medical Transcription. I am so blessed.

Since starting Medical Transcription I have learned more about grammar, Word, Excel... sort of, and of course medical terminology than I ever imagined. I like it.

Having gestational diabetes is a full time job. I start insulin shots tomorrow. I am not pleased. I had no idea what diabetes entailed, when you are trying to manage it... unfortunetely some people don't. I pray there is a cure for the children and those who have dealt with it way longer than I. I pray mine goes away when the baby arrives.

My daughter is so full of surprises! She keeps us on our toes around here. From her crazy questions and comments to her neverending obsession with "projects" and the weather. I'm afraid her husband will have to get used to numerous unfinished projects all over the house. I love her creativity!

David is teaching Bible Class for the first time on Sunday. I am proud. He will do great! Something tells me completing a CR step study had a little hand in giving him the confidence to say YES, when asked.

French Bulldogs are wonderful.

I am often perplexed by comments on facebook informing everyone of alcohol intake... one is a family member.

I love my new white w/ pink Texas Longhorn hat that my aunt brought me from Texas.

In 4 years I will have been married 20 years! How does that happen... God... thats how that happens. Oh and commitment :) Plus, I will have a 15 year old, 8 year old, and 3 year old. Will I ever have empty nest syndrome? Not for a long time!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The final countdown....

For some reason I feel like I am in the final countdown of this pregnancy, 9 weeks to go. Maybe it's because I go to appointments every 2 weeks now, I don't know. Or, perhaps it's because I am so ready to be finished. I was never this anxious with my other two, but then again they were a breeze compared to this one.

Many have asked how I am doing. Well, it varies from day to day. Most days are good. I am still battling to keep my glucose level below 120. I have until Friday to bring it up, otherwise I will start the shots. So far I am measuring only a week ahead, which is good. My prayer is that the baby does not grow to big, so I can have the birth experience I am praying for. As of Monday I am off of "modified bed rest!"

Am I going back to work? Not teaching. I am working as a medical transcriptionist from home. It is very interesting and challenging all at the same time. I was blessed to have this opportunity to stay home and work, thank you God!

Tomorrow my aunt arrives from Abilene! We are all looking forward to her visit. She will be making me some cloth diapers while she is here. I am so excited!

Off to put Sophie back to bed.... that silly girl!