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clueless

Found myself at the library with the boys this afternoon.  Had a good time helping them find some books to read...some of my favorites from my childhood included.  Then we found them some comfy chairs to sit and read while I found a book or so for myself. 
Mind you, it's a new library (only opened about a year ago) and I have only stepped into the "adult" zone as I will refer to it once before today.  I started walking around taking in what sections were where...fiction, nonfiction, biographies, etc.  Several people were there studying, using the computers, and selecting armfuls of books. 
By all means there are numerous books to choose from, but I didn't know where to begin.    It's been awhile since I've read a book for leisure.  Not up to date on the latest "bestseller" list...and not even sure I want to be.  Looked at several books in the "religion" aisle...some of those scare me.  Browsed through "places to go" kind of boo…

warm wishes

Saying goodbye to a wonderful, funfilled summer was difficult for me.  I held onto summer until the very last day...it wasn't that difficult with 90+ degrees registering on the thermometer.  However, time forces us to move on whether we are ready or not.  So my thoughts went today to my favorite part about winter - hot cocoa with little marshmallows! Great memories go along with hot cocoa... snow days...






good friends...











great conversations...














and warm, cozy fires.











Can't say I'm ready just yet, but I'm getting there.  Cheers! to more memories to be made!

rainy day

Yesterday was a rainy day...one like I haven't seen since I was hiking on a glacier in Alaska back in July.  The boys went off to explore the "rivers" in the yard, all the while splashing around in the swirling waters under their feet.   I couldn't help but just quietly walk around and watch them having fun in the rain.  I joined in on the fun after a little while, though...after lunch and on our second set of play clothes. 
Today reminded me of why...I love my boys...I love puddle jumping...and...I really need to get a new umbrella.




















Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

little chef

This week Alex and I had science class in the kitchen.  He loves science.  I love baking.  A perfect activity for us both.  As he was standing at the counter mixing the cookie dough, I was reminded of some precious moments we've had over the years in the kitchen together. 
I pulled out our picture cd's and found pictures from when Alex was "making" cookies.  Alex liked to help alot, so I bought him his own bag of flour to have in the kitchen.  He was 20 months old when I snapped the first pictures.  

He indeed is my little chef. ♥


Wednesday's Walk...Janis Lynn

In searching for a photo from my senior year in college, I was bombarded with sweet, sweet memories of one of my closest college friends....Janis Lynn MacLeish.  I met Janis in the fall of 1993 when she came to Taylor University Fort Wayne.  She was in my wing of Lexington Hall.  Although, I was her RA, Janis taught me so much about life and living in a very short time that I often felt she did a better job leading than I ever could.  Life was never the same for me after she and I became friends.  It was oh, so much better! 
The room brightened when Janis finally awoke and entered through the door of one.  She befriended the likes of anyone and made no enemies...except for the girls who were jealous of her for one reason or another.  Her laughter echoed throughout the halls everyday.  One knew when Janis was away for the weekend for it was creepily quiet on campus.
Janis called our closest circle of friends, "The Clic".  There were 5 members with 2 honorary members.  We were…

it works for us

I do like the "Hip Homeschool Hop"...but I've never posted anything about our homeschooling story.  Not for sure why...not really for sure why not.  Maybe I've never felt there was a "story" to be told.  Maybe because I wonder what people will think...and just maybe I don't really want to know.  I'm still a newbie to this homeschool world.
I am convinced that choosing education for our children is of personal conviction.  There is no one who can tell us what method/choice/option is "right" for our children except God, after prayerful consideration of the matter.  What works for one family doesn't always work for another.  Not every Christian is called to homeschool or choose a private school.  Thank God this is so or our public school system would be that much worse off! 
I try to support others in their choices for their children.  There are pros and cons to every option of education known.  We all need each other's encouragement…

Chess, anyone?

My 7 year old took an afternoon to teach me to play chess...he doesn't think I'm catching on very fast, but I'm trying. :)


















Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

Our God

There are days when circumstances begin to overwhelm...on those days I have to take a step back and refocus on my God and who He is.  A song pops into mind time and time again lately..."Our God".  What I love about this song is that it is filled with scriptural truth.  So, in trying to take my mind off of me and more on my God, I went on a Scripture scavenger hunt.  His Word comes alive, moving my heart and challenging my mind, all the while allowing me to get to know Him better.  Giants fall when God arrives on the scene. 
He is that good...all the time.

Water you turned into wine...John 2:1-11
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."

"Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come."
His mother said to the servants, "Do …

sunrise...sunset

friendship...cont'd

The friendship between David and Jonathan continues to find it's way into my thoughts...and so, therefore, here onto my blog.  (To read the first part click here.)  I had only read 1 Samuel 18-20 at the time, but have finally read on and am once again finding myself reading the chapters over and over again, not wanting to miss a thing God has for me about friendship in these chapters.  God is so good!
Several questions have surfaced for me in these chapters, not the least being why did the man "after God's own heart" come up with a plan that included lying?  (1 Samuel 20:5-8) Wasn't there any other way?  Really, David...not a great example here...just sayin'...
Moving on to the end of chapter 20, after Jonathan indeed has the answer that his father, King Saul, has every intention of killing David. they reunite in the field after the boy hunting arrows with Jonathan leaves...both knowing what this means for them.  Continued hiding and constant separation.  All…

Wordless Wednesday's Walk...down memory lane

Click here for a slideshow of my walk down memory lane...