Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Well, I don't have time for a daybook today, but I don't want to be silent either. Hmmm... I guess a misc. post today?! There's lots going on here, that's for sure.

I started school for the kids yesterday. It seems crazy and I would of loved to of had more of a structured first day, but oh well. Our district started back yesterday and we have several public school families who watch us closely, and I want to be a good testimony for homeschooling. Their opinion is ultimately their opinion, but I need to do what I can to try and influence them for the good! Our kids play with some of them occasionally since they are neighbors, and I don't want their kids telling mine how spoiled they are, or how their school isn't "real"...we've heard that one before...so we got started anyhow. I am excited though, I've been excited for this year even before last year ended! Little Princess starts Kindergarten this year, and both of the boys have new subjects this year. Very cool. We are going to take it with us on our trip, and that will give them something to do on the slow days and LONG car rides. There are some long, straight highway stretches that should be great for doing some schoolwork!

I am doing laundry like crazy and pulling out suitcases to start getting them packed. Today we are going to focus on the clothes we want to take, and get them clean and packed before anyone can wear them again! lol I just can't believe we are down to 4 days until we leave! I've bought all the snacks and have put them into snack bags for easy distribution in the van. Now, I just have to buy the small totes to put them in. My back is better, but not all the way yet. I may have to have another adjustment tomorrow. I'm hoping it will hold up to laundry and a trip to Inlges to get tubs for the snacks! I'm also going to start on the first aid and medicine box today. That's a MUST_NOT_FORGET. Those items are very expensive to replace on the road. Convenient stores charge a fortune for those things...well anything, really! Plus, Mr. Pure at Heart needs all his allergy and asthma meds. I am praying that we all stay healthy and don't get sick before we leave or while we are gone! We've been waiting years for this trip, and I pray the Lord will allow us to have a real nice one!

You all enjoy your day, wherever you are, whatever you are doing..and thanks for stopping by my world today!


  1. I hope you all have just a wonderful time on your vacation! I also hope your back doesn't give you any trouble. Praying for you! :)

  2. Nice post. I've been debating when we should start back up with school {{{sigh}}. Have fun on your trip!! Family tripps are so fun and really needed!! Look forward to your posts when you come back. We're going on vac. this weekend, only for the weekend. We've been invited to go to friends cottage this time so we're looking forward to that!! See you when we meet up again!! :) Blessings ♥♥Amy

  3. Congratulations on the start of your school year. I did some school with my kindergardener today--fun!