23 January, 2009

{crafts & chocolate...could a girl ask for more}

There are many, many reasons to adore Miss Cindy! She's funny, generous, sweet as honey, wise, Godly, and she loves the little girls! For Christmas she wanted to take the girlies {and their momma's} to paint pottery and then get some yummy dessert. You'd never know that Miss Cindy was a "boy momma" by the way she spoils these girls! She goes out of her way to make these little ladies know how much they mean to her...and they love her like crazy too!

Miss Cindy w/the girlies...Emma, Maggie & Ariel.

Emma & Miss Cindy

Miss Cindy & Ariel

Mags & Miss Cindy

Emma painting her box for treasures.

Me & Em

Maggie painting her heart box w/a ballerina on the lid.

Jean & Maggie

Ariel painting her heart box.

Ariel & Candy

The girls devouring their delicious, monstrous brownie a la mode!

Me & Mags making mean faces! I love that girl!

Thank you, Miss Cindy, for the awesome day! We love you!

19 January, 2009

{there were mass casualties}

There's just no way to sugar coat this people...battle is tough and there will be casualties. Look away if you're too weak!

The castle was stormed by giants!

Once the dust and smoke settled, the jolly roger soared with pride.

It was a bad day to be a knight!

07 January, 2009


Why am I blogging during school time? Sometimes it's because Em's working on homework, sometimes it's because I've been lazy and haven't gotten school started yet, but today is different. Today, I want to throw in the towel. Today, I want to send her back to school. Today, I wouldn't care if she went to the scary public school that we're "assigned" to. Today, I'm blogging instead of teaching...it's better for both of us right now.

I know I'm not the best teacher in the world. I don't have the most gentle spirit, the most soothing voice, the patience of Job and I didn't have the strength to keep the tears from streaming down my face during math time. I don't understand how a concept that was learned long ago can be suddenly forgotten. I don't understand how I can talk and teach and review only to get the "deer in the headlights" look. I seriously want to scream! Actually, I want to curl up on my bed and just cry.

This homeschooling thing is so far outside my comfort zone. I'm unorganized, a total procrastinator and totally unqualified. I know it's what God wants me to be doing for my daughter and my family right now. And I'm going to do it...come hell or high water! I've got a stubborn streak in me that won't let me quit even though I so want to today. I've got to push through and realize that these days will happen. But how do I not crumble when they do...that's the million dollar question.

I guess I just step away for a few minutes. Pray. Then go back and get things going again. At least that's what I'm going to do today.