Thursday, September 22, 2011


Jonathan’s parents came to visit. They arrived last Tuesday and left this morning. We had a really nice time and the girls were loving all the extra attention. They cooked meals, cleaned the kitchen, and hung out with us. Jonathan and his dad fixed our kitchen sink (hurray for being able to use both sides of the sink!) and took stuff to the dump. We went to Kaycee, WY on Tuesday to see the Chris LeDoux memorial park and sculpture…that was really neat. LeDoux is one of Jonathan’s favorite singers. Then we went to Casper and did some shopping and ate at Applebees. It was sad to see them go, but we’re thankful for the time they were here.

015Libbs & Poppy watching Astroboy

016Libbs loved that Gree would watch her play her computer games.

017Jonathan & dad fixing the sink.

019Gree & Libbs

027Poppy “scaring” the girls

031Gree “scaring” Leila

034Poppy all dressed up by the girls. He is such a good sport and so patient!

035Gree in the playhouse :)

007Nadia & Poppy talking

013Leila & Poppy

0163 little princesses

004Our family at the Chris LeDoux statue

011Chris LeDoux Memorial statue

029Jonathan and the LeDoux statue…he has been wanting to see this for so long! yea!

036Our little cuties…growing so fast.

I think I have some more pictures…but not downloaded yet. We had fun and look forward to another visit next year. Another good thing about the visit…Libbs zipped right through her schoolwork with no issues whatsoever! And of course today she was back to her normal self not wanting to finish her workbook :). She’s really doing quite well with school so far…It’s fun to watch her learn.

That’s about all for now. Thankful for our visit with family and getting back into the swing of things.

Monday, September 5, 2011

It’s true…


we’re expecting!!

due date: May 10, 2012

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The First Week

Our first week of homeschooling as gone pretty well, I’d say. The Lesson plans are for 4 days, so Fridays will be for practicing reading, practicing using scissors, and other such things. At least for the first 12 weeks of school…after that we will be adding more subjects. Anyway…this week Liberty learned the 3 different sounds A makes and she practiced writing and some other things. She did pretty good. She is an antsy child, so it’s hard to get her to sit still…plus she isn’t used to having to do school. Today we reviewed the previous lessons and she took a little test. She did great!

This evening we went to our first meeting for the local homeschool group. That went well, too. Each family takes a month to plan a field trip. I got January…so I’ll be thinking about something to plan…ideas anyone? (Keep in mind we live in a small, fairly isolated town).

001this is Libbs practicing her big and little A’s with a dry erase marker on a mirror…just to make it a little more fun.

And here’s a verse I read the other morning…

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation.”  ~Psalm 68:19