Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
James 4:14 "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
When I lay my head on my pillow tonight, will I be able to say, "I've done my best for Jesus!" That is my desire!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I am enjoying training my girls and learning right along with them! I have always struggled with drinking enough water. It's tough! I always thought I had enough, but when I actually measured how many ounces I really downed, it was quite sad. I saw a book at the library the other day about water and its healing properties. Interesting. I started reading it....boring! I had a hard time getting past all the technical aspects of it. It did get me thinking more about the amount of water I drink, though. So, after doing some research, I determined to do better, and encourage my girls to do this with me. First, we looked at some of the benefits of drinking the right amount of water.
Benefits of Drinking Water:
~Healthfully controls weight
~Promotes healthy, clearer skin
~Keeps your heart healthy
~Stronger hair and nails
~Clearer, brighter eyes
I also found that Caffeine is a natural dehydrator. Boo. So, the coffee, tea and soda we drink actually robs us of the little bit of water we have drunk. Ouch. That's not good. So, for every tea I drink, I need to double the amount of water I drink to replace it.
From what I've read, the proper amount of water to drink is easy to figure out. You take your weight and divide it by two. That's the number of ounces you should be drinking per day.
So, to keep track of our progress, Brenna made a chart for us to check when we drink a cup.
We are up for the challenge! And are going to try to do better.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Tuesday was our first day of school! We had a great day and are excited about this upcoming school year! As with any year, I always plan out a detailed schedule. After the week, we tweak it bunches and make it work. So, even though we are working out the kinks, our first day and first week went fairly smoothly!
I don't have any specific curriculum for him. He participates when he wants to (about 1/3 of the time) and plays for the rest.
He is so excited to have to watch some of his school on the computer! He is doing Bible, Phonics and Handwriting with Abeka Live Streaming. He loves his teacher Mrs. Weiler. Then, I am teaching him his Math class and Beth is teaching his Social Studies/Science.
Elisabeth-12th Grade. Senior! Can this day really be here! The night before school started I was a little weapy thinking about my baby girl when she started kindergarten. Wasn't that just yesterday? As we looked through her Photo Album, I realized things are just moving too fast!
Beth has a lighter load this year. She has 2 subjects with ACE. She is also going to be helping me by teaching Silas and Callie their Social Studies/Science classes. She is also interested in Sign Language and would like to try and get her certification for ASL. She is starting online classes. We are excited about the ministry opportunities for her!
So thankful to be able to homeschool my children!