March 24, 2010

Spring Break 2010, the beginning

Spring Break... oh, what to say about Spring Break. There were ups (like the rockin' Health Museum), there were downs (breaking down in tears in line at the Space Center) and little in between. Our big plan was to go to San Antonio and Austin but for budget reasons we bought City Passes for Houston. The City Pass included the Space Center, the Zoo, the Aquarium, the Health Museum, the Natural Science Museum and the Children's Museum. If you want to check out Houston for a good price it is certainly the way to go. However, when I bought them I didn't think about the price of gas to drive back and forth to Houston everyday so we had to cram everything in two days. You can read about our adventures in my next few posts.
Before we began our journey our girls had...

They invited three girls from church to come and stay the night while the boys went on a camping trip with their dad.

There were lots of laughs

and life long friendships were made

however, maybe next time I should invite a friend for Melanie.

It was a great start to a wonderful Spring Break.

March 12, 2010


We are now the parents of two official white belts! The boys have studied hard for this. They may even compete in their first competition in April. What a fun time. We are very proud of you Tony and TJ.

March 9, 2010

Pomp and Circumstances

I did it. I made the plunge. I am registering for the Fall Semester at the community college. This has been such a long time coming. I have used a million in one excuses why I couldn't finish and I guess God decided he was tired of hearing them. I woke up this morning, sat down at the computer, and had this ovewhelming feeling. I went to the financial aid website, applied, got my response. Before I could change my mind I went to the college website, looked up my degree plan (from 10 years ago!) and picked right back up where I left off. The good news is I can take all of my classes online. It's weird the things that the Holy Spirit puts on us. I have been searching my heart for a long time to try and figure out what God's purpose for me is. This morning I woke up and realized I've always known and had such peace with the decision that I knew that I wasn't making a mistake. So, who knows? Stacy and I may end up going to college together. Wouldn't that be a hoot!

Back... for good

YAY! I'm back. Hopefully for the long haul. So much has happened that I can't possibly catch up so here's the general idea...
Homeschooling- So far not going at all as planned. We're still trying to find our niche, but I can tell you that we must be close because we've exhausted a million and one ideas that don't seem to be working. I'm going to try the Unit Study approach after Spring Break and see what becomes of that... wish us luck.
Our house- what to say, what to say? The house has proven to truly be a blessing from God. It was freezing cold in the winter and hot as blazes in the summer, but everyone has their own space to go off and be and that's worth the extremely high water bill from cooling off showers and the extremely high gas bill from having to use the oven for heat!
Our family- Everyone is great. Greg is still loving his job! That's always good. The kids are great. Stacy, Siarah and Kamryn are playing softball this year. The boys are doing karate. Their first white belt test (although I don't know yet if they'll be able to take it) is Thursday night. Keep them in your prayers. They REALLY want that white belt. Stacy is doing good in school and had her first formal event this past weekend- The Military Ball for ROTC. She was voted Freshman Queen. Very exciting. Melanie gets bigger and smarter everyday. She is talking so much and has such a fun personality. She is a ton of fun to be around.
We also have two additions to the family. We inherited the best little doggie in the world from a friend of mine. That dog makes my day (until I step in poop at three in the morning, but I try not to dwell on that). We also were adopted by a cutie kitten the same night that we got Mox. Her name is Binx and I think she's having serious doubts she chose the right family to come to.
Church- Greg and I landed at a church that we really love last October. The people are great. It's a very traditional, small church that has great classes for the kids. The kids loved it from the first time they went. It doesn't have Wii's or anything fancy but yet they still cry if they have to miss it. That's the sign of something good, if you ask me. The girls have made a lot of friends. In fact, they're having a sleepover with three sisters from the church on Friday. We're all excited about that.
Anyway, I plan on blogging away every little thought so be prepared... I have a years worth to catch up on :-)