This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. After all the fun we had shopping at Walmart and planning a meal for Joy to make for the family, it was time to get cooking and saving money for our school! Joy began by… [continue reading]
Ready for some Baseball!
Oh how we love to go to the ball park! For years my husband was able to get magnificent seats through his employer. I mean we’re talking four rows up from the dugout awesome seats! I have to say that when he decided to seek employment elsewhere, that was the major drawback, as far I… [continue reading]
Girls Build Too!
This is a sponsored post for GoldieBlox through The Motherhood. All opinions are mine. Finally, a line of building toys geared toward girls! Because after all Girls Build Too! Besides my husband, my ten year old Joy is the engineer of the family. This girl LOVES to build…and take things apart. It’s how her mind… [continue reading]
Encourage a love of READING with #KindleforKids!
I have taught four of my five children to read. My eldest really resisted reading. In fact she didn’t read well until the middle of second grade, but one day it was like a someone flipped a switch. It just clicked, and ever since I can hardly catch her without a book in her hand. … [continue reading]
Fun in the mud!
What’s two weeks worth of snow, sleet, and rain in Texas add up to? Fun in the mud, of course! I looked out the window and this is the sight that met my eyes. “Jason did you say they could play in the mud?” I called out. He had not, but oh what fun they… [continue reading]
A Trick on My Sister
Hi! I’m Joy, and I’m ten years old. This photo is when me and my sisters were little. I’m in the middle. Once when we were much younger, Grace, Faith and I asked to go out in the back yard. It had just rained so Mom said, “I’ll think about it.” Then Mom made up… [continue reading]
Homeschool Christmas Program 2014
One of the things I love about homeschooling is getting to send them to school once a week. Ha! I really do look forward to their one day a week “school.” This is our (gasp) seventh year to have our kids attend. I love that they get to be a part of classes like music,… [continue reading]
Fun with water
While we were gone the kids had fun too with my niece Skylar Ashley who flew in to stay with our children while we were on an Alaskan cruise. Here is the last of her adventures with my kiddos, well at least the ones that she’s shared anyway. All-in-all I think she and the kids… [continue reading]
Happy 10th Birthday Joy!
Ten years old–we celebrated Joy’s birthday this week. It is unbelievable that she is ten already. I know, I know I’m repeating myself, but wow. For those of you that have been on this blogging journey with me, just the other day (four years ago) when I started this site, she was only six. You… [continue reading]
End of Basketball Season
The end of basketball season for the girls was bitter sweet. I loved going to each of their games and cheering them on. It was so fun to see how much learned in just a few short weeks. But it was an extremely busy time too with practice and games three nights out of the… [continue reading]