Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am thankful for:
A Mighty Lord
A great father and mother
Brothers and sister in law
Family and Friends that care
Clothes that keep me warm
My home and shelter
A bed to sleep in
Water and food to keep me from starving
Someone to play with me
A wonderful church
My eyes, feet and hands
My head, heart, brain and nose
Great teachers (she's homeschooled!) ;o)
Things to learn
Soft, warm blankets to snuggle in on a cold night
My stuffed dog, Brownie
Somebody to love
People that help me
My Dad's Job
Me to like things that I like
Everything around me
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I'd like to wish all my friends, family, followers, and BFS members a Blessed Happy Thanksgiving!!
Check out Frugal Mommy's blog. I bet you will find something that makes your heart go pitter patter!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The birthday kids in '06
Monday, November 17, 2008
Trying to get the 4 close enough to fit in one shot. Remi (licking his nose) is Audrey's brother. I bet you can tell who Audrey is! They are almost 11 months old and are Puggles. Seamus is 2 years old and shares a birthday with K. Then there is Dodger and he is the old grandpa type. I think he likes when every pup comes to visit....
Ok, almost there.....but they aren't looking at the camera.
Someone ALWAYS has to blink...
and just how long are Puggle tongues anyway??
Aww, almost there. But what and the heck is it with Puggles having one green eye and one blue eye? This is as close as we got. Next time....I am gonna wear their tushies out first and take a picture outside. (hopefully eliminating all the weird eye things)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I walked into the store with $4 ECB(extra care bucks) that you can spend on anything in the store. I loaded my cart with my planned purchases and went to the checkout. I divided it up into three transactions to get the best deal.
First, I bought 2 palmolive dish liquids, 1 garnier fructis conditioner and 1 - 1 liter bottle of smart water. I used two $1.00 off manufacturer coupons(1 - $1.00 off 2 bottles of palmolive and 1 - $1.00 off any garnier fructis), plus I used my $4 ECB. This made my total for those items, $1.78. I was given $5.59 in ECB to use on a future purchase. (their deals were $1.00 back for each bottle of palmolive that you buy, $2.00 for buying the conditioner and $1.59 for buying the smart water...the water deal was limited to one time, as was the conditioner) I was also given a $4.00 off a $20.00 purchase! (which came in play later on)
Second up, I bought 2 more palmolive dish liquids and 2 bottles of Listerine Agent Blue. (that is to turn kid's teeth blue to show them where to brush) I had $3.00 in manufacturer coupons($1.00 of 2 bottles of palmolive and 2 - $1.00 off Listerine Agent Blue), plus I used my 5.59 ECB that I earned in transaction #1. This brought my total down to $2.37. I was also given $8.00 in ECB. ($2 for the dish liquid and $3 for each Listerine)
Next, came my biggie....
CVS had a deal if you buy $20.00 in Hershey chocolates you would get $10.00 back in ECB. S0, I bought 6 bags of Hershey Bliss chocolates. (a girl can never have too much chocolate!) They were on sale for $3.00 each. So, my total was $18.00. I picked up 4 individual candy bars that were 50 cents each to make my total $20.00. I used that $4.00 off 20.00 purchase coupon they gave me earlier. Also, I had 3 manufacture coupons each for $2.50 off 2 bags of Bliss. That brought another 7.50 off my total. Then I gave them my $8.00 in ECB. That brought my total for $20 of chocolate down to .98!! (.48 of that was tax!!)
My total out of pocket for the trip was $5.13. The sale price total of the merchandise before coupons was $39.22. I also have $10.00 in ECB to use on the next deal. :) I hope they have something good on sale tomorrow!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.
Our daughter is now 9 years old and I believe we saw her passion for animals before she was even 3 years old. You could sit her on the couch with a big animal reference book and she would sit still for over a half hour turning the pages one at a time and studying all the pictures! There is little doubt that animals will play a part in her life. She will either work with them, farm with them, play with them or who knows what. It is something special though to see her around animals. Her blue eyes just sparkle!
Knowing this about her, we do try to center some of our activities around animals. One of her favorite trips is going to Florida. Sea World is always a big hit and this last time we went we to Florida we included a trip to Gator Land.
Just being able to cater field trips and extra learning opportunities to fit her interests is one of the beauties of being a homeschool family. We did the same for older brothers, of course!! (just don't have digital pictures from back when they were little!LOL)
Here are some of our Florida pictures with some of her favorite creatures...
She spent quite a bit of time talking to this guy and his friends. He paid attention to her, but that might have had more to do with the fish in her hands!
There really isn't a better way to make friends with an animal then feeding it. Here she is feeding the sting rays.
I think dogs rank up in her top 5 favorites and she was happy to meet this one.
It was really nice of this trainer to take some time to pose with her. She has this picture enlarged ready to hang in her room.
Here he is at work.
Again....food is a great way to meet animals. A few minutes later she had more then a dozen on her!
She was thrilled that they had a little gator for her to pet.
At Gator Land they had many, many beautiful birds and I made a point to take lots of pictures. I knew we were going to be working on Zoology 1. :)
His mouth is taped and yes, he is real!!
Now one last picture of one of her favorite Florida Creatures.......
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Assignment: My family and I rarely do anything apart from each other. We don’t really have quality time together because all our time is together. We feel like the more special moments are when we have dinner together or when we worship God together. For this assignment, tell how you and your family spend QUALITY time together.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This strand is all done and ready for bulbs!
Here are the lights we are using this year to outline the house.
They look pretty all lit up!
Monday, November 3, 2008
This week I’d like to invite you to share your favourite field-trip that you’ve been able to go on since you’ve started homeschool.
Hard at work hauling water.
Here she is grinding grain.
The day included playing some colonial time games. :)
Here they are about to enter the tobacco barn where all the leaves are hanging to dry.