Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of School...

Ahhh! Fresh school supplies, fun new outfits, new teachers and a whole new school year to look forward to! We started homeschooling today (We are continuing to use the ABeka DVD program)and are looking forward to a GREAT year! It's back to structure and routine which has its benefits, I guess! Corey is in fifth grade, Cassie is in first grade and Cade is a preschooler! We have some fun fieldtrips planned and also plan to become involved with some local homeschooling groups this year(we are shopping around). The kids will continue music lessons and Corey is going to play football this year! We kept our back-to-school tradition of "going out" (on a family date) for ice cream this evening. Happy school year to all!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

End of summer fun...

Is summer REALLY over? We have truly enjoyed every week and plan to bask in summer fun right up until Monday morning!(smile) We are excited about the new school year but have made some wonderful memories throughout the summer! Thought that I would share some of our "end of summer activities"...a sleepover, a campout, the State Fair, family visitors from the Northwest...Thank you God~for the beautiful changing seasons and for precious friends and family to share them with! You are so good!
summers end

Friday, August 8, 2008

A girl's day out...

My sweet husband took a day off work and offered me "a girl's day out"! How could I refuse that? :) I came back feeling refreshed and relaxed! I was able to take my dear Mom to a beautiful tea house nearby, to celebrate her belated birthday lunch. We had so much fun admiring the unique teapots, china and Victorian finery! Our menu included the following...strawberry-almond salad, creamy chicken-vegetable soup, chicken-pecan salad sandwhiches, scones(white chocolate-macadamia nut and cinnamon chip...yum!),chocolate iced cookies, chocolate covered strawberries and a variety of teas. The food was delicious and we made wonderful memories! I forgot my camera and had to buy a disposable one...hence the quality of pictures! Oh well! I then went and had a facial(an hour long, mind you...) and a hair conditioning treatment! Talk about feeling pampered! Thanks from my heart, Danny!
tea party