Tuesday, August 5, 2008

To be continued, or not??

I know, I'm pretty terrible at blogging. I can read a bunch of 'em daily, but when it comes to mine, I have little desire to do it. I can't decide if I should continue or not. One thing I'd love to know (if anyone's still checking in) is how to mom blogger's who update frequently--as in almost daily--do it? Where do you fit it in your schedule? Does having a laptop solve the problem?

I'm not a good photographer, in style or in remembering...I probably have 5 pictures to document our wonderful summer, so that's another problem. I'm not clever enough to blog without a picture as my subject.

I'm debating heavily whether to keep this up or not. Let me know how you do it!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Field Day

Doesn't tug-of-war bring out the competitiveness in everyone??

There is a homeschool mom and daughter here in Cincinnati that organize a home school field day every spring. It was Ben's second year participating and Lauren's first. The morning was spent in individual events, competing against your own age group. In the afternoon, it was the team event, which was amazing! Each team had members from kindergarten through 12th grade, and it was wonderful to see the teamwork--watching those big senior guys carry the little kindergartener's through the obstacle course, lifting them up to reach the basketball goal...my SIL Rachel says it's one of those things that reminds you as to why you homeschool. I have to agree! Lauren had an amazing buddy in Ben, the senior on her team. Our Ben was his usual competitive self, and did a great job. His team placed third in the team events. Fun day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Carry This Family to Jesus...

We awoke this morning to the sad news of the death of Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter, Maria. Not only are they grieving the loss of a child, they're also comforting a son who was at the wheel of the car that struck her. Mitch and I have always been big fans of his--not only his music, but his devotion to his family. Please remember this family in your prayers.


But we know we're all at the mercy of God's higher ways
And our ways are so small

But I will carry you to Jesus
He is everything you need
I will carry you to Jesus on my knees
--Steven Curtis Chapman

Monday, May 19, 2008

School is finished!

Thanks to Mitch, who bravely took upon himself the task of testing Ben, Kayla and Daniel--our niece and nephew. Now we have the time of year where public school mom's love to have their children home with them for a few short months where as homeschrool (Rush Limbaugh always says homeschroolers and it's always cracked me up...) moms re-evaluate just why their children are home with them 12 months of the year...admit it, you homeschrool mommies!:)

Summertime fun, though, begins this week. Ben began camp this morning, Westpoint Academy for Boys, in fact. It's a wonderful week of a mini boot camp of sorts...BB gun shooting, marching, calesthenics, rope tying/climbing, and a little bit of history class, too. He participated last year and it's a ton of fun if you have an outdoorsy boy who thinks living in a neighborhood is the biggest punishment on him ever.:) We're still working out the details of camps for the girls, not that they have to do something, but I did find a $10 drama camp for Lauren! $10!!! I'll keep you posted...really, now that school is finished I will!!

Luke looks ready to nap, doesn't he? If you're reading, please post! I'd love to know who reads!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Handsome Baby!!

Here are a few shots from Luke's photo session this morning. Granted, it's his first "real" pictures in six months....sorry, fourth baby.:)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Luke loved the trip to Georgia...

What? Your baby doesn't love 8-9 hours in the car?

Getting ready for baseball practice...