Monday, January 26, 2009

BFS #118 All You Add Is Love (Purina Dog Chow)

Memory Verse: Psalms 127:3 (New Living Translation)

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.

Intro: This week we continue with shaking things up a bit. Children are often so pure in what they say. There is no sugar coating it, they just say it as they see it. There thoughts can make us laugh, touch our hearts and open our eyes.

Assignment: This week are going to do an "Interview With Mom" and post it to your blog. There are a list of questions below to interview your children with. Feel free to add your own questions or remove any question you don't want to use. You will then ask your children the questions and post the answers that they give you.

Here is my interview with my six year old daughter:




Giving you hugs and kisses (so true)


Not listening


She didn't have an answer for this one, she couldn't remember why she laughs when we are together.


43 (pretty close...41)


Well......your short. (LOL, I am 5'4")


Play with me.


Doing the dishes, taking care of me.


Pork chops (not sure where this came from, because we don't eat them that often)


Kisses and hugs all the time and playing with me.

Some of the answers suprised me a bit. It was a bunch of fun watching her little brain think about all of the answers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BFS #117 - Say It With Signs

Memory Verse: Genesis 1:14 (King James Version)
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

Intro: This week the other Teachers and I want to shake things up a bit! We wanted for everyone to have some fun and have an assignment that would be easy and enjoyable too. This is a creative blogging assignment but hopefully it will offer help to some newer bloggers still trying to learn “how” to add pictures to their blogs and also help learn your classmates names to easily identify them…and it’s just FUN!

Assignment: This week you are to use your Blog Name (or your own pen/real name) and create signs.

Great assignment Mrs Nancy! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just Another Ordinary Day

Nothing exciting is going on around here today, just the usual in's and out's of the day. It is cold (22) here today and so we are staying inside keeping warm.

I used this opportunity to catch up on some cleaning, etc. I cleaned the oven, bathed the dogs, slipped out long enough to get some grocery shopping done and then we watched a really great movie. I highly recommend this movie, we just loved it at our house:

All Roads Lead Home

The only thing in the movie that some might be sensitive to is the death of her mom (not seen) and the death of a pet. Excellent movie!!

Reagan has spent most of the day playing with her Barbi's and Brittni has spent most of the day choreographing a dance the the song "Hallelujah" by Imogen Heap.

I will soon start dinner and we will be having Cheesy Porkchop Casserole (recipe below). I just love days like this, just calm and relaxed.

Cheesy Porkchop Casserole
4 potatoes (sliced very thin)
4 pork chops
1 can condensed French Onion soup
1 can condensed Cheddar Cheese soup
2 cups Monterrey Jack Cheese
Put sliced potatoes in bottom of 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place pork chops on top of potatoes. Mix together the soups and pour over the top of the pork chops. Bake at 350 for one hour, remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nature Study

I have had Anna Comstock's The Handbook of Nature Study for a couple of years and have just been so lost on exactly how to use this book. I recently started following this blog and have been inspired and education on picking this book up again and beginning a nature study.

We live in the city, but are fortunate enough to have a wildlife preserve called Martin Nature Park. This is an awesome park that is so perfect for a nature study, there are bird blinds to stand behind and watch the birds, there are various stands across the park to climb up in and watch nature below, they have a stream, and many, many nature trails.

We are going to try and make this a weekly outing at our house and use The Handbook of Nature Study to enhance and enrich our nature time. I am really excited.

If you have ever considered beginning a nature study you need to visit here. She has several posts on getting started. Look on her sidebar for getting started. She even has the Outdoor Hour once a week with an assignment. We will be starting this either this week or next.

The Love Dare Goes Private

I have not posted about The Love Dare for a couple of days because I was struggling with the fact that some of it was becoming personal and I wasn't sure what to do. After much consideration, I have decided not to post about The Love Dare anymore and instead continue privately.

It is such a great book and a great challenge and I encourage everyone to go to and give it a try.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Weekly Homeschool Report

This will be my first time participating in this. I have loved reading what others have been doing in their homeschool week and have even found some great things to add to what we are doing now through these blogs. I am looking forward to staying on track with all these wonderful women.

This is really the first week that we have gotten back into the swing of things. I think that I will lay this out differently after this, but this week has been so sporadic that I am not real organized.

We are working on a lapbook called Princess Papers that we found at lapbook lessons. This lapbook is on how to correctly correspond with others through mail, email, message taking, etc.

This week we learned how to correctly write a letter. Reagan is not doing a whole bunch of writing yet, but we went over the basics. We also learned how to address an envelope and talked about stamps.

We are learning how to read with the Bob Books and continued to work on site words and reading through the books.

Our math consisted of mainly games on the computer and counting various things around the house. We also did some adding and subtracting of these items while counting.

Our goal for next week is to finish our Princess Papers and to lead into talking about the Post Office, mail delivery and hopefully a Post Office tour either next week or the following.

I hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to reading your posts.

For more weekly reports visit Mrs. Cuddles.

The Love Dare Day #3

Love Dare - Day 3

Buy your spouse something that says, "I was thinking about you today."

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

If you would like to participate in The Love Dare, go to

Results of The Love Dare Day #2

I think that I will have to combine this with another day. I don't think that I really did anything "unexpected". My husband was having some friends over for the OU/Florida game and I did cook food for them and try to distract the kids.

I will try and do something "unexpected" in the next couple of days.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Love Dare Day #2

Love Dare - Day 2

Do at least one unexpected gesture to your spouse as an act of kindness.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

If you would like to be a part of The Love Dare, you will find it at

Results of Love Dare Day #1

This was really an easy dare for me. It isn't difficult for me to be kind to my husband, however it did make me think twice before I said or did anything. This was a great reminder to think before I speak or act.

Great day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Love Dare Day #1

You can join in on The Love Dare that is being offered for free by They are on day two on the site, but it is not too late to join in now. You go to the site everyday and they have an "assignment" for that day, you can even have your assignment emailed to you each day.

I will begin day one tomorrow:

Love Dare - Day 1

Resolve to say nothing negative about your spouse today. Either to him or others. ( I am adding the second sentence for myself as a reminder)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Monday - Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn

Tuesday - Pork Chops, Green Beans

Wednesday - Lisa's Burritos, Homemade RF Beans

Thursday - Cheesy Fondue Chicken, Green Beans

Friday - Marinated Flank Steak, Hot Crash Potatoes, Baked Beans

Saturday - Leftover Flank Steak

Sunday - Open

Have a great week everyone and make sure you visit Orgjunkie to see more fabulous menus.