homeschooling: 2014-2015

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I shared a post similar to this a little over a year ago, with all our curriculum choices for the year. And I posted a follow-up at the end of the year, with our thoughts on all of Dalton and Asher’s curriculum. (Thoughts on Isabelle’s 3rd grade curriculum choices is here.) Let’s just say, we […]

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these two

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It’s the first day of school again. Seriously feels like we were doing this just a few months ago instead of a whole year ago… summer you were just a blur. (Especially when some of your kids are finally finishing up their school work from last school year. But I digress.) This year the Shepster […]

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a life worth remembering

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This was the first picture I ever saw of her. And still, even 3 years later, she takes my breath away. Those pixie ears. That raven hair. Those crimson lips. It didn’t take long for me to fall helplessly in love with her. As most of y’all know, we watched as the Lord moved mountains […]

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the dreaded family photo

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Another thing on my list of things-to-do-before-Zach-leaves was family pictures. As in pictures of our entire family. Can I just add something here? UGH. I already struggle with trying to photograph just a few of my kids together. Getting everyone in the same frame, still relatively clean, all looking in the same general direction and […]

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unwrappable

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In my last post, I promised I’d share about my birthday gift. The extra-special-something-I’d-asked-for. And here it is. Or more appropriately, here she is. Last fall, just a few months after bringing our beloved Noah home, I knew that someday I’d want another boston terrier. I am, if you haven’t already noticed, kind of an […]

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my turn (aka that cake!)

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For all of one week, my husband was married to a younger woman. Then it was my turn. Forget the cheesecake and the ice cream cake. I wanted a girly cake. And – thanks to my beloved oldest child – a girly cake is what I got. I also got 11 handmade cards, created just […]

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…still partying …

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And, one day after Isabelle turned 10, my husband turned 46. Not quite as exciting. But my mom, niece and nephews were visiting, and some partying definitely took place. Many, many handmade cards were read. Presents were opened. Turtle cheesecake was consumed. Fun was had. And it was good.

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fantastical

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Been loving my summer photography class. As always, Lisa is pushing all of us way out of our comfy-cozy-safe-place. Where – if it were up to us – some of us would stay. *ahem* And, I have to say, it has been so. much. fun. One of our assignments was to photographically interpret Mystical, Magical, […]

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we’ve been partying

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Asher’s birthday in June kicks off almost a month of birthdays. Asher. Isabelle. Chris. And mine. Packed into 23 short days. And, despite the fact that I continue to run behind in getting these celebratory pictures posted, I’m determined. Because really, if you can’t publish a bunch of posts featuring relatively mundane birthday pictures on […]

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Zach.

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He’s entering his second year of college this fall. Over 600 miles away. So when he’s here over the summer I have weeks, not months, to do all-the-stuff-I-wish-I-had-all-year-to-do. Being a mama can be so hard on the heart. One of the things on that “to-do” list is pictures. Lots of pictures. On this day we […]

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