Monday, May 11, 2015

Graduation Party Projects...

Before......

After!


Getting ready for a grad party is a great motivation to get some projects done that I have wanted to do for a long time, and one of them is to reduce the number of flower beds that I have to maintain.  We have so many flowerbeds that some of them do not look beautiful but simply mock me with their constant weeds.  So they are going away.  I love how this extension of our front walkway turned out! Big shout out to my husband for making my vision a reality, thank you honey!

Happy 16th Birthday to our wonderful son G!!

16?!  Seriously??!?!

I do not know where the time goes, but it certainly keeps right on going.  Son G is finally the long awaited age of 16.  We did exactly what he wanted to do on his birthday, which was to eat Subway sandwiches at a park, followed by seeing the Avengers 2 movie in the theater.  God gave us glorious weather for G's special day!


My husband and the boys invented a game they called "running the gauntlet" in which one of them had to dribble a soccer ball down the line through four people swinging, without getting hit.  They had some hilarious fun with it!









Happy birthday to our serious thinking, fun loving, joke cracking, music making oldest son!  We love you so much, and are so proud of the young man you have become.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy 18th Birthday Daughter G!!

The day of prom was also daughter G's 18th birthday!  What a way to spend your birthday, right?!


Happy birthday to our sweet first born, the one who first made me "mom", who has brought us joy unspeakable since day one, and who continues to delight with her sweet personality, her fierce love and loyalty, and her deep faith.  We love you as many as the stars, and we will always love you no matter what!

Prom 2015

 Yes, homeschoolers go to prom!

There are several homeschool proms in our area, but the one we go to allows all four grades of high school to attend.  It was daughter G's senior prom, but all four of our high schoolers went with a large group of friends from our co-op.  It was very fun!

Here is daughter G with her prom date.



Some of their friends....

More of their friends.....


Daugher G with one of her besties.




Daugher H with one of *her* besties.


Our four beautiful and handsome high schoolers!





After a delicious sit down dinner, they danced the night away (well, until 11:00 pm!) and had a blast. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday


This week is our spring break but the weather is not cooperating, so I'm consoling myself by posting this picture from last week....my teen boys having their quiet times outside in the warm sun!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pinewood Derby


Yep, it's that time of year again!  This was our 8th consecutive year making a car for the Pinewood Derby.  Next year will be our last "official" year....after that if we want to participate we'll have to race in the open class.  Little Man again built a sea creature car.  Before he was old enough to race "officially" and HE raced in the open class, he built a shark car.  Then a swordfish car.  Last year his first official car was a giant squid.  This year it was two eels.  His is the green car second from right.


He has always won awards for design, but this year he really wanted to win a trophy for speed.  He came in fourth place.  He was satisfied with that.  (They give out trophies for first through fourth places.) :)


The design and build team!



Next year he would like to build a big goldfish! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday


Why yes, that IS frost that has formed on the face of our fireplace doors!  And that is WITH our heat on.  So thankful for a wonderful working furnace!