Saturday, July 31, 2010

TOS Crew Blog Walk week 5, 6, and 7

 I am behind on the blog walk. I have just not had time.  I will post all the weeks in case you are interested in perusing a few new blogs. Remember these are the blogs of my fellow crew mates and they are homeschoolers so you should find some great things on their blogs. Each individual and special in their own way.

Week 5
 1. Buckaroo Days
2. Our Homeschool Reviews
3. Reed, Party of 6
4. Training Hearts at Home
5. Along The Way
6. I Love Science!
7. Through the Calm and Through the Storm
8. Created for Home
9. Tractors and Tire Swings
10. Guiding Light Homeschool

 Blog Walk Week 6
1. Deanna’s Corner
2. Light, Liberty, and Learning
3. Bunny Trails
4. Flowers N Plaid Homeschool
5. Gadow Ohana
6. His Wonderful Works
7. Expand
8. Confessions of a Homeschooler This is one of the ladies on my mini crew
9. The Sojourner
10. A Full Heart

Week 7 has all First Mates except for #1. First Mates are those who have done 1 or 2 years of the crew already and are now leaders of a group of ladies new to the crew. I am a First Mate this year. So here is the list, with #2-10 being me and my fellow FM's:
1. Closing Time
2. One Blessed Mamma
3. El Cloud Homeschool: Busy Minds, Busy Hands, Busy Feet
4. Alive in Spirit
5. Ozark Rumblings
6. Army of 5
7. Fenced In Family
8. Debbie's Digest You are Here!! I was featured this week.
9. Footprints in the Butter
10. Got Chai?

2nd Annual Not Back-to-School Blog Hop

Not Back to School Blog Hop

It’s coming!!! 4 weeks of homeschooling links to get you geared up and ready for your year. The Not Back to School Bash! This year Darcy has moved it from her blog to The Heart of the Matter. If you Homeschool, come to the Party! I participated last year and it was a lot of fun. I am already working on my posts for this year. I try and have my post ready for Mondays when the linky goes live. Then I can spend some time each day looking at everyones posts from that week.

Here’s this year’s schedule:

* Monday, Aug 2 – Friday, Aug 6: Curriculum Week ~ You’ve worked so hard to pick the best for your students! Share what you’ve decided to use.

* Monday, Aug 9 – Friday, Aug 13: School Room Week ~ share where you do school. Kitchen table? Dedicated school room? Show us!

* Monday, Aug 16 – Friday, Aug 20: Student Photo Week ~it wouldn’t be a new year without a class picture!

* Monday, Aug 23 – Friday, Aug 27: Day-in-the-Life Week ~ how does a typical day go in your homeschool?

See you there!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Books - a great find for a great price and 365-206-210

I bought 45 books at a surplus store about 15 minutes from our home. This is the place the public schools and other government offices send their used stuff they don't want any more. We go and look for books once in a while. We also buy our office chairs there, the ones that roll and adjust up and down. They sell the chairs for $5. The books were...

wait for it...




So I got 45 books for $4.50... can't beat that price.
Here they are.

All the History books

a close up of the stack on the left

the ones standing in the middle

a close up of the stack on theright

the science books

a close up of the stack of science books

The Other books and one History book that got missed in the top shot

This was so exciting... I love new (to us) old books!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

365-191-205 Our 26th Anniversary Trip

My Hubby took me away for our anniversary two weeks ago. I have been busy getting ready for school to start and I haven't had time to post our pictures. We had a great time on our anniversary. We went to a movie and then to a nice dinner. We enjoyed our selves. Then we went to the hotel. The pictures are not the typical pictures you would see of a lovely spot we got to visit for our anniversary. They are of this...

This is the newly renovated room we stayed in!!!

So... do you call that newly renovated???
I don't.
Not only all that but the mattress killed my back and we cut our trip short. I went home and spent two day recuperating on the couch!!!

I am not sure I can ever stay at a...
 Ever Again!
I surely WON"T be staying at this one!!!

Well at least my TOS Tote had a relaxing and good time... LOL

I love my TOS Tote.

Wordless Wednesday and 365-189

Well Sorta Wordless
I wanted to say that my friend Becky, from High School, Oooooh so many years ago, is visiting us for a few days. She is a missionary in Chalco, Mexico.

I also wanted to say this shows off my new white board which is actually a piece of shower board from Lowes. I needed a bigger white board for our Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum.  This is a much, MUCH cheaper way to go. Only $11. Our Lowes store made one cut for us to make it go from a 4x8 sheet to the 4x6 ft. sheet you see above.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Teachers are People

Homeschool Mom's! Aren't you glad your days don't go like this!!! LOL
I hope you enjoy this.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Blast From The Past - Family Camp 1991

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We are not a family that has ever sent our kids off to summer camp alone.
We have, however, all gone to camp together as a family.
This is Camp Calvary in PA.
The church we went to when the kids were little went to this camp.

The white thing on the hill going down to the pond is a water slide.

Me diving

Dh diving and in the pool

My nephew Jason

Jason and Jessica
This is how you amuse young children!

Rachel and I

Rachel walking the log.
The log was used for "fights." Try to knock me off.
You land in the pool so no one gets hurt.

Brave Girl

Splash Down

Bathing Beauty

Show Off!

I hope you will join me in doing the blast this week. Read the rules, grab my button and link up.

Sorry this is late getting posted. We started school today and things are hectic getting started. Hopefully I can get on a schedule and get these posts done ahead of time and scheduled to post on Monday mornings.


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