Friday, September 29, 2006

Nursery field trip

Today our Lutheran Homeschool group went on a field trip to a local nursery. It was very interesting and I think that the children really enjoyed it.

Here we were learning about grafting trees. We were able to see the scar on the tree where it had been graphed.
This was the machine that planted all of the little seeds in to the flat so that the seed could germinate.
This is a photo of my oldest son looking at one of the carnivorous plants that they sold at the nursery. He was very excited to see one up close and personal after he had read about them this summer.

We had just finished up the apologia botany book so it was really neat for the kids to see so many different variety of plants growing.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


I was just looking at a few blogs I like to read and I noticed how completely silent the house is at this moment. The washer and drier have stopped. The dishwasher is done with its job. The weather is nice so there is no A/C or heater noise. My two daughters are silently picking up their room, which means they are probably playing. My son is doing his English which is a quite subject and the baby is taking his nap. Oh, and while it was so quite I ate a piece of chocolate. Ahhhh! I also found out that when I scroll up and down with my mouse every now and then a little beeping sound will come out of the speakers. Funny what you notice when there is silence.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Happy Dance

I did it! I added links to my blog. Yeah for me!

I took the flower quiz

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Which Flower are You?

You are a Lily:You are graceful, gentle, calm, and pure and perhaps a little shy (though your shyness is part of your charm). You are a very honorable person who always wants to do the right thing. Your calm attitude has a soothing effect on others.Symbolism: The lily has long been used as a symbol of majesty, honor, chastity, and purity of heart.
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I had never taken one of these quizzes before and it was fun. It is amazing how true the results are. I found it on Barb the evil genesis blog.

The sun is shining just beautifully today and I am looking forward to finishing up the school week. Tomorrow I will be gong to a introduction to the new hymnal that the LCMS is putting out. I should be a very interesting day.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Again I find myself trying to do the same things. Trying to finish one day just to wake up in the morning and try to start another one. My little guy is sleeping right now and I should be cleaning but it seems like I will never get to end. That is how life is like in a sinfully world. The work in never and we long for rest. There is only one place for me to find the rest that my soul is longing for. That is in the feast that our Lord Jesus Christ gave us. His very own body and blood shed for all sins. He will be our eternal rest and deliverance from this world of sorrow. Oh I know that my picture that I posted does not really have anything to do with my post. I just thought that it was very cute. On the brighter side of my life I am now back into my regular blue jeans. I took 19 months this time but at least I am finally in my jeans.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Shame on NBC

I heard about a sad state of affairs on our local talk radio station this morning. It turns out that Veggie Tales is now going to be on NBC on Saturday mornings. "Wow" I thought to myself, I had not heard of this. But then I found myself fuming. The so called wise people in charge of NBC have said that Phil Vischer (the man behind the tales) is not to have any reference to God during the show. WHAT? Say it again because I know I did not hear it right. Sorry, but yes, I did hear it correctly. I just think now, what in the world is happening.

I can not let my children watch the basic three channels because everything they put on the air is awful. OK sometimes the shows they may have on are OK but then you better watch out for those commercials. You never know when they might show a commercial for an rated R movie during a sporting event that everyone in the family is watching.

I would like to challenge Mr. Phil Vischer to tell NBC off. He does not need their money. He should hold true to his art and not take any of it out. If we, as competent people, begin to compromise where will it end. Everything in the world is being compromised. We must hold true to our faith.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

School, Stuff, and things

So, I teach my children and my house is messy. I am doing a wonderful thing by teaching my children. I care for them and love them daily. Why then do I feel so darn guilty about my house being messy. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old that can drag out more thing in one hour then any normal human being could possibly clean in one hour. It is unbelievable! Toys, blocks, dolls, clothes, snow boots, mittens, winter coats, and many books will all be dragged out before lunch. I must help the third and almost second grader a lot. They need to be guided and set on the right course before their works begins. Then once they begin to roll I must quickly get the clothes washing and dishes rinsed. After my chores are done I will read a picture book or two to the young ones before I must guild the learning again. By the end of our adventure in learning the floor is a mess. Cleaning must happen so that we may be able to walk around the house freely for the rest of the day. At least tonight I can see my living room floor.

Monday, September 11, 2006


On September 11, 2001 I was getting everything together to go to Matins at church. At the time I had a 3 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. I was also pregnant with our third child. The children were watching Nick cartoons and I was packing their toys and snacks. We had breakfast and the drove to church. When we pulled into the church parking lot, the radio dj began to talk about what was happening. I was shocked. What a comfort it was to be able to walk into Matins worship and hear comforting words for my pastor.

psalms 27

The Lord in my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

One thing I ask of the Lord, this what I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter fo his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, O Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.

My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
You face, Lord, I will seek.

Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.

Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.

Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen