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Monday, May 31, 2010

Menu Plan

We had a lunch cookout with my gramma and went to a Memorial Day Service this afternoon. So tonight will be a lighter supper of
Baked Potatoes and Salad
beef and chicken fajitas
brats (the sausage kind not my kids LOL)
pork chops
grilled buffalo chicken legs

Bella and Clover Club

May 27 Clover Club spent the day together at a members home and learned about horses, got to ride a horse and painted horse shoes. It was a fun day for us all.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Love this!

I love this swimming suit!Stylish, modern, good sun protection for my fair skinned beauties! I love the sportiness of the cut, I feel it would encourage more activity and less worry about what is falling out or riding up.

Almost done!

The girls are almost done with school. Emilie and Olivia have finished Literature, and Grammar. They will finish History June 2,
Science will continue until July 2. After June 2 Math will be 3-5 times a week, Grammar Girl podcast 3-5 times a week, free reading daily, pursuing interests other than computer.

Bella will finish next week. This week she will finish Wizard of Oz, next week she will have 5 James Herriot stories.

I made this President Notebooking page for the girls to use with A New World of Adventure.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Menu Plan

Chicken Fajitas
Pork Chops
Beef Noodle
Grilled Chicken

A History of Christianity DVD Review

I was able to watch Episode 1 of History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
and wish I had the whole series. Diarmaid MacCulloch is very honest at the beginning that this is not a series about Christian theology, it is about the movement of the church through history and countries and how this shaped both along with the church itself. The series does lump all Christ worshipping religions together- Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant.

I loved the tours of the countries and the buildings both great and small where believers gathered for thousands of years. This first episode works wonderfully with the homeschool curriculum Mystery of History Vol 2. I'm sure it could be used with others but MOH is what I have used.

I found this dvd very interesting, informative and inspiring. I was moved by the total dedication of the early church, they changed the world- can we do any less?

Thank you TBB Media for this review copy.

Glaen- Book Review

Glaen: A Novel Message on Romance, Love and Relating, This story follows Annie as she discovers what makes true love last- between friends and spouses. The author Fred R. Lybrand suggests reading the book book twice and I have to agree. Once for the story line and once for the concepts.

I enjoyed the story line but found the writing somewhat disjointed and this made the plot difficult to follow. But overall an easy book to read. I had hoped that my 15 year old would read it. Nothing in the book is inappropriate as far as my personal taste, but the “jumpiness” of the writing made it hard for her to follow the plot. She will try again in a couple months.

We are a “non traditional dating” family- we subscribe to a more “courtship” style model. My one objection to Glaen is the very narrow definition of courtship. When in reality each family is free to design their own style of courtship. One families “courtship” is another’s “group dating only” style.

There is a website, www.glaen.com, for a study guide which would make this a great book study for older teens/college or premarital classes.

Thank you TBB Media for this review copy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

NotebookingPages.com 4th Birthday Sale-a-Bration!

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This 50% off portion of their sale is only in effect May 5, 6, & 7th.   (After May 7th, sale prices will be 35-40% off.)

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Ultimate Homeschool Expo 2010

Ultimate Homeschool Expo 2010 starts today! I'm so excited.

What is it you ask? It is an online homeschooling conference with online seminars featuring 35+ Speakers.
The seminars/workshops are Mp3 download audios that are available forever. I download the ones I'm interested in and save on my ipod and listen while walking, or doing housework, or traveling. Lots of good ideas, and encouragement. And it's not just academics either, marriage, family, parenting, spiritual issues are covered as well.
Virtual Vendor Hall-special offers from your favorite Online Vendors!
Free Gifts ALL WEEK--ebooks, audios, downloads!

I got the UHSE 2009 last year and I so enjoyed it. I'm still listening to several seminars and now I have a whole new batch to get me pumped up, fired up, and ready to tackle another year of homeschooling High School!

You don't want to miss this years Expo, lots of great messages available on *your* time schedule. That's the best part for me, I can download and listen to what I want when I want it. Go check it out!