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Lauren: Enthusiastic at Eighteen

I have officially raised a child to adulthood. If you think that’s because I’m some kinda smart lady, think again. Lauren Kassidy is my first child. She has borne the burden of my exceedingly high and unrealistic expectations. I didn’t really know what to expect from a baby, toddler, preschooler, elementary-schooler, middle-schooler, or high schooler… Continue reading Lauren: Enthusiastic at Eighteen

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Lauren’s Graduation

On May 19, 2017, Terry and I proudly watched our oldest child, Lauren Kassidy, walk the aisle to “Pomp & Circumstance” and receive her high school diploma. This was not only a huge first for her but for us as well. It was thrilling to see our first child not only graduate high school but… Continue reading Lauren’s Graduation

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Sighing and Smiling

It’s time to prepare for next school year here at Sovereign Grace Academy, that’s the name we gave our school for Lauren’s diploma. Yes, my firstborn, Lauren Kassidy, has graduated and now has a diploma. What an emotional time that whole experience was. I don’t usually hold back my feelings from my family. I mean,… Continue reading Sighing and Smiling

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Lauren’s Christmas Concert {2016}

Lauren played in a band concert on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, with the local homeschool band. Here are a few videos for our family (and anyone else). James Bond Theme (Advanced Band only) In the Mood (Advanced Band only) Silent Night (Intermediate and Advanced Bands) Frosty the Snowman (Intermediate and Advanced Bands) Jingle Bell Rock… Continue reading Lauren’s Christmas Concert {2016}

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Seventeen and Sweet as Ever

Today, our sweet Lauren Kassidy turns 17. Lauren is our firstborn and has carried the burdens of that place in the family very well. She has set a good example for her siblings by being hard working, honest, and trustworthy. She has faced many challenges in her few years: six moves for one thing, and… Continue reading Seventeen and Sweet as Ever

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The Symphonic Honor Band Concert

On February 6, 2016, Lauren took a long-shot and auditioned for Southern Nazarene University’s homeschool symphonic honor band. I say, “took a long-shot”, because she has only been playing the trumpet for a little over a year. We knew the competition would be fierce, after all, homeschoolers from all over the state were auditioning! We… Continue reading The Symphonic Honor Band Concert

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The Christmas Concert

Lauren is thoroughly enjoying playing in the homeschool band! She had the opportunity to play at a Christmas concert last Tuesday night. I wanted to share her performances for loved ones near and far away who would have liked to have joined us. This last one was my favorite of the evening. I hear Lauren… Continue reading The Christmas Concert

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It’s Recital Time!

Lauren, Mitchell and Leslie competed in the Schubert Festival, a musical competition in our town, on May 2nd. Those who received a “superior plus” rating were allowed to play at a recital the following week. Lauren and Leslie both received this honor. Mitch was a close second, earning a “superior” rating for his arrangement of… Continue reading It’s Recital Time!

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Work in Progress

Beside my desk is a stack of used textbooks. It seems like yesterday…okay, like last month, that those books were brand new. I’ve been throwing away the empty test and quiz booklets all week. On Monday, Lauren will be taking her final Algebra II test, and Mitch and Leslie will also being taking finals in… Continue reading Work in Progress

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My Little Scientist

Lauren, who is in tenth grade, has enjoyed her biology experience. This is a huge relief to me. I admit that I have been more than a little nervous about high school science. I thought I’d share a few photos of my “little” scientist at work for our loved ones far away. Be warned, one… Continue reading My Little Scientist