I’ve said it before, but I’m saying it again – I am so grateful for the opportunities the Lord has given our family in Oklahoma! Lauren had her first band concert today with the Texhoma Homeschool Bands! Lauren took trumpet lessons for a year, beginning last year, and we have been with the homeschool band since August.… Continue reading Lauren’s First Band Concert
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!
Leslie Anne began taking piano lessons in June of 2014. She had the opportunity to play in a piano competition this past March. Since she has been playing for less than a year, we didn’t have really high hopes that she would win. We knew it would be good for her to get out there… Continue reading Leslie and the Competition
In case any of you were wondering what our homeschooling day looks like, I thought I’d share a snippet.Yesterday, Leslie (4th grade) was taking a spelling test and Matthew (age 4) wasn’t really doing anything. I thought it would be fun to have him give the spelling test! Since he can’t read yet, I had… Continue reading A Snapshot of School
We usually do some traveling on this holiday, but this year, we just stayed home. I missed seeing my family very much, but there were good things about staying home. We made some great memories. I am hoping that I can “have my cake and eat it too” by seeing my family in the coming… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
Last Sunday evening was Mitchell’s spring recital at Cameron University, a four-year university in our town. He is enjoying taking lessons at the Academy of Music where they have many students taking lessons in piano, voice, trumpet, clarinet, flute, oboe and guitar. The recital lasted two hours and included forty-seven different songs! Mitch didn’t play… Continue reading Mitchell’s Spring Recital
We finally did the experiment from Chapter 10, about Saturn, from the Apologia Astronomy book. (We incorrectly say it’s the Chapter on Uranus and Neptune in the video. Sorry ’bout that.) We are now on chapter 12, so I was a little behind on this one! I kept forgetting to do it, or Terry wasn’t… Continue reading Leslie’s Rocket