birthdays · family-scrapbook

Week Two is Finally Through

We began the week with a great shock. Last Sunday, the Labor Commissioner for Oklahoma, Mark Costello, was tragically murdered by his son, Christian. He was stabbed to death at a Braum’s restaurant in Oklahoma City. We didn’t know Mr. Costello, but we know some people who were close to him. They have had only… Continue reading Week Two is Finally Through

family-scrapbook · homeschooling

First Day of School {2015}

We survived the first day of the new school year! You would think that after doing this for a while (I’m beginning my twelfth year), I wouldn’t be so nervous. But, since I do have several years’ experience, I know that things don’t always go according to plan…in fact, they practically never do. That means… Continue reading First Day of School {2015}

crafts · Family Fun · family-scrapbook

Red, White and Blue T-Shirts

We had a very nice fourth of July at home this year. Terry grilled hamburgers and steaks and we enjoyed eating strawberry shortcake. I thought I’d pass along this very popular craft that we did with the kids this year. You have probably seen it around on Pinterest, Instagram or elsewhere on the net –… Continue reading Red, White and Blue T-Shirts

family-scrapbook · Vacation 2015

The Graduation

We returned last week from a wonderful vacation visiting our families. Terry and I were both able to see most of our family on our two-week-long journey. We began by heading east, to North Carolina, to see my sister’s oldest son graduate high school. Even though Melanie and I have always lived hundreds (and now… Continue reading The Graduation

family-scrapbook · soccer

A Short Soccer Season {Spring 2015}

Soccer is already over for our family. It was a short season because the games were cancelled twice for rain. Lauren and Mitchell will both have to miss their final games because we’ll be out of town that day. It’s been a bummer. Terry’s had a blast coaching the u15 kids. He and Mitchell even… Continue reading A Short Soccer Season {Spring 2015}

family-scrapbook · homeschooling

The Last Day of School {2015}

On May 18, 2015, our school year ended when Mitchell turned in his math test. I snapped a few photos to┬ácommemorate the day. But first, here’s a look back at the beginning of the year: August 11, 2014 May 18, 2015. Older and wiser? (I was in such a hurry to snap the photo before… Continue reading The Last Day of School {2015}

family-scrapbook · homeschooling

I Love to Laminate!

It’s time to start thinking about the new school year around here. I am keeping my eyes open for used curriculum and so far, I’ve had some success! One thing I have been wanting for quite a while is a laminator. I have a combo printer/copier/scanner which has been a HUGE blessing. But about twice… Continue reading I Love to Laminate!