This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

Come along for the good, the bad & the ugly.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wordless Wednesday


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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Snapshots of Us {29 - 35/ 365}




29/365 ~ It’s getting real now that Madison will graduate May 2019! She is applying to five different summer Pre-College programs and the last two weeks I have been knee deep in getting her official paperwork together. Next up is the counselor report and then printing the course descriptions. Thankfully I don’t have to start from scratch for every course she took since I can update the ones used for Marie. (29/365) #astablebeginning#snapshotsofus #365homeschool#deadlineslooming #brownhomeschool365#classicaleducation #homeeducator


30/365 ~ McKenzie needed a refresher in counting money today so we did a little hands-on learning. (30/365) #astablebeginning #snapshotsofus#365homeschool  #brownhomeschool365#homeschool365


31/365 ~ Madison enlists her siblings help in her last physics experiment. Can you spot the egg? (31/365) #astablebeginning #365homeschool#brownhomeschool365 #homeeducator#physicsclass


32/365 ~ I spent 2.5 hours in the local Homeschool bookstore this afternoon and found some great finds including these two items with my store credit. Then I moseyed on over to the teacher supply store and spent my gift card from Christmas. (32/365) #astablebeginning#365homeschool  #snapshotsofus#brownhomeschool365 #homeschoolhaul#homeschool365 #newcurriculum


33/365 ~ My new washer came. I was sad to see old blue leave but I love that this new washer is bigger than the last so it washes more clothes in fewer loads each day. 😁 (33/365) #astablebeginning#snapshotsofus#backinthewashingbusiness



34/365 ~ Saturday schooling finishing up work. (34/365) #astablebeginning #snapshotsofus#homeeducator


35/365 ~ I worked Bingo last night and my little man waited up for me, until 1145 pm ❤️ so sweet of him but he’s a little tired like his Mama today. (35/365) #astablebeginning #snapshotsofus#thethingswedoforourkids#gymnasticsmom


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wordless Wednesday





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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Summary

This weeks Saturday Summary will happen on Sunday 🤣😉😴

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snapshots of Us {001 - 012/365}

These are the Snapshots of our everyday life for 2018. Some of the pictures will be duplicates if you follow us on Instagram, but most will not be. I hope to post our pictures weekly on Friday evenings, stay tuned...




001 ~ My new sign from @kdmaedesigns is the perfect addition to our #classroom ! We hit the ground running today with only a few first day back hiccups. Nothing that a little #grace can’t handle. 


002 ~ The snow has begun. 


003 ~ TEN inches of snow for these cuties! 





004 ~ My #littlegymnast , @mckenzieflipstoo qualified for her Level 4 STATE meet today 🎉 she had a great meet with only a minor hiccup on vault. She’s ready for the next meet already! Bars ~ 9.250 (5th T), Beam ~ 9.200 (4th), Floor ~ 9.050 (8th T) , Vault ~6.500 (13th), 34.00 All-Around (8th).
Meanwhile, @mikaylaflips is doing her thing in San Antonio! Last night she qualified for the Fiesta Jam Finals for #vault She competes in the finals tonight. She placed 1st on vault with a 9.45, Bars ~ 8.00 (6th), Beam ~ *scratched* , and Floor ~ 9.100 (3rd), 26.55 All-Around (9th) 

005 ~ Birthday wishes 


006 ~ Snow has blanketed our town for nearly a week now and that means a total shut down of the city and public/private schools because the neighborhood roads do not get plowed. In turn, gymnastics training gets switched around to accommodate being in the gym while the roads are not as frozen.

Normally Mikayla takes her @spanishacademy lessons in the early afternoon on Tuesdays before leaving for evening training, but last night I made the switch-er-roo so she could get her lessons done before leaving for morning training. While we didn’t get lessons with her beloved Nora, her teacher this morning, Mayra, was just as fabulous! 


Switching classes was super easy too! I just logged onto the website under her account and rescheduled her current time for one that better worked for us this morning. She only missed the first 30 minutes of morning training but she got her lessons in because #schoolcomesfirst ! 


007 ~ A little reading aloud before practice. I used to love to read Frog and Toad and now five of my six kids have too 😁 


008 ~ Rainbow colors makes diagramming sentences more fun! 


009 ~ 45K in 17 months! Guess I drive a lot 🚗🚦😁


010 ~ Algebra 1, Grammar 5, and a little Reading Eggs for edutainment for the preschooler. Micah loves to sing along with the videos.


011 ~ Talking with his Daddy. 



012 ~ Woohoo, Micah is learning to write his name and his “M’s” are looking good!



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