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 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why did I start blogging?

Because my Aunt made me!
Just joking, really!!!
Today is the day, the day that started it all. The day I wrote my first blog post as I sat in the living room in our Marysville WA house snowed in. Wow! A whole year has past. It's been a great year at that. The girls and I moved across country to VA, Mike returned from deployment safely, our precious McKenzie entered into the world, albeit a little bit early, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. We started our homeschooling journey, what a great journey it has been so far!
I get a lot of comments from fellow bloggers on my girls' names. I must confess that those are not their real first names. GASP! I know shocking, right? I am going to let you in on a little secret, just this once, I am going to tell you the girls' real names. But I am only going to leave it up until 10:00PM TONIGHT. Are you ready? Are you? Okay, here it is...
So, do you have anything you want to ask me? What do you want to know? I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for our family, I hope you will continue to follow along on our journey.
I am going to take a few days off of blogging.. I still have presents to wrap and buy, yikes! I know this procrastination thing has got to stop in 2010. But, I will be back Christmas Day sometime.
Chat later!


  1. Your family is so beautiful! How lucky are you to have som many precious girls? Happy Holidays!

  2. Nothing to ask, just a wish for a Merry Christmas!! My son is now living in Maple Valley, WA - Such a lovely state ~

    Thanks for the 'real names' of the girls, all so very unique and lovely.

  3. Do you call them all by their middle names? I love the name Cadence ;)
    Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  4. Ashley,
    Yes, sometimes when we are out I will call them by their middle name if I want to get their attention right away.

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  5. Beautiful names! I love them! Beautiful girls!
    I left something for you on my blog a few days ago. Good luck getting things finished!

  6. beautiful names beautiful girls. I will miss reading your blog each day. Have a safe and merry christmas. Grandma