Believe It or Not…

we are still doing school!

I promise (I’ve just been a total slacker with posting on our blog)!  Things have been super busy, I’ve had a mild chest cold, I’ve had a meeting every night this week (including tonight)…OK, OK, I’ll stop making excuses :) !


Brendan has now finished with Algebra 1 and is thrilled (ha, ha) to be starting with Geometry.  He is still working on his squirrel science experiment which has been very entertaining!  I can’t share many details now, but I promise to when he is finished.  I do have to brag a little bit – Brendan had to write another argumentative essay this week and I was BLOWN AWAY by how much his writing has improved over the past few years!  Praise the Lord!

Ryan and I have been busy learning about root systems, the first presidents, Napoleon Bonaparte, writing a research paper, character traits, the Louisiana Purchase, and more!

I’m going to do my best to write more next week…you know, when things slow down a little bit ;)

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Wordless Wednesday!


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Report Day:

Ryan and I went to our book report club this afternoon while Brendan was in class (he takes Spanish and Science outside of home).  Ryan did his report on Benjamin Franklin. My dad came to watch too and we heard reports on submarines, owls, book reports, the history of Monopoly, Lewis and Clark, donuts, and more!  Great job everybody :) !

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New Wedding Bible Verses Little House On Brush Prairie Love And Happiness

Throwback Thursday!

It absolutely amazes me how fast Brendan and Ryan are growing up!!!

I decided to do a “Throwback Thursday” post and was blown away by how much they have changed over the past three years!

Where did my babies go???

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These pictures were all taken during February 2012 – I had soooo much fun going back and looking at them!  Looking back really makes me appreciate all of the extra time that I’ve had with my children due to homeschooling!  We’ve made so many precious memories!!!  LOVE, LOVE,LOVE my boys (even when they drive me crazy ;) )!

Remember that each moment with your family is a precious gift from God!


We got more snow last night and I actually let the kids have a snow day for once.  I’ve been catching up on my to-do list so it was a “win-win”!

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of days:

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The BIG Announcement:

Barbara Hancock!


I know that the HEAV Convention will be a HUGE blessing to you and your family – thank you for taking the time to read my blog!


Thank you also to everybody who entered the giveaway!  I’ve really enjoyed reading your comments and getting to know you all a little better!  Please “follow” me if you’d like to keep up with our latest homeschool adventures and stay in touch.

***Don’t worry if you didn’t win this giveawayyou will have a few other chances before June gets here… 

My other HEAV blog friends will also be hosting giveaways on their sites!  I will let you all know how to enter their contests soon!