Saturday, March 26, 2011

Caleb with the Chain Saw!

Remember those projects Jon has going on well this is one of them. We had trees on the front yard that were over grown and shaded too much of the yard. Today Jon and Caleb used the chain saw and bow saw to trim the tree and bag up the clippings. After they spent a couple of hours doing yard work, then they took Abigail to softball practice where Jon pitched to the girls and Caleb shagged balls! They were both worn out at the end of the day!

"Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction" Proverbs 1:8

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dirt Devils in Training

It's that time again, softball season. Abigail has played Spring, Fall and Winter softball since she was four years old. Most of the seasons she was playing with the Blue Crush, they were a team one division older than Abigail. This year we chose to put her in her own age division on a rec league, wow, big change! Abigail is still playing catcher, but this team will definitely not be as competitive as her teams in the past. She is having fun, and enjoying getting to know her new team mates and that is what's important.

"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice" Philippians 4:9

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tim Lambert

Tim Lambert, president of the THSC, was our guest speaker at the March PEACH Meeting. Mr Lambert is a fixture in Austin when the state legislature is in session. THSC fights for home school rights and keep home schoolers up to date on proposed bills that might impact home education in Texas.

I have served on the PEACH Board of Directors for the past three years. During that time our organization has grown from 200 families to 250. Over the past two years PEACH has experienced the growing pains that go with change. Tim has been an invaluable resource to our board. He has an incredibly busy schedule but he has made himself available to guide the board in the direction necessary to protect our membership and provide the resources necessary to North Texas Home Educators. He is one of those individuals that is such a wealth of information. If you haven't heard him speak, check out the Texas Home School Coalition website for his speaking schedule.

"Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard"

Psalm 19:2-3

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tom Sawyer has Nothing on Me!

Jon has several 'projects' going on in the back yard. So I thought I would help out by using the power washer to clean the privacy fence before we restain and seal it. The project took about four days. The kids would come out every once in a while and ask to help. I really thought nothing of it until the following Monday when Abigail's piano teacher asked if her what fun thing she did over Spring Break. Abigail responds, ‘My mom made us do school work all week, but on Thursday she did let us use the power washer to clean the privacy fence!’

Next week she can tell Ms. Kathy that I let her use a paint brush on the newly cleaned fence!

"Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies." Exodus 5:9

Monday, March 7, 2011

LTC Painting

Leadership Training for Christ allows youth grades 3-12th to develop their talents for serving God. Chorus, Puppets & Drama are just the beginning, there are dozens of areas where the kids can demonstrate their gifts.
Last year was Abigail first year at Art, she had so much fun, she decided to do another painting. Working with acrylics she depicted the opening of the first seal. Below is the description she is including with this submission:

"This picture is of the first seal with the rider on the shite horse, 'I looked and there before me was a shite horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode as a conqueror bent on conquest.' Revelation 6:2. The horse and rider are shown coming out of the seal."

Friday, March 4, 2011

Big Bad Wolf


Our PEACH home school group is preparing The Big Bad Musical! It is a smart and wickedly funny musical based on fairy tales of the big bad wolf. The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Very cute script and Caleb and Abigail are having a great time at practice!

A troublemaker and a villain,
goes about with a corrupt mouth.
Proverbs 6:12

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Trip to Tulsa


A quick trip to Tulsa gave us a chance to see my mom and my brother. We made a quick overnight trip for a sweet friend's funeral. It was nice to get together for lunch, and enjoy eachother's company.

When you have eaten and are satisfied,
praise the LORD your God for the good he has given you.
Deuteronomy 8:10