Monday, August 29, 2011

Spelling and Grammar

I've always known I'd have to help Wesley on his spelling and grammar... I don't mind since those tend to be my strong areas.

Lately though, he's had a really hard time!

On his Vermont project he had this:

And today he had to write the plural forms of several words.

I have to say that his plural for "fox" kinda makes perfect sense:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What It Looks Like to do Homework

You're probably picturing something like this:

A young man, seated at his desk with his book and pencil at the ready...

For us, it looks more like this!

Of course, I'm not complaining too much about his fidgety, standing-up method...

He's just ahead of the curve:

Click Here to see why

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sunday School

August 2010

We have VERY MUCH enjoyed our 11th grade Sunday School class and we were sad to see them move on to the 12th grade class this month.

I feel like we've had a great time, we've learned alot and we grew pretty attached to our small group...

We averaged about 4 or 5 kids each week and were able to really get to know them.

We attempted to go on a Ski Trip with some of them and then actually MADE IT on a ski trip with one... We saw one rise up and accept the call to ministry... We saw one get baptised alongside his entire family when his little brother accepted Christ... We saw another baptised when she realized she had never taken that step in her walk...

We didn't know what to expect when our new batch of students arrived this past Sunday.

 We were in for a surprise!

I knew we were getting a few really great kids because I knew some of our 10th graders and I was excited to see them coming...

What I didn't know was that we'd have SO MANY!

August 2011

Please pray for us this year as we try to reach and teach a larger group of kids. Pray we'll have the discernment to teach them the lessons they each need this year (even when we're not IN class).

Thanks for any and all prayers :)

Clever or Captured?

Thanks to the rain, we've had roses once again this Summer :)

And the Black Spots are still on many of the leaves :( I keep clipping the bad leaves off, but they keep coming back. I am hoping it will clear up when I prune the bushes in the fall.

But this week, I spotted something new on one of the bushes...

Do you see it?

At first, I thought it was some sort of white fungal growth on that one leaf...


It's a spider!

And all I could think is "Did he mean to be in there?" 

Monday, August 1, 2011


It has been one hot summer and I haven't pulled weeds in ages....
I know that weeds will spread if not kep in check, but I've NEVER seen them like this!!!
Anyone know a good weed poison?

And if we can't kill them off, I guess it won't be all that bad.
They are kinda pretty :)

Chicken Tenders, take 2

As promised, I tried the chicken fingers again and they were much tastier!
This time I marinated them in Italian Dressing... they ended up soaking all week because we weren't able to cook them on Monday... or Tuesday.... ok we didn't cook them til Saturday, but shhh I think it helped :) and I used garlic salt instead of plain salt so that helped, too :)

I also made the potato wedges again...

much to Wesley's delight: 

While we were baking this weekend, Brad finally made some more bread! It has been forever since we've had any rolls... and he got kinda fancy with it :) They're still just as delicious as ever :)