Monthly Archives: August 2008

Back to the Classroom

Hello friends, You can hold the Homeschool Blog Awards, I won’t be qualified. I’m headed back to the classroom and all my kids are going with me. I’ll be teaching at a private school somewhere in Oregon, and that’s all … Continue reading

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Frugal Field Trips

Local field trips are a perfect late summer outing–follow us to the greenhouse, a ranch, and a stunning state park.
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Posted in education, family life, features, parenting, science, the ranch | 12 Comments

Still here.

Hi, I’m still around, just crazy-August-busy like the rest of the world, I guess. I have some carnivals to catch you up on, family news, blogs to visit (my apologies for not returning visits lately!), a feature post to write, … Continue reading

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Peace Like a River

Welcome to Word-Filled Wednesday – a place for sharing a photo and a Bible verse. Here are two of my children getting refreshed on a hot day last week. This is peace, two siblings drinking out of the same hose … Continue reading

Posted in family life, religion | 16 Comments

When sleeping on the living room floor felt like camping

“We reminisced around the campfire about the summer we lived on this property, just two years ago, in our travel trailer, parked right there by the teeth-brushing-tree.” Continue reading

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Olympics open, Russia invades Georgia, I get breakfast in bed.

Part I It’s a landmark day. Today marks the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Unlike any opening ceremony in Olympic history, China has outdone itself, and the sleeping giant awakens. My niece, Karen, recently returned from … Continue reading

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Summertime Recipes From the Family Cookbook

Frank and Hilda were born in the late 1800s. They married and had 12 children, who had children, who had children, and they all cooked.
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Posted in family life, features, health/cooking/food | 19 Comments

Blog Perks

Thank you, Becky at Twisted Fencepost, for the cheerful and comfy oven mitts! I won Becky’s giveaway of her handmade oven mitts. These mitts have this wonderful little stretch to them that gently squeeze my hands as if to say, … Continue reading

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