Monday, August 26, 2013

Ok, I'm trying to add some new pictures. We'll see how this turns out!

Here is a picture of Sarah and Sophia

Sophia before her ballet recital

Donya and TJ at the Prom

Corwin at a TKD tournament

The family with Sarah getting her black belt in Taekwondo in December

Sarah in Seoul, Korea last summer. Taekwondo training in Olympic park!

Ok just missing 3 of the kids! Will have to find some pics of them and post tomorrow!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dusting off our blog! I can't believe that its been three years since I have posted here! Golly! Well it has been a busy three years! SO much as happened that I can't possibly tell all of it.

Some of the highlights:

                            Donya graduating from high school this year!
                            Sarah has won 2 National Championships in Taekwondo!
                            Sophia has been in a bunch of plays at Artisan Theater!
                            Samuel got gold in TKD state last year and silver this year!
                            Corwin and Kai are both blue stripes in TKD!

Ok, that is just a sprinkling if what has been going on around here! We're still homeschooling. Everyone is doing great!

Our big news right now is that we're adopting again! We adopting 2 children from a country in eastern Europe! I can't share many details right now but we are in the final stages of completing our dossier. We really just have our FBI fingerprints to get done. I will share more as I can!  I've been meaning to get my blog going again. Will post some new pictures soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Ok, I've been trying to post for several months but blogger won't me post any pictures. Seems now it's working! Well we are on Christmas holiday! So happy for the break! We need it. Samuel is off for 2 weeks and we are all enjoying our time together. The girls had a piano recital and they all did great! Donya was in the end of semester play at DE and it was really good.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Changes for 10th grade

We decided that Donya will not be doing Sonlight Core 300. Instead she will be using Notgrass World History. We both decided that Sonlight was too much reading. We have loved Sonlight in past years but decided she needs something different this year.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

homeschool curriculum for 4th grade and K

Ok, so here is what we are doing this year. I'm not totally sure that I LOVE it all yet, but we are going to stick with it because I already BOUGHT it! I'll tweak it here and there if I need too.

Samuel, 4th grade: Christian Light Reading, Math and Social Stuides. Easy Grammar, Handwriting Without Tears, Explode the Code, Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology with the Notebooking Journal, Catherine Vos Story Bible, I try to read aloud at breakfast but sometimes can't. In that case I do it later in the day. Kai and Corwin sit with us and listen while I read. Right now Samuel is reading Childhood of Famous Americans, Thomas Jefferson. We're also reading aloud the Good and Evil Book. I know it's another bible story but it's SO GOOD! Also I just ordered some of these, I can't wait to get them!

Well thats about it for now, It's late, I'll post our K stuff tomorrow and upate on 10th grade!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Home School Time!

Yes, it's that time again. It's still very hot and seems like summer should not be over yet. Donya and Sarah started their homeschool co-op today. They start early because they have a short semester.

Donya is taking: High School Spanish 1, Chemistry with lab (Abeka), High School Essays (IEW), Theater. Sarah is taking, High School Spanish, Physical Science (Apologia). Middle School Essays (IEW), Christian Worldview (Cornerstone)

At home they are doing Math with Teaching Textbooks, Donya is using Sonlight Core 300 for History, Bible and Literature. Sarah will be doing Mystery of History . They will both be doing Vocabulary from Classical Roots. We also use Daily Grams, Sarah will be doing the grade 7 and Donya will be doing the Senior high level. Some other things we use is Copywork from Queen Homeschool and a smattering of other things as we need them.
All the girls take piano as well.

As for the little ones:
Sophia, 6th grade: Christian Light Reading, Christian Light social studies, Teaching Textbooks, Daily Grams, we read aloud the Catherine Vos story Bible and she is reading a book called A Girl of Beauty, also handwriting using Copywork from Queen Homeschool. For science Apologia, Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, she is doing that together with Samuel (4th grade).

We're also reading aloud Daughters of Destiny (all the girls), Jesus Freak and Voice of the Martyrs magazine. One thing I plan on reading aloud this year which I really LOVE is the Good and Evil book by Michael Pearl at No Greater Joy. I love this book and I am glad that the two little boys are now old enough to sit and read it with us. It's awesome book!

Ok, I have three children to go but it's late, so I will finish tomorow! Stop by again in a few days!