Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Give a helping hand

My heart breaks for the families in Katrinas destructive path. The pictures are sobering.
If everyone reading this blog donated a few dollars to Red Cross or Salvation Army, a lot of families will be fed. If you can't donate money, donate blood. Start a fundraiser at your church or workplace. Together, we can make a difference. Life will never be the same for that area...but life can go on.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Serve, Set, Spike!

Fort Wayne JV Falcons
on the first win of the season.

They were so awesome. They won 2 of the 3 games played tonight!
Next up? An invitational down in Anderson (90 minutes away) this Saturday.
All of the state homeschool groups (I think there are 25 of them) will be there to compete.
Should be exciting.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Long time, no chat

My days are running together ever since we got back from New York. I cannot believe we are facing the end of August already! In the next couple weeks, we will be back to lessons, starting co-op, swim team, ballet and so forth. I'm tired already.

Jeff is playing catch up at work (still) and had another doctor appt with a vein doctor. Long story short, this doctor does not think the other doctor was correct in his diagnosis. ::throws hands up in the air:: They both agree that Jeff is a surgery candidate, but as to what type of surgery? More follow-up is needed. The insurance company will love this, I'm sure.

The kids are enjoying the final days of summer.
Emily has her first volleyball game tomorrow afternoon. She is nervous. If you think of it, send a "shout out" to #28 around 6:30p.m. Indiana time tomorrow.
Sarah is mastering her gymnastic routines, in preparation for her first competition in September.
Paige and Grace are eagerly awaiting ballet to start back up.

I put up 15 quarts of peaches last week. I found the best deal out at a little Amish produce market. I also made 3 peach cobblers. One for us and two for new neighbors.
We are pretty much over peaches now though...I had the kids eating them for lunch/snack for 4 days straight.

Jeff is assembling 2 bookcases for me right now. YAY! You know you are a homeschooling mom when new bookcases make you this happy!


Monday, August 15, 2005

Life is good

A picture is worth a thousand words.
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Monday, August 08, 2005

August what?

We made it back from our week long vacation in New York yesterday afternoon.
It was a nice, but much too fast vacation. We were able to munch on buffalo wings (the real thing, thankyouverymuch)and curly fries --- items that only Western NY can master. We spent time laughing and reminiscing with family and friends. We *will* get back up there next year. The kids are already talking about more lake and sand time (I have to get the pictures up-loaded). We spent a day in my old town and I was transported back many many years. With the exception of a McDonald's and Burger King, the tiny village hasn't changed all that much. I was able to navigate the area with no problem, much to Jeff's dismay.

Instead of taking a few days off to recover from the whirlwind of activity (and 6 hour car trip with 6 kids)...we jumped right back into life today. Jeff was back to work bright and early. Poor guy. It is going to take 1 month to catch up on 1 week of vacation. Emily and Sarah were back to volleyball and/or gymnastics.

I look forward to getting back to on line journaling. Love and hugs to all!
::waving to New York family as they read this::::

Blessings to you.