Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
ARCH Sponsored Catholic Homeschool Conference was a blast. I owe my thanks for inviting me in as a speaker and vendor. It was an honor and a lot of fun.
I was asked to be a "vendor" and set up a booth. I was wanted to be present to chat with people. It was like having coffee with me in my living room . . . well without all the kids running around and the laundry piled up. Considering I love to chatting with people this was a great set up. I really enjoyed interacting with people about their fears, their goals and their excitement in homeschooling.
J wanted me to look professional and be the part so he had a banner for me and had my blog titles and covers put on it along with the Catholic Coffee Club logo and my head shot. I was so supported!
My talk was titled "Purposeful Homeschooling." I talked about our family motto, "The goal is heaven and everything else is gravy" and how that motto has helped us to stay on track through the years.
I love public speaking and really enjoyed meeting several of the families after my talk. I guess it went well, except that after hearing my introduction that included a reminder to turn off cell phones I was mortified when my phone went off. I turned the ringer on when I thought I was turning it off. UGH! The conference is offering the talks for sale on their website.I do want to thank my dear friend who invited me to speak and who believed in my abilities and message enough to give me a chance.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
NO I COULD NOT! The Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship is a scholarship offered to college students that are living the pro-life message within their college years and sharing the movement. As you all know my college age kiddos have helped get a pro-life group started on their community college campus. Bear was instrumental is seeing this get done. When he expressed interested in applying for this scholarship I was very proud that he was just realizing that he is called to work to protect the lives of the helpless unborn. Just like our faith is not one for his, but his own faith I see the pro-life movement as no longer being something that dad and I try to instruct Bear in but one that he has taken on as his own.More information on this can be found at the Texas Right To Life Website.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
We awoke to endless numbers of fire trucks coming down the street. It was a little after midnight and the parked at the end of the street. Many of the neighbors all piled out of our houses in our PJ's. We were all praying for the family whose whom was burning and thankful it wasn't our home. We were outside for about 3 hours and honestly enjoyed the unexpected time to talk with neighbors. We are surrounded by good people.
|Beautiful - new neighbor - Adorable|
|Jumba - Adorable - Beautiful - Bagel|
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
We went to spent the afternoon with some friends and the kids couldn't resist another photo op, until Bear tried to send Jumba over.
After all the Easter fun and Egg hunts the Cubbie fans in the house cuddled up in a Cub Blanket to watch the season opener of the 2015 Baseball season.