Sunday, January 25, 2009

How we spend our Sundays...or run, run, run

I was naughty and snuck my camera to church today. I needed to document for myself that we are actually at church, people just don't see us cause we're busy chasing after Ana.

For those who feel inadequate

This morning I got up early and turned on the TV. I listened to a talk that helped me so much, I just wanted to share.
President Faust was calling someone to the Relief Society Presidency and she felt completely inadequate. He said, "Sister, we are all just normal people and who the Lord calls, he qualifies." I was so glad and grateful to hear him say that we are all normal people. I felt an overwhelming relief to hear that when the Lord calls someone, he qualifies them.
I've been feeling like such a failure as a mother lately. However, I feel like he has called me to this job on earth. I feel like he has called me to participate in adoption, homeschooling, and all the other things we've been doing. Therefore, he would qualify me to complete these callings.
I need to pray more for him to help me. He will help in all things.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Alyssa WON!!!

Wow! Alyssa was quite the sneaky girl. She called me on the way home and I asked how she did at the Constitution bowl, she said, "oh, we did ok." So, she gets in the car at our meeting place and I see a medal, a banner, and a certificate...
She says, "oh yeah, WE WON!"
Wow! I'm so happy for her. She's been studying for this forever. It's a multi-state contest that is all about the Constitution.
They compete team against team, each team has 4 people.
Their team won every round. They were the ONLY team to win every round.

She won a gold medal with ribbon, a banner, and a certificate worth $165 that is good towards any future AYLI event like the Constitutional Convention Simulation.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I just liked this

Here's my public service message for the day.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I don't normally go for this kind of stuff but this one was too funny...It says... You can enjoy the fresh air after finishing a civilized urinating...and the picture just completes it so well.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Top 100 homeschooling sites


Ed Helper

School Express

Learning Page

Tools for Educators


Discovery School

Homeschoolers Reference Desk

Internet Public Library

New York Times Learning Network

Enchanted Learning


Autism Today

Ideal Lives

Study Stack

Study Spanish

How Stuff Works

Living Spanish

To Learn English

Songs for Teaching

Education Creations

Lesson Plan Central

Time Savers for Teachers

Great Resource for K-8



The Math Worksheet Site


Math Playground

Math Drills

Algebra Help


Cool Math Games

High School

High School Ace

Homework Spot

Explore Learning

Best Colleges

Preparing Your Child for College






Science for High School


NASA for Students

Astronomy for Kids

Nine Planets


The Electronic Zoo

Smith Life Science

The MAD Scientist Network

Try Science

Science & Technology Education

Arts & Crafts

Art Lessons for All Grades

Kinder Art


Draw Space

Draw Your World

Drawing/Sketching Lessons

Kids Art



Reading A-Z


Project Gutenberg


ABC Teach

Scholastic – Student Activities

Online Writing Guide

The Write Site

Spelling City

Teacher’s Lab

Geography, History and Virtual Travel

Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips

Natural Wonders of the World

Teacher’s Guide Virtual Field Trips


Global Online Adventure Learning Site

The Jason Project

Virtual Field Trips

Xpeditions @ National Geographic

K-12 Africa Guide

States and Capitals

Life in the Middle Ages

New Perspectives on the West

The American Civil War Homepage

The Civil War Homepage

The Oregon Trail

Geography Worksheets

White House for Kids

Lewis and Clark


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Homeschool Reviews

Homeschool Blogger

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Homeschool Classifieds

The Well Trained Mind

Educational Games

Family Fun

Teach With Movies

Fun Brain

Discovery Kids

I Know That

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


This was great! I haven't teared up like that for a while. In a world like this we all need a little validation.

Monday, January 12, 2009

so frustrated, celiac's

I am so frustrated! Poor Ana, seems like any time we go somewhere she has a celiac reaction the next day. I don't know if she picked something up at church or at Mom's but she definitely got something. She's been screaming and pooping the whole day.
We're in the process of trying to find an easy rice milk to pop open and pour, that's also Feingold safe.
I've been making all of her food and I need a BREAK!