Archives for August 2013

A Honey Badger Lives in my Home

When I got pregnant with Ezekiel, we were a bit surprised.  Of course, we do know how babies are made (thanks for asking though, random stranger in the mall) so it wasn’t completely out of the blue, but nevertheless, there was a certain level of shock that accompanied that particular positive pregnancy test. As a […]

Curriculum, 2013 (with gratuitous photos of the kids)

One of my favorite things about a new school year, as both a student and then a teacher, was getting all the materials, poring over books, and organizing all my supplies.  Nothing has changed.  I’m still waiting on some (lots of?) curriculum, but I started to get a little more excited when I unpacked our […]

Ikea, Dog Bites, and Friendships

~1~ Soooo, I got bitten by a dog yesterday.  It was a very strange experience.  I was hurrying next to our hedge to get in the van when around the corner comes a woman and her dog (on a leash).  We almost bumped into each other and I think my peasant skirt (required uniform for […]

Statues: Theme Thursday

Today I took the kids up to the University of San Diego campus to visit Kevin’s alma mater and show them where we were married.  What I didn’t mention, because it would have elicited many groans and versions of, “Why do you always have to take pictures, Mama?” Well, children of mine, it’s a hobby.  One […]

Our Educational Philosophy

Why We Homeschool Disclaimer: I was a reluctant homeschooler.  Oh sure, I was homeschooled for a couple years and it’s no big thang in my family of origin.  But when I envisioned being a mom of older kids, I always imagined them being schooled.  I was a teacher myself for 9 years, for crying out […]

Back-to-Homeschool: Gearing Up for a New Year

A Bad Case of the “Mehs”: It’s August.  Kevin went back to work today.  Cue: rampant misbehavior and buckets of tears.  On the upside, the kids seem to be handling it okay. So here we are, gearing up for a new school year, and I’m feeling a bit… blah about the whole thing.  I’m in […]

I’m a Gypsy. No, I’m not.

I’m a Gypsy.  No, I’m not. On the way home from the airport back in June, I may have given Kevin heart palpitations. Me: Soooo, where do you think we should move next? Kevin: Um… here?* Me: No, I mean in 5 years or so.  Where would you like to live? Kevin: Uh… here? Me: […]

3 Reasons, Vol. 5

Welcome to the fifth installment of 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism.  If you’re new and are interested in participating, I suggest you check out the original invitation, or any one of the previous link-ups. ~1~ World Youth Day Every 2 years, the Catholic Church hosts millions of young people from around the world.  I’ve never […]

Knots:Theme Thursday

I know some bloggers (coughcough) said that the 7 Posts in 7 Days challenge was no big deal to them (hackingcough), but obviously it affected this lil’ ol’ blogger just a smidge.  I was too tired to even put something up before we left town on Tuesday. Oh well.  Onward and upward. Knots: Theme Thursday Life […]