Feb 19, 2018


Today the girls got their monthly packages from Little Passports and Science Expeditions.  It is so cute to see them so excited.  I love that they were just as excited with each other's packages. So fun!

Feb 18, 2018

Wild About It

One of the things I love about living here is the nature.  I love that I never know which animals are going to turn up at my doorstep.  But of them all, my favorite is the deer.  The other day, I caught a whole herd of deer in my backyard, at least 6 of them.  I tried to get a picture, but I only got a blurry picture of about 4 of them.

Feb 16, 2018

Chinese New Year fun

Today I decided to have some Chinese New Year fun.  I want the girls to know that I am really going to try to do it all while I am working.  I want them to know that I will still homeschool, spend time with them, cook good food, and plan fun things.

They had a blast today.

Feb 15, 2018

So Here It Is

Well, I am on day two of being back at work part time on days and the kids are doing okay so far.  My days are long and I am completely exhausted but I am getting everything done so far.

Here is my day:

  1. I get up at 5:45 and am on the road to work at 6.
  2. Drink a cup of coffee at work before I start.
  3. I get home from work about 3:30.
  4. I spend some time with Little Prince, change home, feed him, tickle him for a little bit. (About 1/2 hour)
  5. I spend a couple of hours doing school with the kids. 
  6. I make supper for my family and clean the kitchen.
  7. I make my supper and my lunch for work.
  8. Throw on some laundry and relax for a little while before bed. (Occasionally falling asleep in my chair.)
  9. Put kids to bed when I am on my way to bed too.
It is a little long and tiring but it is only three days a week and the kids seem happy. 

Feb 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends and family.

We had lots of yummy goodies and my kids were super adorable and excited!

Prince Charming surprised each of the girls with a tulip, and then he surprised me with a full bouquet of tulips.

And aren't they cute!!

Feb 13, 2018


We had fun doing Valentine's Day homeschool crafts.  The girls made me laugh so hard.  I really have great kids.

Feb 12, 2018


We took the little girls to the dentist today.  It wasn't a bad appointment but Princess Snifflefritz was nervous.  She is so sensitive.

Feb 11, 2018


We had a quiet Sunday today.  I puttered around doing little cleaning jobs that needed to be done.  We started on Little Prince's room.  We cleared it out, but I still have to scrub it and wash the floors.  My back and knees are hurting so we will see how much I do tomorrow.  Overall, I am very happy with how things are in the house.

I am a little nervous about going back to work, but I keep reminding myself that it is only 3 days a week and it is day shift, it isn't evening shift this time.  It should be better this time.  It will allow me time to homeschool and take care of the house, and money to get caught back up.  It should be okay.  I hope . . .

Feb 10, 2018

Still Fun

It was a dull day outside today but I still had fun and found spots of beauty while out at our local farmers market. I love our market, it is friendly, fun, and great every week. I love that it runs all through the winter too.

Feb 9, 2018


Our homeschool classroom is done for now.  I am going to try to put a few posters on the slanted wall, but it is mostly done.  I am super-proud of how it turned out.

Feb 6, 2018


I made a decision today.  I have been trying to balance financial stuff and family stuff.  My kids are so happy to have me home, I have been getting so much done, but money is a little tight without my income, and Little Prince tends to sleep all morning because he stays up all night.

So I spoke to my former boss about coming back work part time, just a crew days a week and strictly day shifts so that I can be home for most of Little Prince's day, and I can have time to homeschool my kids.  I am at least going to try it to see if I can balance things.


I finished the office for now.  I am pretty happy with the results.  I will probably want to tweak it in the future, but I am good right now.

Feb 5, 2018

Feeling Good

It was a good day today.  I just puttered around getting little things done.  No cool pictures, but I am really feeling good about things.  I should have more picture worthy things done tomorrow.

Feb 4, 2018

Two Now!

I now have progress showing in both of the rooms; the office and the homeschool room!  The office now looks like an Office (I just need to move our shelves in and hook up the computer.)  The classroom is almost done.  I have two shelves to assemble and then to load with all our learning books.  And my dining room looks so nice all cleared out.

Here is our office so far:

Here is our homeschool room so fat:

Feb 3, 2018

Starting to Come Together.

I spent a lot time today moving big pieces of furniture where it is going to be.  I  working on our homeschool room and our office.  With every day, I see the classroom coming together.   I am not done, but it is going to look so good when I am all finished.

Feb 2, 2018

So Good!

I spent today clearing out the room that used to be the girl's room.  I even got a few of the things placed in the room for its change into our new classroom.  It is going to be so much bigger and brighter as our homeschool room.  It is going to look SO GOOD!

Feb 1, 2018


This is how it looks to take a picture of my boy when he is extremely happy.  He has a stuffed animal in his lap, snuggled in his sisters' bed, watching his shows.  He is one rocking, flapping, happy boy.  God, I love this sweet, silly boy.  Leaving my job to make him happy and healthy is the best thing I ever did.