Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Country Home

Well. We are enjoying our beautiful country home!

We've only been here a month but it seems like much longer. This truly has been home to us. It's so peaceful. Being immersed in God's creation, watching the sunrise through the trees, seeing the stars at their brightest has been amazing! The kids have found all kinds of new critters and bugs. The favorite being the stick bug. They also like to watch our friend spider, who has a home on our front porch light, catch it's prey at dusk. Deer are a regular sight as well as an enormous groundhog who the kids find hilarious when he tries to run away. We also acquired a new member to our family... Kingsley. He's a Golden/ Bermese mountain dog mix and is the sweetest dog we've ever met.

Little guy had his second birthday here and we bought him a ride on John Deere gator. I never thought a 2 year old would actually be able to drive but in 5 days he mastered it! Just goes to show if a child wants to learn something and they have the resources and the ability...nothing can stop them! It was so awesome to watch him teach himself. I think sometimes we as parents get in the way. We need to let go sometimes and let kids try things even if we think it's too "advanced" for them.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Atelier Art Curriculum

The top photo is Yaya's (age4) shape monster; the bottom is P-nut's (age 8)

Yaya's potato print indian. I helped with the stripes on the blanket. Everything else she did all by herself.

P-Nut's potato print Indian.

We LOVE Atelier! This is a wonderful homeschool art curriculum. The projects are fun and the kids create quality works of art. With the video demonstration it is also very simple for the parent who is not an artist per se (i.e. me). The curriculum also includes sample pieces from famous artists with bios. There are also some literature based projects with stories included. Here are just a few examples of my children's artwork although there are many more. We can't wait to start the next unit in the fall!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Renaissance Festival

I'm a little behind on the blog. These photos were from a few months ago. We went to the Renaissance Festival with some of our BEST friends and had a blast. As soon as we walked in they picked us to be Grand Marshalls in the parade. The kids had so much fun marching and waving at everyone. Then they sent us on a type of scavenger hunt to look for clues to a mystery of love. It was a day my kids will remember. They felt very special!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

It's personal

I feel like getting a little personal today in my blog. These pages have been a little quiet over the last few months because I've finally found a place of peace in God. I guess it's always been there but never this strong. I'm excited to open my Bible and discover the truths of His word. God has given me a passion for studying the Old Testament. I used to think it was dry and boring. Now I see how full of adventure it is. It's amazing how different life looks when you are walking with God. Everything is so beautiful and glorious and there is this reassurance that you can let go and trust Him. I've always thought that when people talked about God's will for their lives that they were not really taking responsibility for their own lives. After all God wants us to make our own choices. That's what free-will is all about right? Is it? What if there is a perfect will for all of us but we are so busy in our everyday lives that we don't hear it. We just go about our day to day tasks hoping for something better, hoping for more time with our family, hoping for that much needed vacation:). I decided to slow down and listen 3 months ago and wow. God has revealed so much to me and to my husband. We are new people. We are ready to follow His will whatever that may be. We are ready to serve Him where He wants. Even if it's just in our normal day to day lives. You see, just because you choose to follow the will of God doesn't always mean that you need to "go" anywhere. Maybe the change is just a state of mind. Maybe His will is a heart change. Or maybe it is a change of location. Whatever the change is for us. I'm ready for it. God had already placed a need in my family to simplify. Less stuff=less work= more time. We've already started purging. It's amazing how much you accumulate with three kids!
I'm excited about this journey and felt that I needed to share with my blog followers and friends and family. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for more on this journey! (and more family stuff of course)

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Tree Tops Park

I love this park so much! It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. The kids love playing hide and seek in the trees and swinging from vines. This is one park that really doesn't look anything like South Florida!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Caring for Kids Day

Caring for Kids Day (at Esplenade Park in Ft. Lauderdale) sponsored by OmegaXL and the NFL alumni was a huge success with over 1000 in attendance. Face painters, bounce houses, a DJ, Vaughn Anthony, Brian Hartline along with several of NFLs greats provided for a super fun kids fair! Oh and we can't forget the Dolphin cheerleaders who were so gracious and sweet to all the little girls who were in awe of them (including mine)! Great giveaways including Pro Bowl tickets enticed 440 runners to compete in the morning's 5K run. Because of the generosity of all who participated and sponsored the event, OmegaXL in conjunction with the NFL alumni, was able to donate $25,000 to the American Heart Association. As the wife of OmegaXLs VP of Business Development and organizer of the event, Jeff Roman, it was a very proud day indeed. Thank you to the entire staff and all those who had a hand in making a difference in the lives of families suffering with heart disease.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Green Cay Wetlands- Delray Beach

These are some of the photos of our walk through the Green Cay Wetlands. There is a boardwalk that takes you through the park so you can get close to most of the wildlife. We saw some rare birds, alligators and lots of spiders! The little "wooly" creature above looks harmless, but you don't want to touch him. He can make you violently ill.