Thursday, October 1, 2009

Asking for Help

This is an on going struggle for me. It is so funny to me that I am 30 something years old and I am just now learning things about myself. I blame homeschooling for this. I guess I was just in denial before? Who knows.

Any ways, asking for help is extremely hard for me! I guess I'm afraid that people will tell me "No", or that they will think that I can't handle things.

But I've noticed that when I do ask, I have been blessed with the help that I need. Gives new meaning to the scriptures, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" Matt. 7:7 and D.C. 4:7.

So why is it so hard to ask for help? If anyone were to come up to you for help, you would give it if you could, right? Well than what is the difference?

A friend of mine once said that by not asking I am robbing others the blessings of saying yes. Never thought of it like that before!!!

Heavenly Father, I know that we are not meant to journey on this Earth alone, so please help me to put my pride aside and ask for help when I need it.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' General Conference April 2009




Come join us for our next General Conference which will be held on October 3-4. You can go to LDS.org and you can watch Conference right there on your computer. Technology is sooo cool!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?



MAKE SURE YOU TURN THE SOUND UP TO GET THE FULL EFFECT!!! This is what we heard last night as we got out of the car! It flew right over our heads and scared the crap out of us!!! Don't you just love the woods! By the way I didn't record this. It just sounds exactly like what we heard. It was such a creepy sound that I searched it on the internet. And this is what I found. It's Halloween come early :-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Exploring Creation by Jeannie Fulbright


I am still very new to homeschooling but I feel very blessed to have been lead to some very wonderful resources.

Apologia Sciences have been one of those blessings.

For those of you who don't know what "Exploring Creation" is, it is a series of science books that tell us of the why's and how's of science through the eyes of one who is appreciative of all that has been created for us. I love Jeannie's unique"Creation" approach to the sciences!


Jeannie Fulbright has an amazing gift for writing about Heavenly Father's creations in such an easy to understand and yet enticing manner. She is not preachy or pushy about any specific religious affiliations, which makes it easy to feel her love for God.It is so refreshing to have science explained through the awe and wonder of all our Heavenly Father has created for us.

We are enjoying studying about astronomy with Jeannie right now. And it has been a wonderful experience. We can't wait to study the rest of the series.

If you'd like to learn more about her products go to http://apologia.securesites.net/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Little Girl

This post is dedicated to My Little Girl























































She is a very sweet child, though she does remind me of Helen Keller : )

Sock Hop with Daddy-O



2009 Daddy Daughter Dance.

This one's for you Amber!

Friday, August 7, 2009

We've made some really cool things this year like this stuff called "Gooey Gunk". We've also made a homemade play dough called "Fruity Play Dough". These recipes and many more can be found in this cool book called "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions". Most everything in this book can be made from stuff you already have at home.
Samantha's Baptism : )


Saturday, August 1, 2009





Our Mock Election
It was a close race between Chocolate and Vanilla Ice cream, but Chocolate won out in the end.


We started seeing all these chrysalises outside so we tried to find a caterpillar and see if it would transform for us, and these were the amazing results...









An actual BUTTERFLY!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cicadas

Rough Housing with Daddy



Girl Scout's Daddy Daughter Dance
Our field trip to Shakey's Pizza in Auburn, AL.
They had a great time behind the scenes making their own pizza.