Thursday, October 1, 2015

Usborne books

Have I ever told you about my love of books?  If I haven't well  let me tell you.  I've always been a voracious reader and I honestly don't remember a time that I didn't know how to read. Growing up going to public school , I read and read a lot.  Reason being I went through so many schools growing up that my education was very spotty. I didn't come from a military family. So it wasn't because we were moving around a lot. It was because that was how my parents knew how to deal with bullying back ' in the day' before homeschooling really ever took off.

I remember my father buying lots of books. We really rarely ever went to the library because my dad always felt why go and borrow it if you can buy it. Granted the economy was far better off in those days too.   So most of what I was taught growing up was really because I was self taught, rather then being taught by adults.  I'll admit I'm still learning ( aren't we all?) and I get to pass on that love of  books by homeschooling my children.

I will say that this picture really says it all.  We have lots of books in our home. We even have an entire shelf devoted to books in our living room.  This doesn't count with the two large shelves of books stuffed full in our school room either.  I will admit there are far more children's books then there are adult books. As much as I do still love to read I find myself reading their books to them then I do books for myself. Which I honestly think needs to change.  Ha, ha.

How time flies

How time flies is the title of this post. Time is flying by so fast. Just this evening I was sitting down with my sister , talking to her on the phone. We were talking about notebooking and I knew I had a picture in my archives here to show her a picture of our old notebooking endeavors we did when the girls were younger.

Looking at all of the posts , it made me miss that time so much. How time flies.  I missed so much when the girls were younger. We had so much fun. There wasn't a thing they wouldn't try.   So I definitely want to try and post more pictures here. I know maybe no one really reads this blog anyways. It's a great thing though to be able to blog our life. I truly hope that some day my girls can come back here and find all the wonderful , fun things that we did as a family.  I want them to be able to come back and show their children some day what God had blessed them with.

                       Katie's 15th birthday,,, she has another birthday coming up very soon.
                                       She certainly is my child,,, all chocolate cake!!
                                  Last winter,, Maggie sliding down the ramp in the back yard.
                                       Hannah taking her turn going down on her knees.
                                         Our last Thanksgiving as a family with grandpa..
                                                     My Frozen Princesses, posing for a pic.
                     The girls working on a mummification experiment. The result was pretty cool.

                                                  Maggie having tons of fun
                                                Katie measuring things out too.
                                                              Hannah in 6th grade
                                                                 Marilyn 11th grade
                   Sorry, Maggie. Her picture turned out a little funny, The sun was in her eyes, 4th grade.
                                                             Maggie shooting hoops.
                                         My cutie patooties last year , cheerleaders,,,
                                                                                                                                   Katie in 9th grade this year,,, wow!                                                 We just have so many pictures. That I couldn't possibly show them all here.  I do want to make more of an effort to just enjoy them here to look back on. We have Facebook now. Facebook didn't exist when I first started this blog. So it's a bad habit at times to post everything there rather then on here. I do like this type of format still because I can find my pictures. They don't get lost in the midst of posts.    The one thing I want my girls to know is that I love them more than life itself. They have made our life so much better having them in it.  We have our days but in the end I am blessed. I have some super great kids , and for that, I can't ask for anything more.