Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Sometimes a person begins to feel as thought their entire life revolves around one thing. Well, I believe mine tends to lean toward anything acedemic, not that I myself am overly , but it seems as though I have been involved in school , in one form or fashion, almost my whole life! Let's take a look , shall we? I did my time of 13 years just like everyone else in the U.S., then went on to college and only stayed for about 2 years(perhaps this is where I messed up). Then, I had a break for about 4 years and it was time for Zoe' to begin school...we decided to homeschool;-). And so, here I am 6 years later still "in" school everyday. Not only that, but I also get to listen to everything that James is learning when he gets home(I do love that;-). Only now, I get to do school with 4 different grades at once! Maybe the I am a lot more hard headed than I thought I was and the Lord is just giving me a few more chances;-). Whatever the deal is, I still have a long way to go (teaching, I mean)and I really enjoy being on this end...most days. Don't get me wrong, I really liked school and love teaching my kids, but this week has been a bit trying.Though we'll get through it , I'm sure. I am posting a few cute pics of the kids doing their school work. Please note the extra curricular requirements. You see, in this house not only do we require that they study the basics...reading, writing, and 'rithmetic. But we also add in a few things that we believe to be nessecity for a seminarian's kid...Spurgeon's Soul Winner, Grudem's theology, MacArthur's commentary, and Old Testament Survey. Just the kind of reading every kid enjoys! Just look at them soaking it in;-). Did I mention the nonconformist? Well, you'll see him hangin' around too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow Daze ;-)

Well, it is certainly not news to most of those out there that Louisville recieved a bit of snow...but for those of you that do not live here let me tell you that a little snow has a lot of power in these parts! Unfortunutely , it's all stopping power! We went up to the Seminary yesterday for our usual Monday outing to Kidfit, generally this is a 20-30 min drive from our house. Everything went well until it was time to go. The snow was coming down pretty heavily and the kids thought it was fantastic, so they played in it for the few minutes it takes to walk out to the van and load everyone up. It was beautiful coming down. Then, I started to drive....
I had not even gotten out of the parking lot when I began to slide! Probably not a good sign;-(. When I got to the road I found it to be slam packed with cars creeping along at 10-15 mph. Ok, now I am a Texan and as such I am not used to winter weather conditions, but 10 mph!!! Come on!
Anyway, this seemed to be the going pace all the way around Louisville...James was on a hwy downtown and a friend of ours (whose children I had with me) was on a different hwy on the other side of town...all of us were headed in the same direction. It took the kids and I 2 and a half hours to get home! James came in about 20 minutes later and I think Paula(our friend) was about the same time as James...what chaos! Paula's family is from Minnesota and her husband rightly said that all those from below the Mason Dixon line should stay off the roads! So, today we took his advice and just hung out at the house, we used the oppurtunity to catch up on some school work;-) ...and play a little. It was fun but not my favorite time of year. Don't get me wrong, I love the snow...when it is fresh and powdery. But when it is slushy, like today, I can definitely do without it. As for the kids they'll take it in any form they can get it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Our Up and Coming Trip

Well, I know it's been a while and I said I would keep up with this thing, but I've been a bit busy;-). Hope you understand...

Here's the update though. I am sure some of you are wondering why we have all of those cool links to Ecuador. Wonder no more! We're going!! We are taking all(yes, I said ALL) six of the kids to Ecuador this summer to see how the Lord can use us.They are really, really excited...and I must admit that James and I are too;-). So, take this oppurtunity to look up a few cool facts about Ecuador and please, please pray for the people there. We'll be sure to update as things progress.

Hope you enjoy!

Also, the kids and I had the oppurtunity to spend the afternoon with a precious friend and her family about a week ago. She got some good shots of the kids playing and beading necklaces...check out their site and see the infamous Tieman Tribe in action!