Monday, October 08, 2007

First Date!

*sniff* My baby...he's growing up.

This is my son and his homecoming date. See that corsage? I made that. I was a florist for what seems like EVER, but this was the hardest corsage I've ever made. I'm soooo rusty! Oh, well. I don't think my flowers were the focal point of the evening, I'm sure.

A farmer down the street from Lyndsey's house let us use his property. Isn't this bridge pictureesque? (Ignore the metal building in the background....none of us are photographers).

They have such fun together.

When asked to describe his night Jordan summed it up in one word..."Amazing" (ooooh brother! *eyes rolling*)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Aaawwww shucks! Thanks Ohio Farm shouldn't have! But, I'll accept just the same. (loved your curtains by the way!)

Now, suppose I need to Pay it Forward so I'll nominate Abiding, Bessie's Simple Days, Question the Culture, Thornberry.

Thanks again!

Birthday Me!

You know it's bad when you're late wishing YOURSELF a Happy Birthday and I am!

I had a nice day yesterday with a few surprises (nobody can EVER surprise me as a rule...they are always SO obvious when trying to get me to give my "favorite color if I was choosing a sweater" etc! LOL)

But not this year. My dd surprised me with the materials for a fleece tie blanket that she and I constructed yesterday. Come oooon winter! I'm well armed now. :-) Many friends sent me well wishes, cards and goodies.

Apparently there's more to come on Sunday from dh, ds and others! My love language is "gifts" and can imagine I'm looking forward to it!

Here's a special video a friend sent me. Thanks Jody!
(I can't remember how to embed it!)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Win Enrollment in My Access

I entered to win the writing instruction program
MY Access! Home and the SAT Prep Pack
on the
HSB Company Porch!

I never really enter contests. Mostly because I don't like getting my hopes dashed against the rocks of disappointment, but I had to enter this because I've wanted my daughter to have a formal writing program for a while and just haven't been able decide on what or how. So many choices and decisions and I don't like gambling our family's money on "maybe". IF, however I could try one for FREE...well, that's another story as far as I'm concerned.

And so...if you feel the same you might wanted to enter too (though I recognize that I'm decreases my odds by mentioning it! *grin*)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I clicked my way to Jason Holm's website and was tickled at what I found there. His "Schools are for Fish" series of comics is a treat for any homeschooler, I think. Yes, he can be a little "in your face", but it's on purpose and you have to love a guy willing to say what he's really thinking.