Friday, October 28, 2011

What am I, a DOG?

The other night at dinner Benjamin looked at me and said,
"My hands are dirty. Lick them Mommy."
I laughed (really hard) before I was grossed out =)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chemistry on Sunday?

I love the missionaries. I always have and I always will! One of the Elders serving in our ward right now LOVES science. Well, chemistry is his favorite. Since yesterday was Cookie Sunday at church, I didn't make a dessert for the Elders. Well, the one Elder asked if we could make Chemical Pie. You cook H2O (water), C12H22O11 (sugar), KHC4H4O6 (cream of tartar), and saltine crackers. Pour it into a crust, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, add some butter, and you get this...

A Delicious Mock Apple Pie!
Can I count this as our chemistry lesson of the week?

Martial Arts

Isaac is enrolled in a homeschool Martial Arts class. He loves it and since he is very competitive, he earned his white belt in less than a month (I don't know if that is good, but he had to test for it). When he got home from his test, he asked what he had to do to earn his yellow belt! Funny boy. This academy teaches self defense and various other martial arts. One thing great about them is they do NOT train their students to fight. Meaning to get in a ring and fight. I like that. Isaac can run around and learn self control and not train to compete in a ring. Here is a picture of him using his white belt to recite the Code (Character, Culture, Christ) of Mateo Academy.

That's one... no TWO!

Oct 6, 2011
Oct 10, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things (that we did today)

When the dog bites... we go to the library and read to the dogs (and get a free book)
When the bee stings... we go to the community garden in Hesperia, Squash For Friends, and pull weeds
When I'm feeling sad... well I walked fast/ran/walked slow 4 miles today, so I wasn't feeling sad a all today =)
I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad!

So, I know this post has nothing to do with our dinner and hopes for an exchange student, but the song just came to me when we were driving around today and it fit so well =)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Doesn't she look so lovable and friendly? She has found our way into our hearts. She looks just like the cats I had growing up. You know, the ones that made me deathly sick! I have really bad allergies, so Julie desperately needs a home!!! She loves people!!! Isn't picky about the extremely cheap food we bought her!!! But NEEDS to be inside. The weather is getting very cold. We have her in a dog house, but she deserves better. I have posted the message on craigslist in 2 places. 2 people have said they are interested, but when I call, they don't respond. If you or anyone you know would like her, she is yours, or theirs.

Things We Love!

This is one of our favorite dinners =)
Pasta with tomatoes, basil, and garlic (I add red pepper), broccoli sauteed in a little olive oil and salt (still crunchy), and Liz's extremely easy, extremely fast, and extremely tasty bread sticks!

What we also love is exchange students! First, we had some girls from China (2 weeks). Then, we had Magdalena (8 months), who everyone loved!!!!!!!! Next, we had some boys from China (1 week), then Celia (3 weeks), who was absolutely perfect. This last summer we had 2 boys from France, Damian and Zyed, for 2 weeks. Both of whom are welcome back ANY time!!! So what's next? We have requested a placement for the second semester of the school year. Our children love having them and to be honest, other than the guilt I feel for not writing them more often and the heart wrenching tears of sadness when they leave, so do I!

Why not add more?

So, I just created a blog for our home-school adventures! Please visit and follow so you too can have fun with us!

Our New School Year

This year we are studying Medieval History. As we learn about the brave leaders of that time, we are also learning to be valiant Knights! Robin Hood and Maid Marian brought invitations to Knight Training School to Isaac and Bekah.

This is what their letters say:

Ye are hereby formally invited to attend Knight School. Thy training shall begin at the tenth hour on Wednesday the ten and fourth day of the month of September in the Year of our Lord 2011. During the course of your studies, ye shall learn a Battle Plan for a Pure Heart, how to wear the Armour of God, and Mastery of Knightly Virtues.

Miles Christi Sum

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More to come…

There is so much we want to share with all of you. Many great events have occurred and some not so great ponderings (is that a word) have been bouncing around in my head. So, when the time is right, we (both Warren and I) will be putting LOTS of new posts. We hope you enjoy them. We might also try some new looks on our blog.  Thanks!