Alyssa and Josh decided to include Gracie in their Engagement photos. At first I was a little skeptical, but these photos just turned out great! The photographer, Lisa Shepard, has been a photographer in Austin for a long time. We met with her and fell in love. She was so sweet, and took so much … Continue reading Alyssa + Josh + Gracie + Bluebonnets = FABULOUS PHOTOS!
Spring always make me think about Nature. Sure, I think about all kinds of natural occurrences in all the other seasons, but particularly in the Spring, I've started thinking about the Natural Elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire. So in my nearly-daily walking around the lake, I'm trying to distract myself with the Nature that surrounds … Continue reading My Walk with the Elements
In 1997, we were in our second year of keeping our kids out of school. Michael was 8, Katie was 6, and Alyssa was 3. We were trying to create a community of unschooling and relaxed homeschooling families in Alaska, so I agreed to publish a newsletter called Chart & Compass. It was only available for … Continue reading Blossoming Gardens
This is from the College at Home Blog. While I don't think we're in this to dominate anybody, I think it's nice to be able to show that those who learn at home are doing just fine thankyouverymuch! Glancing at the sources a little, I see where they get their numbers. Not sure it's all that … Continue reading Interesting Homeschool Graphic
My exercise plan is in full swing! Even though every day I have to talk myself into doing it. But it's happening. I topped 200 lbs. when Alyssa was born - 18 YEARS ago! I don't think you can blame the fat on The Baby for 18 years, can you? No. I've never gone below … Continue reading What About Exercise?
So far so good! I've been sticking with the vegan choices and trying hard to stay low-calorie. The chip bag still calls me late at night, but I'm trying to resist. Another thing I need to work on is the the pre-planning of meals. My standby meals include: A bowl of cereal with Almond milk … Continue reading Vegetarian – Week 1