Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Busy little gnomes

Thank goodness for my phone or I don't think I would get anything up on this blog. We have been super busy with the new site and haven't had a chance. I love that spring is in full swing, the boys are not so happy as that means they will be out in the yard preparing the garden soon!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Busy week...

I have been keeping crazy hours as we work to get the new site done. Without the help of our assistant we would be a mess. She is doing so much, it is a total labor of love.  I am so excited for our relaunch next week!!

We did manage to get through school this week, I love the new chalk board we painted. Lala insisted on me making her fraction review as big as possible.

Super Sam discovered the hand crank mill this week...glad we have it in case we need it, but goodness it would take a long time to grind enough for bread. It is great *work* for Super Sam. Grinding our own wheat gives him the sense of seeing his food beginning to end.

I have been knitting...those pictures soon.

Blessings :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Handwork, chalk boards & media Oh MY!

Seems like I am getting posting time about once every two-four weeks... I am good with that, but will try to use my phone to upload more often.  We are busy, busy on our site redesign and working with our TFW program - I am LOVING the program, I feel so blessed to walk this road with other moms and honored to mentor them.  I am filled with so much joy at God's calling.

Busy at home... we have this short little wall in our living room/school space that was begging for a chalk board! We just used chalk board paint (2 coats was a full quart) and I just love how it turned out.  It takes the creamy chalks very well. Lala and Papa were so nice to take on this project for me!

We've been busy with handwork too.  I love that writing for the program is stretching me with handwork.  I haven't done some of these projects in more than five years and it is sweet to come back to them for Super Sam.

A simple crocheted bag, it is a substitute for the traditional Easter basket:

Crayon roll ups, one is for Super Sam's Easter basket and the other is a giveaway:

Super Sam is modeling a little gnome hat for our give aways that will start at the end of the month on our business site:

Life with so much smart technology has made us decide to have media free zones and days. We decided that Saturday would be media free, meaning no computers, texting or TV during the daylight hours. With the teens in our house, it can feel like I am often fighting media from all sides and working 1000% harder to keep it from permeating Super Sam's life. It isn't nearly as simple as it was when the big kids were little. Our first media free Saturday was great, the only complainer was He-Man - but I think he really secretly enjoyed it. The media free zones are really working wonders and these signs we made are great little reminders.  

Off to enjoy a beautiful Sunday.  The snow is supposed to melt this week and I am hoping we'll see more signs of spring so we can get started on our plot of land and deciding how we'll garden it this year.  So much fun stuff.