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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, photographer, amateur chef, homeschooler, pretend gardener, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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My support system.

My support system.

Meet Mr. Tutu.  Okay, so that probably isn’t the greatest title, because my husband really is not girly, only the father of three girls.  In fact, he has quite a thing for trains even, but then, I couldn’t go calling him Mr. Train, or you’d think he belonged to Mama Train.  Which, of course, is […]

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Week in Review

Week in Review

This is what we did in school this past week: M: Weight, Whales, Joseph, Egyptians, Minoans, People of the Middle East, Egypt, Cairo, Nile River, Giza, Crete, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Detail (Explainations), “How to” L: Add/Sub Review, Beginning Multiplication, The Skeletal System, Compound Sentences, Dailog, Narration, Jacob & Esau, Joseph, baby Moses, […]

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Sensory Tubs

Sensory Tubs

So, it’s COLD here.  Like 36 degrees outside cold.  ARCTIC.  Yes, I know for some of you that’s not cold, but for this Gulf-Coast Texas gal it’s mighty chilly!  We are trying our hardest not to leave the house, because frankly, I cannot stand the doors to even be opened.  Brrr! Of course, this causes […]

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In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

Okay, I know… how hard can it be?  Everyone says you just throw it in the pot and let it do it’s thing and ta-da! Perfect roast.  But my experiences haven’t been great.  Yes, I’ve cooked plenty of roasts that were edible, but I have really been craving a yummy, succulent pot roast.  So, I […]

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Bisquick Brownies

Bisquick Brownies

This is a recipe for blonde brownies that my mom always used to make when I was growing up.  I remembered them being bites of yummy gooiness… although mine were a little more cake-like than I remembered.  I think I beat the batter too long. Anyway, it’s a very simple recipe: 2 cups brown sugar […]

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Random

Random

A couple of random shots from last week: Mallory took this one of me during our school “circle time.” And this one I took of Mallory last week.  She made pancakes BY. HERSELF.  For the first time ever.  Mixed it, put it on the burner, flipped it, everything.  It was a good day and a […]

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

It took me a long time to “perfect” my Mexican rice… and it still doesn’t taste like my Mother-in-Law’s, but it’s still pretty good as rice goes. Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. Oil or butter 1 c. long grain white rice 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 can chicken broth or 1/2 box of chicken stock 1 can […]

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Art Lessons

Art Lessons

Believe it or not, I am not artsy.  I am not crafty.  People think that since I’m a photographer, I must be the right-brained creative type.  WRONG.  Sure, photography is about the “eye” – it’s easy for me to see things through my lens, to make art from something God already set out for me. […]

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Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

This year, I am using Apologia Science curriculum for my older two girls, which so far, we are really enjoying.  Lila is spending the year studying Human Anatomy & Physiology.  Today we did her first “experiment.”  Mind you, she’s been waiting for this day since we opened the box several months ago… Can you tell […]

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Back to School

Back to School

Today was our first day back to school, and my first official day as a full-time homeschooler!  Anyone who knows me knows that my camera is attached to my hip, so I had to document the occasion.  Here are a few images: Clara thought we should end the day with a game… so we cracked […]

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