Monday, December 29, 2014

Making Pumpkin Pie filling October (2014)

We got a few little pumpkins given to us by our neighbor and Cody was dying to make some pumpkin pie filling :) So we got a tutorial here. Here are some pictures of us following it. Cody was so happy, lol!  

After this step you scoop it out and blend it smooth. Then you add the ingredients for pie. I didn't think to take pictures of the finished product but it was VERY yummy!

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Halloween 2014

Cody was Iron Man for Halloween, I did not get to take him trick or treating due to having to work but he had fun with dad. 

The following night the adults had time to celebrate and have fun. 

This is OX, he is a friend of ours dog. He has passed since the party :(

Outside decorations. We love to decorate for Halloween. 

My sister in law and brother.

Matt and I

Everyone else that came was not camera friendly :) but we had a good time and plan to do this every year. 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Branson Treehouse Weekend

Husband and I took a late anniversary weekend in October 2014. This is a brand new treeshouse cabin in Branson Missouri at Acorn Acres Campground and RV-Park. The new owners are totally remodeling the campground. They have plans to add 2 more treeshouses and a group of treehouses that are family oriented. Martin (owner) wants to make the campground a destination instead of just a place to sleep. 

This cabin is so beautiful and relaxing. 

We had a wonderful weekend and will be returning as soon as we can :) 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Designed For Life Women's Conference 2014

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this conference! I have been going for 3 years now and this year was the 10 year anniversary. We were given gifts of the new testament bible that was specifically printed for the DFL conference.   

My sister in law came for the 1st night and really enjoyed it, I am hoping she will come for the whole conference in 2015. 

Christine CainePriscilla ShirerCharlotte GambillCece Winans, and Debbie Lindell were the guest speakers for the weekend and WOW they had a powerful message for us women! Almost 7,000 women were there and next year we are praying for 10,000. 

I always feel so refreshed and renewed after a conference! 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Awanas on Wednesdays October 2014-2015 May

HangGlider Handbooks with Audio CD
Cody started Awanas this year and is loving it. We found a church close to home and is small enough for the folks to get to know us and Cody well. I grew up in a small church and loved the feeling of family that I had and I am happy for Cody to get this opportunity. The verses are simple and easy to remember and the audio cd takes you through the whole book. I love learning with my son and watching him learn about God and the goodness that he is. 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fire Station #1 Tour 10-7-2014

Our local fire stations give free tours to groups of all sizes. They show where the firefighters sleep, eat, lounge, and work. The kids got to get into the fire truck and they were shown what everything was all over the truck. The firefighters showed the kids what they would look like all geared up to show them that firefighters might look scary but they are there to help. 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!