2008 Myrtle Beach Vacation Pictures
Los Dos Amigos at South of the Border.
Little Anna Rose looks like a dollbaby!
The picture below is of a Medieval miniature golf course. We did not go there, but it is part of Broadway at the Beach and looked absolutely amazing. Every minute or so, a puff of smoke comes out of the pretend volcano, there.
Below is an amazing sawfish, that we saw at Ripley's Aquarium. The underwater tank at Ripley's was amazing!
3 of my sweeties....
Morning breakfast was at Denny's. Don't mind my sleepy look- I just had a little lack of sleep. The Denny's in Myrtle Beach is like an old diner. Very fun!
The Girls- The Beach was quite windy in the evening!
Lily and Anastasia having a blast!
This little cutie loved finding shells and playing in the sand.
My sweet hubby jogging- such dedication!
Friday, June 27, 2008
2008 Myrtle Beach Vacation Pictures
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Congratulations to Kim Coghlan, who had a baby girl, this morning! Her sweet baby is her 9th blessing from Jesus, 8 of which are daughters!
Please pray for Joseph Fletcher,Kendra's baby, who had to be rushed to the hospital, yesterday morning.
I am praying and keeping an eye on my dear friend, Emily's blog. She is 38 1/2 weeks pregnant with her second baby, and is planning to have a homebirth. I cannot wait to hear good news about her little sweetie's arrival! Please keep her in your prayers.
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Sorry for my Hiatus...
We were blessed to be able to go to a resort, in Myrtle Beach, for a few days. This was a refreshing vacation, as we have not been able to go away for 2 years. (Last year at this time- I was almost nine months pregnant, and not in the vacationing mindframe. lol) This morning, before we left South Carolina, we got to visit Ripley's Aquarium and Broadway at the Beach, both of which were very enjoyable. Hopefully, I will be able to post some pictures soon. Have a lovely weekend!
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Friday, June 20, 2008
I've Been Tagged by Laura.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Fun with Learning
We are all about fun with learning, around here, and the children often think of some very creative ways to play and to learn. They took their state puzzle pieces and laid them out on the corresponding place, on the map. I also caught them learning geography by taking the leap frog and having it state the state name, while they learned what name it was, and put it on their puzzle board. I am learning geography better than ever, and I am just overseeing them, a bit. This is way too much fun! Having fun and learning Works for Me.
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My New Etsy Shop:
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Beatrix Potter Learning Fun
Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated some of the loveliest children's stories, ever. I adore how these books have such a livid vocabulary, are so engaging (even for the youngest of folks), and are so gorgeously illustrated. In the delightful book, The Charlotte Mason Companion, the author, Karen Andreola, uses Beatrix's writings as an example of exquisite writing, which is not twaddle.
"Twaddle or over-simplified vocabulary, has a deadening effect on the curious minds of children. It seems to be a human tendency to find language exciting, but this tendency will become latent and may even die if all that is given to children is "grade level" school books homogenized by editors who think it is necessary to closely monitor vocabulary progress. But all that is needed is a few cues in the text to help the child figure out the strange word for himself." (Karen Andreola)
We own a few of the lovely Beatrix Potter books, and would love to obtain the complete set. (I am very grateful for libraries!)This website contains slides of these stories, as well as audio books, and several illustrated online books. My little ones enjoy the fun and games at the Peter Rabbit website. Beatrix Potter wrote with such vim and vigor; little ones cherish her books! Have you enjoyed Beatrix's works with your little sweeties? If so, what is their favorite story? Blessings!
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Monday, June 16, 2008
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Father's Day 2008
Yesterday, we enjoyed a lovely Father's Day cookout at my sister-in-law's house. Anastasia Rose is 11 months, and will be turning one year old on July 10th. My, how the time has flown!
Lily and her cousin, Jewel, playing dress up!
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Friday, June 13, 2008
Okay this looks really appealing, right now......
The world's largest pool is in Chile. Absolutely amazing!
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To Save Money, Engage your Senses
Many people are naturally very visually oriented, and short term minded, when it comes to money. In a survey done among several people were given the choice to accept $50, today, or $500 a year or two, from now, almost everyone took the $50. We are definitely a society which is overall ignorant of delayed gratification, which I have mentioned, before. If you tend to be visually oriented, and tend to be negligent of long-term money goals (and who isn’t at times?) , there is something that you can do, that has proven successful for many people. Instead of calling one of your savings accounts a “savings account”, try calling it, “new car fund”. If your goal is to set up an account to pay off your house, or to buy a dream house, create a folder/binder with a picture of your dream house , on it. This makes whatever you are saving for, so much more realistic to you, and it makes it seem like a shorter term goal. Then, when you have to decide between a meal out, or saving that money for your goal, it becomes that much more appealing to save.The more that you engage your senses, the more likely that you will be successful at this. For more Frugal Fridays, visit Crystal.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Business of Being Born
I recently saw the movie, The Business of Being Born, via Netflix. I heartily recommend this movie; it is absolutely phenomenal. I am so grateful that a documentary has been made that reveals the truth regarding the medical community and birth. If our birthing methods are so elite and beneficial, then why does America have the second highest mortality rate amongst developed nations? As a Dr.Jacques Mortiz states, in the movie, The Business of Being Born,
“I always think that midwives do a better job at the normal deliveries than we do. For a normal, low-risk woman, it’s overkill going to a doctor, it’s almost too much. The doctor is not really excited about things when they’re normal.”
Elan Vital McAllister states,
“They [Doctors] should be doing childbirth surgery all day, every day, when needed.They should not be doing normal births because they’re not trained in it. They have no idea how to do it.”
If you have seen this movie, I would love to hear what you thought about it! Blessings!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
June Giveaway Winner....
The Sanders family is the winner of the Vision Forum giveaway. Congratulations, Sanders family! I hope you enjoy Training Dominion Oriented Daughters! If I could pick one out of the seven DVDs, I would choose that one too! Blessings!
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Friday, June 06, 2008
On Sunday, June 8th, my husband and I will celebrate our sixth anniversary!
During our six years together, we have had:
6 vehicles (only 2 at a time, though)
I treasure every day with you, Stephen, and I cannot thank God enough for blessing me, with you.
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Wednesday, June 04, 2008
$1 Father's Day Gift Idea
This week, at CVS, you can buy one, get one for the 8 x 10 photo collages. They are normally $6.99 at CVS. There was a $3 coupon, a few weeks ago in the Parade, and another in the Sunday coupons, this past weekend, for $3. Using those two coupons, brings the total to $.99. Maybe make a photo collage for each grandfather! An affordable and special gift like that definitely works for me.
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Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I am hosting a giveaway, on my blog, of one of the new, Reclaiming the Culture DVDs.(You can also view sample clips from the DVD, at that website.) To enter into the contest, simply select which of the seven dvds that you would like to win, and leave a comment on my blog. I will randomly choose a winner, next Wednesday, June 11th.If you would like to earn money by being a Vision Forum affiliate, please sign up here. Blessings!
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Monday, June 02, 2008
Should Homeschooling be Illegal?
Vote in this Parade poll, to let them know your opinion! As homeschoolers, it is vital that we band together and stand up for our rights to teach these blessings from the Lord. If I cannot have my children with me throughout the day, I cannot properly follow the instruction of the Lord in Deuteronomy 6! I thank God for the privilege of teaching these children, that He has blessed me with.
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Sunday, June 01, 2008
Menu Plan for June 2-June 7th
Monday- Sloppy Joes
Tuesday- Beef Burritos
Wednesday- off-sister-in-law cooking
Thursday- Chicken Stir Fry
Friday- Veggie Pizza
For more menu plans, visit Laura.
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Pictures from this Week
Three little blessings before church
My girls and I
Cleaning time-wahoo! They begged to scrub the kitchen floor with me!
I was so elated to find this pair of gauchos at the store , last week, for only $3.33. They are cozy and modestly allow you to do so many things!
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