Custom Dog Bed

Custom Dog Bed

As I mentioned in my last post, my parents both have July birthdays. They really buy anything they need or want on their own so gift giving is pretty tricky for the two of them most of the time. We try to be creative and make things or do things for them when we can. They have a pug dog … Continue Reading →
Mom’s New Tri-Cortical Ilium Wedge

Mom’s New Tri-Cortical Ilium Wedge

Monday my mom had surgery on her ankle and foot. She is doing well and this surgery will help her get around much better. I’m at her house today in case she (or her dog) need anything since Dad is gone on Tuesday’s usually. The interesting thing is that she received donor tissue, to be specific she received a tri-cortical … Continue Reading →
Parenting Teens

Parenting Teens

Ugh, I hate when T is in trouble. Consequences are sometimes just as hard on the parents as they are on the kids it seems. We may not have the same, but we have to deal with the whining and moaning and groaning they go on and on about. T got in big trouble last night – all kids get … Continue Reading →
Dry Ice Experiment Videos

Dry Ice Experiment Videos

Today I received a shipment of some goodies (more on that in a later post) via FedEx that was packed with some dry ice pellets. Since we don’t always have dry ice just laying around we thought we would experiment with it a bit. I think that this is another benefit of being a homeschooling family – taking the opportunity … Continue Reading →
Family Game Night Party!

Family Game Night Party!

I love board games! Growing up my parents and extended family always played board games and card games with me and it was great. It was a chance to visit with the family and just enjoy spending time together. As an adult I still love games now, and even Hubby and T will play along also. However, T is more … Continue Reading →
Need Major Appliance Suggestions

Need Major Appliance Suggestions

Ok my wonderful readers, I need your help, tip, suggestions, advice. Both our refrigerator and our dishwasher are over 13 years old. Now this in itself isn’t an issue, but they were both cheapies to start with, the base models, and they are both not working so great these days. I know that the energy efficiency has improved dramatically since … Continue Reading →
Grandma

Grandma

This morning about 5:00 am Grandma passed away. It wasn’t a shock to us that she passed. Grandma had been living at a nursing home for several years now and her mind hasn’t been with us for some time. It just took her body a lot longer to finish what it had to do I guess. She hasn’t been the … Continue Reading →
Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

It seems people have a lot of different ideas about what stocking stuffers are. In my family they are small, inexpensive items. I see advertisements that say “makes a great stocking stuffer” and it’s something that costs $50, $100, $1,000, etc. Well, in my world just because it is small enough to fit in a standard stocking does not make … Continue Reading →
Homeschool Winter Break

Homeschool Winter Break

We are officially on our winter break from homeschooling now. T is ready for the break as much as I am. He has done really well the first half of our school year though and I am really proud of him. We will not start up again with “planned lessons” until January 7, 2009! How about all of you? Homeschoolers, … Continue Reading →
Copy and Paste

Copy and Paste

This was sent to me via email, have no idea who the original belongs to (let me know if it’s yours!). Just too cute not to share 🙂 Continue Reading →