We had an end of year Luau Saturday for our homeschool co-op. We had a lot of fun. My husband danced with dd. I had the wonderful pleasure of a first experience with dancing with DS2. He never wants to dance and to my surprise at the end of the night he was ready to give it a try. We waltzed and it was so enjoyable.
We gathered to eat and fellowship and then the music started so we could dance and have fun. Almost all the parents involved themselves in dancing with the kids. It was wonderful.
Here is a picture diary of Saturday night.
Enjoy ~ We sure did :)
DD actually went to ask if she could help with anything.
Isn't that just wonderful!
Playing with the little ones.
DS2 and Friend playing Lego's while the dancing began.
DH and DD dancing.
DH and DD dancing(blue shirt and dd red shirt)
DS1 in green/tan shirt.
DS2 and myself. DS1 was beside us with a wonderful friend.
This week was a lot of fun, fast but fun. We had a fun Friday at Carowinds. We're really going to get our money out of those season passes. Already 2 times in 2 weeks. We also had two wonderful additions for 2 days this school week. My brother asked me to watch his girls and so I just threw them into our school mix. I was worried about getting some of our normal things done however it went really well. We had a homeschool co-op party Saturday night. I will be posting on that later this week.
DNG Rockin Robots.
We didn't finish this however we are still working on it next week.We also bought 2 neat Robots to build this week. I had a coupon for Micheal's Craft Store and so we bought models also some fun Robot theme items just to have fun with.
Road Trip USA - Starting on The South East.
Working on a Homophones Word Wall.
We worked on Eye Tracking by doing exercises provided by a specialist also worked on the lazy eight alphabet.
President Note booking.
EM Daily Spelling - Week 4. Words are making him really "think".
Language Fundamentals - Possessive Nouns and Adjectives
MUS Epsilon - 16
AAS level 3
Daily Reading - Buffalo Bill (Frontier Daredevil)
Daily Bible Devotional (almost time for a new one)
Reading 101 Bible Adventures, The Ultimate Quest for Truth.
Reading Comprehension Builders Daily
Working on Cursive. ASL
MUS Beta 21
EM Daily Spelling - Doing well week 4. I am so happy this really fits her perfectly. She really enjoys this part of spelling.
Writing -Working on Cursive.
Write Shop with DD and DS2.
Worked on building thoughts and writing in complete sentences.
Daily Word Problems(last week) She has already requested another book!
AAS Level 3
EM Daily Language - Adjectives - Still she is having a little trouble.
Science Topics for her this week was: Snakes, Butterflies.
Reading Comprehension Builders Daily
AAR 1 - Step 12
EM Daily Phonics - Learning Short Vowel Sounds - We are working extra on this!
Write Shop with DD.
Worked on building thoughts and sentences
AAR Reader - Run, Bug, Run!
Working on sight words - Daily.
Critical Thinking book for Thinking Skills.
Mini Star Wars Unit. He has loved this!! It included so many activities and different skills.
Here are some things Jenna and Mattie learned while being with us last week.
Over the years of my marriage(12 this year) I have seen so many others fall apart. Its so very sad. The longer I'm actually married I see and feel the hard work that goes into thedaily up keep of this thing called "marriage". Marriage is so hard. When my husband and I first got married we were so very young. 17 and 21 to be exact. To young to really ever understand the "real marriage" that was coming to hit sooner or later. By God's grace and that alone are we still married and strong and happy together!
People think that since its "acceptable" in our moral world today, you can just divorce or have another person outside of marriages, or just throw it all a way. This isn't what God intended. I actually thought until a year or so ago it was alright to have some of what I just wrote in my head. If Kevin and I didn't work out it would be alright, just wash our hands of it and go on. Boy was I ever so wrong. After praying and talking to God about this for a while I finally came to see that the longer Kevin and I are married the sweeter every moment of it gets. The more connected we are. The more time we crave together. Marriage is something that gets better with time. Most people think marriage is just saying well he's mine and she's mine... They never stop to think the reason something is wrong within their marriage is THEM!!! A marriage needs pruning like a garden! Constant work needs to be done for it to grow and produce wonders!! If you leave your garden unattended its going to be over took by weeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So all that brings me to my title -- Do you have Harmony with your husband? Within your marriage? In order for you to have a strong family you MUST have a strong marriage! No one is perfect therefore you must not have unrealistic goals for your mate. All that's going to do is create tension and anger in your heart and that will ruin your love for one another. A strong husband and wife shows our kids so many things, we just can't even really realize. We are showing them just how "they are going to be" when they grow up.
You must love your husband. Love is a choice. Its not something you just do. Yes it was at first however we are past the "lust" part of dating and the first "honeymoon" period of marriage too. You choose to love your husband for them. For you. For your children.
I must respect my husband. Does this mean I'm always going to agree with him. NOPE. Just ask him lol. I am a very opinionated woman. However he is my leader. I must respect what his wishes are and follow his lead. However in return he respects me. Enough to listen to my wishes before he makes a decision that will impact me as well as our children. I think so many woman find such a problem with this simply because its not a 2 way street for them. Naturally a woman can give respect to the man easy, almost without much effort. However there are so many men that just can't have the MAN CARD took a way enough to respect his woman. Still you must push on and pray - pray - pray! God can fix the "man card" issue in your marriage!
Enjoy your husband. Laugh, play and even wrestle around together. My husband and I joke all the time. We text each other quick little messages, this way there is more enjoyment which in return makes it fun and happier when you take just an extra moment to enjoy each other. You must have a FUN factor or else your marriage is just going to be boring. Sadly boring leads to straying and finding excitement.
** HERE IS WHERE THE HOMESCHOOL MOTHER IN ME HAS TO TALK TO THE HOMESCHOOL MOTHER IN YOU **
I used to think there was just no hope for "enjoyment" after we became a homeschooling family. There was no time for me and him. That was wrong on my part. I feel horrible for not looking for things to reach outside of the box before a year or so ago! There are so many small meaningful things to be done within the home after you lay the children down for bed or nap. Our children also need to know our marriage comes first. We have to show them we must make time for each other. That's not being selfish. Its putting our priorities in line for them to see and later appropriate. Put the school thoughts away when he comes home. If your not done planning next months lesson and you have free time - Spend it with your husband. There will always be tomorrow. And come on its still a month away! You only have today. That's what God has blessed us with. So please enjoy it with whom God blessed you with.
I came across this and it was 100% my inspiration for writing this blog post.