Sunday, October 15, 2017


"...Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be Spiritually-Minded Is Life Eternal." ~ 2 Nephi 9:39

Monday, October 2, 2017

A Bit Silent...

Wow, it has been a while since my last post.  That was not intentional, or perhaps it was.  I haven't found much to blog about and life has been a bit busy:  Lessons, Girls Camp, Birthdays, Work, House Work, etc. 

I have been pondering about whether I should hang up on the blog thing or tweak a few things.  The kids are basically independent in their studies/lessons and doing their own things. So posting about lessons has been quite infrequent. Samantha has her own blogs that she tries to keep up with and is busy finishing up her third book and working on her fourth book to be self published.  Nickolas is busy with playing video games and reading at times.  Having two teenagers in the house has changed the dynamic a bit as well.  The kids are on their 'sabbath week' of school (6 weeks lessons, 1 week off) and are finding ways to keep busy...they do have a few major chores that need to get done this week and I am hoping the work gets done.

The work on the house is coming along and there might be a slight chance that we will be moving in the 'new digs' sometime in the near future...before Thanksgiving?!?!?  We shall see...

Other than the above updates, things are pretty good.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." ~ Romans 15:4

Thursday, June 29, 2017

George Washington's Secret Six ~ Review

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"When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied - thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.  He realized that he couldn't defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York..." ~ taken from the back cover of the book.

What an amazing story of intrigue and adventure of six amazing, ordinary people. I had a difficult time putting the book down at the office...(yup, I read at work).  I enjoy reading about history and this book was not a disappointment.  It never occurred to me that there were spies that helped General George Washington.  I should have.   

Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger did a wonderful job of researching papers, journals, and letters to bring this story to life.  If you enjoy reading and learning about the American Revolution, this book is for you!

(Disclaimer:  I purchased this book for my own personal library.  The authors did not ask me nor did they compensate me for my opinion)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

It's Been Quiet...

If you follow this blog, you have noticed that it's been a bit quiet for the last couple of months.  Trying to come up with things to write about has been challenging.  Probably because I have not had the urge to actually sit down and write.  With that said, here is an update of what we have been doing:

The kids ended their 2016/2017 year in April and have had the last couple of months off.  They are aching to start the 2017/2018 year.  This will happen the first week of July. If we were to start public school, we would have a 9th and 7th grader this year. 

The construction of our house is coming along and it looks like we will be moving in by the end of September of this year!  It has been a long 9 years of building and we are all excited to see it completed.  The kids have helped a little bit with painting their bedrooms and with the wiring.  We still need to do a few more things (heat, plumbing, paint the other rooms, carpeting and other flooring) before the official moving in...or I should say moving up.

Work is rather quiet right now.  A lot of down time during the summer months, which is a welcome reprieve from all the deadlines that need to be met between September and May.

 That's about it with the updates...I'm sure I've left a few things out, but that would be for another post.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Scripture Sunday

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." ~ Proverbs 22:6