Having Fun with Our Son


I'm not sure what happened to the original post of this.

I typed it.  
I published it.  
It vanished.


So, her goes round 2.

While we were visiting Aaron, we decided to go to Six Flags Great America.  I love roller coasters.  The higher, faster, the bigger the drop, the better!

Aaron loves them, too.

Kevin is a willing participant!

I had never been to Six Flags Great America before and, boy, was it worth it!

I think it has the most really great coasters of any I've been to. 

And, I experienced something I'd never experienced before...a brief blackout from the G-forces!  That was on the Batman, in case you ever go...on my third consecutive ride. 

Maybe I overdid it!

But the lines were short...and it was a great!

But by far my favorite ride of the day was The Raging Bull.  It is extremely similar to the Apollo's Chariot in Busch Gardens...and that is my very favorite roller coaster!

After a day at the park, we went out to eat and then hit the Putt Putt course.

Par-King is supposedly in the top 10 of Putt Putt courses in the US according to the Travel Channel (I think!).

Yes, it was fun.  Old school and creative!

Including a hole that replicated the Sears/Willis Tower...elevator for your ball and all!

The final hole was a Roulette wheel.  If you landed on 0, you got a free game.  Needless to say, none of us did!

Hopefully, this post will stay!  (I'm blaming my new Blogger App on my Android phone for the loss!)

In Him,


Aaron's Naval A School Graduation

TodayAaron graduated from his Naval A School. openinget is his first  school after bootcamp and prepared him for his job in the Navy.  

He also received his orders yesterday, and after going to another school in a yet to be determined location, he will spend 2-3 years in GUAM!

Not sure exactly when he leaves (should know Monday).

Praying for Lord's hand to be clearly directing Aaron's future, opening and closing doors for His glory.

In Him,


First Day of School

That's right...today was the day!

Anna Grace, Ally, Lily and Joshua started the new year today. 

 Emma has been working hard for over a month now, so it was just a typical day for her.   Anna Grace & Ally were glad to be back in a routine and have something interesting to do (we'll see how long that lasts!).

 But for Lily & Joshua, this was their first first day of "real" school.  They were so excited!  Especially Lily, who really could probably teach me!  Yes, she's that smart...and I'm not just mama-bragging!  

The littlest are preschoolers and are working on the typical preschool things:  letters, numbers, colors, messy play, reading lots and lots of books.  
I didn't even spring for new crayons!  Yes, I gave them to them broken already!
I spent a good deal of my time in Florida last week (pictures in another post) piecing together their schedule.  I felt like I should call it Preschool by Pinterest, because of how much time I spent on there gathering ideas, but in actuality it is only a portion of their schedule. 

A big emphasis this year is on character qualities, so today they began with obedience (with the older girls sitting in to "help teach" the lesson. Of course, they have this mastered.  Snicker.)  We will spend the next 3 weeks talking about the 4 keys to obedience:  immediately, cheerfully, thoroughly/completely, and without complaining. (Okay, the key idea did come from Pinterest!)

 Today's focus:  immediately.  

Fun as a game.  Not as much fun for some in reality!  

All in all it was a much smoother day than I had anticipated.  

Praising Him for that answer to prayer, as I was the one not ready to begin this year.  But it felt good to me, too, to be back in the rhythm once I was there.  Last year reminded me that homeschooling is too much for me, but not too much for Him.  So I pray I will lean totally upon Him this year, obey immediately (smile), and enjoy the process.

In Him,