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Friday, September 21, 2012

In the Beginning

Well, it’s been a crazy few weeks. I started homeschooling our son, Tavin, who is three. Do you know what three year olds are like? Needless to say, I am usually fighting a terrible migraine by mid-afternoon. However, he’s catching on super fast and surprising me at every corner with how much he can retain.

We are currently using the curriculum by, Answers in Genesis, and I absolutely love it, as does Tavin. All week, we have been learning about the Trinity, and used examples of an egg and a weed, each being one thing, but with three different parts. He has also completely memorized Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Much like this scripture, my life is…”in the beginning” again. I’m creating, I’m teaching, I’m learning. My life is a Genesis 1:1. What I love most about that scripture is stopping at the word, God.
“In the beginning God…”
Need I say more?


Although Tavin can already count to eleven, we are focusing on the numbers 1 and 2 (per the curriculum) and learning how to write them. The other day he walked up to the chalkboard after his nap and proudly said, “Look Mommy! I did a 2!!” Look at how proud he is…


So I apologize for not keeping up with the blog this past week. Homeschooling takes a LOT of getting used to. Tavin is used to a free for all kind of day, and now he needs to learn structure, which includes trying to get him to quietly sit still for more than 10 seconds…not easy! And putting his weekly curriculum together, as well as creating all of his daily activities, has tied me up.

But the good news is…

I know many of you have been praying diligently for me and my family and our financial situation. Well, my husband just received a job offer for a medical warehouse company in Illinois. The pay is decent (still less than what we were making before), but they offer great monthly bonuses, paid healthcare, AND my best friend will be his supervisor and Jared will be riding to work with him each day, so that will relieve the heavy burden of having to pay for gas. And the best part of all: it’s a stable, full-time, year-round job. Things will still be tight, but it’ll be better than the minimum wage he’s making now. So thanks to all of you who have been so loving and kind and continued praying for us.


I have been hired as a daily writer for a ministry site. I will be sharing the site with you in the next couple of weeks. Please be on the lookout for that and make sure to share it with your friends and family.
So that’s where I’ve been…again. I’m sorry that it’s been so inconsistent lately, but I’m trying so many new things in my life that has been a bit overwhelming (art journaling (see below), scrapbooking, making homemade journals, card making, homeschooling, and all the other things that go along with being a “home” maker). Some would say this is part of my grieving process, and I would say that those saying it…would be right.


I’m truly going to try and get this blog up and running again on a daily basis, but please bear with me until I do.

See you soon!

Here's information on the program I'm using for Tavin's preschool curriculum.

401301: Answers for Preschoolers--Curriculum Set Answers for Preschoolers--Curriculum Set

Engaging, hands-on lessons will introduce children to the Bible, social studies, language arts, math, phonics, and science. Included are not only lots of fun activities, coloring pages, easy teacher-friendly ideas, and full-color illustrations galore, but also an affirmation of the truth of the Bible. Genesis is the foundation for helping children to know God's love while exploring health & safety, music, arts & crafts, and physical education activities. KJV and NIV references used.
This kit includes:

  • Student Books 1 & 2
  • Teacher's Guides 1 & 2
  • Resource Packet
  • Sing Along Music CD 
  • Please Note: This Answers for Pre schoolers curriculum Kit by Answers in Genesis is identical to Alpha Omega's Horizons Preschool curriculum kit.
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