Friday, January 30, 2009

Snowballs

His may be larger, but who looks more determined? Never underestimate a little sister.Or a big sister.
And don't think for a moment that they show any mercy after the pic is clicked!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Project Gutenberg

The Project Gutenberg DVD came in the mail today containing about 17,500 books. If you are a biblioholic like myself, there is a link on the side bar for Project Gutenberg.

I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson

I had found the secret of a garret room
Piled high with cases in my father's name;
Piled high, packed large,--where, creeping in and out
Among the giant fossils of my past,
Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs
Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there
At this or that box, pulling through the gap,
In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy,
The first book first. And how I felt it beat
Under my pillow, in the morning's dark,
An hour before the sun would let me read!
Aurora Leigh, Bk. I. E.B. BROWNING.

In a word, literature is my Utopia. Hellen Keller

Come, and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow.
Titus Andronicus, Act iv. Sc. 1. SHAKESPEARE.

He furnished me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.
Tempest, Act i. Sc. 2. SHAKESPEARE.

POLONIUS.--What do you read, my lord?
HAMLET.--Words, words, words.
Hamlet, Act ii. Sc. 2. SHAKESPEARE.

O Reader! had you in your mind
Such stores as silent thought may bring,
O gentle Reader! you would find
A tale in everything.
Simon Lee. W. WORDSWORTH.

He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable dishes, and all of admirable flavour.
William Godwin, in The Guide to Reading

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snowy Outside




The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

This is a wonderful homeschooling magazine. Lots of informative and encouraging articles. We receive the print copy and also the digital edition. Having dial-up, everything takes awhile to load, so, if you would like my digital subscription, leave me a message and I will choose a winner, if there is more than one inquiry, this weekend.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy changes you, not just the obvious bigger belly, thicker hair, larger feet (what, your feet didn't grow?). This being the 8th pregnancy, you would think the little changes wouldn't surprise me. But here's a whopper, I do not like chocolate anymore. Really. Seriously. Don't like the taste, smell, texture, you name it. But lime shakes, yum. No ice cream either, not appealing at all. And my all favorite tamales, nah, not right now, maybe later. Today, it was time to learn something. We have been reading hours and hours a day as it is cold and snowy outside. Just had to learn something new today, so I started on Greek. I know, should be studying Spanish, but I already have the Greek curriculum that was going unused! Now that Rosetta Stone Spanish curriculum would be nice to have!

Texas

One of my favorite things about this last trip to Texas was hikin' off them winter boots and puttin' on them sandals when we crossed the Red River. Maybe next trip we will make it to the beach, seeing as it's 13 outside now, a balmy 80 sounds pretty nice.

Bible Bee

We are so excited to be hosting a local Bible Bee. There is a quick link on the side bar and I hope you will all check it out and find a local bee near you for your children. Lots of fun and learning with great prizes!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Virtual Vacation

Today we went on a virtual vacation to Mexico. Last night we made tamales: venison, chicken, and corn and have been munching on them today. We also received a book by our friend Jim Lamar on doing mission work in Mexico, which we plan on real soon. His book will be out on Amazon and Barnes and Noble next month and I recommend you getting it if you are interested in such an opportunity. Also, even the one of lambs joined in the virtual tour and got Montezuma's revenge for the day!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Chester

He is a sweet boy!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Zara for Sale


Belle for Sale

She is so sweet, and so is her milk!