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Sunday, September 28, 2008

So sleepy

Just popping thorugh on my way to bed... I have worked every night since Tuesday and I am worn out big time! But, God created Sunday as a day of rest and I'm claiming it! I have several things that I want to get done, but mostly, I want to hang out with Dan because I haven't had much time to spend with him this week due to me working, and on Monday he leaves for yet ANOTHER week in Ruidoso, so we won't get any time together until Friday...sigh! Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that he is working...I just wish he was here in town. For those of you who are interested...Jodi got a job and starts Monday morning! She is excited about it but sad to leave the care of her babies to someone else, even if it is me...hee hee! She has all her lesson plans written up so I can help James during the day even though he will do his official lesson time with her in the evening. We will begin using our new books on Monday, and the boys are excited to be using the computer to learn for school. No big excitement this week, I've been too tired for adventures...but next week, we should have some new things to tell about...and maybe I will remember to upload the pics then, too...man I AM out of it! That said...I will bid you all a fond good night and meader off to bed and start woring on that day of rest thing!
PS. David would like me to remind you all that his birthday is next Friday...hee hee!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm back!!

Greetings from STILL warm New Mexico! We hit 90 again yesterday, but the nights are getting deliciously cool...hurray!! As for my prolonged absence and odd blogging schedule, I can only blame 'Puter, who has been giving us trouble for weeks and was finally fixed with a new hard drive put in by yours truly, a feat that astounded even Dan. At any rate, I should be back to my regular blogging schedule and keeping you up to date on our life here in the wilds of NM. Dan is working Tularosa this week after weeks in Ruidoso...but at least this week, he's riding back and forth instead of being gone all week. I am working 5 nights this week, but by the week;s end I will be dead on my feet, but those are the days when it's even nicer that Jodi is here: yesterday she sent me to take a nap (she didn't have to tell me twice...hee hee) and then she did school with the crowd of boys. We have started lap booking for some fun history lessons...basically taking file folders and turning them into 3-d projects that have TONS of info inside of them...way more fun than a boring history lecture and then writing an essay! So, that has been our home schooling adventure for the week so far, although I must admit, I'm letting Jodi handle most of that. Our next homeschooling adventure may be to try home school gym at the local gymnastics place. On Tuesdays, they have home school day....45 min of gymnastics instruction, 45 min of swimming lessons, a lunch time and 45 min of open gym....how fun does THAT sound?? I am looking into ways to be sure I can get them there even on the weeks that Dan has the van before I sign them up, but they are pretty excited about it. At any rate, things are settling into more of a routine now that Jo and the boys have been here for a few weeks and the house is looking better all the time. IN fact, we are going to do some serious cleaning while Jodi is running errands this AM, and when she returns we will head to the park for a picnic and school under a tree...Ahhhh, the joys of homeschooling! We just got our new Usborne books yesterday and will be starting to use them come Monday, so that will have us studying...Arithmetic, History, Health, Language Arts, Science, Spanish, Spelling, Reading and Reading Comprehension, and Bible....phew! But, so far, we are having more fun than last year as I'm trying to make this year more hands on for them so that it's less drudgery and more interesting....wish me luck!! HA HA! Anyway, here I am chattering a way like a magpie and you have things to do as do I, so I bid you a fond farewell until we meet again!! Hugs and Kisses all around!! Lost Boys, Mama K misses you so much!!


Kristy and the Man Crew

PS. Jodi has a blog now, it's at http://www.thethreestarnes.blogspot.com/ and I've linked it to my page, so if you can't find it, look at the top right of my page and find it there!
Jodi and I have invested in some new cookbooks and here is one ofour masterpieces...homemade, from scratch mac and cheese with bacon and onions on top!!! YUM~O~
Here are we all enjoying the yummy dinner together.... I think we need a bigger table...LOL!
Derek wanted a bite so bad before dinner that he went and found himself a tablespoon and tried to dig in without us!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Show me the Muscles

This is just a cute video of the boys goofing off...now that I have a new hard drive, maybe it will work! ENJOY! I will try to post a better post over the weekend now that the drive is fixed so keep checking back until I get something decent up here...ha ha!

Love to all,


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sweet Days and Cool Nights

Greetings from Sunny New Mexico! LIfe has been good this week...the boys have figured out the new pecking order and have settled a bit from last week. We did school all week with no major problems (thank you, Jesus!!) Dan has returned from Ruidoso again and had a fun time up there working all night and sleeping all day. Jodi has pounded the pavement looking for a job and has several good possibilities already. I have worked several days this week and Jodi is doing a great job of holding down the fort while I am gone. I found the coolest video EVER yesterday and I want to share it with you so click www.mychurch.org/blog/30635 if you want to see it. Oh, Dan and I had a ball last weekend for our anniversary. We didn't do anything super fantastically exotic, but we had dinner and went to see a funny movie and enjoyed being together. I think it was one of first anniversaires that we truly enjoyed one another's company...sigh...it was so nice! Anywho~it's 1:30 in the morning and I need some sleep to ta~ta for now!

Love to all,

Kristy, Jodi and the ever growing Man Crew

Monday, September 1, 2008

Video of Titus

Hopefully this will work. I took this cute video of Titus looking at his new mobile that his Grammy bought and his Grma insisted that he needed to be looking at all the time. They were both right...he loves it! Way to go, Grandmas!! Yeah!!

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