April 25, 2008

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Special

Below is something that Laura would like for me to post.

Good morning! I pray everyone is well! Spring is finally in the air. Woo hoo! I love to see the flowers blooming. The daffodils in our yard have come and gone. And now the tulips are fading fast. But, the next round of flowers are beginning to peek through the earth. I am so excited!

I wanted to tell you about a special promotion the magazine for homeschool families is running right now. I subscribe to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and I LOVE it! It has articles for everyone. If you subscribe for just a year, you actually (while supplies last) will receive 25 curriculum-type gifts from various vendors. The value is huge – hundreds of dollars' worth of freebies to you. No strings attached – except that TOS only has about 2000 of these “gift baskets” left in their inventory. First come, first served. Here's the link which explains more, below. You can even view all the gifts and find out how they'll arrive. Hurry, though, they go really fast. Last time the magazine did this they sold out about two months early.

Link to Special Promotion

The above link will show you the pictures of your free gifts plus give you all the details.I know a couple of you are still considering whether homeschooling is right for you. :O) This magazine is a wealth of information that I think you would find valuable. It is unabashedly Christian. Praise God! Look over the goodies you get with it. Pray about it. Talk it over with your hubby. I think you might like to try it out.God bless, and enjoy Spring!

April 24, 2008


Last Friday our family went to see Expelled. It was a very interesting movie. I want to encourage you to go and see it. It is worth your time and money. Little children would not enjoy it, but it is perfect for adults and teens. Topic: Darwinism and Intelligent Design.

April 5, 2008

Washington DC

We have been trying to get to Washington DC for a while. We finally made it a couple of weeks ago. We got up at 04:15 and were out the door at 05:00. We made sandwiches and took snacks so we could stay all day to do some of the things that we had never done before.

Traffic was not too bad, and we caught the Metro in Springfield. We rode that into the Smithsonian stop and were off to get tickets for the Bureau of Engraving, Washington Monument & Capital Tours. We split up so we could get all the tickets we wanted. I started at the Bureau of Engraving while Laura and Victoria started at the Washington Monument. We later met up at the Capital. We were able to secure tickets for all three tours.
After we were able to get our tickets we had a little time so we went to the Holocaust Museum. We did not realize you had to have tickets for that also, fortunately we were able to get tickets for that as well.

Washington Monument Tour @12:30
Views from atop Washington Monument
Cherry Blossoms

Bureau of Engraving Tour @ 13:30

Capital Tour @ 14:30
Holocaust Museum Tour @ 16:00

When we left the Holocaust Museum it was raining pretty hard and we decided we were so tired it was time for us to go on. I feel like we did a lot but looking back at it now it seems like we did more walking and running than anything. I guess it was a good way to get exercise without it seeming like it was exercise.