Monday, June 18, 2018

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- June 19, 2018


Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Photo Round Up: June 17th, 2018

Sunday Photo Round Up

Sunday Photo Round Up is where I share the pictures I have taken during the week for the photo-a-day challenges I am participating in. For June I am again participating with the ones from Fat Mum Slim and the Crew. Then I discovered one from Jamerrill Stewart: MegaMotherhood. And this week I found one from Homeschool Instagrammers. I have a bit of catching up to do for that one.


June 10: Organize


I spent some time organizing "my" Sunday School room today. We are combining the classes for the summer, so I am getting familiar with a different classroom, and trying to make room at the table for more children than are usually here.

June 11: Something Awesome


My awesome children climbing on the porch

June 12: Play Time


Play time for the youngest children while their sister is inside taking her standardized test. They are playing "Drip, Drip, Splash" the water version of "Duck, Duck, Goose" from what I understand.

June 13: A Sign


A sign on a box that the children were so excited to find several weeks back. Now they love going grocery shopping with us, so they can get free fruit. 

June 14: I Never...


Watching my son ride his bike in the park, I thought, oh, that is something I have never done. I can not ride bike and have no interest in doing so. The one time my mom tried to teach me, I fell and got hurt and refused to get back on. It doesn't help that my balance sucks. 

June 15: Water


Spending some time at the park, throwing sticks in the water.

June 16: Dinner


Nothing fancy, just my on-plan (Trim Healthy Mama) dinner. One of my favorites. Meatloaf from their cookbook, riced cauliflower cooked up in butter, and green beans with butter and seasoning.

Then there is the challenge I am doing with the 
Homeschool Review Crew

June 10: Fruit


I did not have any fruit today. So, I thought I would share the fruit I have quite a bit, because it can be eaten in either S, E, or FP with Trim Healthy Mama. Frozen berries. I like them thawed and added to cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt. Also yummy on top of my pancakes.

June 11: Crunchy


These crunchy snacks look like they want to crunch something. Don't they. Can you name this snack?

June 12: Smooth


I wasn't sure what I was going to share, until I saw the children making their water balloons. They are quite smooth.

June 13: Creativity



The children showed great creativity this year coming up with their costumes for the Kid and Pet Parade for Community Days. Seeing as I was late sharing the picture, I am also sharing the picture of them wearing them. 

June 14: Flag


Saw this flag at the store last night. Figured I'd go with it for this prompt. Sort of pretty. Don't you think? 

June 15: Honor


Wasn't quite sure where to go with this one. Decided to take a picture of the children being respectful while "honoring" the flag. Not sure it's quite right, but it's what I could come up with.

June 16: Life


Here's a little life I don't like to get close to. It's surrounded by plant life. I tried to get a picture from a different angle and he wasn't quite happy with me. He flew up and decided I was done trying to get a picture of a bumblebee.

Third challenge: MegaMotherhood from Jamerrill Stewart.

June 10: Morning Mug


I started having a morning mug of coffee when I have an S breakfast. Might have gotten into a bad habit. The mug was a gift from a past Mother's Day. Isn't it neat. It's one of those mugs where the picture appears with hot liquids.

June 11: Porch


My awesome children climbing on the porch.

June 12: Lunch


Well, I could have shared my boring lunch, but that would have been, well boring. While I was making lunch I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and noticed this little critter capturing its own lunch. 

June 13: Husband


The husband playing on his phone.

June 14: Playtime


Bit of playtime before lunch this afternoon. For some reason these two were practicing their flying, with weeds as wings.

June 15: Plot Twist


So, Friday was our last day of school for the 2017-2018 school year. New tradition, taking pictures similar to we took on the first day of school, but with signs that say, "Last Day of School," and "We are finally done." With a bit of a plot twist thrown in: "Summer Session Starts Soon" because we school through the summer, after taking a bit of a break.

June 16: Sunshine


Just some sunshine shining through the leaves of the tree. We decided we didn't want to get sunburned while watching the Community Days parade.

Aaannnnd on to the fourth challenge: Homeschool Instagrammers
(I sort of played catch up as I started late, but didn't get very far. Here are the days I have gotten)

June 7: Favorite Color


Tabitha was crocheting with my favorite color, while wearing a dress which is another one of my favorite colors. I can't decide which purple I prefer these days.

June 8: Flower


Just a pretty flower outside our church.

June 11: Water


Happened to see these geese after stopping at the store before coming home from the Y. They waited patiently for me to take a few pictures, then decided to take off. Loved this shot. 

June 12: Technology


Some new technology in the van along with some older technology in the background.

June 13: Animals


Found some geese again today. Wonder if they are the same ones as the other day. 

June 14: Artwork


This ballerina picture is Tabitha's latest piece of artwork. She's getting pretty good at drawing people. 

June 15: Gratitude


A whole lot of gratitude here in my I Heart Homeschooling picture, I am grateful to be able to set my own schedule. We school 5-6 weeks on, 1 week off during the school year, then have a summer session, schooling year round. Today was our last day for this school year.

June 16: Stripes


Saw quite a few stripes today, the Stars and Stripes to be exact. Today is day 2 of our Community Days celebration and there was a parade.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #208: June 14, 2018

Welcome back to... 


Wow! It is the 4 Year Anniversary of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style!
Thank you so much for joining in with me for these weekly 
"look back down memory lane" posts.
I am so thankful for everyone's participation in helping to make this a success!

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around June 14th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)


Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above. Most weeks I find that there is a wonderful post, but I can't feature it because it is a current post, not from the past. Sadly, I am going to have to say, I will be deleting posts that do not follow the rules. The spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past. Please follow the guidelines.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Originally posted June 14th, 2016
Littles Learning Link Up: Beach Fun Round Up


Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Kristen from A Mom's Quest to Teach shared 


To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Throwback Thursday Blog-Style permalink please.



Happy Throwback Thursday!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: June 13, 2018 (w/linky) : Water Fun

The children have been enjoying the warmer weather. They have been having a blast playing around with water at different times this past week.

Amelia was swinging around a water can and I thought it would be fun to use one of the features on my camera, where I can just hold down the shutter and it will take continuous pictures. The problem, narrowing down which shots I like.











Then Tabitha took a turn with the watering can. This time I used the feature where the camera will create multiple images with effects. So, no editing on my part with the following pictures. This is what the camera gave me. And it doesn't always do the same effects. Each time is different.





Then they had some fun with the hose. A little more fun than they were supposed to have, actually. They got soaked!






More "effect" fun.




Can you see the rainbow?
It's in the small section between the porch post and the wall.


Yes, they made quite the big mud puddle in our driveway.



Then yesterday they decided to have a water balloon fight. 

At first they had it set up like this:


I realized I wouldn't get clear shots of Amelia and Harold because of the shade, so they rearranged.






Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button on your Wordless Wednesday post or in a list of Wordless Wednesday linkies. Just link it to my Wordless Wednesday permalink please.



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