Thursday, February 18, 2010

Raising Rockstars – Love Week


If you saw my previous post today then you know that I am struggling to know what to do with the future of this blog.  I am really considering to go private with this blog so that this blog can stay as the way I have always intended it to be…a chronicle of our homeschooling memories…not us doing cool stuff so we can show off with a cool blog post. 

So that is why I haven’t been doing my posts like before…I am really seeking God’s guidance.

I did want to post though about our fun week last week with Raising Rockstars.  We focused on love last week…being that it was the week before Valentine’s Day.  We have joined Blockbuster’s service of dvds through the mail and we got the Veggie Tales A Silly Little Thing Called Love last week.  It focused on loving our friends, loving our family and loving God.  So we used that as our focus and talked a lot last week about how to love our friends, family and God.

The highlight of last week was our family Valentine’s Day meal.  A new tradition was started in our home!  On Thursday night we designated it as our family Valentine’s meal.  I even pulled out the fine china!  We decorated the table up all pretty and even had candles lit. Seth said a special prayer for everyone in his family and we focused on how much we loved each other.  We even had individual chocolate cakes for dessert. I think the boys felt really special!

Here are few pictures that I got last week.

I taught Seth how to draw stick figures so that he could draw a picture of his family.  Here is the family picture that I drew on the white board.

Here’s Seth’s first family picture ever to draw!! 

Here’s Aaron’s.

My picture of the whole table came out blurry!!  I didn’t even realize it until today when I took the pics off the camera :-(

Here is what our place cards looked like…little cupcakes!  I thought they turned out really cute!


We put Hershey’s kisses around the table (the yummy yummy cherry cordial kind) and we put ribbon curls and snowflakes (because this was the day that it snowed 12 inches!!!)

I put Seth’s family picture on display in the middle.

About the blog – I will keep you updated but I really think I am going to go private with it.  Send me an email or leave a comment if you want to continue seeing the blog and I will make sure you get an invite!

Where Will We Go From Here

Hey guys!  I know I have not done a good job of posting on here.  I just haven’t found the time.  It’s kind of funny…I have been sincerely asking God to help guide my daily schedule and I have not found the time to do this…hmmm…I am wondering if He is trying to tell me something.

I have been feeling convicted to make sure that I do things with my kids FOR my kids and not just so I can have a cool blog post!  The blog is suppose to be chronicling the fun and educational stuff we do…not do things so that we can write a blog post!

I really do love this avenue for recording our memories and our accomplishments and I am still planning on giving my kids a book from the blog posts every year for their birthday (speaking of I need to get busy on getting Seth’s created…his birthday is a little less than a month away) so I don’t want to give up the blog.

I am seriously thinking though about making it a private blog…don’t worry…if you want an invitation you will have one.  I think though if I make it private I will be less apt to try to do something so I can have a cool post…and the blog will actually really be what I have intended it to be!

Hopefully you all understand this.  I really want to be the best homeschooling mom I can be…and I am learning that I need to lean more on God for guidance than others.  There are great ideas out there but I have found myself sometimes comparing myself to other homeschool moms and trying to mimic what they are doing…instead of taking their ideas and working into works best for us.  I think this is unhealthy because every family is different and every family is going to do things differently.  I need to focus more on how God wants me to conduct my homeschool.  Besides, everyone only chronicles the good things most of the time.  People aren’t so open to chronicle the mishaps and the bad days…so therefore people’s lives look a lot more put together than what they may really be.

Well I have really opened up here…no I am definitely not perfect!

I will keep you up to date on what I decide.  I am praying about it and hope to have a decision quickly.  If I decide to go private I will for sure let you know to give you a chance to request an invite.

And if you have any advice please share.