Friday, April 29, 2016

Kid's say the darndest things...

Marissa has been slowly learning accent marks on syllables for a while now.  I've tried explaining them to her, the only problem is, when she says the word, she forces the accent on whatever part the first one (the example) had.  I finally called my mom today to see if she could word it another way for her and maybe it would click.  This wouldn't be the first time that she didn't get something the way I explained it.  Our brains do not work the same way at all.  So Mom ended up helping her and I think she has a little bit more of a handle on it.  Time will tell for sure when she does her next section with it.  In all seriousness, and with no disrespect, she turns to me and says "Mommy, I try really hard to understand you, it's just sometimes...." 
I love her!  

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Mom always asks me every year if I have any ideas for the girls for their birthdays/Christmas.  They haven't really asked for anything this year.  We got them an outside game and swim goggles that I'm pretty sure they have forgotten they wanted, but will remember this summer when we start camping again.  So I got the idea that a shopping trip would be fun.  A trip to Watertown with Grandma and Grandpa and an outfit would be awesome!  Mom wasn't sure so she wanted me to feel the kids out and see what they thought without letting them know what the plan was.  So I asked the girls about a month ago if they thought it would be fun if we went clothes shopping with Grandma and Grandpa Geiger if they got money for their birthdays.  The girls both thought it was a good idea, so we went ahead with plans.  
Last week, we got out the girl's summer clothes and went through them.  When we got finished, Grandma had called and asked the girls if they still wanted to go shopping.  Marissa was all for it, but Madalyn was a little hesitant.  She said she really didn't need any clothes since she had all Marissa's Hand-Me-Downs.  I talked to her to see where she was coming from and in the end she decided she still wanted to go.  I wasn't really sure what the hesitation was for, but I let it go.  
Fast forward to tonight and we are sitting on the couch talking about the pending shopping trip.  Madalyn stops and says that she really isn't sure how this is actually going to work.  I start to explain it to her and she stops me.  
"I only have $2, Mom."  (Madalyn)
"You do realize that this is going to be your gift from Grandma and Grandpa they are going to pay for it, right?"  (Me)
Madalyn immediately starts laughing...Now she gets it!  LOL  She is such a goofball!  Poor thing was trying to be frugal with her $2.  She is such a sweetheart!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Target Bathrooms...

So I tried posting this to my Facebook this morning, but the account has been suspended now so it can't be read anymore.  I, thankfully, still had the link open so I was able to access it.  I don't normally copy and paste someone elses' blog, but since it's so great and can no longer be accessed, I'm going to share it.  I know everyone is freaking out about this whole bathroom thing and while I understand it, and was there for a bit with my own head, it's starting to get to me.  I feel like this blog writer has it so right...  
It looks like her blog is up and running is the link to her post... 
...or you can continue reading her copied post below

Target Bathrooms and the Straight, Conservative Preacher’s Wife

First of all, my need to write a blog to address an issue as stupid as Target and it’s bathroom policy proves exactly two things:
1. This country is absurd.
2. We all get our panties and underpants and gender-neutral underclothings in such tight-wound wads that it’s a wonder any of us can even breathe.

Let’s get all of my personal facts out on the table before I tell you where I stand and why.  I am a Christian.  I believe in Jesus Christ as my very personal Savior.  I love Him, and I believe He loves me along with every single person on this planet.  Without exception.  I am straight.  I am married to a man. He is a pastor which makes me a pastor’s wife by default.  I’m not always a very good one, but I’m an honest one, so my church at least has that going for it.  I am a mother.  I have four beautiful daughters, and I would start World War III to keep them safe.  I am politically conservative, but I have stopped identifying with the Republican party because I think that the whole of Washington has lost their ever-lovin’ minds…across party lines…it’s the one thing they have in common.  I believe in the Bible.  I believe that every word in it is true.  I believe what the Bible says about homosexuality, but I am NOT a homophobe.  Because I also believe what the Bible says about loving people.  ALL people.  Without exception.

It’s nice to meet you.   Now that you know the filter through which I am processing this whole #BoycottTarget debacle, you might be surprised to hear me say that I am still shopping at Target.  I love their Dollar Spot, and they have cute shoes.

The backstory as I understand it: Target has come out and said that they are now going to allow people to go into whatever bathroom they “gender identify” with.  So if a man identifies as a woman, he is now welcome to use the women’s restroom and dressing rooms.  If a woman identifies as a man, she is now welcome to use the men’s restroom and dressing rooms.  And the whole country has lost their minds about it.  I understand.  There’s great concern from both sides.  The left feels the need to protect the transgendered community, and the right feels the need to protect their values. They have great concern for the safety of their children were perverts and pedophiles to take advantage of this new policy.  So in response, the conservative right has started a movement to boycott Target and the liberal left is living in renewed determination to hate the “homophobic Christian community.”  Does that about sum it up?

So glad we can all get along.  Did you sense my dripping sarcasm there?

Since we have established the basics of the boycott, let me tell you why this straight, conservative preacher’s wife and mother of four young girls is still going to shop at Target:

  1. Target is not any more liberal this week than it was a month ago.  Target has ALWAYS been a liberal company and if Christians took even 5 minutes to do a Google search (except if you’re boycotting liberal companies, you’ll have to use a different search engine because hello Lefty-Liberalton!) they would find this to be true.  Target has NEVER claimed to be a conservative, Bible-believing company.  Because they aren’t.  They hold hands with Starbucks, another flamingly liberal company whose CEO takes a yearly vacation solely on the dollars he earns from the coffee addiction of my very own preacher husband.
  2. Target offers a family restroom for our family convenience that we tend to frequent.  Why? Because there are a bunch of us and when everyone has to pee, it’s easiest for this mommy to keep them confined in one small room, with a lock on the door, where no one can escape.  This is still an excellent option to be utilized, but there are others.
  3. We can pee before we come, we can pee when we leave or we can pee in our pants if we’re that terrified of what we might find behind the restroom door.
  4. I am capable of accompanying my children to the main restroom if the family restroom isn’t available. I would like to pretend that I am an amazing mommy who ALWAYS goes to the restroom with her children 100% of the time, but in all reality there are 4 of them so we have been known to do the buddy system, and Mommy continues to shop.  However, I will now simply accompany my kids into the main restroom when we’re at Target because IF they ever came across a man in the women’s restroom, they would be confused.  And let’s be honest, they might be a little scared.  Because they aren’t used to seeing a man in the women’s restroom.  And again, I am there to protect them in the restroom as much as I am there to protect them as we cross the street. My job is no different just because they can’t hold “it.”  Again.
  5. Transgendered people have never hurt my children.  But believe it or not, a whole bunch of church people have.  (Oh, yes, I said that.  Hand slap.  See how that honesty bit gets me in trouble?)  What does that mean?  It means that ANYONE is capable of hurting my children.  ANY.ONE.  And it’s my job to keep them safe.  But what if they did see a transgendered person in the restroom?  Would the world really end?  No.  Because I would then have the opportunity to explain to my children, who don’t have any choice but to grow up in this messy world, that there are some people who feel like they are different and like they don’t belong anywhere.  We could talk about what Jesus would do and how He would expect us to love them and how we would feel if we didn’t belong anywhere.
  6. The perverts and the pedophiles don’t care about Target’s policy.  Sure it’s one less obstacle in their way, but you really think a store policy is going to keep them from what they desire?  Probably not.  They can find children unattended in all kinds of places (including the Target toy department, if we’re being honest.)  And right now, they’d be stupid to step foot in a Target restroom while everybody is up in arms.  But if they do, if the perverts and pedophiles decide to hang out in the women’s restroom, Target will have Hell to pay for their decision.  That’s on them. Women and children need to be paying attention to their surroundings just like when they’re at the park and when they’re at the grocery store after 10pm and when they’re at church (shoot, I can’t even help myself).  Pay attention to your surroundings because perverts and pedophiles like other places besides Target.
  7. THE BIG ONE: This boycott is doing more damage to the Christian cause than it’s helping.  Don’t get me wrong, I believe in standing up for our rights and in what we believe in.  But this isn’t a “right.”  This is a privately owned company setting a policy in place.  They are free to do that in America.  Whether we agree with it or not.  And we are free to take our business elsewhere.  But with a public temper tantrum?  For the sake of what?  Of proving a point?  Don’t you see that the other side, the side that doesn’t know Jesus, the side that looks to Christians as the hands and feet of a Savior, don’t you understand that all they see is fighting?  Is hatred?  I understand both sides.  I really do. But do you really think this boycott is going to grow your church next Sunday.  Do you think this display of “Jesus” is going to make the lost think “Oh yes, I want what they have.  They are such a loving bunch.”  I don’t think so.  Maybe continuing to shop at Target isn’t about laying down to the left but about responding differently to those who are different.  Instead of a boycott couldn’t they know us by our love?  Wouldn’t that be a different, BETTER way to handle this situation, an unexpected response?  Wouldn’t responding in love turn the head of the critic?  Wouldn’t there be a better chance that he might say, “Oh.  They aren’t throwing stones at me.  Maybe they do have something different to offer.”  Jesus specifically said in John 13 that “they” would know we were His by our love for each other.  You don’t really think He intended that we exclude “them” from that love, do you?  He never said they would know us by our boycotts, by your stubborn stance for policy and procedure.  Somehow that sounds a whole lot like the Pharisees He fought against, not the messy people with whom he purposely spent His time.  And I just really think that if He were here, if Jesus were walking the Earth today, He would be standing outside that Target bathroom…not to freak your children out…but to tell that transgendered teen who is so confused and alone that He loves him, that He died for him, that He has more to offer him than anything he will find here on Earth.  I think He would much rather be inside Target with people who are broken and messy than outside of Target signing petitions to make the outcast feel a little more shunned.
But what do I know.  I’m just a straight, conservative preacher’s wife.

*A Final Note: Everyone, let’s keep open minds.  I wish we could all step back and take a moment to walk in someone else’s shoes.  But for real.  Both side need to set their stubborn pride down and breathe.  This is the reason Lamaze was even created.
To the left: please listen to yourselves.  You throw out the word “tolerance” like it is your love child, conceived and birthed in some spectacular fashion.  You carry it around like your trophy, your greatest contribution, but as soon as someone voices a differing belief (most notably for religious reasons) you turn around and use your tolerance trophy to bludgeon them into a bloody pulp.  Then your stance for tolerance is no longer credible.  Because you can’t demand tolerance and never truly offer it in return.  It’s not tolerance if you always agree with those you tolerate.
To the right: I know you’re freaking out.  I know you don’t feel heard.  I can hear every single one of your arguments running through my head like a broken record.  I live in your world and I agree with many of your things.  But please be careful.  You’re allowed to stand up for yourselves, but watch the attitude in which you do it.  I know some of the left can be abusive to you and what you believe, but don’t return abuse with abuse.  I had a Christian, someone I actually know, call into question the salvation of people who continue to shop at Target.  Legitimately.  And I quote, “if you’re really a born again Christian you will not even cast your shadow on their front door.”  And 27 people just went to Hell because after reading that they don’t want your Christ.  They don’t want Him if this is how He treats people.  So PLEASE!!!!!!  This is about more than being right or wrong!!!!  This is about how we handle ourselves!  This is about REAL LIVING PEOPLE IN NEED OF THE JESUS THAT WE KNOW (or say we know).  All I’m asking is that you show kindness when making your decision.  I don’t care one way or another if you ever step foot through the doors of Target again, but for the love of all that is holy (seriously) PLEASE be kind.  And offer mercy.  And grace.  And love.  That is not the same thing as having your beliefs trampled on.  Just walk it out in love.  REALLY step back and ask yourself how you think Jesus would handle this whole thing.  And then walk accordingly.  But remember who you represent, because that includes me.  And I know too many people who are too important to lose over something as eternally insignificant as Target and their bathroom policy.

Silly Night

So our night started out with quite a few giggles before we even skyped with my parents.  However, it only got worse once we were talking with them.  It started with us talking about how to keep Mom company while Dad was in Georgia for work.  Dad was talking about going and seeing Chelsea since he wouldn't be too far from her.  He said the only thing that was going to keep him is that he didn't want to make Mom sad since she can't go.  Mom told him he should go visit and that she wouldn't be lonely because she was going to come to our house.  Both the girls immediately errupted in unison, "You don't have to be lonely at!"  
OH MY GOODNESS!  I hadn't even heard the song before so I didn't even know what it was.  I knew there was an insurance company called Farmers Insurance so I asked if that was what it was for and Dad informed me it was a dating site for Farmers.  Seriously?  LOL  The girls of course had no clue but it fit perfectly.  The whole time Dad kept asking Marissa if she signed Grandma up, but I'm not sure she actually heard him because all she kept saying is, "I didn't mean to....I didn't know what it was!"  HAHA  
This is the commercial that they proceeded to tell me about....

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What I'm up to today...

...I'm looking at electives for the kids as they grow!  LOL  I've been on the hunt for a NYS History curriculum.  I'm having a hard time finding anything.  I have in mind what I want, which is what I took when I was in school, only I'm not having good luck finding it!  Kind of irritating to say the least.  I wish I still had mine!  Oh well...I'll keep looking.  While I started that search, I started a list of different electives that I want the girls to take when they get to that point in time and ones that I think they might be interested in.  I've got a pretty good list so far.  Health, Business Math, Beginning and Advanced Art, Sign Language, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and NYS History.  Our curriculum recommends 7-8 electives from 9-12th grade.  I've got plenty of time, but for some reason when Marissa is going into 6th grade this year, it got me thinking. are we in 6th grade already?!  Do any of you have any other ideas of electives that you think would be beneficial to take?  I tried getting a list of good electives, I couldn't really find one.  I would love to use some electives from other curriculums to help broaden their ways of learning.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Guess what?!

We have our camper back in our driveway!  

I spent a little bit of time yesterday putting some things bak in it from the winter.  I'll do a quick clean in it, but overall it's pretty clean from winter.  No bugs, mice...just a little bit of dust.  

We are starting the processes of checking to make sure everything is working and ready for the season.   I'm not sure that we will un-winterize it just yet, but we are checking the heat, fridge and air conditioning.  We have some time yet before we need to un-winterize and check for leaks.  

I'm thankful for another successful year of storage.  I'm thankful for the ability to store it indoors and out of the elements.  

We got a lot done this weekend...the cab and snowblower are off the tractor.  We rota-tilled our garden and Doug's parents' garden.  We also planted our onions.  Overall it was a great weekend!  

This is our last full week of school and the girls are extremely excited!  I have to admit I am as well.  We have worked really hard for this and I'm anxious to give them this much deserved break.  Tuesday, May 3rd will officially be their last day of school.  Marissa's one request was to be finished before her birthday!  We will still have state tests to do, but that isn't a big deal.  

I guess I should go do some dishes...I hope you all have an awesome day!

Friday, April 22, 2016

What an amazing testimony of love...

I know for a fact that I am a lot harder on my body than my husband is.  I struggle with all my flaws, and he tells me I'm beautiful.  A friend of mine posted this video to facebook and it gave me a lump in my throat.  True love... I'm so blessed to be married to my best friend!
(P.S. It's not R rated like it looks like its going to be!)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's going to be a great day!

I love those mornings when you wake up to a clean house, laundry is finished, and you only have a couple dishes in the sink.  It's supposed to be a beautiful day so I'm hoping we can get out and enjoy it today.  School is first on our list, but hopefully that won't take too long.  We are winding down for the year!  Only a couple weeks left and we are on summer break!  The girls can't wait.  Camping season is almost upon us and that is extra exciting to think about. 
The only "work" on the list for today is going through clothes and getting out the girls' summer clothes. Hopefully this doesn't bring on the snow!  I have a love/hate relationship with this job.  It's always so satisfying to get it done and out of the way, but it's such a pain to do!  Thankfully the girls LOVE the job so that makes it so much easier to do.  
I'm looking forward to my husband being home tonight...I wonder what's for dinner???

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Saturday we planned to spend the day up at Doug's parents.  Uncle Steve and Aunt Marcia were in from Maine and Brian was up as well for the Snirt Run.  Kenny and Laurie came up with Kaitlin, Kelcey, and Kole as well.  The house was full!  It was a beautiful day, so we decided that a bike ride was definitely in order.  We had a blast.  We tested a new path to the house, and even the dogs enjoyed the run.  We got to the house just in time to see Mom, Dad, Uncle Steve, and Aunt Marcia heading down to see Kenny and Laurie's new barn.  So we hopped back on our bikes and rode back down there.  After riding back to Doug's parents house, we parked our bikes and headed in to cool off.  Within a few minutes, Uncle Steve peeked his head in and let me know that my back tire was flat.  This was only my second time out on my new bike so that was a bummer.  We asked Mom to pick up a patch kit while she was at Walmart, and in a very short amount of time, she was good as new!  I tested it out and it seemed good.  Doug and I rode home before dark to grab the Pilot.  It was a blast just going with him, because we could really boogie without having to wait for the girls.  Don't get me wrong, I love riding with the kids, but it was fun to just go the two of us.  That night when we took the kids bikes down, I noticed my front tire was flat.  Man!  Talk about unlucky!  We found out that that one was a defect, but was still able to patch it.  Hopefully it holds and we don't have any more mishaps for a bit.  Doug said if we continue to have problems, we will have to call the bike shop where we got it and find out what the deal is.  We are hopeful that it won't come to that though!  I'm thankful biking season is here and we have a chance to get out and enjoy the weather.  I think the girls and I are going to bike down to the voting location this afternoon after my last kiddo leaves.  We should be able to get there and back before dusk hits.  :)
***Edited to Add***
We did end up biking down to the polls, back to Doug's parents to vacinate the dogs, and then home again for dinner.  It was a great ride, although the wind was a little strong and thankfully the bike tires all held...although I haven't honestly been down to check them this morning ;/  I'm not sure what the weather holds, but maybe we can sneak in a ride this weekend!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Friday Night

We already had youth group this month, but we got an email about a youth even being held in Black River so we approached the teens.  6 of them jumped on the opportunity to go, so we made plans.  Everything worked out car was out of the shop in time, the girls were able to go to Doug's parents house, we had just enough to fit and max out the Pilot, etc.  
I dropped the kids off and Mom and Dad's around 4:30 and then started picking up teens.  We ended up with 5 instead of 6, which was sad, but I'm thankful we had 5!  
Honestly, heading to a different church is a little outside of my element.  I like to know exactly what to expect, and you just can't know that when you are heading some place different.  Doug was with me so that helped a ton.  When we parked, I noticed that there seemed to be quite a few vehicles, but I never expected to see 50+/- teens around behind the church!  There were teens from all over including Malone and Potsdam!  That was the biggest group I have ever seen at one of these functions!  They played a few games, ate and then we headed upstairs for the speaker.  
I was NOT prepared to receive such a blessing.  The speaker is from Massena, NY and honestly, I'm kind of jealous of those that get to here him more often.  He certainly is gifted.  It was one of those nights that you could just feel the Spirit of God moving.  Doug and I spent a good share of time praying for our teens....the ones that were there, the ones that said they were coming, and then ones that weren't able to make it.  What a blessing!
I'm so thankful for the opportunity to work with our church's teens.  
We certainly are blessed as the leaders!

Friday, April 15, 2016


I mentioned in my blog post on the field trip to the TV station that my car was having some computer issues of some sort.  I had a bunch of dash lights on for no apparent reason.  We had asked a couple people and we heard quite a few possibilities, all of which made me a little nervous.  From the computer going on the car to the alternator, I didn't like them!  Our mechanic took a peak at it one day quick just to make sure it was safe to drive and although it printed out 3 pages of errors, he said it was safe to drive and that he would squeeze me in the next week.  He wasn't too concerned and was pretty sure it was a wire or sensor issue.  I was really praying he was right!
So Wednesday night I dropped the car off.  I didn't hear anything all day on the car.  (That didn't help my head any!)  On top of not wanting anything huge wrong with it due to finances, we also needed the car tonight for a youth event, so it needed to be a quick fix.)  Anyhow, around 5 I called to check on the car and he said I was all set.  Turned out it was missing some programing and thankfully he had the machine at the shop that was needed to reprogram it.  It cost me a whopping $40.  
God certainly is amazing!  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

This dog...

Seriously, we are so blessed!  She loves the kids so much!

The bond that she has with this little girl is crazy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Super excited!

We have had our campground reservation for Darien Lake State Park since before Christmas.  This has become an every year tradition, and we didn't want to loose "our site".  Then we just wanted for the email for the tickets to the amusement park.  Only, they didn't come when they normally come.  Since the reservation was already made, we decided we were going to go no matter what.  Honestly we were a little bummed though!  I sent a message out to see what was up, and have just been waiting back on information.  
This morning, I got the email for the tickets!  We are excited and payment is going out for them tomorrow.  It's going to be a blast!
It wasn't going to be a big deal either way, but I'm thankful the Lord came through and allowed us to get them again this year.  There is no way we could pay full price for the tickets.  I'm very grateful for this opportunity!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sibling Day

If it wasn't for Instagram and Facebook, I wouldn't even know this day existed.  
Yesterday morning I woke up to a ton of posts about siblings and how thankful they were for each other.  I spent a good share of the day reminiscing about our adventures as kids, the four of us together.  The days spent at the park playing for hours until the whistle was heard, playing horses with our ropes in the hideout, riding bike, taking walks, sledding...the list goes on.  The trouble we got in, the times I'm surprised we didn't get in trouble!  I remember once we were at the park playing and we were making a tree swing.  I'm not sure if any of us tested it out before Caleb, all I remember is when he did the branch broke and he fell.  We tried to fix his back before we took him home, but we couldn't.  So we took him home, walking all cockeyed.  Dad fixed him, but I'm so surprised we didn't get in trouble!  I could be remembering wrong, but I don't remember too many "bored" days.  Between the four of us, we always came up with something to do!  Thanks Mom and Dad for supplying me with built in playmates and friends!  Thanks Jonathan, Caleb, and Chelsea for all the memories!  I only hope my kids grow up with the same quality of memories! :)

Oh and we kind of need an updated sibling picture ;)

Friday, April 8, 2016


Last weekend we woke up, got ready, and headed out for a bike ride.  The fields were still pretty wet, and it rained on us, but it was awesome to get out.  The clean up afterwards...not so much...The girls' and Doug's bike must have a lot more places for stuff to get caught because I'm not even sure how they could break or shift their bikes with all the mud and junk in there!  It was pretty crazy.  Mine was filthy too, but not near what theirs was.  I should have taken pictures of before and after :)  
Youth group was in the afternoon.  We dropped the girls off and headed down to church.  We kind of had a work/ fun day planned.  We were asked to rake the rocks that the plow over the winter had deposited on the side of the driveway and put them back where they belonged.  It was also our turn this week to clean.  We got all our work done in a couple hours, ate some lunch, had our devotional, and then set up our activity for the day.  Toilet paper dodgeball!  It was a lot of fun and the rolls lasted a lot longer than we thought they were going to.  It was another successful youth group meeting.  
We possibly have another youth meeting with a nearby church next week, but we are waiting to hear back from teens to see if that is going to happen.  I'm definitely thankful for the teens in our church, the work that they do, and the ability to be used of God with them.  :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

... I sit here this morning, surrounded by the kids, I'm extremely thankful.  I'm thankful for my mom and dad, who taught me through example that it's possible to stay home with your kids.  Things might not always be easy, money will probably be tight, but it's worth it!  In a society where everything revolves around money and the philosophy is that both parents need to work to survive, I'm thankful for that encouragement.  I'm extra lucky because I get it from Doug's family as well.  Now please don't get me wrong, I know this is not for everyone.  Some families need to and I totally get that.  Hence the reason I feel extra blessed.  We might not have a traditional family with Daddy working outside the house, but the Lord has really provided for us.  Today is one of those days I'm choosing to take the time to sit and relish in the fact that we have never gone without and I get to do the only thing I have ever wanted to do.  Thank you Lord!
Thank you Doug for all the hard work you put in.  I know you work your tail off to provide for us and allow me to stay home.  I love you!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Only one month to go...

...until camping month!  May is our first trip out and I can't wait!  We got a couple things we needed for the camper and it only intensifies the urge to go.  It certainly doesn't help the feelings any when we have a snow covered yard again and below 10 degrees weather this morning.  :(  I keep having to remind myself that it's only the beginning of April.  I think the earliest any camp grounds in NY state open is the middle of May.  So we have a bit of time left yet, but we are on the home stretch!  
I had a great night last night.  I find it funny that every month that Mom's night rolls around, or most anyhow, Doug is out of town and I crave company.  God certainly is good.  (I am a little jealous that he is headed for warmer weather though!)  Anyhow, we had some great talks, fellowship and just all in all mom time.  The kids all played really well together, and I'm just very grateful for the opportunity for our mom's nights.  It really helps me to not feel alone in the homeschool endeavor.  Field trips are great, but there is something about Mom's night that is really bonding.  
Thanks everyone who came!  I can't wait for next month!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Field trip to Channel 2 news :)

Laurie mentioned to me a while ago that a trip to Channel 2 would be a great field trip.  After a million emails back and forth, we finally got it in the works.  We had to split up into separate groups to make this happen, and Wednesday was our day!  We had a blast.  I only regret that I left my camera in the car.  My head was not thinking apparently!

We got a full tour of the station and then they trusted us to sit through a portion of the noon news!  The kids thought that was the greatest thing ever!  They want to go back some night when Aunt Laurie is working so they can get a little more understanding on what was happening.  I can't wait!