Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bryton Christopher

I am sharing the stories of our two oldest sons in an effort to do some healing.

All I have ever wanted from the time I was a little girl helping my Mom with the Daycare kids; was to be a Mother.

This is Bryton Christopher's story. It is very short but it helped make me who I am today.

When I met Robert we decided that we wanted to start our family right away. Robert and I were married on February 2, 2002. On March 18, 2002 we found out I was exactly 6 weeks pregnant (Yes, for those of you who just did the math in your heads, I got pregnant almost immediately) we were ecstatic!

At my second appointment on April 12th we found out that our baby's heart had stopped beating. I remember hoping and praying that the doctors were wrong and that our baby was still alive. I refused to believe it.

Robert and I had gone out to run errands and were in Walmart when I started to miscarry. We went home and after a few hours of unbearable pain we went straight to the ER. I refused an IV for pain meds be ause I was so so afraid of needles and ended up laboring in intense pain for about 2 hours.

I remember going home and staying bed for a week crying non-stop. We had a very strong impression that the baby was a boy so we named him Bryton Christopher.

I will forever be grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me the opportunity to be a Mother to such a special spirit. It has been 14 years since he passed away and I still think about him every single day.

 I will be sharing Hayden's story soon.

Monday, October 26, 2015

I {HEART} A SHARP PENCIL, TAKE 2!

A little over three years ago I reviewed an amazing pencil sharpener HERE from Classroom Friendly Supplies. A couple of weeks ago the company contacted me to do another review of their amazing sharpener in their newest color "Popular Purple". I jumped at the chance because I love this pencil sharpener as much as I love all of my other school supplies.

Step 1: 

Pull out the silver piece and squeeze the black squares to insert the pencil into the sharpener.

 Step 2:

Place your hand on top and turn the handle. The sharpener will slow down once the pencil has been sharpened.

 Step 3:

Squeeze the black squares to remove your pencil from the sharpener.


Not only does this sharpener out perform all of the other sharpeners we have had in the past it saves us quite a bot of money of purchasing pencils for school since it is impossible to over sharpen a pencil with the sharpener. 

Here is our new "Popular Purple" pencil sharpener among our school supplies on our Homeschool shelf. I love the pop of color it adds!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sassy Mouth

Anyone who knew my Grandma Bigler, me as a child and now knows Aurora will know that she's is a carbon copy of us. Her sassy mouth originated with her Great Grandma Bigler. I inherited it and passed it directly onto Aurora. 

This morning when she woke up she picked out her clothes, shoes and accessories for the day and then proceeded to pick out matching clothes for her sister, Lydia. 


They are both wearing dark denim shorts, black shirts, yellow flip flops, Blake Shelton hats and glasses(Aurora's are fake).

After they were dressed, Lydia was putting Aurora's hair in a ponytail and said something sassy to Aurora. Aurora's sassy response was...... "Excuse me? Who's buying you ice cream today? That's right, me! I can always change my mind you know?!"

This little girl cracks me up! She even has a certain facial expression that reminds me exactly of my Grandma Bigler. Aurora was only two weeks old when my Grandma passed away so it is amazing to see her everyday in my little sassy mouthed Princess.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Expedition Earth - South Korea

This week we learned about South Korea. We learned how to say Hello, Thank You and Goodbye in Korean and learned everything we could about the country. We also had some yummy seaweed snacks.





Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dr. Who


Sage and Aurora have been obsessed with Dr. Who for about a year now and are always re-enacting episodes. Sage finally realized that he could build his own T.A.R.D.I.S out of Lego's. I love these kids and their imaginations!



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Expedition Earth - China

 This year we are learning about the continents and various countries. This weeks country was China. We learned all about China, watched a documentary about The Great Wall and had some yummy almond cookies.





Monday, September 14, 2015

Saltines, Pretzels and Marshmallows, OH MY!

Sage and Aurora have both struggled with learning math. We try to make learning math as visual and as fun as possible. We broke out the snack food today to help Aurora understand place value to the thousands place.







Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book It!

We have been lucky enough to be able to participate in Pizza Hut's Book It! Program. We just received the chart and reading vouchers in the mail today. 

The kids love reading and get rewarded for it just like public school kids. Seriously, who doesn't love FREE PIZZA?!



Thursday, September 3, 2015

Let's Get Comfy


One of our favorite things about homeschooling is that we don't have to work at a desk or table if we don't want to. Our favorite place to do our work is in the family room on our big comfy couch. 

The kids love to grab their clipboards and workbooks and cuddle into the couch. It makes school so much more enjoyable. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Day


The First Day of School is here! The kids were so excited to start a new year full of new curriculum and on-site classes. I cannot believe that today marks the beginning of our 5th year of this amazing homeschool journey. I never knew it would bless our lives this much!