Family News

Winter is gone and spring is here in the Midwest. Life marches, or really, speeds on at a pace that my mind cannot comprehend. I am so behind in family news but I will try to catch you up with some fun videos! This spring the older children have been pursuing their own interests with great passion and dedication and it shows. Here is a video of our oldest, Maggie, playing piano and singing in church.

And here is Samantha at her gymnastics try outs this spring.

And Josiah started karate and has fallen in love with this martial art. He is studying the tae kwon doe style of self-defense. He belted up to yellow belt after he placed first in his forms tournament.

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A+ Tutor Software


We have been using A+ Tutor Software for Josiah (3rd grade) and for Katherine (K/1st grade) for the past few months and I am loving the results. I am so happy with them in fact that my plan is to keep using this software next year as well. The lessons are engaging and fun and with this new “Identify and Close” program there is not a lot of “busy work”. You can focus on what
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It’s been a Long while….


Never before, or at least not in many years, have I taken such a blogging break. And I am not going to apologize for my absence at all. It was needed. My family needed me to be completely present and available. So I was. Joe became ill just the week before Christmas of 2014 and the next three months were a whirlwind of doctor appointments and tests. Days off work, and short days, days spent
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