Friday, October 23, 2009

Looks like were moving!

After being in our house for almost 6 years it is time to move on.  Over the past few years we have been kicking around the idea of adding on and expanding for some more square footage.  So after we stopped kicking and getting more serious we looked into adding on and realized that in an effort to keep a little money in our pocket it would be more economical for us to just sell what we have and find something else that has a little more space.

We decided to hire a realtor and throw the house on the market to "see" what would happen. Upon talking with our realtor we were informed, with the current economy and housing market, that we would probably not be able to sell at the price we needed AND walk away with any cash for a down payment on something else.  Well, God sure does have a way of communication and working when he sells your house after only being on the market for 4 weeks AND for the price that we were hoping to get.  Can you say AMEN to that!

So, as things look now, we will be out of our home before Thanksgiving (yes, the buyers are kicking us out so they can get in for the holidays  haha). Don't get me wrong, this is all a big blessing.  There is still, however, emotions that I am overcome by just thinking that I will not be in my home for at least one more holiday season.  So sad and exciting all at once.  I think this all just happened so fast and very unexpectantly.  

Where to go from here....we are not sure!  Yep, at this very moment only the Lord knows.  We "think" we are planning on staying close by but then we have also talked about seeing if this might be our time to get back to our home state of TX.  Who knows.  Moving out of state would definitely depend on the hubby's job.  Right now we are just taking things one day at a time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Starting Adventures in Photography

Well, after many years of my hubby learning, studying and having fun with photography I have decided to start doing the same.  I picked up one of his photography books this week and began reading.  I quickly learned that I should have started with the "dummies" book.  I found myself skipping over more than half of the information as I was reading because I had no idea what certain acronyms and terminology meant.

There is so much to learn and know to really create some good photographs.  Someday, when I learn a little more and start shooting, I will share it here.

Oh yea,  I got my hubby's hand-me-down camera as he just got himself a new one.  We are Canon people so I will be starting and learning on the intro EOS Canon Camera (the Rebel XT...I think ?? ha).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Completed Week 10

Wow! I can not believe that we have already completed our 10th week of homeschooling...last week. We are having a such great time.

We have learned so much (yes, even me).

There are so many great things that we get to enjoy and benefit from because we homeschool. One of the best things is that we get to do Bible studies together. We would try to fit it in our days before, when the boys were attending public school, but there just never seemed to be enough time or I could not get them to focus and be interested. Now I plan it into our day as part of our schedule and lesson plans. It is great!

I have discovered that I can get the boys to do just about anything that I want them to do if I put it on their daily schedule. It is awesome. I can even put their chores on their schedule and they do it. How cool is that?

Our field trips are some of the best, too. Well, I have to say that we have not been on that many, however we have a couple planned that have not happened yet. We went to the American Heart Association's Halle Heart Center Museum and learned about the heart and being "Heart Healthy". It was neat and I learned so much too. In fact, it is the only American Heart Association museum in the US...and it is here. Pretty cool!

Two field trips that we have yet to take are to the Hoover Dam and in Feb '10 we will be attending the Rock and Gem show in Tucson. If I am not mistaken, I think that show in Tucson is the largest Rock show in the US. We have already completed our Hoover Dam studies and are currently studying about rocks, gems and minerals in preparation for the show in Feb.

Oh yea, and did I mention that I can't believe how much I am learning too. I am definitely finding out that you are never too old to learn new stuff.