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Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Homeschool Mothers Journal - New Car and Yummy Cookies!



In my life this week… This week has been slow. My daughter and I have both been hormonal and not feeling all that well with that. We have been resting a lot. 

A few weeks ago we bought a new car. Well, a used car. We had a new car, a 2008 GMC Acadia, which we liked well enough, but we really wanted to drop our car payment. So we ended up trading it in for a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. And we love it! 

It is saving us two hundred dollars a month, and it is really nice. The kids love it because it has a DVD player. I love the leather seats, the seat warmers, and the cool wood trim. lol

It is not new and there are a few cosmetic things that aren't perfect, but it is a good car, and we all really like it, and it is saving us a bunch of money. You can't beat that. 
In our homeschool this week… We really haven't done a lot this week. It has been a down week. I have been trying to keep up with my son's reading lessons. We are using Memoria Press First Start Reading Program right now, along with the I See Sam Readers.  

I am inspired by… My Son. When he learns to read something new, it inspires me to keep going too.

My favorite thing this week was... When my son realized that he could also spell the words he could read.

What’s working/not working for us… We are really loving Memoria Press First Start Reading Program. My son's reading has really taken off. He is doing great! It is so exciting to watch your kids learn to read. 

My daughter and I are starting a new Spanish program. We have just begun so I don't have a lot to say about it yet, but it is promising. 

I’m reading…  If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy. This is a great book. I just started it, but it is a book about how to find joy even if your life does not feel happy.

I’m cooking… Bread. I try to always make my own bread, but sometimes I don't. I added some flaxseeds and wheat germ to my bread this time. I also made the yummiest cookies I have ever made. You can see them and the recipe here. They were so good!!!

I’m grateful for… All of God's blessings. I have been participating in the 2011 Gratitude Challenge, and it has been amazing to see what others are grateful for.

I’m praying for… God to really work on our hearts health wise. I want to change my life and my families lives. I want us all to be much healthier.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…


 YEP, I MADE THESE! 

http://trainingchildrenupforchrist.blogspot.com/2011/11/yummiest-chocolate-chocolate-chip.html

These are my super yummy cookies!!!! MMMMMMMMMM................................

Be sure to visit the other Homeschool Mothers who are journaling this week

6 comments:

Blossom said...

So... do you like the reading program? ;) just kidding! I can totally tell you love the program :)

I hope your weekend is great and your next week is hormone free (lol)

Giggly Girls said...

Awesome week!! Yay on the new car. Those seat warmers.

I'll have to add that program to my list of programs to check out.

Mary said...

I will be right over for the cookies!

Jennifer said...

Do flaxseeds change the taste of your bread?

Very Blessed Mamma said...

Jennifer, not that I can tell. Although I did have compliments that it was BETTER than usual, so if so, it does in a good way! I just grind them up with my grain. You can't even see it.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Congrats on the car and those cookies look so good!!!!

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