Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I'm afraid it's here- I've reached the beached whale stage. It's been 5 years since my last baby, so I'd forgotten about this little part at the end. Well, it's all coming back. I'm glad Joel is so accommodating to my predicament- he's the best! He helps me turn over in bed at night like an oversized helpless turkey on a spit..........that's not a pretty picture is it? Maybe I'll change the subject.

On a happier note- we've started school back up- Yeehaw! Latin phrases, geography, literature.....lots of fun! I need to get our new math curriculum's CDs loaded on the computer so the kids can try it out. We've always done Saxon math in the past, but we are doing a new thing- Teaching Textbooks. I'll let you know how we like it.

Last week our family delivered 2,200 phone books around town! We did this little fund raising project to help Hailey and Taylor raise money for their clogging studio's trip to Hawaii next summer. Rocky Top Cloggers will perform at the Polynesian Cultural Center, participate in an international dance festival, dance in a parade, and of course do some sightseeing and playing at the beach. It will be such a great experience for them! Our kids have never even seen an ocean before, in fact- they haven't seen Yellowstone Park and it's only a few hours away- poor deprived children. What kind of pathetic parents are we anyway? :-) So, in the mean time, we have a lot of work ahead of us to help them earn enough for the trip.

9 comments:

Its just me said...

I often feel that beached whale feeling..lol We have started eating very differently in our house. You can read a book called Eat To Live, very good!! I also started making our food from a cookbook thats called Eating Clean..its by Tosca Reno
Both are helping...I will be posting soon about it

K. Lou said...

ha ha! thanks for the laugh--although, it brings back miserable pregnancy memories. Hang in there--only a few weeks left to go!!!

Hawaii???? how cool is that?

I have that Eating Clean book--it's good. there are some really good recipes in there.

mitzi said...

Wow--what a fantastic opportunity and what a huge undertaking! I am looking forward to seeing how this all works out for Rocky Top! Are you taking your whole family with you?

sariah said...

Only our 2 cloggers will be going on the trip because of the expense. But my Mom might be able to accompany the team- that would be great!

lawdy said...

I want you to show me what you do with Latin.

sariah said...

The Latin we do is called "Latin Everywhere, Everyday".

Manda said...

Love the picture! - I love the "skinny" feeling the day after I have my baby. "Wow, I'm so slender!" When really, I'm not - but compared to how I was I feel like I could slip on jeans I hadn't worn since high school. (not that I have any jeans from high school, mind you...)

Mandy said...

I want to know where you got this picture of me! I haven't put up any pictures of my beach trip yet. . .

Tana said...

Oh girl... I feel your pain. I only have 3 weeks left and I swear sometimes I feel like getting out of bed is it's own 3 step process. I love the picture, it is too perfect!