but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


We completed our end of grade standardized testing last week and I mailed them off to be scored yesterday. I always breath a sigh of relief after we are done testing. Then I get anxious about how the children did on their tests. We should have the results in a couple of weeks.
I am sure that they did well. They always seem to do fine on these tests, but I always get nervous anyway. I try not to hold to much stock in these tests because some children just do not test well. But on the other hand when this is a homeschooling requirement for our state I want them to do well. I guess I will just have to wait to see how they did.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!!

Today we went to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. Kurt was able to get off work to go with us. It was so nice to have the whole family together for a "field trip". It was not overly crowded and the weather was great. The children all picked their favorite animals.
The zoo was very nice. They had lots of animals to see. I really liked the gorilla. He looked as though he really enjoyed posing for the cameras. It was a fun family day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Discovery Museum in Cleveland, OH

After we visited family in Pennsylvania recently, the children and I went to Ohio to visit my Dad and step-Mom. While we were visiting they took us to the Discovery Science Museum in Cleveland. The children had lots of fun and we finished the day with an IMAX movie. That was the first time I had been to an IMAX theater. It was pretty neat and I think the children enjoyed it too.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our trip to Hershey!!

We recently had the opportunity to take a trip to Pennsylvania to visit family. During this trip we decided to go over to Hershey and tour Chocolate World. It was such a nice trip and we really enjoyed the Trolley Tour of Hershey. It was fascinating to hear about Milton Hershey. His story is truly an inspiring one. He failed so many times before he succeeded, but he didn't give up. He was a very giving man and the company that he set up continues to do great things. And of course the chocolate was great!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Coloring Eggs

We colored eggs tonight. It is so much fun to see the children being creative with their eggs.