Craftyknitter33’s Blog

Welcome to my crazy fabulous life………….

School Days August 20, 2009

Filed under: Misc — craftyknitter33 @ 1:04 pm

This is the second day of school for the kids and we are already back into the swing of things. Amazing how fast you can fall back into schedules!


Rainy Day July 30, 2009

Filed under: Kids — craftyknitter33 @ 4:02 pm

The kids LOVE to jump on the trampoline after it rains. Apparently the rain makes it “more boungy” LOL

Boys playing in rain



Lazy Dayz June 28, 2009

Filed under: Kids — craftyknitter33 @ 7:20 am

Summer seams to do that to me though. No one has to wake up early for school so we spend the morning lounging around and the rest of the day trying to avoid the heat. I am loving it though. I feel like the kids are all getting to the point where we can enjoy each other more. We hang around the living room playing and joking. talking to each other, laughing or crying depending on the hormone levels LOL

I love the age the kids are now. A little more self sufficient. This is important because for a little while there I felt like I was explaining things to them over and over again. “yes you have to brush your teeth morning AND night” After the 100th time of saying that, I wanted to give up and just get them dentures LOL

I must say Russ and I are so very proud of the people they are becoming. It is the little things that make you smile. For example we took the kids to dinner last night. We had so much fun. Will ordered a shrimp cocktail and Lainey ordered snow crab legs. No kids menu mac and cheese for our kids LOL They even ordered there own food when the waiter came around. They were polite and even remembered to put their napkins in their laps !!!

I have always wanted 2 things to come of my parenting. First that ALL of my children will receive Jesus as their Lord and serve him always. Number 2 I want them to take a responsible place in this world. There are too many people out there that are a drain on society. They drain resources, money, peace, safety, well being……just to name a few. Responsible citizens have to be raised. Ok I am off that soap box LOL It is late and I just wanted to say I love my kids and am so very proud of them 🙂


Rosetta Stone Contest May 13, 2009

Filed under: Misc — craftyknitter33 @ 10:28 pm

Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language and has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while — and you can WIN the *all new* version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool LATIN program… FOR FREE! This is the first year you can get Latin in the brand new Version III update.

This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)
This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever! Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress- I love that!), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this most excellent Latin program copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR link to the contest from your facebook page and/OR email the information to your homeschool support group – Then go to the original page and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post. And good lu


Facebook has taken over my life May 9, 2009

Filed under: social networking — craftyknitter33 @ 3:27 am

OK Seriously, what is it about FB that makes it SOOOOO addictive ? I know I am not the only one !


Out of the Valley February 12, 2009

Filed under: Misc — craftyknitter33 @ 2:23 pm
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God is always amazingly true to his word. Even when I am in the valley and life is looking dark, God’s light is always there to shine bright and guide me out of the darkness. Thank you Lord for all that you do, for always being there and never leaving me.


Great times February 3, 2009

Filed under: Kids — craftyknitter33 @ 3:50 pm

Reece is my favorite source of entertainment these days. HIS favorite source of entertainment is Mickey and Pooh LOL