Family

This spring we went to a local park and the beach to have our family photos taken. It is so much fun. Here are my favorites.

This is the silly shot. We love to have fun. Here’s the best part and Indian family saw us and then wanted to have a photo taken with us as they explained we were wearing their national dress. They were dressed in traditional western clothes. I would have loved to get a shot of that, too funny.

In December 2008, we went to Sri Lanka. I love costumes and we had learned how to wrap Saree’s the previous year. They are so elegant and always look beautiful. So the idea was born that we would make this part of our family photo.

Our Home Education Students

Virginia, Laura, Samuel and Rebekah

Laura is our 20yo daughter. She graduated from our homeschool program in 2007. She returned then to the United States to live and go to Massage Therapy School. Last year she felt led to return to Qatar and work here as a massage therapist to pay off her school loans. This fall she returns as a student to Clayton College distance learning program to work on her degree relating to Wholistic Nutrition. We are so excited by the things that she is doing and love the massages. (We pay for the hour long ones because they are that good)

Rebekah is our 14yo artist extraordinaire. She loves bright happy colors that reflect her personality. She loves to share her happiness with others. She describes her self as being an average red haired girl that loves, math, art and reading. She knows her mind, what she wants and mostly how to get it. Her aim is to be an architect with an emphasis on green building. We are so excited for the wonderful things she will be learning. I’m hoping that she can design my future home. 😉

This is Ginny our 11 yo. She enjoys playing the piano, ballet and being with other people. She is our social butterfly that melts if she doesn’t have contact with other butterflies in reasonable periods of time. She is very caring and loves to do a good job. She is also the child that at 5 insisted she wanted ballet lessons. I don’t typically do that as they need time to explore their interests first. She begged for a year before I let her go. She stayed consisted with her classes not asking to miss unless she was really sick. She loved it. This year she is so excited to explore horseback riding and piano lessons. She is taking her first break from ballet in 6 years.

Samuel is our youngest at 7. Oh the energy, oh the drama oh oh oh. He is a very motivated learner. He has no problem whatsoever teaching himself whatever he wants to learn and if he gets stuck he asks for help. We’ve had readers that were reluctant to take the plunge and even though they announced a readiness to learn it just wasn’t time. Samuel came to this phase and asked a couple times. See he doesn’t like to sit still for more than two minutes so I didn’t really think he was ready. Well he got tired of waiting and taught himself to read. We found out at a group event where a mom was distracted by the other children so Samuel finished reading the giant book she was reading to us outloud. I don’t know who was more astonished the other mother or me. 🙂 His current project: he wants to build a trick stand aka lemonade stand. Building materials are hard to find but he has remained persistent in his aims. This Saturday Dad is taking him to find what he needs to build his stand. He’s so excited.

Our children are a joy and you never know what will happen next. I feel so blessed to be their mother.

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August 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

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1 Robbie August 21, 2009 at 10:23 am

Love the photos. You are indeed blessed to have such wonderful children as they are blessed to have such a wonderful Mother and Father. Thanks for sharing.

2 Darla August 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm

You are so nice. Thank you for commenting sometimes I forget people read what I write. It gives me warm fuzzies.

3 Nicole August 23, 2009 at 12:05 am

What fun family photos!

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