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Family Traditions & Homeschooling






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Reflecting Back On 2011 – A Photo Memoir Of Our Life






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  Wishing you a Happy New Year from our family in beautiful Germany! Reflecting Back on 2011 – A Photo Memoir   This year has been another blessed time of growing, living, laughing, loving, grieving, giving, receiving, and crying together as a family. We have experienced MANY memorable things in 2011.     January 2011  The Army packed us up and we left NC on our way to Germany.  I was reunited with my biological father after 31 years of {Read More}



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Homeschooling Through Difficult Times






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Every homeschool family faces a difficult time in their homeschooling journey. There are NO exceptions. Let me share a little about a challenge we are in the midst of right now. Homeschooling.  Deployment.  Two totally different words that can, if given the proper attention and care, mesh quite well together. As those of us who homeschool our children know, like all aspects of life, homeschooling can present many different challenges for us to overcome. Whether it be academic struggles, personality {Read More}



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Marriage, Family, & Homeschooling in the Military {Part 5}






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In spring of 2009, with our newest son at the tender age of just 5 months, daddy was pulled out of the home for the 3rd time to fight in a war in a far away land. This time was a bit different as now I had two young sons and our precious first born daughter, Princess.  Princess, whose heart had been torn in half all those deployments before, would have her heart torn into many pieces – this time {Read More}



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Marriage, Family, & Homeschooling in the Military {Part 4}






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Continued from: Marriage, Family, And Homeschooling Part 3 Prince Charming & I while I was pregnant with Little Caveman Boy, we were we in for a HUGE surprise upon Michael’s return from Afghanistan. First, before I forget to mention this, by the time I was three months pregnant with our son, Prince Charming, my husband had his first AND second vasectomies while deployed to Afghanistan. Well, guess what? Neither his first nor second vasectomy worked! Just two days after my {Read More}



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Marriage, Family, & Homeschooling in the Military {Part 3}






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Seven days after arriving in North Carolina, tragedy struck again. I was pregnant for the third time and we lost our second baby. It was a hard time for me and my faith in God’s promise for a son. I wish I could say that I just prayed and all the hurt went away, but it DID NOT. I wish I could say that I was over losing the first child, BUT I WAS NOT. The truth is, I was {Read More}



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Marriage, Family, & Homeschooling in the Military {Part 2}






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Daddy & Princess saying goodbye June 2004 When the orders came in May of 2004, they were what the Army calls, “warning orders” – meaning get ready for a rapid deployment. He was shipping out to Iraq in 4 weeks for a year. At the time the orders came down, I was 4 months pregnant. The following month, just 7 days before the deployment, I was going into the OBGYN’s office for my first prenatal visit. My husband was unable {Read More}



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