September 8, 2013

The Unofficial End of Summer

Last Saturday we got up early, drove our oldest daughter to the airport and said goodbye.  Time had come for her to go back to college.  She's now in Florida settling into her new room, starting her new classes, seeing her old friends, and hopefully meeting some new ones too.  She's on her sophomore year at Pensacola Christian College.  I sure do miss having her here.  Those four months she was here in the summer went by way too fast.  Honestly, I still can't believe I have a daughter in college.  It seems like the years have just flown by.  Sigh...
On another note, our first week of homeschooling is off to a good start.  This year I decided to not use the computers.  We're going back to using workbooks.  I had a lot of problems last year with the software we were using and I came to realize that technology is not always the way to go.  Sometimes the old ways are just better.  
In addition to their five basic subjects, we'll be doing a Dave Ramsey course called Generation Change. It's a money management class that's directed at teens and teaches them that "stuff doesn't define who they are in God's eyes".  It should be a good study.  

I also want to cover Character Qualities.  This is something we've already gone over with the kids but I want to incorporate this into our schooling and take a closer look at each one and learn the value of them and their operational definitions.  I found this chart on the Duggars website and knew instantly that this was something that was worth spending time learning.
With all that's going on in our house I can still find a little time in the evenings to crochet.  
I finished this ensemble this week.  I actually made this dress about a month ago but it was only recently that I decided to make a matching hat for it. The dress is a Ravelry pattern called Angel Wings Pinafore.  It's a breeze to make and what's even better, the pattern is free.  
Til next time friends...


  1. Hi !
    My daughter start University next week...the first's going to be hard...for her...and for me...
    Love your little crochet dress and hat !
    Thank you for your visit ! Have a nice week !
    And excuse any english mistakes...

  2. I'll have to check out the Character Qualities, that sounds like something I'd be interested in trying too.

  3. How do you do it?!?!
    Your crochet projects are gorgeous and so sweet!


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