Archive for June, 2008


I attended the HEART (Home Educators Annual RetreaT) over the weekend! I found out about it the Sunday before through a woman at our new church. I decided i would go on the Thursday and went on the Friday!

What a wonderful time. My initial fears of a cheesy beige brigade were soon put to rest. I met the most inspiring Godly women. It wasn’t really a “How to teach your children” conference….more of a “Come let us inspire, encourage and treat you” weekend!

I didn’t have to cook, there were no set chores, i slept ALL night without been woken up (once i finally got to sleep!) it was so relaxing!

I attended 3 workshops, one on Family Unity by Bronwyn Farnworth (She is a most amazing woman, loves the Lord and speaks scripture like no one i have ever met!), one on Marriage by Sue Abernathy and one on A family Mission Statement by Rosie Boom (I so want to be like her when i grow up)

I got so much out of it, i have not felt this refreshed since before i had kids!

They also had a book and curriculum fair (not that i use a curriculum, or even plan on doing so!) I got some fantastic books at fantastic prices! i also found a copy of our favorite Veggie Tales DVD, Lyle the Viking  (Move over Kate’s Family we are the NEW Veggie Tale fanatics!!!)

I will definitely be going next year!!! And i encourage any of you homeschooling, consider it!!!

Oh, and about the “beige brigade”, yes, most of them were wearing beige, but there were still a few Westie/ alternative/un-beige’s around! (No offense if you wear beige yourself, but, i definitely do not!)

BTW, check out Rosie Boom’s site, amazing woman, family and life. If you like music i so recommend her CD!!!


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Long time no talk …SORRY!!!

I have been busy i promise! We have had my Aunty’s wedding (pics to come). I have been crafting lots, visiting Karen,and looking after the kiddies! We have also had Liji’s 3rd birthday at the begining of June!

So for now, here are some pictures!

Do you recognise these chairs Rach? I bought these from Rach’s Silent Auction. Bought them home and recovered them in Mushroom print…they now have pride of place at the head of our table! (oh and i still owe you money Rach!)

Owl Atc’s for a Swap-bot swap…


This is only half the fabric i got at the Spotlight $2 a metre sale!!!! I went back and got 25 more metres!

A “just because your cute” photo of Joely!

A coffee table set for Swap-bot. Made from embroidered felt

A photo of my big 3y/o in his new Brum Jimmy-jams!

One last photo of Joel! The little pickle climbed in the bath before i could stop him! Clothes, Dummy and all! Lucky he’s so cute!

I am going away this weekend…BY MYSELF!!!! i am going to a Homeschooling conference! My first one ever…i am looking forward to hopefully meeting some other homeschooling families with kids our age! Oh, and i am also looking forward to 2 WHOLE NIGHTS SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!


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