Sunday, January 13, 2013

Our Journey This Week

This week was amazing! Here is what it looked like at our house...

Family Life: On Monday night the BCS game was on and Alabama was playing. Sweetie is from Alabama so of course we were watching. Our oldest son and grandson came over to watch it as well. I made some fun foods... Read my You've Got to Try This post.....Our little grandson is about to turn 4. We had a blast playing with him...Hot Wheels, coloring, games, was a great night.

Homeschool: On Tuesday we started back with schooling. We accomplished so much this week. My middle guy is making great progress in Pre-Algebra. He also had two projects this week, one was to make a poster against the pollution of oceans regarding the Antarctic Fur Seal and debris collars. The other one was find out all that he could about the state of New York for geography class and make a presentation. He did a fantastic job on both. My baby girl continued learning new letters and the sounds they make when placed with vowels, read sentences, learned how to express a question, learned more addition facts, counting by 10s, and handwriting. To review different concepts she has learned, I made a squirrel out of some dark brown cardstock and some acorns out of another shade of brown. If she recognized the letter, sound, blend or word, she then got to hunt for an acorn in the living room and "feed" it to the squirrel. She thought it was a lot of fun.

Food: we made this awesome Gooey Chocolate Skillet cake. It was amazing served with with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce. That night my middle guy cooked spaghetti for dinner for the family and I prepared fried cabbage with bacon and was a feast!

 this taste as good as it looks

 this one could have been meal in itself!

Marriage: Right now we are taking the 21 day Ultimate Marriage Challenge...See Day One Here. We just finished Day 4 (Day 2, Day 3, Day 4). See the links if you want to follow along, it will really make a difference in your relationship!

 What I am Working on Now: Back in the fall I found this bulletin board about the size of a small blanket throw, at the thrift store. I bought it for $10 with the intention of turning it into a flannel board for school. I finally found a flannel blanket just the right size yesterday at the same thrift store for $2, which I bought. I got a can of spray adhesive, and covered the board last night. I also stopped at the Hob Lob where they have felt squares for 4/$1...I purchased lots of colors. So, my plan is to cut the numbers, letters, math signs, and objects out of the felt so that during lessons, baby girl can have hands on activities to concrete what is being taught. I need some of them by tomorrow but I am in the middle of a fibro flare, and not able to really cut things out right now. My hope is that I will get it done before bed....I will keep you posted!

Looking forward to next week, when we continue on with the Ultimate Marriage Vow, I hopefully find new recipes to treat my family too, and we continue on the journey in home education...

I hope you have a great Sunday afternoon!


  1. The chocolate skillet cake looks amazing! I REALLY need to get a cast-iron skillet. I'm interested in trying the fried cabbage with bacon and onion. How did you make it?

    1. I cut up some bacon (a pound for us bc there are 5 of us)and then cooked it until it was almost crispy, then added some onions and garlic and cooked until the onions were caramelized, then I added one head of chopped cabbage, seasoned with salt, pepper, and is really good! For me, I could have just had that and been satisfied....something about the bacon taste with the cabbage, it really compliments each other.

    2. Mmm that sounds yummy! Hubby would totally go for that too, because of the bacon. Thanks for sharing! I'll try it out this week and let you know how it goes!

  2. Hi Regina,
    Very interesting post! You certainly had a fabulous week. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I am happy to follow back. Take care and have a good Monday.

  3. Looks like you had a great week. Love the skillet... looks yummy

    1. The skillet cake is the absolute best thing I have had in a while! Be sure to have it with the ice cream and caramel sauce