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Is it normal to be this horribly sad about your own children growing up?  It is killing me. Joel was reading me some quotes of things the kids have said in the past few years. Some of them were so funny, so we were crying, some of them were so sweet that we were crying, […]

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  • we just had the same cry fest earlier this week…bittersweet times, raising kiddos:) god is so good to us!

    love all the photos(duh) xoxoReplyCancel

  • Love the one of zara in the clover….love ALL of them.I almost cried looking at them and they’re not even my kids! I was crying the other day looking at our photo albumns too….I’m so excited about the future and being friends with our kids and having some of the “training” part done with – but I will miss having babies around. If you get to adopt this year you can do it all over again Ash….:)ReplyCancel

  • Thanks girls, it’s nice to know this is normal! (As horrible as that may sound) I’m just not sure about adoption, I mean, if we adopt, we aren’t sure it would be a newborn baby, not sure it wouldn’t be either, just not sure all around and praying and trying to see what we are supposed to do! I will so miss the sweet sweet baby stage though. Every moment is just precious.ReplyCancel

  • […] …I do this sappiness every year. (I’m a little extra emotional during the holidays, you know, things like crying over pretty light displays and other usual sappy-mom-like actions.) […]ReplyCancel

I was asked again, just this morning, how I homeschool my little ones!  First off, I am so honored that people ask me what I do with my kids, because I can not believe that anyone would want my opinion!  (It’s just so hard to imagine!) Here’s a run down of what I do from […]

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  • yay! i need lots of tips:)
    so, i just ordered “slow and steady…” and ALREADY have kumon stuff for elijah! We got a few books for him for Christmas:)

    you rock.

  • Haha! Thanks Hannah! I’m just nerdy enough to be totally into all this stuff!ReplyCancel

  • I had no idea you had THIS blog! I’m so excited to read about your homeschooling tips because really….I’ve been doing just about NOTHING except reading and writing with Brady, puzzles with Trinity. I really need to just go ahead and make it part of my day…I have a hard time doing anything with them one on one when they are all around…mostly just Because Tristan is in that “climb on top of the table, pull stuff out of cupboard stage.”
    I DID go off of facebook so my e mail and blog is the best place for contacting me friend. Oh…the baby’s name is Finnian Arrow Corley…calling him Finn. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Hosh

    I was just discussing this with someone last night, and was going to pick your brain about it, but you beat me to the punch! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Thanks girls! This week I have had 4 people ask me about homeschooling little ones! I am so glad people are open to the idea…or at least seem to be!ReplyCancel

  • You inspired me today and I ACTUALLY made a lesson plan for next week. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Xela

    Laurie loaned me “Slow and Steady” right after I had Gigi… she said that’s what she used with all of her kids 🙂 I really need to get my own copy. I’m going to have to check out all these other books too. I want to start getting more serious with educating Gigi in the fall. Thanks for all the great tips!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Hosh

    I bought Asher a Kumon book the other day and we both love it. I’ll definitely be ordering more from Amazon. Thanks for the heads up!ReplyCancel

  • Xela! That is so funny, I didn’t even know it had been out that long, that is even better, tried and true!

    Hannah – You’re welcome! My boys are in love with the “maze” books, I can totally see Asher getting into them too!ReplyCancel

  • […] case you missed it, here is my DIY 0-5 plan (that we are currently doing with the younger […]ReplyCancel

  • Zsera

    Great post! I just started homeschooling my 4 year old and I am going to check out those Kumon books 🙂 thanks! I totally agree about doing it year round, there is nothing worse than bored kids!ReplyCancel

  • Sunny

    Thanks for sharing this. Since I’m a teacher I feel more choosy about books as you do. These seem great. I’m going to check them out.ReplyCancel

I don’t know if you heard about Kelly or read her blog, you should check it out! She has a really adorable feature called “Show us your life” on Fridays where ladies reading can share links about the topic being discussed.  I don’t normally participate in things like this, but this week is about Adoption […]

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  • Beautiful!
    Can hardly wait to meet Cruz!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful how God places people in families!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you Melissa!

    Hannah, Cruz is so excited to meet you all too!ReplyCancel

  • I’d love for you to help celebrate Sophia’s 4th birthday with an adoption linky party. We are spreading the message and miracle of adoption and hope you’ll help others who are on their journey or considering adoption. I get lots of emails and I think the more stories the more helpful to adoptive couples w/ concerns and questions.

    Your family is gorgeous, love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Thank you Jessica! I left a link on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Keri

    so sweet! adoption has been such a huge part of our family. The best part (for me) about adoption is that it’s not just a mom or a dad adopting the child it’s also the siblings adopting that child. I’ve adopted each of my siblings (that have been adopted) to be my sister or brother and now we get the opportunity to Adopt (as parents) my 17 year old sister. lol!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Scott

    Fun to hear the whole story! I love how he’s meshed in between the kids! We’d love to adopt someday too…maybe I’ll be asking for details in the future.ReplyCancel

  • […] Adoption: I’m glad this is one of the most popular, I hope our family can encourage people to […]ReplyCancel

  • rachel

    what agency did you go through for the adoption?ReplyCancel

    • Ashley of Lovelock

      Through Bethany Christian Services, we loved our Social Worker, but she has since moved and we aren’t using them again because without her we didn’t love the agency. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel