Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to (home) school

We started back to homeschooling yesterday.  It was pretty easy to slip back into our routine, and to tell the truth, I think the kids like their days structured, too.  Our first day went pretty smoothly we started off with kolaches from a local bakery, delish! 

Then onto our school day:

Discussion of current events
Catechism/Bible study
Daily chores

We also have two new students in the Creamer family, Doug and Ryan now are enrolled at WCJC!
Ryan is studying cosmetology (note the purple hair), and Doug is going to become an EMT/Paramedic.

Ryan is not quite sure what he wants to do yet, and I'm a firm believer that you don't have to have your whole life figured out at 19. So for now he is in cosmetology. He will have a trade skill he can use to earn income while figuring out what he wants to do in life, plus, FREE haircuts for the whole family for life!  I'm totally down with that!

 Doug says he feels "called" to become a medic, so who am I to mess with a man's calling?  He's seeing how tough it is going back to school at a late age.  He's also doing it while working a full time job and a half and tending to the needs of a large family.  Oh, how I wish he had found his "calling" 25 years ago!

So education is the name of the game this year in the Creamer household.  Big plans and big changes coming....I hope we are up for the challenge!

Pray for us!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pallet Art

The other day I was browsing through PINTEREST and came across an adorable piece of pallet wood art.  It was a rustic American flag painted onto the pallet.  We have LOTS of pallets and I knocked out the above piece in about 15 minutes.  
I put it on the side of our storage barn to weather.

I love it!

But then Kyle shows me up one....

 He made a Texas flag with the Texans Bull.
Football fever has officially taken over the men of the house.

Yes, it's that time of year again,


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Saintly Sewing

I was looking for a quick sewing project to keep myself occupied on a recent trip to Dallas.  I came across some adorable saint patterns on Waltzing Matilda's blog.  Kyle re-worked the St.Clare pattern into a St.Faustina image and voila:

I was embroidering this sweet little saint in no time!

I pondered whether to sew the image into a pillow or quilt but finally decided Mary Grace would enjoy her more as a doll.  So I found a scrap of material and stitched a small quote from our beloved saint...

Mary Grace loved it right away!
I was so happy because you never know with toddlers.

I see many more of these sweet saints in her future, maybe in the form of a quilt next time.

St. Faustina, pray for us!

If you'd like to download one of her many patterns, 
check out Waltzing Matilda's blog HERE.