Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Anti-Arbor Day?!

No, we are not anti arbor day, but my husband did choose this last weekend
to take down an elm in our yard.
The boys thought it quite fun and learned how to cut down a large
tree without all the special equipment the professionals use.
All we needed was a truck, ladder, chain, and chainsaw.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring is Here!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Micah received his first fishing pole for his 4th birthday this year.
Today was the first day that was nice enough for him and Dan to go out and give it a try. He was a little disappointed because he "only" caught one fish - not bad if you ask me.


I recently viewed a friend's blog with this link to a typing program.
I had just started looking into different typing programs that
would be helpful for younger children, and wasn't sure what was a
reasonable amount to spend. But why spend anything when you don't have too! The boys have both tried and think it is great!

Just a few minor warnings:
Use of this program will cause annoyance with British accents;
Continual use may lead to carpal-tunnel syndrome (or in Jake's case, whinitis: "My wrist hurts"!). Seriously, two days in a row must be too much for him! Which leads to the next warning . . .
Some parental supervision required for proper finger and hand placement on keyboard!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Did you know that 90% of women attacked know their attackers?
Only about 10% of attacks come from someone they do not know or have ever met!

This last Saturday, I participated in a Rape prevention and Environmental Awareness Seminar put on by Life for Christ Karate and their Women of Dignity and Hope program.

I was able to learn about becoming aware of my surroundings, getting in touch with my "Mama Bear" side, and learn and practice some techniques to use if I am ever assaulted. I would explain some, but as they put it, that would be giving away my "bag of tricks".

I learned that above all, one nver wants to get in a situation where they need to use these techniques, to run away if possible, then use techniques until one can get away and the threat no longer exists. I also got a really neat tool called a kubotan

A great read for moms pertaining to this would be Protecting the Gift by Gavin DeBecker. I had read this book a few years back, and taking this class brought to mind many things I had read about and had learned from this book.

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