Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Snakes & Smoke & All Of That…

The morning dawned cold (for Texas) and I thought it would be so nice to start a fire in the wood burning stove so the kids could wake to a cozy family room and have a warm spot to cuddle by.  I am not sure what happened, but instead of being woke up gently with… Continue reading Snakes & Smoke & All Of That…

Parenting, Random Thoughts

Our Food For Thought…

As we homeschool, great emphasis is place on character and knowing God.  One of the best ways to get to know God is to read the book He wrote.  Each week I choose a verse that the Sierra and Jonathan will use as their copy work and handwriting lessons.  This takes care of two things-… Continue reading Our Food For Thought…

Family Fun, Parenting

The First Eagle To Fly…

Today was a big day in the Ross household.  The first of our four children moved out.  Now, it was just down the highway a bit to Athens, Texas and Trinity Valley Community College, but it was a really big step.  It feels so odd as I sit here and type this knowing that she… Continue reading The First Eagle To Fly…

Random Thoughts, Texas Travels

Summer Fun!

You know I am just amazed at the amount of laundry that a camping trip can generate!  That is what I have been doing today, that and washing the dishes out of the camping bin.  For every good time, there is a certain amount of work that goes into it.  As every mother knows, this… Continue reading Summer Fun!

Family Fun, Parenting, Random Thoughts

Beautiful Girls

Masquerade was the theme and everyone looked wonderful. Of course, the masks didn't last for long. Last weekend was our first homeschool prom. Some good friends of ours put it together and it was a lot of fun for my oldest girls. No matter the age, girls love to get dressed up. Cheyenne and Savannah… Continue reading Beautiful Girls

Random Thoughts

Something New….

Today is the first day of my first blog. I had been thinking about this for awhile, but a trip to the library made the decision final. It odd, but it was the fact that my 17 year old daughter did not know how to use a card catalog (which is now on computer) that… Continue reading Something New….