Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Today, Josiah, became the first G to give up his Alaskan residency. Yes, it's true. Josiah is now a Texan. The really surprising news is that I could find his birth certificate and social security card when he stopped by for them. ::snort::

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That about says it all! ::snort::

I continue to work my to do list. I ran a zillion errands today - with Stacia in tow.

I put in our produce co-op order.

I have fun things to write about the kids - but I'll try to do it tomorrow - though the secret is that I blog daily because my memory lasts about 12 hours these days. LOL

I mailed quite a few PBS books (link in sidebar). I received a PBS book.

I am trying to read a book that I need to review - but I am not sure I can do the review justice. Maybe I'll post it and the giveaway tomorrow too.

Mike asked when I want the trailer home and that reminds me that I'm about 2 weeks behind in getting ready for the trip...but long time blog readers know that I am ALWAYS overwhelmed trying to get out on a trip. Our lives are SO busy that there are always a zillion loose ends that seem to NEED tending to before we can leave.....which is probably why it's good to leave once a year....I suppose it serves as a stopping point and then we can begin again when we get home.

I'm working on Jamin's portfolio for NARHS.

I worked on some Internet Security stuff for our region.

I worked on getting local PWOC paperwork submitted so that things are in line for the kick off when I come home.

Mike is just home - and I'm calling it a day though the list is not shrinking....Ah, he's climbing in the attic. It appears the ringing I've been hearing all day is not in my ears but in the attic fan and he worries it will catch fire.

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Jared's Camp

Many have emailed, called or left comments. Here's more info.

Last year Jamin and Jared earned their $ to go to World View Academy. It would not be stretching it to say that this was a life-defining week for both boys. The material is rigorous, the games are rigorous....the whole thing is "intense"....and certainly it honed their vision for how God may use them in the kingdom, as well as taught them leadership skills etc.

Jared has worked HARD this year but has more responsibilities with CAP and at home and so hasn't been able to roam the streets drumming up work all day long 6 days a week. Our homeschool support group usually has a group that works to raise funds, publicize the students who are earning money etc...but that hasn't happened this year either. He DOES get a $50 discount because there are 5 students going from our homeschool support group.

Because you've asked....Jared's cost is $495 to attend a week long leadership camp. At this point he has $400 of the amount raised (including a generous gift he heard about yesterday). He has $95 left to earn. He's a bit worried as the money is due 1 Sept, the week after we get back from leave......but there is NO WAY we are leaving him home.

He has a job to stain a neighbor's fence lined up for tomorrow. He will NOT let us pay him for doing our yard or outside windows. In fact, we paid the $100 deposit and he is determined to pay us back - but to attend he only needs $95 and it won't hurt him to accept a gift from Mom and Dad. ::snort:: I believe he'll make the simply isn't happening the same way it did last year...but that again is a God lesson. We've always told the kids we'd pay 1/2 for camps, conferences, retreats, youth functions...but the boys have been determined for years to earn 100%. At this point we can't really pay for the whole thing for him...but we know that God will provide for this camp if Jared is meant to attend.

If you are local and would like to have Jared do work for you....please contact him (our phone number is in the SACHSA directory or phone book). He'll be available through the weekend and then again the last week of August. He takes out cactus, washes outside windows, mows lawns, lays sod, cleans 4 ft deep pools, trims trees, stains fences, rakes leaves and is willing to try whatever you are willing to ask him to do. LOL

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They're MY Superheroes!

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