Sunday, June 25, 2017

Then I Started Staycationing in Virginia... busy days have kept me from catching up on Texan stories. Already I'm beginning staycations in Virginia. Actually I had two grand opportunities last spring that I've yet to blog about. I'm quite thrilled that I began lessons in plein air painting!!! I've always wanted to add this to my historic interpretations.
Since coming home from Texas I've been unpacking, catching up with chores around the house and of course doing a lot of work with Convention of States, which has been grand.
I keep a computer version of a sticky note on my laptop where I list all the places we want to visit. Then each week we review and vote as a family where we go. I think it will be fun to catalogue here where we actually end up going. 
I'll bump this post with each new trip announcement. When the post is written they will become linked.

  •  Plein Air at the Old Stone Bridge, Manassas Battlefield-April 1
  • Plein Air and  Nature Journals at the Old Stone Bridge, Manassas Battlefield-May 9
  • British Invasion of Monticello-June 4
  • Arlington National Cemetery-June 11 
  • Horseback Riding in Shenandoah-June 18 
  • Culpeper where we ate at the Culpeper Cheese Company and then retrieved my quilt!-June 25 
  • Hmmmm......

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Prayers for the Shooting Victims in Virginia

Not far from me a hate crime occurred. Praying for the victims. Thankful for the police who risked their lives to save others. Praying for all.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Video from Me About Sharing about Convention of States at my Polling Station on Virginia Primary Day

My busy life has very much revolved around volunteering for Convention of States. In fact, I am now Grassroots Coordinator for NoVA Central. Here's a peak into my day...

Come join me! We are a group of Patriots intent on protecting the Constitution. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Home from Texas!

As usual I've been quite busy! And...I'm home from Texas! My kids took their first airline flight. It was my first in 26 years! Oh, my so much has changed. And it was fun to listen to my kids' reactions. This visit was mostly about visiting family. We did make a few visits to various places that I will be sharing...
  •  LBJ Ranch with new tours
  • Wildseed Farm
  • Fredericksburg
  • San Antonio Riverwalk boat ride
  • photoshoot while wearing WWII dress set against WWII planes
  • Guene 
  • Nature Print Project with the kids and their cousins
  •  Zoo
Stay tuned for lots of photos! I still haven't seen my photoshoot yet. Those photos are in my son's camera and he's busier than I am.

New HSLDA Online Academy Discount for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Do any of your students take classes through the HSLDA Online Academy? If so, you can get a discount by typing PTCN4D8  in the "coupon" field when you sign up.  Students "will receive a $30 discount on their total HSLDA Online Academy registration cost. "Families registering two or more students should submit separate registration forms to receive a discount for each student." (Quote from HSLDA Online Academy)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rufflicious Pink and White Quilt for a Niece

I've been busy sewing a quilt for my niece.


It took me forever to find cute flannel.


I had no idea how many squares to cut. I just estimated in my head and kept working on it until it seemed right.




It seems rufflicious to m e!


I will give this to her while I'm in Texas!