The View from Instragram

I love seeing the beauty in our regular days.  I need to capture these beautiful moments.  So, I do.  Kind of a lot.  Some messy, some silly, and some that nearly take my breath away.  Together they form a bit of picture diary of this season.  Of working hard, of messy, of play, of laughs, of tears, of learning, of … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Butterfly Rescue

My resident bug guy rescued a disabled butterfly stuck in a parking lot; carrying it by its wing and safely laying it in a less-traveled grassy area.  When we returned later, the butterfly was gone! Our optimistic sides believe its condition improved allowing it to fly on to greener pastures.Any butterfly experts? We thought it resembled a … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Reading Together

Mostly we read together on the couch in our family room.  But, on this day, we all snuggled in my bed to read together.  One of my littles didn't make it to the end of the chapter before falling asleep.  Risk of reading in bed? Guess so. Totally worth it. … [Read more...]

Happy Mother's Day

Look at these faces! I'm a blessed momma & I'm grateful.  Praying for grace as my husband and I lead our children to sit at the feet of our Savior.  May I be found there also.  (Luke 10:39-41)   … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Ready to Start Again?

In the last week or so, my boys have turned on our CC Cycle 3 memory work music, recited the timeline repeatedly, and pulled out our cycle 3 flashcards asking me to quiz them.  Plus my youngest boy is working hard to convince me he'll be a memory master next year - at age 4.  (Love his tenacity & confidence!)  Think they're ready … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Our Memory Master Day

HE DID IT! My biggest little is a memory master!Yesterday was our campus' memory master test day.  The view from here was like this...  We started with a homemade breakfast of brain food.  With a 10:30 testing time slot, we had plenty of time for a relaxing start to our day.  On the drive there, I tried to relate the testing to … [Read more...]

The View From Here – Memory Master Proofing

My biggest guy is doing his first round of memory master proofing with a close family friend today.  Anyone nervous besides me?? My son nervous? Nope, he's confident.My husband nervous? Nope, he's confident.  I think it's time for me to distract myself by baking brownies.  … [Read more...]

The View From Here – BOOM! Moments

 While doing his saxon math today, my biggest little was completing a new problem for him.  After he finished, he said, "Hey, commutative law."  BOOM! While reviewing all of the geographical points from cycle one today, in one sitting, my biggest little was acing them all from memory.  BOOM! From the math memory work, … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Memory Master Review

We are deep into memory master review here, folks.  My little man and I are both resisting the impulse to quit and rest.  Rather, we are buckling down and trying hard.  Memorizing all the math grammar has been especially hard for him.  I'm trying to think of interesting, yet simple ways for him to review.  If the method is … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Happy Easter!

God used so much to teach us this week, friends, as we meditated on the death and resurrection of His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Such a joyous time of celebration and gratefulness! I pray it was for you, as well.  So (, a day late,) Happy Easter!  … [Read more...]