Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Homeschool Convention

John's mom has been visiting this week. We call her Colorado Grandma for obvious reasons but we wish we could call her Florida Grandma. She's a wonderful person to have around. My mom has been known, until recently, as Naked Grandma for not such obvious reasons. She likes to strip the babies down and let them romp without clothes. As Jonah has gotten older he has taken issue with her title and we agree it seems less appropriate for a nine year old, so now we call her Texas Grandma. She will be visiting soon too.

We haven't had a lot of time to entertain Colorado Grandma but we did take her to the beach:
We also treated her to a stay at the Gaylord Palms resort in Orlando:
This year's home school convention was there so we had a good excuse.
It was refreshing to be around hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have chosen to put their families first and really sacrifice to invest in our most precious resource - our children. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis once said, "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." We recognize that teaching others about Jesus is critical but teaching our children is of utmost importance. We're very thankful to have the opportunities we have to spend time learning as a family and sharing what we have with others.


  1. Sam, it makes me happy to see you guys doing so well. You all look great and it seems like you're right where God wants you. You're a blessing to your family and your community.

  2. Hey all! Loved catching up on all the blogs this morning (cause I have nothing else to do, oh wait! aren't we moving in three days? oh yeah......). Anyway....we love you all and are so proud of the boys and their accomplishments. And stop killing me with the recipes that have sausage!! Love, The Blumes

  3. You have a beautiful family
    Check it out:)