Monday, June 6, 2016

My Daybook ~ June 6, 2016

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Dear Ladies, 

Hello! 
  It's Monday again. A new week with so many possibilities. My daughter, Amy, just bought a new camera. I'm sure there will be some photo shoots of various people and items this week. Maybe I'll even have her make a new portrait of me. ~smile~ Thanks for dropping by! May God grant you the desires of your heart as you delight in Him.
God bless you!
Laura
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For Today... June 6, 2016

Outside my window... It's sunny and warm. The trees make a pretty pattern of shade in the circle drive. 
You can see a bit of our circle drive behind Emily.

I am thinking... about my daughter, Emily's, homeschool graduation on Sunday.

I am thankful... that I stayed the course to complete the homeschool journey with her.
Emily, Michael, and Amy 2010 
I am wearing... a tan dress with roses and my black Crocs.

I am creating... hmmm... not really anything at the moment, but I hope to get my sewing machine out later this week and sew up something small...not sure what yet. Actually, I might make some baby bibs. I could add them to my gift box for baby showers. I like to make things ahead of time and save them for when I need them. I might use one this tutorial. I used to make baby bibs for all the baby showers. I like to repurpose old, soft denim to make boy bibs. 



I am going... to do a little grocery shopping and to pick up my son from church. He's helping our pastor to prepare for the Carmen concert on Thursday. Our family will volunteer at church on the concert night.

I am wondering... where the years went and what the coming years will bring.

I am reading... I just started the book of John this morning.

I am hoping... to finish everything up for this school year in the next week or so. Then I can think about next year. ~smile~ I also hope to get some things photographed to start selling online.
Amy with Marylou, the lady who helped her select her camera.
A favorite quote for today... 
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  Nathaniel Hawthorne
A peek into one of my days... Amy's crochet class for 4 H.

One of my favorite things... Kittens!  

From the Board Room... I've got lots of sewing project ideas pinned on Pinterest.

A Favorite Link...  How to Have a Strong Emotional Constitution from Roxy at Living from Glory to Glory. Roxy is  a true Titus 2 woman. She's encouraged me and challenged me many times.

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Have a wonderful week!

32 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your post...thanks for the smiles, sweet friend.

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  2. Laura, I always enjoy your Daybooks! It was such a treat to stop by today and see what you've been up to. How exciting to have a daughter graduating from Homeschool. Those years do indeed go by so fast! My youngest graduated 7 years ago already. Wow! But now I have a beautiful granddaughter and a whole new adventure!

    I love the Nathaniel Hawthorne quote you shared! Very thought-provoking!

    Blessings,

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    1. It amazes me to know that someday it will be seven years for me, too, Karen.

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  3. Congrats on surviving to graduation with your homeschooling! That is quite a feat today!

    We did it all... public, private, and homeschooling. There were a lot of moves and crazy circumstances in there.

    Found your post today on Modest Mom.
    Hope you have a blessed day today!
    Melanie

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    1. There were a lot of odd circumstances for us, too, including helping for 3 years with the Joplin tornado recovery and helping run my husband's restaurant for 2 years. God knows what our kids will need when they're grown. ~smile~

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  4. Your daughter is beautiful! Congratulations to you all. Bibs are such a great gift for baby showers, and the fact that you make them yourself makes them all the more special and great quality. You have a lovely blog, Laura! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks so much Billie Jo. I've shed a few tears. Her diploma just arrived in the mail. I know I have to check to be sure it's printed properly, but I don't want to open it.
      Blessings for a week enjoyed!
      Laura

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  5. Happy Monday afternoon, and congratulations on your daughter's graduation! Exciting and sentimental times, those graduations are. : ) I hope you and your family have a cozy week ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much Billie Jo. I've shed a few tears. Her diploma just arrived in the mail. I know I have to check to be sure it's printed properly, but I don't want to open it.
      Blessings for a week enjoyed!
      Laura

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  6. Hello Laura! Your daughter is graduating too...mine also this year from homeschool. Thank you for taking part in the daybook, it looks so nice! And so sweet about the apron :-)

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    1. Hi Peggy,
      Thanks so much for your pleasant words. Congratulations to you momma on your daughter's graduation. I think we deserve some accolades, too. It's not an easy profession—mom and homeschooler.
      Be blessed!
      Laura

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  7. Loved this post! Congratulations to your daughter and to you!

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    1. Glad you liked it Anne. I love that you're Anne with an e. I named my daughter Emily Anne.

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  8. Laura, I always read your posts even though I don't always comment. I especially love your day book and your thrifting ones keep me focused on doing better too. Blessings.

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  9. Aww, your grey kitties are beautiful!! We had grey tabbies for many years, but since our last mama died, all we get are mostly orange ones.

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    1. Hi Laughing Lady, the kitties are a friend's. I wish they were mine! We have an orange tabby male now. We had his sister, too, but she passed. Tiger is like butter in your hands friendly.

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  10. Love this link up, I usually participate when I remember, lol. :-) Love the photos and congratulations to your daughter and you with homeschooling! That is awesome! Have a lovely evening.

    Blessings
    Jill

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  11. Vonderful Goot. (:
    I love you.

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    1. You, my daughter, are vonderful gut!
      I love you, too!

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  12. This year has been going by too quickly. I can't believe that school is almost out. Exciting time. I enjoyed catching up on your news, Laura, enjoy the rest of the week.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. It was so good to finally have time to visit with you today, sweet friend. Sending you much love and many blessings!

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    1. I hope you're doing well Cheryl; I know it's a super busy time for you. My Emily will graduate Sunday. Still planning it. Keep your focus on our Lord dear friend.

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  14. HI Laura, I'm visiting from The Simple Woman's Daybook.

    I am a retired homeschool mom. My youngest child graduated in 2010, bringing an end to a season of life I loved very much. I'm glad I stayed the course too.

    So, as your daughter prepares to graduate, my I offer congratulations to you. Job well done!!

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Embracing Home

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    1. Thank you, Patti. Emily is my second child, but the first I've homeschooled all the way through. I have two more coming up that will both be in high school this year. I cannot imagine how life will be when I finish. I've been home with children since 1991! The world's rather passed me by in some ways, but I'm glad in most ways. It's been so worth it.

      I'll be over for a visit in just a bit!

      Blessings to you, too!
      Laura

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  15. You should be a very proud mom and seeing it through for sure the homeschool journey. Congrats momma!

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    1. I might try it again, but we weren't crazy about it. I may stick with lentils. They're cheap, too.

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  16. Laura, I always enjoy seeing daybooks. I've turned on of my blogs into one and I find it gives structure and focus. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation -- I love seeing successful homeschool stories. Love the idea of denim bibs!

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    1. Thanks Pamela. I apologize for being late in responding. My email is exploding. I've been answering for over an hour. That's just too long. ~grin~ I don't know if I'll catch up.

      Thank you so much for talking back. It means so much. Be blessed! I'll be over to visit your blog in just a bit.

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  17. Hi Laura, Emily has turned into a beautiful girl! Wishing her the best after her graduation! Quite an accomplishment on both your parts. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can. If you have a question, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments.

Be blessed!
Laura