Summer with a Purpose: Week Seven! (and we have a winner!)

Greetings dear friends,
 I hope all are having a lovely day today. I cannot believe it is Friday already! This past week I’ve had my times of business and my times of utmost laziness. :o(  I think I struggled with lying around because I went from my full working schedule to a seemingly empty one! But I did get a few things done.

Cleaning: I was really blessed to be able to mop our entire house this week. We have either wood or tile and I was so thankful to get them fresh and sparkling. I also was able to dust most of the furniture and some of our blinds. . .which means less dust! 🙂 We have a labradoodle (a sweet dog which doesn’t shed. . .hehe, well that’s what they told us) which sheds extremely well. :o)

Projects: I am earnestly working on a cross stitching project I started, um, two or so years ago. I’ve really been enjoying working on it and pull it out whenever we as a family watch tv or talk. This is what is will eventually look like (I hope!) 🙂
Reading: This past week I’ve been reading a little bit of everything (ah! the old habit strikes again!). However, I’ve dedicated myself to refreshing some school subjects which I’ve neglected. So if you were to peek in on me these next few weeks, you might find me battling a pre-algebra book, refreshing my penmanship, reading some science books, and adoring an old McGuffey Reader. I’ve also decided to try and read Charlotte Mason’s Companion, a homeschooling book which I believe will be a real blessing to me.
One of my highest goals in becoming a teacher is that while teaching children about God’s wonderful world (math, English, science, history and so on. . .) I will be able to teach and encourage godly character. This desire has really been impressed on my heart lately, and so, I am wanting to prepare by refreshing my mind and working my character.    
Other Special Things: Yesterday, we were blessed to go and visit a dear aunt who was in the hospital. It was such a blessing to be able to visit with her, and hopefully, we were a blessing to her!
This week I hope to tackle unfinished letters, stay on my cleaning/reading schedule, and maybe finish my dress. It amazes me how projects can drag themselves out for so long! (After all that talk of good character, maybe I should learn some self-dicipline and how to be prompt? Oh dear.) 🙂
On a delightful, seperate note: While having fun at an antique store with Allie and Jeremiah (see the below photo. . .yes, that one of those crazy mirrors) I finally found a prize for the winner of “Guess What I Am?” and she is. . .Laura from Sharing His Love! Congratulations Laura for guessing what was. . .an airplane food tray holder! I had lots of fun looking at all your answers, so thank you all for participating! While at the antique store I found a lovely doily with roses embroidered along its edge. I hope you like it Laura! 🙂  
Well, I hope that you all have a blessed weekend. With love and thoughts!
Allie and I having fun. :o)
Allie and Jeremiah. . .ew, his cone head! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Summer with a Purpose: Week Seven! (and we have a winner!)

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    Sorry it took me so long to comment on your post, Frannie! Time slips by and I just forgot! 🙁 Sorry!

    It looks like you have had a productive week! Micah does the majority of mopping in our house…about twice a month he pulls out the mop and bucket and does almost the whole house. 🙂 He's very sweet!

    While I don't cross stitch, I do embroider, and am currently working on a pillowcase set for my hope chest.

    I love the photos of you and your siblings in the mirrors! It looks like you all had a ton of fun! 🙂

    With Much Love,

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    Wow, you look like you are getting a lot done!! Good job! 🙂

    I am sorry I haven't been over here in a while.. I love the *new* layout! And the picture at top is SO pretty! Did you take that???

    So, in answer to your lovely comment, yes we are making a movie. We started back in April and did costumes, script, and whatnot. We are now just trying to find dates on the calendar when we can get together and film! lol!

    I love cross stitching, though I was never good at it myself! lol! I can't wait to see how yours turns out, because I am sure it will be lovely. 🙂

    I am working on a fun project, only I won't tell you what it is quite yet.. I will probably post on the blog. 😉 lol! It is really cute, feminine, and way too much fun!!

    I am thinking about hosting some kind of event, so stay posted and watch for our give away soon!! Don't want you to miss out. 🙂

    Love and hugs,

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