It's a Wonderful Life…

with the Mace family.

Ask B


I am asking you to write B and encourage him to write you back.  This is an area he hates when doing school, but will do for others.  I want to try to show him that writing can be fun and useful.  In an age where technology is big, letter writing has gone downhill.  As B heads toward 6th grade (Can you believe it?) this fall, I want him to get used to writing more.  As he goes farther in school, he will be doing some more writing.  The following are some ideas to help you in case you need it.  I know sometimes when I go to write a letter, my brain goes blank.  xoxo

Ask him to tell you the shrimp joke.  He told this joke several months ago, and our family still laughs hysterically.  We have altered and changed the joke to make ourselves laugh harder, but any time someone starts on this, we laugh so hard we cry.  I hope you find it as entertaining as we do. (This might be better on a phone call)

About Tae-kwondo.  He is learning so many wonderful things.

His lego creations and what he builds.  B is constantly building something only to tear it apart to build something else.  He is so creative when it comes to what he builds.

His new friend Isaac.  They met at church and really get along well.  They have been writing letters to each other throughout the week.  I know it’s a bit strange considering they see each other every week, but B is writing and I won’t complain.

What he has learned about birds and bats.  The next few weeks we will be delving into the insect world.

Our experience with birding.  So far we have only gone once, but we will be going continually as the days get warmer and sunnier.

Charlie the cat.  Our new little pet.

Learning to cook.  He has only shown a small interest in it, but I am starting to teach him some basics.  We’ll see how far it goes, as most times he doesn’t want to help out in the kitchen.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

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Oh How Time Does Fly

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Let’s see, what is new in our lives….. well we are starting to get into a groove with homeschooling, which is great.  I don’t want to be schooling in summer here.  There is so much that goes on and we keep hearing about more things all the time.  The weather has been terrific, until the end of last week.  It became suddenly cold, so cold that we saw snow on Saturday morning as we got ready to head out.  By the end of the day it had warmed up a little and we saw a rainbow.  In fact, I have seen more rainbows in the short time I have been here than ever before.  Gav has had a stomach bug for the last week, not sure exactly what it was.  He didn’t have a fever, but was throwing up all Mon. night and had diarrhea all last week.  He is doing better now (I don’t think he will be eating bananas for awhile).  He missed the last swim class and instead of doing it again, Gav has decided to try gymnastics.  So as soon as the next session starts, we will be doing that.

Easter was good.  We had a guy from Nate’s work over for lunch/dinner and someone dropped by from church later.  Nate and B went out with some of the guys and played disc golf.  As I have never played, the only way I can describe it to you is that you throw  a Frisbee disc into a metal chain basket.  When I get the chance to play, I will be able to explain it much better.

N is traveling for work again, so things have gotten a bit hectic.  We might be going with him on his next trip, which will definitely be fun to do.  It will only be about 2 hours away from where we live.

Birding…. I think we are going to try on Mon or Tues.  The weather is supposed to be dry and sunny, while being warm too.  I would like to get out and try and birds are out and finding their mates right now.  We’ve been learning so much about birds, you will have to ask B about all he has learned.

So something interesting, B’s name is in a capital one commercial.  I am going to try to link it here ( but if it doesn’t work, go to youtube and search for B’s bed and breakfast.)  It should open in a new window.

We also got a cat two or three weeks ago.  He is about 7 months old and his name is Charlie (after Charlie Chaplin).  He is a black and white cat with what appears to be a mustache.  I will post a pic on the next post, which will not be far behind this one.  I have already started working on a little something.

Well I think that’s all that is new for now, sorry there isn’t much more.  Honestly most of what has been going on is schooling, trying to get a handle on it and get done.  We’ve been buckling down pretty hard.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  xoxox

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