The school count-down begins ….

Well … I don’t know about you, but we LOVE summer time. It’s our time to play, to let go of schedules, to not worry about school work … It’s also time to spend the night with friends, attend gatherings, go to beach days, catch up with old friends …


Basically it’s a time of real fun and freedom.


So… when I looked at the calendar and realized that we HAVE to start back school on the 21st of August … reality really started to kick-in. We only have 4 more weeks to get in all the “fun” we had hoped for in summer and also to get ready for school.


So .. the count down begins .. less than a month before we start back school .. that’s the down side. The up-side is we still have 4 weeks of fun left to go. Also, 4 weeks for mommy to get next year planned.


So … let’s have some fun and enjoy our freedom while it lasts!!!!!! 

Talking about fun .. tomorrow is our weekly beach day with the homeschool group!!!!

We homeschool … but we’re not weird …

Yes, we homecshool –  but we don’t have 14 kids and we have great social skills.

What a strange way to start a blog but I wanted to get the obvious questions out of the way.

We are different – or at least I hope we are – than the rest of the world. If not, then I’m failing …


I want me kids to be smart but also to have great hearts – to look at the world different than most people in the main stream. BUT … we are also real people, with real struggles, with real failures.


This is the place a plan to post our attempts, our accomplishments, and our short-comings. (Mine more than anyone else). I hope to give you a glimpse into a real home –  a real family – with a real love for God and the church, a real hope for the future, a real homeschool journey, and a real heart for trying to get it right – but with the trueness of life and the challenge of daily living in a fallen world.

The Fat Man Makes a Change (I Hope)

On September 27 & 28 of 2008 I will ride in the North Carolina (South Carolina) , Bike MS 2008.  This will be my first cuntury in the hills.  As an over weight rider I am afraid. The time has come to make a change.  I have set a new goal and this ride will set the time limit.  Maybe a little humiliation and peer preasure will help.  On Monday July 14th I weighed in at 226 lbs.  I hate to admit it, but it is the truth.  My goal is to ride my bike on September 27, 2008 from Rock Hill to Greenville at a weight less than 200 lbs.  I’ll try to post my weight each Monday along with the miles biked the previous week.  If any one is intrested in riding, you can join our team at  This ride is for a great cause and in the past it has been a pleasure to participate in.