Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, we received notification in the mail that our son, Jesse, has been named a National Merit Commended Student.
This was not a surprise to us since we have gone through the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying process five other times and have a good idea of what score is needed to achieve this. Based on his PSAT selection index score, we knew it was not high enough to qualify as a Semi-Finalist in Texas (selection index 218) , but would qualify for Commended status. We are proud of his accomplishment.
What is a National Merit Commended Student?
Friday, September 26, 2014
I need to apologize. I thought I had already shared this easy recipe with you, but discovered I hadn't when a friend recently asked me for the recipe and I was going to send her a link. I am so sorry, y'all. You need this recipe for Easy Homemade Pizza.
Why do you need this recipe?
1. The crust is super easy to make and doesn't need to rise = quick.
2. It makes 3 large pizzas = enough for everybody and maybe leftovers.
3. Your children can help = fun family activity.
4. It is inexpensive to make = save money.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
As I have mentioned before, we are studying Scotland for our history this year.
I found a couple books that we are using as well as a website. The internet does make creating your own curriculum much easier than when we began our homeschooling journey twenty-three years ago.
We definitely have seen a pattern in Scottish history up to this point:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In the mail today, I was excited to receive my review copy of Admissions Essay Boot Camp: How to Write Your Way into the Elite College of Your Dreams.
I don't think my son has elite colleges in his dreams, but it is always a good idea to write an excellent essay, so I was interested to see if this book would give us any new insight.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Through the years I have made decorated cakes for my children for their birthdays. Not every year, but sometimes.
When my oldest daughter was engaged, she requested a book cake for her engagement party. She has always loved books, so this seemed like a fun cake to make.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A DSLR camara is a fairly new addition to our family, so I was thrilled to find Your Family in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life to review for Blogging for Books.