Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Inventions

Today was kind of a hectic day... I went to Quito twice, first to a dentist appointment and then to play tennis. I really dislike going to Quito. It takes me 40 minutes to get there and traffic is annoying! I go only and only if I NEED to. Today I needed to ��. We got to homeschool (not a very long school day) but it was short and sweet...

Then Dami and Mia spent part of the morning making these... 
A way to get from the trampoline to the house without shoes and without dirtying their socks (mom's daily complaint!) 
They have such an imagination!

Then at night we went to play tennis to Quito with my cousin Danny. I havent played for years so I was very rusty! But I got to play some and it sparked the love for tennis I had when I used to play...
Mia hit some balls also...
We had fun!

Good night!

~Lore~

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tennis

Dami started taking tennis lessons again after a long hiatus. He is a natural! He took some soccer classes and he liked them, especially during the World Cup but tennis is his first love and he is back at it! We are supporting him 110%! 

And we are waiting in the car until he is done... It is sprinkling and kinda cold. Mia not very happy! 
Blessings,
~Lore

Homeschooling life

We love homeschool... One of the jous of raising our kids at home: 
Doing Math on the trampoline! 
Joyfully...

~Lore

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Back... Once again... Or at least trying!

Wow! I stumbled upon our blog this morning because I got a comment on a post back in 2007! And I see that this part of my life has been neglected for a long time! I love looking at the pictures and reading about our lives been collected through our blog and everytime I do I want to start it up again failing miserably as time goes by. Don't know if it is because I lack time or what it is!!! Anyways, I will try again starting today! I hope it works! I want our kids to be able to look back at this and remember the time we spent as a family.
So here it is....
Having some family time! Kids are growing... We must take advantage of  any time we have with them!

Princess goofy as always.
Nano getting ready for Christmas

Love my family!

Blessings, 

~Lore

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Back in ECU

After two months of being in the US we are back in our house in Ecuador! I am happy to be back, getting in our daily routine, homeschooling, cooking, even cleaning...but can't help to be sad to be away from people we spent time with, got to know better, family members I don't see often, our routine over there, warm weather, frizzy hair, etc., etc. We had a great time in TN as well as in FL. The good thing is that we will see our family again in January for my brother's wedding (CAN'T WAIT!)

Kids are so happy to see their pets and teddy bears! We are starting homeschool right away, even though we are kind of rusty since those two months were very relaxed as far as school is concerned. We visited many libraries though, also learned about Andrew Johnson (the 17th. president of the USA), we visited his hometown, saw the original tailor shop he had, the kids got a Jr. Ranger batch by taking a tour and answering a few questions, we visited a couple of museums, learned about the tabernacle, we had a bunch of nature walks, birding, bug finding explorations, chores, baked cookies and cupcakes, fed and care of bunnies, dogs, goats, cats, hamsters and even bearded dragons! Reading back I realized our homeschool was not bad! rusty? I don't think so! We didn't do much worksheet related work which I don't mind (neither the kids!), we finished our guinea pigs lapbook while in TN, worked on our chocolate lapbook also, did some math and grammar worksheets also.

Now we are focusing on being positive and excited to see what God has in store for us as far as where we will go. We will see if we will stay here in Ecuador or go back to the US, depending on my hubby's  job. We are earnestly praying to God to show us what are we to do, what doors He will open or close. Again, we are getting excited to see what He has prepared for us! We are in His hands!

Going to bake some Oatmeal muffins now... might post about it later!

Blessings,

Lore

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chocolate chip cookies!

We made some yummy for my tummy choc chip cookies!! They were on the healthy side made with olive oil, unbleached flour, brown sugar, egg whites...of course chocolate chips, and walnuts... They were amazing! The soy milk completed the treat! Yum yumm!

~Lore

Monday, September 17, 2012

Time with family

We are having some well awaited family time with my sister and nephews in TN!!! I miss this place so much!!! I still don't understand what is God's purpose for taking us out of this beautiful country place and send us to Ecuador, but all I have is to trust in His perfect will... Someday I will be able to see the big picture and say "Oh, that was why!!!" Until then I decide to enjoy and blossom where I am... I mean, I love Ecuador, love the freshness of the food, the beautiful landscapes, affordable utilities, but especially the fact that I am close to my dad and mom (actually that is one of the main reasons why I am content to live there). Meanwhile I will enjoy TN, the last days that I have! Time is flying by so quickly so I better take advantage of my time here with my family, right? See you in a bit...

~Lore


Knoxville World Fair Park

Growing buddies...

Sillies...

My Calebi

Happy

Yes, we like to make silly faces...

Monday, April 02, 2012

Happy Times!

Just an update on our lives...Hubby is working hard on losing weight and building up muscle. I am following him...:) Kids are striving in homeschool and in their electives. Dami is taking soccer training classes and Mia is at piano classes! Everyday brings new expectations which become great memories!  Living life to the fullest!

Love,

~Lore~

Family's pics