Thursday, September 5, 2013

Overcoming a Rough Week

Overcoming a Rough Week
The Lost Princess
I have to say it has been a rough week or two around here and I am always amazed at how God pulls us through and rounds things out! If you read my other blog, Considering frugal, you know I had a huge case of Blogger's Block last week. I called the post The Truth About My Life and you can read it here. Most of our homeschool lessons surround whatever Apologia chapter we are working from and this semester it is Botany. Last week we studied the seed all week. I planned on making Ezekiel Bread as Apologia suggested however God had another plan found in the tiny little Mustard seed. He even arranged a Wednesday night lesson in Mustard Seed Faith without my knowledge. I love it when He does that! We ended the week trying to sprout wheat that didn't sprout but in the end we made our own homemade mustard and it was delicious. We learned about faith by working it out.

This week is a short week so my plan was to catch up on our homemade soap making and have a fun game extravaganza for our math lessons. We don't do this often, but everything easy I ever learned about money, I learned from Life and Monopoly, so we like to play once in a while and then we had a field trip planned too. Anyway, that being said, my kids just didn't like each other this week, so most of our week was spent on relationships. But just when I thought the week was unproductive and they just weren't going to get along at all, they surprised me with a group project. A story penned, typed and illustrated. I was so excited I had to ask if I could share it. It is short but full of interesting words and it has a fantastic plot! And here it is...

Overcoming a Rough Week
The Princess and the Dragon

The Lost Princess   
 As Told by Richie Fuller and Illustrated by Chloe Fuller
Once upon a time there was a princess and her name was Demi. She was taking a walk one day and a big fire breathing dragon took her into his evil lair underground but then the very handsome prince Richie swooped in to save the princess. But the dragon chased them and tried to catch them on fire. The dragon caught the evil lair on fire but the prince and princess where safe.
The End


  1. I'm a homeschooling AZ momma too! So delighted to meet you today.

    I would be delighted to have you share this with our group of moms. Stop by to be encouraged as we have a guest post splashing us all in God's goodness. And as always, I would be crazy honored to have you link up.

    Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

  2. Thank you so much Sarah! I will try to stop by later this afternoon or in the morning. Sounds like a great link-up.

  3. I loved Apologia!!!

    We had days like that too, where things didn't quite go as planned, interruptions came up, attitudes happened, and sometimes you just had to set school aside and deal with things.

    Fortunately we had lots of great days too where everything flowed pretty well. But I loved the flexibility of just being able to adjust and move things around as needed.

    Such a sweet story and love the artwork! What a precious treasure to be saved! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday! :)


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