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I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Homeschool week in review...

We decided to have some fun with our homeschooling week last week. I had purchased a missionary book about children in other countries that had accepted Christ. At the end of each story, there is a recipe from that country. My mission passion is Ethiopia (where I would LOVE to adopt from!!!) so I started reading a story out loud from there. We also made Injera...a type of Ethiopian bread. I made an egg and sausage dish with mixed vegetables on the side. You don't use utensils with this meal and it is eaten by wrapping the egg and veggies in the bready/pancake thing. I'm not sure how Ethiopian the rest of the meal was but the bread was very similar to what we had eaten in an Ethiopian restaurant. I substituted sausage for beef in our egg dish because that's what I had on hand. It was sooo good and fun to have this meal! The girls enjoyed helping me make it!
Jennie helped with the cooking of the "bread" since we all liked it so well that we ran out during the meal! She graciously volunteered to make some more for everyone!

Earlier in the week, we celebrated the Chinese New Year by going out to a yummy Chinese restaurant. The owner also suggested that we go to the Asian Market on the north side of Indianapolis. Becca bought some of these items there for a research project for homeschooling and for 4H this summer. She is also going to enter her part Siamese cat in the "Cat Project" in 4H. She is going to compete in the "cat cage" contest so she is planning to decorate it with Chinese things.

Becca is being silly at the restaurant. Both Jennie and Becca think it's hilarious that I can't get the hang of chopsticks and encourage me to keep trying. (Amidst their chuckles...) I try it a few times and then get out my fork...
The plan tonight is to continue with some more of the missionary book as we read about China and make fried rice. I will probably make it with mixed veggies and chicken! YUMMY! We love Chinese food! Maybe I can talk Roger into stopping and getting the filling for lettuce wraps at Trader Joes Market on the way home from work to add to the meal!!

By the way, we accepted the Counter-Offer on OUR little piece of property!! Notice I said "OUR"?? I guess it isn't OURS until we close on it but it's one step closer to living our modest dream and to financial freedom! The LORD is TRULY GOOD! I am constantly amazed at His provision for us! I should clarify that, I guess. I know that HE is able to do anything He wants...I just feel so blessed and humbled that He cares for us so much. He is an amazing Father!!


  1. Beth, I love seeing the pictures of your girlies! Becca has such a sweet smile- and is that red hair? Oh my. Amelia also laughs at my complete incompetence with chopsticks if that makes you feel any better;)

  2. Dear "Persuaded"... 4 out of 5 of MY children have red hair! All three girls do and my younger son does. My oldest child, Aaron, is the only odd ball...he's handsome and blond but is the only one NOT born in March!!

  3. Sounds like fun. Love the pictures, and you made me hungry.

  4. That looks like an interesting dish. Sounds good too.

  5. Hi Beth!
    Our beautiful daughter-in-law, Linh, is Asian and they have been celebrating the New Year. They live in San Francisco. Our son lost his job with an internet company and had interview after interview and was unable to find a job. He decided to try a business on his own and they now have a truck that they sell tacos with an Asian flair from. They park it in the financial district for lunch and also cater for parties. We are praying that they are going to be able to make a go of it. At least he is not sitting around waiting, but is trying to do something.
    Your home schooling projects sound wonderful!
    Love ya!