Hello again Blogging world…

June 30, 2014|7:33 pm

Well it’s been a long six months but taking a break from bloggy-dom was a good thing. It’s been a long time but I’m back. (Said in the scary voice-over of creepy movies!)

Recently (read: since I’ve been on break) we have had my father move in with my daughter next door. Our son who was living there moved back in here and then a week or two later another son and his two little guys moved home. I’m in family heaven. Surprisingly, it’s working fairly well. We’ve had a few glitches as people have had to be creative to get their personal space. The last big project is to empty out the small storage room upstairs that housed all my craft stuff and scrub it out. Once that is done the moves are complete.

We also had a wedding! Dave married Jennifer in DC last February in the most gorgeous setting over looking the Potomac River. It will be a forever night to remember. I’ll try and post pictures soon.

Jeffrey graduated from high school! He will be doing some small engine repair work as he buys fixer uppers (three- wheeler anyone? ) and gets them ready for resell. He will be doing some post high school studies here at home. He had enough credits to graduate but you know us homeschool mamas .. we can always find more for them to study.

As many of you know our son Matthew was in a motor-cycle accident last spring. His recovery is a long story and one I’ll save for another day when we have some news we are waiting for. In the mean time we have much to thank God for!

I’ll be back soon to type what else is going on.. I had a major computer glitch and ditched windows 8 as my hate affair with it was getting extreme. So all my photos and such to share are on a back up hard drive. As I learn how to use this Linux system I’ll move some back over and share them here.

Thanks for listening!

Quick post.. more to come

November 5, 2010|10:48 am

here is one of the gorgeous photos taken while my son Matt and family were home from Germany. This is my 10 year old Bethany with my 2 year old grandaughter Kadence.


Kadence and bethany!

So cute and both fancy with pretty nails and hair all up!


April 24, 2010|9:37 am

Wow I am letting things like this blog get behind. Between going to our local homeschool convention I have been planning the next year of our co-op. Researching curricula, weighing pros and cons, and soliciting opinions from other moms in the co-op.I have also been trying to wrap up this years classical conversations co-op and plan end of the year awards.  No time for blogging! We have been very busy with real life also.

Matthew won an award at his wing level. He made a comment about it under the last post I filed under Military. I know he had been super busy prepping for an inspection and preparing for an exam. Hopefully now that those are behind him he can be a bit more relaxed.:)  I know his wife hopes so.

I’ll try and post some pictures later today of a fun Dunn Bros. coffee in Eden Prairie, MN. My friend and I had a fun time there yesterday as part of our food adventure!

Proud Mama! edit from first edition

March 24, 2010|10:16 am

My son Matthew, currently stationed in Germany, was awarded Senior NCO of the Quarter at the squadron level.

According to his wife, this essentially means he worked his butt off! 🙂

OOPS According to my son: I messed up. Here is the corrected version. Sorry!

Quote form Matthew… see comment section below:

Senior NCO is a rank(E-7,E-8, E-9). I was awarded “Sr Technician of the Quarter” at the squadron level.

SSgt Matthew Hiniker HS

We’re proud of him no matter what but wanted to share this special award!

Home again Home again

November 10, 2009|12:01 am

I was gone for 4 days to Missouri to see my nephew graduate from Basic Training and to spend some quality time with my sister in law and her family. Mom In Love and I spent a fun night of driving to the destination– we honestly meant to stop at a hotel but who wants to spend so much money for 4 or 5 hours of sleep. We tried a truck stop but police cars with lights a flashing sent us on our way again. The staff at the hotel let us check into our room at 7 am and so I got in another nap. Not mom though— she used the extra time for a visit with her daughter. I have some pictures but someone has run off with the camera again so maybe tomorrow. The day of my nephews graduation was made even more poignant by the afternoon events at Fort Hood. Fort Hood is where my eldest son is stationedso even though he is currently in Iraq any mention of it   perks up my ears. So imagine my horror when I found out a Major had gone off the deep end and shot up a building full of soldiers. 13 dead and 30 wounded – a horrible tragedy. My heart hurts for the families of these young men and women who have taken on the honor and responsibilty of defending America only to find themselve shot down in their home. God give them peace!