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Hello, My name is Ester. I absolutley adore Jesus! He is the center of my life. I am nothing without him. He has allowed a dream of mine to come true. I've always wanted a little boutique. I've been praying for the right time, the time is now! I am the mother of 3. I love my children, they keep life so exciting. I homeschool and I have one in traditional school. I love to craft, it could be a full time job. I love it that much. I like sewing, baking, bow- making, and all things family! I am married to my highschool sweetheart, you can read about that on my other blog. www.loveinmyhouse.blogspot.com.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013


Yesterday we celebrated my sweet Lily's birthday. Her parents had frozen yogurt catered for all the children at the PDO.

My children have started a business!! They are taking it sooo serious. They even ordered business cards! They've started a little bake shop! I'll post more pics soon. I'm trying guide without being over -bearing. I'm trying to encourage and inspire without taking over. Yikes!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Missing the classroom.

I use to be a first and 2nd grade teacher.  Then I became a homeschool mom.  Today I was looking at a few of my teaching buddies classroom blogs and missed my job. Don't get me wrong I love teaching my oldest at home but it's not the same as having a classroom.  Group projects aren't the same without the group.  I don't have a dedicated homeschool room either to decorate.  However when I did, we never worked in there we continued to use the dining room table. Right now I am right where God wants me but I love to reminiscing on my teaching days.
Some of my students have green eggs and ham.  This was my last year in the classroom.
I don't know if I'll ever go back to the traditional classroom. Since becoming a homeschool mom my philosophy of education has completely changed.  The things I use to think were SUPER important are not that major on the larger scale.  Lastly, it's more important to me that my children know how to learn than just learning itself.  I want them to be fully equipped to learn whatever they want.  Boy times have changed and so have I!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013


I am so thankful that things have slowed downed.  I have actually had time to work some projects.  I have been wanting to sew my middle daughter a few summer tops and I got one done.  I am happy with how it turned out.  Of course it's so human of me to look at all the imperfections instead of the beam in her eyes wearing something "mama made".  Here is a picture of her little top.
Then I got to sew my little guys some pj's although he wants to wear them out in public.  The jury is still out on that.
During my breaks I have been watching a marriage seminar by Tedd Tripp.  I don't know much about him.  I did skim through a few books by his brother Paul Tripp.  I don't remember exactly how I felt about his info.  I have at a LOT of people (Christians) tell me to watch out about his info. I've also had people to tell me it changed their life.  I guess I will watch and see for myself.  I've been taking notes and praying about what he is saying.  Marriage is work!!!
Side bar confession- Today when my husband decided to spend "family time" I was SOOO ungrateful!!  I didn't think 1 1/2 was enough time.  So, for that entire hour or so I was silent.  This an example of what NOT to do.  That behavior will NOT draw anyone to salvation.  I repented. I want to encourage you (myself) to stay focused on the bigger picture.  Every minute of QT is a minute more than I had. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Wedding bells are in the air!  One of my dear friends will be getting married soon.  Her story is so very special to me.  I will use her story to encourage my girls and other women who want to be married.  My friend chose to wait on the Lord for her mate.  While she waited and prayed she filled her time serving others.  She did mission work in Costa Rica, she fostered children, ran a school, raised her siblings and the list could go on.  She did not let her life stop while she waited.  She was content with God's timing.  When her 20's passed and still unwed, she kept believing God.  When she was reached 35 and STILL unwed, her faith was unwavering.  She held on to the promise of God.  When God chose to bless her with her mate, he out did himself.  My friend is marrying the guy if her dreams.  I am so happy for them.  God knows what we need and when we need it.  She has lived a VERY full life while she waited.  God is never late and for that I am encouraged!!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'm back!!

I had to take forced blogging break!!! We switch Internet providers and it was a nightmare. We have been battling the new company for almost 4 weeks. I think we've worked out all the kinks. It's good to have more than my phone for Internet!!
Well VBS is in full swing. We had one last week. Thus week we have one in the morning and one in the evening. My oldest is sad, she's aged out of VBS. this year she is serving. She likes that but she misses crafting and hanging with friends. I'm a little sad she's getting older too!!