"My commitment to ensuring home schooling remains a practical alternative for American families is unmatched by any Presidential candidate.
Returning control of education to parents is the centerpiece of my education agenda. As President I will advance tax credits through the Family Education Freedom Act, which reduces taxes to make it easier for parents to home school by allowing them to devote more of their own funds to their children's education....
...Federal monies must never be used to undermine the rights of homeschooling parents. I will use the bully pulpit of the Presidency to encourage a culture of educational freedom throughout the nation."
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
And that was the end of the lesson...and he let us know exactly what he thought of it too! I guess I need to rethink my teaching methods.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Elizabeth Marie Berge
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
We took a few breaks along the way to check out the amazing scenery. Like Mount Rushmore!
Here is Dad...pretending to fall off the edge of the sheer cliff. Not very funny!
We finally reached Colorado and were greeted by this cozy scene: the little cabin where we stayed. It was absolutely perfect!
Then, bright and early on Saturday, we woke up and got all geared up for heading out, after eating a fine and hearty breakfast lovingly prepared by my amazing father. Thanks Dad! Here we are...ready to see the big one!
The many miles of hiking through the mountains and the feeling that our lungs were going to explode finally paid off! Or at least it did for Vern and Mike Beighley...Mike was rewarded with this gorgeous 5X5! Check out that rack...beautiful!
We had to cover the meat with snow and branches to protect it from the birds and other animals while it waited for the horses to get in to pack it out. I thought it looked like a little grave so here are the guys holding a mock eulogy service. "Here lies a fine animal that died so that we might live through another Minnesota winter..."
So there you have a few highlights of my Colorado adventure! The pictures don't do the whole experience justice at all but maybe you can get a taste anyway! Praise the Lord for the blessings He gives and the brilliant creation He has surrounded us with! Wow!
"God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good."
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Be sure to stop back in and look for pictures when I return, in about 2 weeks!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Matt and I trying to get that last candle blown out. Uff Da!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
What a blessing it is to hold that sweet bundle!
Although he doesn't look as happy about it as I do.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Birth of
Elijah Kenneth Caron
Born: September 26th, 2007 (Grandpa Ken's Birthday too!)
Time: 4:40 am
More details will follow soon!
For now, please pray for Mindy as she is in the hospital recovering from a severe hemorage.
She is doing much better now though. Praise the Lord!
Monday, September 24, 2007
then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice." Psalm 96:12
"Out of the north comes golden splendor;
Saturday, September 22, 2007
but Erina doesn't seem to mind. She really loves her new baby brother and smothers him with kisses every chance she gets!
I love my nieces and nephews so much! They are such a blessing from God!
Monday, September 17, 2007
The Bontrager children singing
"...as arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are children to their father"
My beautiful cousins with their lovely voices, praising God!
Janna, Erica, Amanda, Katelynn, and Audra
Sweet little Charissa Wissmann...not really sure if I was friend or foe!
Next year is sure to be even better!
I hope I see you there!
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I love reading the words of old songs and recently found this one that fit so well...
Isn't that great and don't you just lovest that old English! I hopeth thou art encouraged-eth by it!...there really is a treasure of unimaginable refreshing to be found at Jesus feet! May we never neglect it!