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Friday, October 7, 2016

Special Field Trip!

Hello Homeschoolers!

You are invited to join us on a really awesome, really cool field trip!!!  If your family enjoys trains, you will enjoy this adventure :)
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DATE:  Thursday, October 13, 2016



AGE RESTRICTIONS:  For safety reasons, the facility prefers students ages 10 and up and/or parental supervision  (my 3rd grader will be there)

Also, there will be waivers for each family to sign in order to participate...which will be sent via email and must be brought with them the day of the field trip.

ALSO, when you RSVP, please include this in your request and per the organization:  "I acknowledge there is no posting of photos on the internet, they are for personal use only"!

LOCATION:  Will be provided to those registered

The organization, does not want publicity.  So this is definitely a privilege for us :)

Thank you and we are really jazzed about this outing!!  Please RSVP by October 10, 2016.  Hope you'll join us, to register, please email Kim at

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cleveland Museum of Art - Drawing in the Galleries

Greetings Friends!

Image result for cleveland museum art addressThank you for stopping by to visit my blog...I encourage you to sign up to receive notifications of new and exciting field trips!  To do so, please be on a computer for the link to enter your email address, it's that easy!!!  

Another fun opportunity to learn and create a piece of art at the Cleveland Museum of Art!!!

DATE:  Friday, November 4, 2016

TIME: 10AM - 11:30AM

MAX Number of students:  25 ---  Minimum number 16

COST:  $4 - $8 per student, depending upon the number of students
Payment needs to be submitted by October 20, 2016.

ADDRESS:  11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland

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Students in Grade 4 and up are permitted to sketch in the galleries of our permanent collection.  My 3rd grader will be in the class, so if your child loves art and is mature enough to sit and draw what they see, they are welcome to join us!!!  A CMA art instructor will help students transfer what they see to pencil and paper.  The group must stay together.  Paper and various pencils will be provided.

To register your students, please email Kim at  Thank you and encouraging you to create a beautiful work of art today!!!!

"But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand."  Isaiah 64:8

Thursday, September 22, 2016

SPEAK - Women's Conference

Greetings Moms!

Please join us for this FREE Women's Prayer Conference at our church, Cuyahoga Valley Church!!!

Speak is a FREE one day prayer conference emphasizing communication with God through the presence of the Holy Spirit and various forms of prayer at Cuyahoga Valley Church from 9AM-4PM. Open registration ends Friday, September 23, 2016.  

To register, please visit:

Hope to see you there!!!

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."  Ephesians 4:29

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ramseyer Farms Harvest Tour

Greetings Friends!

We have scheduled a Harvest tour at Ramseyer Farms and hope you will join us!!!

LogoDATE:  Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TIME:  2:30PM

COST:  $7 for students and adults

ADDRESS:  4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster

Here is what we will enjoy:

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  • Learn about the growing stages of potatoes and pumpkins
  • Taste homemade potato chips
  • Enjoy a guided hayride around the farm
  • Pick a pumpkin and dig a potato to take home
  • Observe potatoes, pumpkins, and popcorn growing in the fields
  • Meet the farm animals and learn interesting facts about them

Please email Kim at to reserve space for your family by October 20th.  Thank you!!!  Also if you are not receiving my blog, please subscribe :)  The email link will appear on a computer, I understand cell phones will not show the link?

"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."  Genesis 8:22

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Father - Son Group

Dear Homeschoolers!

This is a wonderful opportunity for Fathers and Sons to have some bonding time together!!!  Please visit and see what they are about....there is also contact information listed below for more info!!!

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The CVCKnights is a father/son ministry of Cuyahoga Valley Church focused on raising sons to become godly men & disciples of Jesus Christ.  This is accomplished through a three-step approach:

·  Bible Study
·  Program based on the book, Raising a Modern day Knight by Robert Lewis.
·  Program includes selected chapters from Men’s Fraternity by Robert Lewis

Service Projects:
Service projects for the church, local community & beyond.

Various recreational events for fathers and sons to enjoy fellowship together.

The Knights consist of 4th – 12th grade young men accompanied by their fathers, who are expected to serve in some role of responsibility within the organization.

CVCKnights meet monthly on the 2nd Sunday starting in September and completing the year in May with the Passport 2 Purity weekend.

Meetings start at 7:30am and meet in Lower Level Room 104/106.

    A Father/Son Ministry
    of CVC

Knight Requirements

Page  (1st year member; 4th - 8th  grade)

·  Memorize Principles of Authentic Manhood & Characteristics of a Knight with Bible verses.
·  Write about two characteristics and match Bible heroes that emulate those characteristics.

·  Presented with gift from father.
·  Affirmed by other members of Knights.

Squire (9th - 11th  grade)

·  Read the book Pure Excitement by Joe White.
·  Write a personal constitution (based on model from the book).
·  Choose a Knight father to discuss above material and review constitution.
·  Complete activities at the Passport 2 Purity weekend.

·  Ceremony of Torches”
·  Presented with gift from father.
·  Affirmed by other members of Knights.

Knight (Senior in High School)

·  Complete extended service project approved by Knights leadership.
·  Mentor younger Knights throughout the year.

·  Presented with significant gift from father.
·  Knighted & affirmed by member of Knights.
Principles of
Authentic Manhood

A real man rejects passivity
A real man accepts responsibility
A real man leads courageously
A real man expects a greater reward...God’s reward

Father’s Responsibilities

Set a Godly example
Teach spiritual truths
Share stories
Show sons affirmation, attention and discipline in positive ways
Complete the Robert Lewis book and DVD series Raising a Modern Day Knight   (

Passport 2 Purity
Father/Son Retreat

Optional weekend program using Family Life curriculum based on remaining pure before marriage

Held at offsite location for 2 nights

·  Pledge to remain pure before marriage
·  Presented with pure silver Ten Commandments bar
·  Affirmed by other members of Knights

Characteristics of a Knight

1.     Loyalty – Staying Faithful
Image result for cross shield2.     Servant Leadership – Being Devoted
3.     Kindness – Treat others well
4.     Humility – Put others first
5.     Purity – Have a clean heart
6.     Honesty – Be truthful
7.     Self Discipline – Self-control
8.     Excellence – Strive to win
9.     Integrity – Sincere & honest
10.  Perseverance - Stay with it

For more details or to sign up
please contact Rick Eimers at 440.972.2278 or
5055 East Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pâtisserie française = la patience

As we continue to learn French and study the French culture, we have been baking French pastries!  We recently made profiteroles or chou à la crème and then tried croissants - délicieux!!!! Both pastries are delicate and require following directions very closely for best results.

In just the past couple of years have I attempted working with yeast as some recipes take hours or days to work with. Croissants is a 3-day process, so it takes much patience and perseverance until you reach the baked ending :) After attempting to make croissants, I can understand why we do not see any baking classes for croissants. The class would need to several days to go through the whole process. In the end, the croissants are worth waiting three days for. Our croissants for the first try turned out buttery, light, flaky, with a crusty exterior and a soft interior, scrumptious indeed. We know where we need to work to make them better, it was a learning process in baking them and in patience!!!

Our friends never know what type of yummy treat they are in for when they pop in :)

Patience is a virtue and talked about throughout the Bible in the Old and New Testaments. According to 1 Samuel "lack of patience can cause you to miss blessings". 
Here is a FUN little song as children practice patience:

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cleveland Orchestra - Sounds of the Orchestra!!

Greetings Friends!

Thank you for being subscribers to my blog!  We really appreciate your friendship and fellowship on our field trips :)  Please join us for the following visit to the Cleveland Orchestra:

DATE:  Friday, November 4, 2016


COST:  $7/person

This program is geared for students in grades 3-5.

"The Cleveland Orchestra and Associate Conductor Brett Mitchell will explore the unique traits of the four families of musical instruments that make up the "Sounds of the Orchestra."  Students will experience the distinctive sounds of the string, woodwinds, brass and percussion sections and will learn how composers weave these individual groups into diverse musical soundscapes.  The program will consist of:

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES (full orchestra vs. chamber orchestra)
STRAUSS Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra
MOZART Allegro from Eine kline Nachtmusik (strings)
DUKAS Fanfare from La Peri
Music in Stereo (Polyphony)
DAUGHTERY "MXYZPTLK" from Metropolis Symphony
Music from Afar (offstage)
BERLIOZ "Scene' aux Champs" from Symphonie Fantastique
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
An Orchestra of Soloists
RAVEL Bolero (percussion)
New Sounds for the Concert Hall (technology)
BATES Mothership for orchestra and electronica

Music helps students with learning and creativity by improving visual and verbal skills!!!

If your family would like to join us, please email Kim at with payment due by September 10, 2016.  Thank you and blessed to serve!!

"My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul."  Psalms 108:1