Happy July friends! Today brings to end our grand opening festivities and opens the door to new and exciting plans. I am reminded this morning that God’s mercies are new every morning. Thank you Jesus for this reality!!! I know I need it!
New Month News is a recap of the month we just finished on Expanding Wisdom and some news and updates about what is going on in the Dow house! I would love to hear what is going on in your world. Share in the comments section or in our new FaceBook group (more info below)
Our first month on the web was amazing. I am overwhelmed by all of you who visited, left comments, and joined the community. I am so excited to be part of this with you all. Here is a recap of June.
21 Posts Published
83 new friends in the community
3 Giveaway Winners
The winners for the giveaways were as follows:
Winner of The Liberal Arts Tradition was: Athena R.
Winner of Simply Classical was: Debbie C.
Winner of Norms & Nobility was: Jess
If you won and have not received your prize, it could be because I do not have your address, please check your spam folder in case my email went there.
July 1st marked the opening day of our community Facebook group. It is open to all community members and is a place to discuss everything related to Christian Classical homeschooling. Sometimes we may even read and discuss something related to CCE. In order to join you need to do two things:
1. If you haven’t already, join our free community by entering your name and email address in the green bar at the top of this page
2. Follow this link Expanding Wisdom Facebook Group and click the join group button on the right. I will approve your membership right away! Then you will have full access and you can introduce your self to the group and welcome other members!
Lastly I realized I have not really introduced my family to you all. 🙁 What is up with that? So here is my ohana:
My husband Ernie, also known as Big Dog, he is my renaissance man. He can cook, juggle, code/develop websites, paint, draw, and make up a silly song on the drop of a dime, someday I am going to record all those songs and make a video for the kids. I couldn’t believe it when he agreed to us homeschooling the kids. I love this man and am glad God chose him for me to spend the rest of my life with. We have walked through the refiners fire together and are still together! 🙂 Good stuff.
|The Jo Man|
Josiah, my oldest dude, also known as Bubbie or The Jo Man. He is a rising 7th grader, loves basketball, skateboarding, snowboarding, Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Minecraft, and Basketball. Josiah is over 6 feet tall and growing, the projection is somewhere between 6’4″ and 6’7″! I am already looking up to
him. He LOVES debate and discussion and wants to play ball in college. I am hoping to find him a great liberal arts college with a good basketball program. Any ideas?
|Music & Math?|
Sierra is my oldest daughter, also known as Sissy or Drill Bit. 🙂 She is my rising 4th grader and is girl after my own heart. She has been known to pull out Plutarch on her own and read it. She loves music, singing, and acting. She loves writing songs and stories and recently attempted to join the yahoo forums to answer questions about how to become famous. *laughing with delight* I am glad I caught that before she hit post. 🙂
|Katie & her Best friend|
Kathleen, is my youngest, also known as Katie Pie or Mamacita. She starts first grade next year and wants to do everything just like her older brother and sister. She has taken a particular interest in crafts and “scrap-booking”. I am curious to see which of her skills begin to come to the surface. One skill she already has is to completely enchant my husband and I and her grandma and her brother and almost anyone with her dreamy eyes and smile.