Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2014 book list

As usual...I am sure I did not keep track well enough, of each book I read. Not mention all the books I didn't quite finish!! Either way, here is my list for 2014.

My books of 2014

  • warbreaker
  • steelheart
  • the book of a thousand days
  • igraine the brave
  • gathering blue
  • the giver
  • elantris
  • the divergent series
  • the question

Monday, January 19, 2015

more comfy blanket update

I am loving the way this is turning out!! I am into my second round of 15 amazing colors.
I love to sit down each evening, in my cozy spot, hooking away with my fingers.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

comfy blanket progress...

I absolutely LOVE pictures of crochet blankets and loveliez coming the colors....
It's hard to believe that I haven't even gotten through all 15 of the colors yet. I have had a small set back with a little abdominal surgery, which has slowed me down in the crocheting department, but I am getting back in the groove!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Saying good bye to another year......

comfy blanket:keeping track of color


I have developed my own system for keeping track, more purposefully, of my color order, for this particular project. 
I love to have a basket, a place to hold all my yarn in a given endeavor. I found this adorable basket at a resale shop, clean and long, but it still needed a pretty quilt to keep the yarn from catching.

I created my color 'swatches', which were pre-determined and now I hang them from the edge of said basket, in the order in which I would like to crochet them. I will re-determine the next round of colors, after I have done through this round.

Here are my first three colors or 6 rows. I had to get the hang of this simple, but new pattern, but once I did, I really was on a major roll.

I LOVE the way the sun is hitting the soft stitches...I am very pleased with how this looks.

Friday, January 2, 2015

2 years without you....

How can it be 2 years without you??
Our love for you is ever deep.
We miss you more than we could ever describe.
I have few words today...but that you are deeply missed our dear precious one.

We went to visit the bird watch memorial today with Grandma and took some pictures.

See you in Heaven my love!!


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.