And The Beat Goes On….

Keilee had a great birthday.  We went to IHOP as we have every year since she was 3.  She wore the same hat she has worn since then. And they brought her an ice cream sundae and sang, “Happy Birthday” the same as always.

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She didn’t do 14 Acts of Kindness but she did do several things.  She baked cookies and brownies for the Police Officers, she got a Gift Card at Starbucks for the person behind us in line and she bought candy and took to Hospice.  They were so awesome to my Mom before she died that Keilee wanted to do something nice for them.

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We had a HUGE Freeze here, temperatures below zero so these girls stayed inside for days.  We watched movies, played games, read, Keilee did History and Science and Art and edited photos and more.

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We broke down and got cable this week.  After 1 year and 7 months.  ATT has finally made UVerse available where we are.  After 30 minutes on the phone I got over 150 channels for $20 more a month.  It is a 2 year contract and she guaranteed me that price for the entire 24 months.  I also got a $250 Visa Gift Card!!  We canceled HuluPlus and Netflix DVD to home and that saved $16 so it is only $4 difference.  The main selling point is that our internet is 3x faster!!!  My download speed was 5.89 and I have checked twice and it is over 21mg!!!!

Keilee started back gymnastics and we did several experiments with water and ice.  These are BUBBLES that froze!  So cool.

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Keilee’s back kickover.  Click on the link to watch!

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So 2014 is starting off great.  We have plans the next few days that we are looking forward to and Keilee is doing a class right now with Jessica’s girls on FaceTime!  So there are girls in Alabama and Connecticut learning together! Technology rocks!

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Homeschool Rocks

I love this quote and I feel the exact same way :)
“I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as child-like.  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia


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Mary at “Collage Friday
Sylvia at “Friendship Friday”

11 thoughts on “And The Beat Goes On….”

  1. We tried frozen bubbles here and could not get it to work! We also stayed inside for days :-) I would have stayed inside all week if it were not for a Bible study we do together on Wednesday morning….I’m also glad Keilee had a great birthday.

  2. I’m glad Keilee had a happy birthday. I’ve never understood why some people complain about technology because I think it rocks too! Leo Buscaglia has some great quotes. I like this one and I think it fits you guys too-
    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn someone’s life around.”

  3. What a fun birthday and I’m glad you guys survived that deep freeze. It wasn’t pleasant here either. Sounds like you got a great deal on the UVerse. The faster speeds are so worth it. I love the picture of Nomad all wrapped up in pink. Everyone needs to stay warm. Have a great weekend!

  4. I love getting a peek into your weeks. They are so full of goodness. I am grateful that our girls connected this week and that they will have opportunities to grow their friendship. On their way into gymnastics yesterday Grace said “wouldn’t it be great if we could FaceTime Keilee into our gymnastics class!”

  5. Stopping by from Friendship Friday.
    Family traditions are awesome, aren’t they!? You and your daughter have some great memorable traditions with her birthday. How sweet of her to think of the Hospice workers. I’m certain they appreciated it.
    Wow, what a fantastic deal on the cable with better internet speed! You go girl!

  6. What a great deal on the cable with the Visa Gift Card! We have been without cable (by choice) for about three years. We really haven’t missed it. Grace is not a TV watcher, on the other hand I love my TV and am usually following multiple shows at once. Looks like you guys had a great week! Have a great weekend as well!

  7. Looks like a great week! Glad K had a great birthday! Such a kind soul she has to help others…makes my heart sing for her.

    Great job on the cable/internet find the gift card is a HUGE Plus! I know you are also doing the No Spend Challenge with me – so HUZZAH to your switch over and actually making money on the deal!

    Enjoy the weekend!

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