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School Days

I just LOVE being outdoors.  So naturally, when I realized that Nature Study is an actual thing you can do with your kids outside, I got really interested.

I’ve been reading a little of the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock to get a feel for what I’m doing.  I’m taking it slowly, and right now we’re just enjoying the outdoors when we can.  I’m taking the opportunities that are presented.

Yesterday was actually a warm day, so we took advantage of it and went outside!  The girls wanted to see the horses that live up the road.  So we (which means two girls ages 4 and 6, Isaac in a stroller, and me) took a short hike up the road to where the horses were.downsized_0304151137a

We took some apples and carrots with us to feed to the horses.  We had such a great time!  Isaac didn’t know what to think about them at first, but he eventually warmed up when Mama started making horse noises for him. {insert strange sound effects here}


Lily has just started spelling lessons.  She still gets frustrated sometimes with writing, because it doesn’t look the way she wants it to.  Her personality is very strong, and her frustration with her writing skills was beginning to put a damper on learning her spelling words.

In order to keep the focus on the spelling of the words and not how perfectly they are written, I am letting Lily write them for practice on unlined paper however she wants to.

I told her she could write them however she wanted to and that they didn’t have to look perfect.  You should have seen the look of relief on her face when I told her that!  Here is the result of her efforts.


Lily is learning about fourths in math right now.  She was working on her math page when she asked for an oatmeal creme pie.  So I brought it to her, and I had her cut it into fourths!  We got to talk about one-fourth, two-fourths, three-fourths, and so on.  What a yummy way to learn!


New Experiences

My husband is taking the kids to a basketball clinic on Monday evenings at our local community center, and they are loving it!  They got to play a real half court game this week with a group from another center.  They. Are. So. Cute.0302151824a(0001)


Sometimes, my life doesn’t look so graceful.  If you are tempted to doubt me on this, here is a fresh and lovely example.

Last Saturday, all five of us drove an hour and a half to participate in a worship night with another church.  Our church’s worship band was leading the service, and we really wanted to go.  So we all hustled to get ready, got out the door, and loaded into the van (that is a miracle in itself).  I am almost laughing as I write this.

When we were about five minutes from the church, Lily pointed out that Isabella wasn’t wearing any shoes.  No, it wasn’t that she had taken them off.  We actually FORGOT to put shoes on her!

So once we got there, we just carried her through the parking lot over the snow still packed in shady places and into the church, where she ran around in her sock feet the rest of the night.  That is, until she ran outside after the service and started playing in the snow.  In her socks.

What I’m Excited About

10259954_10205918261266667_3818527724437059289_nI’m excited about a new and upcoming album that my dear friends Eddie and Brittany Thomas just recorded last week.  It’s a worship album called Fragrance, and all the proceeds from the project will go to missions.  I’ll keep you posted when it is available!

evie maiAlso, another friend of mine just launched a new website for her product line, Evie Mae.  She makes  luxurious soaps, lotions, lip balms, and other wonderful all-natural beauty products in her home.  I am loving them!

See you on the flip side!  Have a graceful day, friend!

About the author


Tasha Medellin is a head-over-heels-in-love wife and not-so-perfect mother of three who loves spending time outdoors, curling up with a good book, and simply basking in the riches of God's glorious grace.

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