Saturday, September 26, 2009

Board Games

I came across an article today about another use for an innocent game that everyone is familiar with, in some shape or form. It seems that during World War II, British intelligence in conjunction with the British makers of Monopoly created special editions of the popular board game to include maps printed on silk, money, compasses, and other tools to aid prisoners of war in escaping from German war camps. The article gives much more detail...and if I were still homeschooling would spark a whole weeks' worth of study of World War II!!

You can read the article at Get Out of Jail Free: Monopoly's Hidden Maps

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Avenue of Support

Military wives everywhere are often on the look-out for support. The job we do is never easy, and we all know that any job is easier if we have friends to help carry the load.

THAT is why I was SO excited to come across the web page for Wives of Faith. What an exciting source of support for Christian Military Wives!

Check out the page...there is support for the Military marriage, Bible study, a prayer ministry, and local groups. I think there's also live chats, and newsletters.... I can't wait to dig further!

Friday, September 11, 2009


From a friend and one-time fellow student, a moving post....

Go read it! Afghanistan 2002

Thank you, Omar, for the powerful reminder and for your service to our country!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to School, and all that jazz

I can't decide whether I should cry or is the first day of school for this year, which includes a 10th grader, a 7th grader, a 6th grader, a 4th grader, a 2nd grader, and my baby starting Kindergarten.

Of course, I got pictures. What kind of mom do you think I am?!?

Okay, so I missed the op for the 10th grader...later...I'll get one of her this afternoon, I promise!

This one is TOO cool for a real picture...had to snap this on the fly.... He was NOT happy with me!

It's her first day of middle school...she's EXCITED!!

The 4th grader LOVES school and has been chomping at the bit all summer....

The second grader...she loves school too...because she LOVES her friends!!!

My baby...she looks too little to be going to school, right?!?

My house is too quiet today...I KNOW I'll get used to it...but this Mommy's a little sad this morning....