Thursday, January 23, 2014

Catching People Unawares



"I love you!"

"Love you too, Goodbye."

That was me catching Joseph unaware (as per Theme Thursday with Clan Donaldson) this morning as he walked off to school. My little darling.  

As some of you fine perusers of the Web Log may recall I was homeschooling Joseph this last semester. We had a brilliant time. We had a horrible time. All at the same time. 

For this moment, he is better in a place that gives him lots of projects, lots of approval, lot of structure, mainly. And that, unfortunately, was not at home with me. My little darling, gift of a Loving God. Maybe I'll tell a little more of his story another day, because all stories are fascinating, no matter how small.

And guess what? 

It's time to vote for the "Best of" awards with Bonnie at A Knotted Life. And someone, somewhere out there, has nominated The Rebekah Es as Coolest Blogger! How cool is that! Channeling my inner Benedict Cumberbatch  I have deduced that whomever nominated me has only ever read one blog in their lifetime, so, thanks Aunt Esther, it's an honor!  

But honestly, these awards are a great way to discover so many great Catholic Blogs, so check them all out, and I am so proud to be listed among them. 


  1. Yay you! And you are cool, my friend...

  2. I want to hear his story. I love the way you write any story, so get to it. Of course you are in the running for Coolest Blogger, and it's all coming together now that you really are too cool for (home)school. :)

  3. He's so grown up and so handsome! And, you're welcome for the nom. Well, not really. But, I'll take the credit anyway.

  4. Excellent shots!!
    Congrats on the nomination!!

  5. I would love to hear about the path of school. I love that first picture.

    1. I would, too, when your blogging hiatus ends. :)

  6. We have taken so many different paths when educating our children, each child and each season of life is different. I'm glad you've found a good fit for him!
    Congratulations on the nominations and I absolutely agree that you are coolest blog!!!

  7. What 9peasmom said. ;). You know you got my vote. :)

    Bye, Joseph! You are loved!

  8. Yes....we are all anxiously awaiting for that story...(although I can understand if you don't tell it). Anyway, you defintiely are the coolest blogger!

  9. So sweet! And I absolutely want to hear the story - is it weird that I want to hear your whole story for each kid? I'm just so curious! My husband is gung-ho homeschooling only always and forever, but I really have a feeling that at some point Cecilia's going to be in "regular" school... We'll see, but it's good to know that we don't have to commit to one path for life :)

  10. What a boy! I love stories, so I'll be back waiting for it. Congrats on the nomination...I love your blog :)

  11. Your welcome sweetheart.

  12. Can't wait to read his and your story because c'mon, kiddos don't just homeschool themselves. =)

  13. Hope he'll still have time to make spoon rings for a old venture we talked about. Sending them down to you next week;)
    Hats off to the Coolest kids I know!! xox


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