Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is a beautiful song written and performed by Chris Medina, an American Idol contestant. His fiance was in an accident, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. This song is about her.

The first time I heard the song, I was struck by what an honorable, faithful man Chris is. The next thought I had was that it's sad that this isn't the normal expectation for a man.

While I do admire men like Chris, who remain faithful to the promise made, despite unforeseen circumstances, I'm also saddened that this is a remarkable feat. I'm thankful for the man my father is, a man who's remained committed, faithful, and madly in love with my mother, for 34 years. I'm thankful for the man I married, who has stood by me, loved me when I was unlovable, encouraged me and supported me during the hard times of life. And it's my heart's desire to raise three energetic little boys to be three godly faithful men, who won't find the kind of faithfulness and devotion that's portrayed in this song remarkable, because it's been what they've seen and what they want to do.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wishing for Fall

I really love fall!! I enjoy decorating, baking, doing fall crafts, staging falls pictures, and getting ready for Christmas. It's a time where I look forward to the weather eventually cooling down, though with a high of 100 yesterday, I think I'll just have to keep waiting.

With the first official day of fall this past weekend, I decided it was time to pull out all the fall decorations!
I had already hung our fall wreath. I made it last year, since it was the only fall decorating I was able to do since our house was on the market.

In the picture above, there's a drawing of a pumpkin. Elizabeth made it 2 years ago in art class, using pastels. I love it! This is now one of my new favorite fall decorations.

I tried to take the "less is more" approach this year, lest I make Curtis too crazy. Here's the entertainment center. I'm planning on putting a different picture in the frame, but haven't finished that little project yet.

The fireplace. Simple and sweet.

Our entry way, my other favorite project. I framed fall trees made by Micah and Benjamin. On either side, I hung Aggie pictures, because what's fall without football?!

This morning, I made pumpkin muffins (a family favorite, even when it's not fall!) and pretended it was a brisk fall morning as I sipped my coffee. Maybe all this wishful thinking will result in some fall weather!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Are you ready for some football?!

This fall, both Micah and Benjamin are playing flag football with Upwards. They were both very excited a couple weeks ago to don their new cleats and hit the practice field!
This past Saturday, the boys had their first game! We are very excited and thankful that the boys are on the same team AND that Curtis is their coach.

The Yellow Jackets!
Both boys did amazing jobs at their first game! I'm enjoying being back at the fields, watching them in action.

Benjamin did fantastically for his first time, and Micah, the veteran of the family, scored the first touchdown of the game! To celebrate, we had donuts.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ballerina Girl

We got lucky with Elizabeth and ballet. It was the first "thing" that we tried, when she was 2, and she's been doing it since! Last night, Elizabeth started her 6th year of dance. She looked so grown up, doing barre work. Dancing brings her such joy, and it's such a treat to watch her dance.
And since I was feeling a bit nostalgic.....

Elizabeth on her first day of dance.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

First day of co-op!

Today was the first day of our 3rd year at Brazos Classical Academy. Though I will be the very first to admit that being a part of a co-op is A LOT of work, we are thankful to be a part of a group of such loving, dedicated, like minded families. The support that I've received as a newbie homeschool mom has been invaluable. And the friendships that my children and I have made are treasured.

As I prepared to kick of another year of co-op, knowing that it would probably be our busiest year yet, this verse came to mind, and will be the prayer of my heart in the coming months.

"So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the works of our hands!"
Psalm 90: 12, 14 and 17

Thursday, September 01, 2011


Benjamin was very thoughtful when giving his answer. Again, I just loved seeing bits of his personality. What sweet boys I have!!

Name: Benjamin David Krajca
Age: 4
Favorite Color: green
Favorite thing to eat for breakfast: meat
Favorite thing to eat for lunch: corn dogs
Favorite thing to eat for dinner: hot dogs
Favorite thing to eat for dessert: Popsicles
Favorite movie: Math Adventures to the Moon
Favorite TV show: Tom and Jerry
Favorite place to go: movie theater
Favorite book:
Favorite thing to wear: the clothes I'm wearing right now
Favorite sport: baseball
Favorite shoes: slippers

Things that make me.....
happy: holding me upside down and having ice put in my shirt.
sad: not being able to get on the computer
laugh: I already told you! Ice in my shirt and being upside down.... That's my favorite.
cry: scrapping my knee on the sidewalk.
excited: playing football with Micah for the first time.


I gave Micah this interview on his first day of Kindergarten. I don't know what it is about these things, but I love them! I love getting little glimpses into his heart and personality.
Name: Micah Wayne Krajca
Age: 5
Favorite Color: dark green
Favorite thing to eat for breakfast: meat
Favorite thing to eat for lunch: meat
Favorite thing to eat for dinner: meat
Favorite thing to eat for dessert: meat
Favorite movie: Bugs Life and Spy Kids (which happen to be the last two movie he watched)
Favorite TV show: Wild Kratts and Power Ranger Samuri
Favorite place to go: to the store with Mommy and Daddy
Favorite book: The Grinch
Favorite thing to wear: my football shirt
Favorite sport: football
Favorite shoes: Luminators

Things that make me.....
happy: having Christmas at Grandma and Grand-Daddy's house and Aunt Shannon is a missionary.
sad: Grand-Daddy has cancer
laugh: tickles
cry: people biting me and falling off my bike onto the driveway
excited: playing football with Benjamin

My boys

Yesterday, I cut Timothy's hair. I had one person tell me he looked just like Benjamin, and one person tell me he looked just like Micah. Here are all three boys at 19 months. Who do you think Timothy favors?