For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blog Hop 2010

Last year I miss the blog hop party where blogger get to introduce themselves to other bloggers, and get to meet new friends. I am on the ball this year. So, for all of you who have been reading this blog regularly, and/or all of you visiting me for the first time, here is a brief introduction of of I am.

My name is Joelle and I am a christian SAH homeschool mom. I am married to my wonderful, loving, God fearing, avid reader and also good cook, husband. We have been married for 8 years, and we have 2 wonderful, very happy, active, handsowme boys, ages 6 and 4 (soon to be 7 and 5).

We are a very mixed family. I am a french citizen born on the island of Martinique, my husband was born in Manilla in the Philippines, and my 2 boys were born in Jamaica, where we ministered for 4 years.

We love cooking, watching shows such as NCIS, CSI NY, the Mentalist, Bones, Castle, and Chuck, which often lends itself to very deep theological conversations. We also love to travel and go on road trips. We love to have people over and be of service to our fellow believers.

This blog is my attempt at chronicling our adventures in homeschooling, and also at helping other homeschoolers by sharing helpful links and websites that I come across with. Occasionally, I also share about books, parenting and christian living.

I love to play games and have fun. I am known for my very heartfelt and loud laughter, which I guess is a good thing. I really enjoy reading blogs and meeting new people.

You can also find me @ The Recipe Box were I try to keep an online records of recipes from my kitchen (Remember we love cooking and baking here, and we love food!).

Above all we strive to glorify our wonderful God who made us and provided salvation for his people, not on our own merit but on the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We strive to teach this to our kids, and exemplify a life of submission to God's sovereignty and His Word.

Have a look around and let me know you stopped by. I would love to meet you all.

If you want to meet other bloggers like myself, hop on over at Pensieve.

PS: I am also linking this post to the blog Hop -making friends, over at Our Worldwide Classroom.


Stacy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I really admire homeschooling moms! We tried it this past fall using a state based program (K12). I was really liking it ,but my oldest (who was in 5th grade) really missed school,and his friends.

Chuck is one of our favorite shows!!

You look like you are truely blessed!

Louise said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! We're planning on homeschooling in a few years - I'm so excited about it!

I've never been to Martinique or Jamaica, but I've visited St. Lucia before, and I loved it. Wasn't so crazy about the heat, but the people were wonderful!

Melinda said...

My family loves playing games! I wish I could hear some of your heartfelt laughter in person!

Stacey said...

I think it takes a special and creative family to homeschool...I'm not sure I could do it! And as a side note...I love Chuck :)

Sherry said...

Great to meet you! Love to meet other homeschooling moms that love the Lord! My best friend is from the Philippines. :D

Julie said...

Hey there Joelle . . . thanks for stopping by my blog today and introducing yourself! Very happy to meet you!

Your family is GEORGEOUS!

This is the first time I have participated in Blog Hop . . . it is so exciting to meet new people!

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Dee said...

Hey there! Chuck is one of our favorite shows here too! Okay... well, not Hubbie but me and the kiddos. :) He like Mentalist though.

Thanks for sharing!
Take care!

courtney said...

love your blog, we are a homeschool family too and i love seeing what others are doing

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith said...

Hello, I am visitng from Blog Hop. This fall I will start home schooling my kindergartener. I am excited and a bit nervous at the ame time. our site looks like a wonderful resource for me. I will be back!

The Diaper Diaries said...

CHUCK!!! Oh my how I love that show. And you children are absolutely gorgeous!! Off to hop around some more ;)

Stef said...

Hi Joelle - it's been awhile for sure - we miss you at the Homeschool Village!!

Hope you are having a pleasant summer!

Joan said...

Stopping by from the bloghop. I'm visiting all blogs that end in five. Nice to meet you!

Gorgeous family!

Sisitergirl said...

Great blog have to back.

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