Take a peek into our life as a big family in Houston, TX. Welcome to the electronic journal for the Texas T family. This blog was created to share some moments of our life with you. Often having 11 children (including twins), homeschooling, and being incredibly active in our Catholic faith we are asked “How do you do it?” We invite you to look around, sign up as a follower, and peek into..
Our Bread of Life homeschool group had a ark day. Not many people show up this time of year but we had fun! It was nice getting out of the house. We are planning to resist the house soon and have so much work to do. Park time was our much needed relax time.
This week has been crazy busy with lots going on but we can't let the week pass without acknowledging that Possible has been at HEB for 2 years now. She is also working in the formal department. I am loving it when she helps over there.
A family that we have known in the homeschool world after our move to Houston are in need of our prayers. Their 12-year-old son Cole woke up with fever and chills over the weekend that continued through the night. After a nose bleed, he was taken to the hospital. Tests revealed that he had a bacterial infection. He is now intubated and showing no sign of brain activity. This young man is the highlight of the family. Please pray for a miracle and pray for the Larson family.
I thank you all for your prayers, I know that God had heard each one. Cole was declared around 2 this afternoon. As faithful Christians we all know that Easter only comes after Good Friday, Heaven can only come after death. Cole lived a short life but the promise of the real eternal Easter can be his. Join me in our prayer, "Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace." As Cole is at peace the pain will be for his family and friends that are here. Please continue to remember this precious family and their community in your prayers. Their loss will be gravely felt.
Today we had the honor of being a part of a community that celebrated the funeral Mass for Cole. He would be turning 13 tomorrow but instead he was buried today. I remember when his 5 older sisters joyfully and gleefully shared the news to the homeschool families that their mom was having a boy. Each one was more excited than the next.
The Texas T family did not stay active in the same groups of homeschoolers as the Larson family but we have always enjoyed every encounter with this family. Cole was/is a bright soul that brought so much joy to all of his family and the entire community. Thank you to his family for sharing him with all of us!
Nothing new to see here, except that we don't always notice it. Sugar was back so we had to focus on shellfish. Walking in and out of our favorite grocery store is life threatening to our Sugar. This was Possible's HEB so we were warned ahead of time and Sugar stayed in the car. Just walking past a Crawfish boil will send poor Sugar into anaphylactic shock. No Crawfish for us!
Another thing that Sugar pointed out were the mounted police at the Mall. Here we are at a stop sign waiting for the horses to cross the street.
Some things will just not be the same outside of Texas.
We like IXL in this house. It isn't perfect but it does allow me to make sure that each child is doing some math every single day. The older kids do other subjects as well on IXL but it is just drill work. The twins were so excited about finishing their first level that we had to celebrate.
Way to go girls! You did complete a lot of math, now on to the next level.