Crumley Family Blog

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May 30, 2013
by mrscrumley
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A mom’s thoughts on Scouts and their recent changes

The Scout Oath:

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

A week ago a decision was made by the Boy Scouts of America to change their membership rules and allow all boys to join the Scouts, regardless of their proclaimed sexual orientation.

This ruffled many feathers, including our own Scoutmaster’s, who immediately resigned his position. According to news reports from various sites, he isn’t the only one and several churches have backed off as sponsors of Boy Scouts as well.

And this all bothers me greatly.
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December 6, 2012
by mrscrumley

Our family’s ram (or Fuller’s first piano recital)

If you are celebrating Advent (or more specifically, using a Jesse Tree), today may be the reading on Isaac and the Ram. It’s found in Genesis 22:1-14. It’s a retelling of a man’s faith, his willingness to sacrifice what he holds dear in order to obey God.

This is the retelling of our family ram.

In June, Damon lost his job due to company cutbacks. He was fortunate enough to receive a severance of four months, so we weren’t immediately destitute. God provided in other ways- Damon making money doing freelance work for a few companies who needed his expertise. And while he was working these extra jobs, he was also sending out his resume, meeting with people, and trying to find another job.

We hoped he would find a job quickly. But time went on and suddenly we were at the half way point in his severance. It was summer, so in some ways it just seemed like Damon was taking extra vacation days. We were busy with CFC, travel, and working on finishing our backyard fence. But a job offer wasn’t coming. And it seemed very bleak.
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August 22, 2012
by mrscrumley

Our second grader!

It took me a little while to be motivated but here is Fuller’s second grade introduction collage:
PhotobucketMeet Fuller! He’s awesome!

We put the picture in his introduction slide to his teacher (due today- hence the motivation) and she reports she loves it.

Our Literature and Comprehension lessons have been covering main topics and supporting details. I had Fuller come up with 6 sentences to introduce himself (the main topics in the picture) and then in our power point slide, he added some supporting details. On Friday, in his virtual homeroom, he gets to introduce himself, and he’s pretty excited about it.