Friday, May 1, 2015

So I wanted to be a Mom blogger...

**Warning** I have decided to be a Mom if I don't have anything else to do. Ha! I'm a stay at home mom and wife, and I homeschool my kids. My heroes are Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, and Joanna Gaines aka Mom/Designer superstar. I would love to have a dash of Ree's cooking skills mixed with an ounce of Joanna's creativity. That right there would be the ingredients to a pretty cool chick in my opinion! I mean I'm a woman who WANTS to have it all together. I like to pretend I do even when I don't. I mean let's be frank ladies, we don't want anyone to know we spilled our coffee all over our shirt, after dropping the milk on the floor, when you still have tears in your eyes from stepping on those little evil blocks with spikes...I mean Legos. I want you to look at me and say, now that girl has it together. Fake it until you make it right? Maybe in writing this blog, I can figure it out along the way. Don't hold your breath lol.
   I wanted to start this blog so that I can keep a journal of what we do (and not have to bore everyone on Facebook lol). It's just a little look into our lives here at Anchor Academy. We chose our school name based on Hebrews 6:19 "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..."
So why ABC's and Sweet Tea? Well because that pretty much sums up my day.  When I'm not helping the kids with their lessons, I'm standing in the kitchen making tea. No really...we drink an illegal amount of sweet tea in this joint. I mean we live in Texas, aka the sun, and it's HOT!
   I cook. A lot. I use my family as guinea pigs for all things Pinterest. I'm currently on a mission to meal plan a month at a time, plus eat healthy...ugh. Meal planning for 5 people is hard enough, throw that word "healthy" into the mix, and I am just over it. I want to eat healthy, I would just rather have someone plan all of that for me, and of course cook it too. A girl can dream right?
So getting down to business,  let me introduce all of us so you know who I'm talking about. First off, there's me Tasha, Mom, wife, Lolli, friend, depends on who you ask.

I love Jesus and my family. I love to read and crochet (how Little House on the Prairie right lol) and help our kids along on the journey of learning. I have been officially homeschooling for 2 years. I love it. I wish I was led long ago to do this, when all of my kids were younger, but God has a plan and maybe I just wasn't ready.

Next up my husband A.J or now Pop. He is my rock and I couldn't make it without him. He's funny, handsome, sweet, LOVES hamburgers, and a little bit other words, perfect for little ol me. He works very hard so that we can have the things that we do, and I am able to stay home with our kids. That is such a blessing to me, and I am extremely thankful for him every. single. day.

Meet my firstborn, my sweet Bay, and my newest pride and Joy, my grandbaby Mila. 

Bay is funny, smart, and extremely talented in anything creative and a wonderful Mommy. Bay was actually public schooled and graduated last year. She is a licensed cosmetologist, but right now she is a stay at home mommy, hoping to start her own business in baby clothes and accessories. She made me a Lolli about 2 months ago to my sweet Mila Rose. Yes I'm Lolli and my hubby is Pop, so our grandkids can come to LolliPops house!  I never knew that there could be such a wonderful extension of love from your children. There are no words! 

Ok so for the ones that are homeschooled. These 3 silly kids! This pic was before a field trip and they were all so excited....well maybe except for Drake. It was early, and he doesn't do excited and early in the same sentence.

Ok, so about my sweet Drake.
He's going to be my next baby up for graduation.:( He may be 17, but will always be my baby. He loves all sports, and playing his PS4. He's planning on starting EMT school in January, and then he will go to college to become a certified paramedic. I'm so proud of him!

On to my 3rd born, Edyn.

This beauty, Edyn, has so much going for her. She's 13 and a mixture of sweet and sassy. She's very talented in her love of photography and makeup. She has dreams to be a makeup artist, but also to have her own photography business. I can't wait to see her excel in both!

Last but not least, Mr. Gavin.

He is 10 years old and a real character. You never know what he's going to say or do. He loves Legos, Minecraft, Nerf guns, and anything that has to with pranking me, his dad, or his siblings. He's sweet and has a wonderful heart for the homeless. His plans are to become a chef, and open a restaurant that can feed the homeless.

So, that's a little bit about us. I hope you enjoy this little look into our lives and what homeschool means to us.
We are just a crazy little family living it up in Texas and drinking lots of sweet tea!


  1. I love this blog post & wanted to say congrats on your first post! I'm looking forward to more. Have a blessed weekend!

  2. Wendy thank you so much! Looking forward to this new adventure! Have a blessed weekend yourself!