Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Moments

Giggles, smiles.
Butter cookies and juice.

This moment was not lost on me.
I hugged it.
Many Blessings.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Home Projects

We have a big screened back porch
that we never got around to fixing up.
Well, we decided now was the time.
Here is Hubby after he has sanded, cleaned the wood,
and taped the edges.
Staining is next.

Starting what seems an endless job.

This is a neck and back breaker of a job.

My Hubby never takes the easy route.
He is hand brushing the stain with a small brush
Better to get the cracks he says.

Looking forward to the finish.
So do I says the Hubby.

All Done, Well, Almost

Doesn't it look great?

My Hubby made the picnic table.

A swing will go down at this end.
Another painting project for Hubby.

This is the view from the picnic table.
The French doors in front are off the kitchen eating area.
The French doors to the right are off from the family room.
So, when the weather is right, all doors are opened.

Thank you Hubby. Another great job.
Love you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Family Laughs

What does 3 young boys + one Mommy + one whoopie cushion = ?

An hour of rolling, tumbling,
and of course,
loud laughter
on the family room floor.

Sorry no pictures, to busy being tickled with laughter.
Many blessings.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Things I Love

I love pictures of our family and art work of our children to adorn our walls. Most of the pictures of the children are simple pictures I took and printed on regular copy paper in black and white. This way I can easily update the photos. Much cheaper than going to a photographer, don't you think? My frames are all finds at either garage sales, dollar stores, or sales at department stores.

Love looking up seeing my children. I remember every shot.
No need for the frames to match. This is what makes it fun.

This wall the frames are the same color, but that is all.
I see I need to straighten a few, oh well.

Many blessings.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Say Cheese

I am always taking pictures of the children. One of the twins grabbed my oldest son's play camera and well, we got a lot of closeups of his precious nose.
Turn the camera around son.

But mom...

this is way I see you hold it.
Smile and say cheese Mommy.

Living Math

Since letting go of Ambleside online year one((we plan to do year one next year), we have rediscovered things we enjoyed and had forgotten. Living math. We do have a more traditional math curriculum that we follow, but we look forward to doing living math each week too. This week we talked about shapes, shapes are all around us.

We collected leaves, cut out spirals, etc.

The spirals made for a pretty display I think.
Many blessings.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Tonight as my hubby and I sat and watched the election results, I started to ponder.
What will the next few years have in store? Better yet what will the next few months have in store? This country is very polarized and has been for awhile. What is next? I pray our next President looks to God for strength and guidance. I shall pray for our President often. I should be cleaning out my closet and pantry. I have three books just waiting for me to read them, why am I watching TV? What will we do for outside time tomorrow? Need to pick the kids clothes out for tomorrow. Need to run tomorrow. Marathon is only two months away. Need new running shoes. Christmas stockings need to be made. Halloween decorations need to be put up in the attic.
Much on the mind, many pondering thoughts. I predict little sleep tonight. TV is off and will stay off. No more news, no more politics, we are done, through, fried. Tomorrow is another day. Maybe counting sheep will work. Good night. Many blessings.

Still Love Them Dawgs!

That is what my beloved Dawgs received Saturday.
Still had fun in RV city though.
My oldest has a pretty good arm.

Go Dawgs.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Boo to You

Had no idea how the twins would do on the hayride.

I think the smile answers for this one.

Don't let this smile trick you, I spent most of the night in the truck with Daddy.

I was a scary army man last year, this year- I wanted to be
yes, a army man, but not scary.

Many blessings

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Dirt= good clean fun

dirt= time with nature

dirt= playing with brother

dirt= dirt

Many blessings.