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Welcome! We are a homeschooling family of 12 living a smallish home, with a Lab named Samson, a Morkie named Cookie, and square foot gardens. Loving the Lord and learning as we go!



Friday, October 31, 2008

A New Table-updated pics :)

Table progress... :o)

Our dining room is the "hub" of our home. Since we homeschool..we spend hours here every day..for meals, schoolwork, crafts, and playing. With a large family, and decent sized table is a must! My awesome husband has decided to build one himself (after seeing how much they cost in the stores!) Besides..he enjoys this. He would love to do this for a living. :)
Here is the first pic of the "skeleton" of our table. It's 8 ft long, the top will be 4 ft wide..and oak. :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Our visit..

Well..Dad and Kevin are on their way home. They made the trip..driving straight thru (from WA, thru Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota) 28 hours!!
I'm so glad Dad and Kev came. It was just really weird (hard) to not have mom here too. I didn't quite know what to do with myself. It felt so good to hug my dad. Been wanting to do that since she passed away. Dad hadn't been here in 4 yrs (since Mikey was born!) And Uncle Kev has never been here!
That said..it was a good visit. The kids took to Papa and Uncle Kev right away...
Here's a couple pics..

Obie fell asleep on Uncle Kev...

Eliahna and her Papa..
Dad with the crew...

Also..on "reclaiming my kitchen"..boy, that didn't work out so well! Shortly after I posted that, we all came down with some super-bug enterovirus (awful!). We were down for the count for nearly 2 weeks!
I might give the menu a try again though.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Planned Parenthood Exposed on O'Reilly Factor


Jill Stanek on the O'Reilly Factor--

babies born alive, and allowed to die, in our hospitals. This just brought me to tears...