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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!



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our Christmas..soon!

We're celebrating Christmas this year on the 31st. (It just isn't Christmas without Daddy, and he had to work last weekend!)

The kids are on countdown. They spent the day cleaning..I want it clean on Christmas. It will be a nice, relaxing day at home, Lord willing. We'll start with reading the Bible and saying a prayer to 'open our day'...then we'll give the children their gifts. I'll cook up a big breakfast of sausage links, bacon..and I even bought pancake mix. (I NEVER buy pancake mix...always make it from scratch) Gabe can make monster pancakes. With orange juice, coffee and maybe cinnamon rolls.

The kids can enjoy their 'toys' throughout the day..instead of hurrying up to get ready and go. We'll make an early supper of fried clams, and pizza 'stromboli'..we'll have some fingers foods and popcorn since it's also NEW YEAR'S EVE!!! We'll bake and decorate the cookie mixes my Aunt Marie sent us..maybe make some divinity. I also bought 3 two liter bottles of Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash to share in the evening. We'll play some board games..and maybe share some New Year's Resolutions. I'm sure we'll watch a movie...or two.
Lord willing..it'll be a good day. Gabe has 3 days off.

To say the year wasn't good would be a lie. It ended with incredible pain and heartache..and a bit of joy..but we have so much to be thankful for as we look back on the year. I'm so glad I 'listened' to that voice that told us to take that trip back in May.."Do this for Dad.." Now I know why..

God is good...all the time.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


My daddy is gone..he died peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning, Dec. 8th.

Today I have a little girl that is ready to celebrate her birthday. Her party is today..but she turns four tomorrow.

Joy and sorrow, all mixed up. So much to do..but my mind is numb.

I just want to go for a long walk in the freezing cold...

Friday, December 02, 2011

PVC pipe, nails and duct tape..oh my!

For less than 10 dollars.....

.......hours of fun!

Watch out squirrels..run for your life!