Turning Three

Jonathan turned three years old this week! This little one is growing up so fast!! We enjoyed celebrating his three years– amongst other things, Jacob drove him for his very first tractor ride….

Pics of the Garden

So much of our time has been spent inside, but we have managed a minute here or there to begin establishing our garden. We had a few existing fruit trees when we moved in, but since, we’ve planted 14 more, 4 blueberries and have started the task of building and planting square foot beds. random chick (well, not quite a…

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June 19, 2010

Warmer days mean we can finally make some of the various things left in this house work for us! We decided to set up a yard sale (our first ever!). A few friends brought their children over to help and this is the result: Believe it or not, almost everything here came from just three rooms. Needless to say, we’re…

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Our First Party

This past Sunday we hosted our first party in this new house! The rooms were all full of laughter and children ran from place to place. I hope everyone enjoyed their time here as much as we enjoyed them visiting. This gathering was for a sweet friend as she celebrated the pending arrival of her seventh baby. I’m so thankful…

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Turkey Update

I did a big “”no-no””. I named the family turkeys. Meet Burt and Ernie: I just couldn’t help it…they are so cute in a really ugly sort of way, you know? They follow me around the yard like favored pets- what will I do when Thanksgiving rolls around?


My growing baby girl…always exploring….always learning.

Famiy Projects

A few things we’ve done over the last few weeks: A new tetherball set for the kiddos- Courtney votes for the FIRST time (and is now, a sitting, elected official in our county!!)- A new, simple quilt for Meredith’s first birthday- “Chia Paul”…a result of a gardening project I did with the children-

June 10, 2010

I’m not sure if we’ll have time to post in the morning. Tomorrow, Matthew turns 11. It’s difficult to imagine that eleven years have passed since his birth. His arrival marked many changes for our family. His arrival brought joy once again to a family filled with grief following the passing of Paul’s mother. I will always think of him…

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The gardenia in our backyard is in full bloom. I’m not sure I’ve ever smelled anything so sweet!!

Birthday Fun

Matt will be turning 11 this week. Courtney and I have been working on decorations for the backyard. I found these at the local dollar store: We decided to make them multi-colored for the birthday camp-out this weekend. I added some food coloring to water and carefully dipped each one being careful of the battery compartment: