Still Working ….

We are still working to clean our backyard from last year’s storms. Our damage was limited to the trees in our yard. Looking around other areas of our state, it could have been much worse! We’re thankful to just have trees to cut. We finally purchased a new chainsaw a couple of weeks back. It’s really been a long-needed tool…

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Paul has now finished his degree. He’s still waiting to graduate, but now, we’re ordering graduation announcements and enjoying the extra time with him. While he’s had a little more free time, he’s been working on my pantry. I’m SO very excited! We’ve needed one for a long time. He and Jacob have worked most of the afternoon, and will…

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Ironing Board Holder

Tracy / October 28, 2011

Jacob’s newest project! I love to watch my children developing new skills. It’s amazing what they can do when given the opportunity!

Jacob’s Birthday

Tracy / October 18, 2011

After years of being told how horrible it was going to be to have teens in our home, Paul and I have been pleasantly surprised with all four of our oldest children. They are a blessing to our entire family- and I actually look forward to those teen years now! Imagine that!! It’s the years between toddler and teen that…

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October 13, 2011

Tracy / October 13, 2011

I’m glad to be on to a new day. Jacob, is feeling much better today. He ended up with 8 stitches…though we’re not positive. The stitches on one end of his finger are so close together, it’s hard to tell exactly. We’ve already opened his bandage and cleaned it today. He’s not in too much pain (I’m so glad….). I’m…

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Jacob’s Finger

Tracy / October 13, 2011

We’ve had a pretty interesting day. On this evening, we’re glad Jacob still has all ten fingers. Boys. I think that’s all I have to say on this subject.

October 3, 2011

Tracy / October 4, 2011

To tell the truth, we’ve not felt so well the last week. I hate to see them not feeling well, but I think it’s just part of life this time of year. I’m always glad to see everyone on the mend, but this does give us a chance to pause and see them all back to health. Please keep my…

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Tracy / September 24, 2011

It seems so long since I’ve updated this site. Dial-up is another world when you are used to high-speed internet. I can’t tell you how difficult it is do accomplish simple tasks…things like banking, using the library or just checking store hours. Websites just aren’t being made to use dial-up anymore. If you are trying to blog, or use fb,…

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A Piece of the Past

Tracy / August 30, 2011

Some very dear friends brought Jacob back an especially meaningful gift recently: One of Jacob’s very favorite TV shows is Emergency (yes, from the 1970’s!). When our friends left on vacation they mentioned they might stop by the station…we never dreamed they would bring back such a sweet gift for him. He has been smiling since he received it….and shows…

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July 16, 2011

This has been a long, long week. As we are preparing and starting our new school year, I’m always tweaking this and changing that….it can be a challenge, but honestly, it’s something I look forward to each and every year. We’re working with the littles using Five In A Row. It’s a long-time favorite in our home with our young…

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You make my world happy, my sweet and growing, young son!!

Another New Driver…

We’ve had so much happening in our little world these last few months…. Jacob took the test for his permit and passed! He was so proud, and I am so happy for him. I was less than impressed with the DMV. —I know, I know, people share their horror stories all the time. Fortunately, until now, things haven’t been so…

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