A Day at the Ball Park …and Memory Making!

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Woah! I had no idea when I woke up this morning, we would have such a day of adventure and memory making ahead! Paul has been working at the ball park in Hoover this week, doing the 2017 SEC Baseball Championship. Benjamin had asked if he could go and see Paul working on the truck so Paul and I scheduled…

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Mama’s Cheese Ball Recipe

Tracy / January 6, 2014

Each and every year, Mama would either make us a Cheese Ball for the New Year, or bring the ingredients out for us to make one for our family. It was an annual tradition. So many little things like this, have reminded me of her this year. I’m ever grateful that this is what she gave Courtney on her 13th…

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South Carolina

Tracy / November 15, 2013

Every now and again, we have the opportunity to travel with Paul as he works. It was my turn a couple of weeks back. He was working South Carolina football and it was my turn. 😀 We don’t usually have a car while he’s working, so we hope there are places of interest within walking distance. Columbia, SC is a…

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family heirlooms

Tracy / August 25, 2013

My friend Sheryl, wrote such a sweet post on her mother’s Bible. I asked her if I might share it will all of you. It’s had me thinking about my own Bible. As a little girl, I remember seeing my Great-Grandmother’s Bible on her chest of drawers. It was well-worn. I can remember flipping through the pages to see little…

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Paper Planes

Per Benjamin’s request, we embark on a new adventure- the family paper airplane race. This is not your average competition, but has actually been in the works for months. Each participant was responsible for his/her own design… some took their paper airplane making a little more serious than others. Some may have brought duct tape… And we had a spectators! …

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Teach Your Child to Read– Phonics/Reading

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Tracy / October 10, 2012

We are asked about the phonics curriculum we use quite often. Honestly, most things change from year to year, but we have managed to find a few “keepers”. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons remains our main phonics curriculum. Years ago, when we first started to think about homeschooling our children, this was suggested by my uncle…

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Goodbye to Summer

Tracy / September 29, 2012

I know the days of summer have come to an end, but we still had this little loose end to tie: Earlier in the season we had purchased popsicle molds with the promise of making pudding pops this year. We found ourselves with a little sliver of time in the day. It was great, ….just perfect really, for Timothy and…

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Glow Bath

Tracy / October 4, 2011

Tonight’s fun….glow bath– we like to shake things up just a little from time to time. *smile* So, the ingredients for this night of fun…..a bathtub, a handful of glow sticks from the dollar store and a bunch of littles: This little person didn’t want to come out of the tub!


Tracy / January 15, 2011

I don’t know where to begin with this one… Courtney and I were trying out a new granola recipe last week from our sweet friend Betsy (Betsy, your granola is by far the BEST we’ve ever tried!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!). I snapped a picture for a project we’re planning later this year when Emma saw the camera…

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January 10, 2011

Tracy / January 10, 2011

Winter has visited our home again! As we visited with our church family yesterday, ice literally began to fall from the sky! Before the end of the evening, everything, everywhere was pretty much covered in little ice pellets. Paul was on his way home from Maryland, on a business trip. It took him quite a bit longer to get home…

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Christmas 2010

Tracy / January 4, 2011

A few pics from Christmas as we work to update the blog…. Courtney opening her new mandolin My own sweet Momma! Matthew and Paul’s Dad Paul’s brother, Scott Sweet little nephew! Emma with dolls and clothing my Mom MADE for her! She loved them!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday….. With love,

Celebrating Jessa…

Tracy / November 14, 2010

Wow, my little girl has turned 13. This is a miracle to me. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever be celebrating this time with her…my sweet daughter had so many things happening to her body when she was little. God has been so good to us. We’re still mid-celebration for this young lady. Though, we’ve technically celebrated her…

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