Around the house…

Tracy / September 7, 2010

Little boys playing in the woods… Tiny tots on the swing… A lazy kitty….

Clothing Swap…

Tracy / September 7, 2010

The seasonal clothing swap is beginning! Normally, this is a huge task…we just have not had the room to do this in an efficient way. It’s so nice to have space to lay everything out as we go through each item! In the coming weeks, I’ll hopefully have clothes swapped out and everything else neatly packed in the attic. I’m…

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Ahhh Girls….

Tracy / August 29, 2010

The saying goes “never leave a SUPERman behind”! ’cause you never know when a little sister will show up!!

August 24, 2010

Tracy / August 24, 2010

It would seem summer is winding to an end. Though the days are still hot, hot, hot, the evenings are definitely feeling cooler. I think we’re only weeks away from opening the windows!! The house always smells so nice with fresh air. Before I forget, please be praying for my little nephew. I’m really not at liberty to discuss details,…

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August Thoughts

Tracy / August 12, 2010

Our 1st Cucumber- Butternut Squash just picked from the yard- Courtney studies for the last leg of highschool- Joshua doing the same- Can you believe we have TWO children graduating this year? Where did the time go? It only feels like a dream when I remember holding Joshua in my arms each morning. His little eyes would look so sleepy…

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Scheduling

Tracy / August 12, 2010

I have spent the better part of this week bent over the computer keyboard working on an Excel spreadsheet. My dear Paul, and very sweet Mother, have told me for years that this would be the best way to create a schedule for everyone. Being the pencil, and paper girl that I am, I resisted with every mention of the…

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Prayer Cards

Tracy / August 12, 2010

Another new project: As I was thinking over some goals I have for our family, prayer was a “biggie”. I want to teach the children to pray over those we know not just when they are having their prayer time in the morning or before bed, but as we go through our day. I went through our address book and…

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July 30, 2010

So while the older boys are planning their camp out in the backyard, it’s Friday night and the littles are planning a camp out of their own in the library floor: What is so magical about tent sheets and floor sleeping? I remember loving it when I was younger too…I just don’t think my back loves it too much these…

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Jacob and Matthew

My growing boys are stretching their wings– Matthew and Jacob asked to camp in the backyard tonight. I can’t imagine they will sleep well in the heat, but I know that they will have a good time. Boys have such a sense of adventure! It’s hard at times, for a momma to let go and let her sons be men…

July 22nd, 2010

I started this week with grand plans… We’re finishing two (count ’em TWO) websites. One is just for homeschoolers, the other for our church– We’re almost done with the church site, and the other at least has a header graphic (thanks to Courtney). One of my biggest plans, was to finish really fleshing out family goals for the older children…

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July 20, 2010

Only SEVEN days until my birthday!!! *smile* I’m not sure why that is so exciting. We really don’t have anything big planned, but, it’s my birthday, and birthdays are just fun. : ) Well, we’ve been sewing! I’m so glad….for some reason, pulling out the sewing machine and playing with fabric just makes this new house feel even more like…

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