Cake Classes…

Tracy / January 10, 2011

I mentioned in an earlier post that Courtney and I have been taking some classes together. Don’t laugh….remember these are our first “Wilton method” cakes…. 😀 This is the poinsettia cake we made for our church fellowship in December. The flowers are completely edible! O.K., not a “Wilton” cake- this is another cake we made for our church fellowship. I’ve…

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Graduation Fiesta

Tracy / November 14, 2010

I’m still catching up pics and posts. These are from Courtney and Joshua’s recent graduation fiesta: Courtney painted the cute sign! Ben waiting for guests to arrive. He was SO excited! Littles playing in the library while the adults were talking in the family room.

Frugal Fun!

Tracy / October 7, 2010

Courtney and I have been on a dollar store/thrift store crafting kick lately. These are a few projects from last week– We found some old sweaters that I had actually intended for the thrift store. They were too worn to wear, but I did love the cuffs and remembered this idea from a blog post long ago: CANDLE SWEATERS! They…

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Tracy / October 4, 2010

Growing up, I guess I always took for granted that my Mom always made mashed potatoes from real (whole!) potatoes. They were so yummy…I always looked forward to them when they were being served. Once, I took a meal to a family at church and the husband pulled me aside later and asked “did you make those from real potatoes?”.…

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On Chickens and Blessings

Tracy / August 23, 2010

It’s an odd thing to see your sons becoming men. It seems as little boys, you catch a glimpse here and there from time to time. As they age, you see more and more until one day, you realize they ARE men. My, my, how the time has passed. This weekend, was full of precious visitors and sweet memories. We…

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Courtney has been playing with the new camera–

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-

Air Show/Regatta

Tracy / September 21, 2006

Happy Thursday! My name is Courtney, I am the oldest of the eight children here. I am posting for my mom today. Today as I was hanging our laundry out, I happened to notice something in the sky. It was made from the gases that pour out of the back of airplanes to make letters or shapes. The one I…

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Blessings…

Tracy / August 16, 2006

Today, I’m posting for Mom, because she isn’t feeling very well.It is going to be a short posting, because we have a lot to do. The picture is the picture of the booklet they gave her to explain about her wisdom teeth. This being said, I’m going to write a little on how to be a blessing to others in…

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Reducing Expenses

The beginning of this year, I really began to pray and ask the Lord to show me areas of my home where I needed to spend time making sure that we were making the most of what we had. My grocery budget was the first thing He placed on my heart. Over time, I began to eliminate things I had…

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What Is Important?

Today my Mom asked me to post….so I am filling in for her. Upon watching my younger siblings, Jessica and Matthew, playing spaceship in our living room last night with some Play Hut tents,I was transported to a time about 6 years ago when another set of children were doing the exact same thing. Joshua and I would stack the…

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