Various Ramblings

Tracy / August 30, 2006

Wednesday, already? These weeks do fly by too quickly! We are now on day 3 of our new schedule. So far, this morning, the children are buzzing around from place to place. We’ve had no real problems (This is a first! Normally, we have to re-do our schedule several times before we find something that works!) I don’t think anyone…

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Popcorn, Anyone?

Tracy / August 28, 2006

Last week was very long folks! About midweek our van died, again! Paul thinks that this van must have been submerged under water at some point because we have basically had to have almost everything under the car replaced due to rust! This week, we had the fan belt, fan belt pulley, water pump and radiator changed…to the tune of…

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Family Schedule

Tracy / August 21, 2006

Good Monday Morning! I hope that this finds you having had a restful and peaceful weekend. We had a very enjoyable weekend. My Mom came for a visit, which we always enjoy. We cooked roast, creamed potatoes, lima beans, carrot slaw, homemade rolls, and brownies for desert. We did have some excitement in that the oven stopped working properly about…

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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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Split Watermelon?

Tracy / August 16, 2006

Good Morning! I’m so glad to be starting this day feeling almost normal again! There for a while, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever feel like myself! Miss Emma, also, is feeling a little better this morning. It’s so hard to see someone so sweet feeling so bad. She has just wanted to sit in my lap.…

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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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Recovering

This will be a short post today…I’m still recovering from my oral surgery. Overall, this has not been a bad experience, but I’ve got to tell you…Motrin is my friend! I still have stitches on my lower jaw and it is still very swollen and sore. I was fortunate to be able to take less pain medication after the procedure…

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Water Heater Blues

Good Monday Morning!! We’ve gotten an early start to our day. I’ve noticed over the last several months that as the day reaches about noon, we begin to become less and less productive. Armed with this knowledge, I’m finding that getting an early start to our day allows us to get more done and in less time than we would…

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Hampers Stacked

These are the new hampers emptied and stacked up so that they can be stored away.

New Hampers

Having such a large family in such a small space does have it’s challenges. Laundry is always amongst the top. I found these at Walmart last night and thought that I would share them. I’m hoping that it will give me a way to sort my laundry without taking up a lot of space. The best part is, when we…

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Chore Packs, Day 1

This is the next step in our chore pack progress…printing out 5 morning chores each for our little guys and placing them into protective covers. I’ll post more when we go on to the next step!

What Happened to Courtesy?

The “Monster Flowers” as they are affectionately called by my son, Jacob are still growing! I’ve been trying to figure out why they are so big. I’ve never seen sunflowers this big. Then it occurred to me….I fed them MIRACLE GRO! I followed the instructions on the box, mixing a little into the dirt where each plant was placed (this…

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