If Only….

I posted this on my Facebook wall this morning. I found it while glancing through the Sunday paper yesterday. If only it could be redeemed for REAL labor!!! *Smile!!*

Playing Chess….

or “chest”, as Benjamin calls it– When Ben first started playing, everyone went easy on him (he is a little guy, you know!!). Now, now amongst others, his Grandmother and Papa have both been playing him. They both had the same reaction saying, “I was letting him win until I realized he could really play”. *smile* BTW, my VERY talented…

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Gardening Projects

Last year, when we were in the midst of our very first spring in this new home, I decided to plant our first garden boxes. Between chickens, and really being too busy, things just didn’t click. This year, Joshua has been busy building more garden boxes. We still have a few left to plant, but so far, so good. We’ve…

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May 5, 2011

We’re here. The weather, in Alabama, was horrible last week. Paul and I sat around our table on Thursday morning with tears as we counted heads and both agreed how thankful we were to God for protecting our family on Wednesday. I’m not sure I can say some parts of this state will ever be the same, but I’m so…

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April 15, 2011

Spring has brought so many beautiful changes in our home…. Courtney snapped a few photos this afternoon and was so kind to allow me to share them! Zoe, continues to grow and find trouble each day. She’s just as cute as can be….and I think, she thinks, she owns the house! The trees are all blooming…this yard is absolutely beautiful-…

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Tadpoles and Homeschooling

Tadpoles and homeschooing make sweet memories on a spring afternoon. Ben brought me his latest “find” in the backyard. He says they tickle his hand when they swim. He is constantly bringing in some critter. He watches and learns. He asks lots of questions and I’ll admit, I don’t always know the answers so we look together. One of my…

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April 7, 2011

What a full day! I’m so thankful to the Lord for days when we feel like we’ve accomplished our goals. More importantly, I’m thankful when we feel like we’ve accomplished HIS goals. I hope we have- I think He continually shows me places where I need to focus. It has been an absolutely beautiful day at our home. We’re expecting…

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March 19, 2011

Spring days seem to drift in and out so very quickly! I have lists and lists of projects I would like to tackle. Little boys are learning to read and write. Older children are working on their daily tasks, and blossoming into the adults that I’ve seen a little glimpse of here and there through the years. Time is indeed,…

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Today’s “To-Do”

Tracy / February 21, 2011

We’ve been busy today. Call it “nesting” or whatever…I have been seeing one thing after another that needed to be done. Here’s the list of what we’re working today: Check Morning Chores Pack Valentine’s Decorations Pack Christmas Decorations (don’t ask…we’ve just had them stashed until I purchased Rubbermaid boxes) Clean Backyard Buy Chick Starter Mail 2 Letters School! Remove Thrift…

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February 9, 2011

Tracy / February 9, 2011

There is a day, that arrives at some point– you may not even notice at first, when you realize your children are grown. On this day, I have watched my oldest son, Joshua, put in a full day’s work in our yard. He has cleared years of under-brush left growing by the previous owners of our home. It’s been hard…

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