4H Animal Science Quiz Bowl/Skill-A-Thon 2016

Tracy / January 12, 2016

It has been MONTHS since I’ve had time to do much blogging. Paul’s new job position, the holidays, baby preparations, and LOTS of illness in our home in recent months have made it almost impossible to sit down to catch up on our family blog. I’m going to try and catch things up a little at a time. One of…

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Hope Chest…

In the midst of this season, I’ve been trying to sneak in a moment or two for hope chest projects. This is a fleece blanket for Jessica’s collection. Fleece is easy to find on sale right now. This print was on sale for a few dollars a yard at our local Hancock Fabrics. The blue solid backing was purchased at…

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Jessica’s Birthday

Tracy / October 30, 2012

I remember it being cool the night before Jessica was born. My mom had come to spend the night and stay with our older three children. I was two weeks late with no sign of labor. I do remember telling Mama as we walked through the grocery store that night I didn’t feel like I was even 6 months pregnant,…

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Making Bows

Tracy / October 25, 2012

It seems my children have all, at one time or another, shown some interest in archery. I remember well, Courtney, Josh and Jacob in the yard forming their own bows and carving arrows from branches in our yard. Jessa, is our latest bow artist. She and Matthew have been making bows for the last few weeks. The younger boys go…

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Jessa in a Box

Tracy / October 10, 2012

Why, yes, that IS my almost 15 year old in a box. She said she just wanted to see if she would actually fit. Imagine that.

Just for Laughs

Tracy / October 3, 2012

Jessica is constantly coming up with new outfits for Zoe, our youngest cat. Playtime or torture? You decide.

No Spill-Overs!

This is a tip Courtney found on Pinterest…. a wooden spoon placed across the top of a boiler will keep the water from boiling over! It worked amazingly well!! –Just thought we would share! 🙂


Two of my children have been, well, less than camera shy recently. You know, if you are going to leave the photos on MY camera, you have to know they will be shared. 😀

Jessica and Bailey

This young woman is very special to our family. She has a sweet heart (like her mama!), and has become a treasured friend to Jess. Paul and I pray often for our children and their friends. I’m thankful for sweet friendships!

Jessica’s 1st Art Class Drawing

Courtney has started taking Matthew and Jessica to art classes on Friday. They are having a great time! This is Jessica’s 1st drawing:


I started to shut down my computer and found this list of quotes Matthew and Jessica are compiling. Of course, they are their own. 🙂 I couldn’t help but post these! I love having children…they make life such fun!!

Horseback Riding

Tracy / September 24, 2011

Matthew and Jess had quite the adventure yesterday! They were invited to go horseback riding with some sweet friends: Matt had a little more fun than most…an experience he’ll surely never forget. He fell off of his horse, Bama: Today, he’s really sore, but overall fine. They both had a great time and have been chattering through the morning about…

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