Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy late (Oct 21) Birthday David!

Another wonderful year. Marriage takes works.  Good hard work and lots of it. Plain and simply.  You gotta be a good team.   But I can say with humble gratitude to God,  we are both working like crazy to focus on God and Him alone.  Not each other.  Not the kids.  Not the world.  But God alone.  Everyday He is teaching us that He Is Enough.  Nothing more is required or needed. 

(Maybe sleeepppp!)

I am so blessed to be on a  mission with you.  I love to see how God is working in you and moving you. I am thankful for the way  He brought us together and is allowing us to go on this wild adventure with Him. 

 What an honor and a blessing.

I’m thankful to God for your life and your heart is still the hottest thing about you.  You challenge me and make me laugh so flippin’ hard.  

 I love you David. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

6th week
Odin started reading Amanda Smith, Albert Tindley, Dwight Moody(who we have a friend named after).
Jonah is learning about craters on Mars, studying a lot of bible verses, and Charlemagne.
 Accidental pen wound to the head...

Jonah's volcano

Olivia is studying all different kinds of horses, the story of Ruth, and had made a philistines helmet which I forgot to take a picture of.  

Jeremiah is reading about William Penn, Thomas Edison, and about infections and viruses and how our cells and bloodstream works.

Thank you so much for loving us with gift cards this week.  The kids took the pictures and forgot a few.  They love the bakery there.  Sometimes they like to save 2 and buy a steak.  We never get steak so I think it's cute.  They put a lot of thought into it and we really appreciate it.

This is how we roll.  Doing Language arts on my left and reading on the right..

Thanks Grandma Mimi for the fun outfit.  He wears it everywhere.  He patrols the outside and sand box quite a bit. 

Hope you are having a great day! 


Thursday, October 13, 2016

9 things

1. Found this in Olivia's room.  Her life is an adventure. 

2. This little star has some crazy battles going on anywhere anytime.

3.  What are you praying for these dayz?

4. Our old painted skateboard.

5. We put away the summer clothes and got out all of our fall stuff.  So excited.  I'm a fall kind of gal.  50/60 degrees all year is my thing! 
It was sad going through Abrahams clothing knowing we are done with baby clothes now.  For good.  It's a whole new world (insert Little Mermaid) now that he is our last. Makes this momma sad but excited for God's plan ahead.

6. This is how we roll sometimes...scaring the neighbors and just being real folks..

7.  Sunrises

8. This guy has been saving all of his lawn mowing money for this day.  The day Rogue one came out!  We left at 730 and were at the store opening by 8 and he succeeded!  Can you feel his excitement?

9.  time with my girl..

we found these for $5 at a green grocery store.

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with Joy.  Psalm 126:3

Monday, October 10, 2016

5th week

Odin is learning about William Taft, Stonewall Jackson, Maria Curie and  wages and prices for economics.

Jonah was learning about the moon, monks and mystics, and Fritzlar Germany.
Olivia was learning about beavers, rabbits and armadillos, battle of Jericho and making dough gemstones for history

Jeremiah was learning about Christopher Columbus, vertebrates and invertebrates.

These were the best chocolate zucchini cupcakes ever!
We shared them for some random acts of kindness love.

Poor Abraham...this is what Olivia did to him when I was taking a 15 minute nap and she was watching him.

Liv's creations.  Everything I take to throw out she grabs and creates something with it.  The red pouch is for your phone.

When Dave went to the jeweler to get my wedding ring he drove by my old house I grew up.  Miss that place.  The big yard(they added the white fence) and trees were so much fun!

  Abraham is getting better sleeping.  There is at least 1 or 2 nights a week where he gets up and screams for 2-4 hours a night.  It's completely an attention thing for him.  Once he's done he just passes out like it was no big deal.  Otherwise he is only up 2 or 3 times a night.  

We are loving the cool weather that fall brings and hope to do a few concrete camping nights on the driveway before we have to put away the camper for another season.  We love camping!

The kiddos are still doing game days on Monday mornings at the community center with the seniors and love it.  They come home with the funniest stories.   They have formed great friendships with some of their new friends.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are off to a great Monday!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016


One of the kiddos wanted to make apple pie.  We are not pie eaters at all. If we want desserts...we want chocolate.  Fruit is not dessert!  
Olivia's little apple pie.

Gabe is always making bridges with various things in the house.

Olivia has been making these t-shirt bags ever since last home school co-op day.  They are totally easy and cute. 

Liv took this hence the crookedness. So happy to have the fall mantel done.  We love fall in our house.  Fires, crunchy leaves, beautiful colors, football season, a reason for hot chocolate, warmer clothes, and it's closer to snow!  Now if we only had some big trees to be able to rake some leaves.  The kids love to rake leaves and jump in them.  Great side job for fall I told them!

Jonah's been on a baking kick.  He made a delicious Oreo chocolate cheesecake.  Yummy, and oh so good!

Have a fabulous day!