Friday, December 8, 2017

Day 4
We tried a new recipe for theses two.  The kids are foodies.  Our chocolate/carmel cookies turned out great.  I keep forgetting to take pictures. I'm either trying to do school work with kiddos or giving time outs and disciplining little ones.
 My golly!

nerf gun fight
at 7:30 in the morning with frost on the ground = super fun!

big milestone

I know it's a treat but this guy tried and ate a whole brownie for the first time.  

This little star sings and plays the guitar and drums all day.  Our 1 string guitar has been passed down and he loves it.  My mom found a mic at st. vinny's for him.

Sad to say we're still holding out...we couldn't find any.  We even looked for outside workers.  They were short on volunteers for the bell ringing this year i know. We will do this when we find some.  

Thanks for the cookie love neighbors.

Happy Friday friends!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 3
We were trying to find ELF(our favorite) but it was all gone so Olivia picked out Happy Feet 1&2.  Add some salty and sweet and you have a perfect combination.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

random acts of kindness advent

Our Daily Random Acts of Kindness Advent has begun. The fun of it is doing something every day and carrying it over throughout the whole year.  We love this more and more every year. I'll be honest with you but we didn't do a very good job of carrying anything over but baking.  My kiddos just love to bake non stop so that is what we did all year.  Baked goods can change the world!! 

   I hope you’ll join in on the fun with us.  Do one every day or every week.  Skip around.  Make up your own.  You can’t mess it up…kindness is kindness and it totally matters.


The timing couldn't of been more perfect.  There was a screaming toddler that Jeremiah gave some quarters too and made his day!

Day 2

Spread the love!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

passing me up

not sure what happened but I shrunk an inch and so did Dave ....and Odin is now taller than me and he just turned 14.
  Where is time going?
I am so thankful for the time we all have together as a family.
homeschooling rocks!!
The older 2 are my wing men
not sure what I'd do without them during the day

Love all the fun conversations you get with a teenager and the struggles are so much different than a 2 year old or a 9 year old.  

  We all have some kind of challenges(daily).
We find ways to connect with each other throughout the day every day and it's so much fun.

So thankful and blessed to be able to home school these young men and teach them about being  godly leaders.

Keep on loving and serving!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

update on Gabriel

passing by his therapist the other day with all the kiddos in the car and he says do you remember when you guys had to go to that place and try things?

Oh it just made me a tad sad thinking that he just thinks everyone does the same thing as him.  

 We will carry on and keep praying that this little star will eat more when the time is right.   I won't give up for a million reasons.  

He is healthy and strong. 

We just had a weight check and he is up 6lbs and grew 3.5 inches!

Huge for this little star.

    “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, my times are in your hands,'” Psalm 31:14 

In this time, this struggle, I cling to that truth and hope.
His times are in His hands too.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

oh November where have you gone..

The bigs were having a blast with the balloons..Can we just say Abraham did not like this one bit.

love this man of mine

Olivia loves to mess with his hair..he's not sure about the ponytail thing going on.

Olivia got the 2 littles these digging for bones things from target and they loved it.  Sometimes we just need little things to do here to keep them occupied while we're schooling.

list, lists, lists and i still forget things

Olivia took the boys old holey socks and made dresses and headbands for her dolls out of them..bad pictures but you get the idea.


Where in the world is time going..they are growing way to fast!

It's louder than ever in our house with this little star trying out his drum skills

Studying the solar system right now and loving it..  

We've been on a soup kick in this house.  Made 3 different ones in a week.  Homemade tomato soup which took quite a long time, gfree chicken noodle and chili.  We've been making them for lunch which works great.

I've got some massively growing kids here..blows my mind!

Odin finished these last week..he's loving his books lately

Olivia is studying all about knights and vikings right now and she loves it.

made some chocolate chip, butterscotch and pretzel cookies..yum!

love taking a cat nap with this little star..20 minute naps are the best!

life is busy with with schooling, homeschooling group, bible studies, youth group, and doing life at home.  
it seems like days are just passing bye

I will be selling my funky buns this Saturday in Plymouth at the 
Generations Building
1500 Douglas Drive 
from 8-2
Come out and say hi!