Gratitude * Sunday

Gratitude Sunday

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G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y
{Sunday’s heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 

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Our gratefulness feeds one another. 
Throughout the week I’ve felt grateful for:
… new friendships
…  new friendships who love the local coffee house as much as I do 🙂
…  some great (cheap) buys at the local thrift stores, always love a great deal!
…  celebrating our wedding anniversary quietly at home, the way I like it 🙂


…  rainy nights that give way to  sunshiny days
…  being able to put my indoor plants outside for a cool drink and sunshine


… My Daddy’s last round of Chemo ~ God has taken great care of him throughout but ever so glad he is done!
…  the beautiful Valentines/Anniversary cake made by Katey, SO yummy!


…  Flowers and gifts from my Mommy, always throughtful and always on time xoxo


…only 11 days left till I see my BFF in Washington!!  Can’t WAIT!
… coupons
…  Pandora on my phone and Puff the Magic Dragon lulling Sammy to sleep on more than one occassion  this week.
… Getting it settled in my mind the “school dilemma” we were facing with Sam, deciding not to decided was actually a burden lifted.
…  palm and beeswax candles


…  Fresh lemonade
…  learning how to better deal with my back pain
… my laptop up and running once again
…  renewed interest in homestead, planning the garden
…  Keri’s new job  ~  Yeah Hoo!



An Artist in the Making

Since first starting my journey into Motherhood, I’ve always allowed my children to have access to the arts. Guitars, fiddles, paintbrushes, broken bits or chalk etc could always be found laying about our home. The result has been a good one, without threat or force each child has explored and found their talents. Sadly, Sammy has been somewhat deprived of these luxuries, mainly I believe because there is SO much stuff I’ve had to begin putting things away or put to storage. The business of life these days is also a hindrance. That being said, we decided today to beak out the tattered easel and let his inner artist have free rein.

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Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold

I’m not sure how hat old saying really goes or if it is even at all useful. I do know however, folks views of how to handle common ailments vary. For example, I’m a huge fan of rest. My close friends are laughing… It’s true. I believe the body can recover from a multitude of physical problems by just being at rest and pushing the water. My husband on the other hand believes the opposite: when the body is failing ya – push it right on through. men. That all being said, KT and I are snuggled in our comforters, I on my (new) iPhone and she on her lappy. Lazing through our sore throats and body aches while husband takes the Little Big Boy up to Donner Lake for some fresh air and ” pushing through”. My energy level was at an all time low so my motherly protests were nill.


I suppose they survived and it seems the fresh air did them some good. As for these over 40 bones?  Heating pad, KT’s homemade vegan cinnamon roll and my recliner are working out just fine 🙂
I’m going to push publish for this post, with a slight tinge of fear as this is the first time I will be remotely doing so from a mobile device.   Make peace not War.

The Return of the Child Catcher of Vulgaria – Vision Forum Ministries

Click on the link below to read the full article about the war against the Christian family.

The Return of the Child Catcher of Vulgaria – Vision Forum Ministries.

Just for Fun


It’s officially the “New School Year” and now with the Fellowship Meeting behind us I can move forward with the “next thing”.   It seems sureal homeschooling the last couple of years, not much to do.  Being in the charter school I have become very hands off so to speak.  We have our “teacher” coming into our home and keeping the girls on course, assigning lessons and gathering items.  I have become a professional “sign on the dotted liner” and spectator.  I’m not complaining, it’s been years since I have had such a break.  Thinking back to out beginning it’s hard to believe we set out our little homeschool in 1992.  Schooling at home was unheard of where we were in the world and we met with our fair amount of opposition.  Funny how things change.  Most older folks I meet are very receptive of the idea and many have expressed to me that they themselves with  this option was offered in their “day”.

I thought I would list some of our all time faves that have sustained us through the years.  Keep in mind I’m thinking back over a lot of years…  Click on any of the pics to get a reference to item.

Great resource for    both boys AND girls!! - Curriculum in a click! Homeschooling resources, lapbooks, and afffordable curriculum

Enough said.

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A Blast from the Past

Please turn your speakers on…

This is a video Kerianna made of our family a LONG time ago!  Hard to believe how time flies!

Click here to view the video

Just Gotta Laugh…

Found this is in kids bathroom this morning…

Who says home schoolers don’t need to learn the cultured art of Haiku?

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