Veteran's Day

November 12, 2012


A Day of Rest

November 11, 2012

Saturday and the Littles….

November 10, 2012

This is going to prove to be one of the busiest weekends we’ve had in some time.

Last night, four of my older children attended a birthday party (they had a blast, btw, Sherri!).

Today, they are off to weather school which you can see live HERE, and then on to attend the wedding of a childhood friend.

(Tomorrow, is church and a concert….Papa will be home. Monday is our monthly fellowship group. Tuesday is a quilting class I’m teaching….we might need some prayer, folks!)

I realized a couple weeks back that if I can’t get through church with Jackson there was no way I would make it through a wedding.

Soooo, here I am this morning– at home with all the littles. By myself.
It’s been a LONG time.

I’ve not yet had a shower (or brushed my hair and teeth!). I’m still in jammies….it’s not looking good.

We’ve already pulled out the crackers for Darby (it’s only 8:30). Meredith is walking an invisible dog through the kitchen and I’ve decided
we might all need a cup of cocoa– just to get the day started right. 🙂 (It helps when everyone is feeling happy…the right cocoa is inspirational, you know!)

I’m live blogging our day (I really don’t know why other than to have saved the memory).

I was just telling Paul I know it’s not been that many years since this was my daily life. It seems like a LONG time ago and in some ways, it just seems like yesterday.

If you are so inclined, tune in! There is no telling what might happen!!

The Four Facts

November 8, 2012

My littles have all been learning their multiplication facts, while the older children are working through drills.

This is another video Paul created to help them drill facts. They listen to one of them for a few minutes each day.

We’ve been doing this for right at a month. It’s funny to hear Meredith (age 3), trying to recite multiplication facts!

If you missed the other videos, you can find them here:

Three Facts

Two Facts

The Three Facts

November 8, 2012

Paul just finished our newest multiplication video! This one is for the 3 facts:

If you missed the last video, you can find the 2 facts HERE.

Books I Would Like to Read (in 2013?)

November 8, 2012

I’ve been thinking how to organize this list for keeping. I’ decided to share it on my blog and again on Pinterest so I would lose them.

Have any of you read some of these books? I would love to hear your thoughts!!

Books I Want to Read


I may try to tackle some of these in 2013.

Have you started next year's reading list yet?

Make Your Voice Heard

November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Aunt Judy!

November 5, 2012

Just a Thought…

November 5, 2012

via Pinterest-

This Week on Pinterest- Pillowcase Nightgown

November 5, 2012

Now this was a FANTASTIC idea!

These gowns are made from pillowcases. We created them from THIS tutorial.

I can’t even tell you how easy this tutorial was– the exception being the closure on the back. We had to improvise on the closure, but that was easy enough. We just made a button/loop closure at the top.

Just think of all those antique pillowcases sitting in thrift stores across America. You could have some really sweet gowns for your little one!