Monday, February 28, 2011

Pretty Girl!

GirlofGod made the necklace she is wearing. It's not half as purty as she is!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Guess the Book!

My friend Maureen, who blogs at Suburban Sharecroppers, lent it to me. I haven't a copy, believe it or not! Any guesses on the title?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A New Project

I am not telling what it is quite yet, though. Jaimie, shhhhhh.....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Amazon Packages

I've gotten several new packages with Amazon's happy face on it. It's curriculum-buying time and a free trial of Amazon Prime is helping get it all here FREE. I wish everything I needed was available from them!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Stove

This is my stove. I love my stove. Right now, though, I don't love my oven. It is being temperamental. It thinks it needs new circuit board and ignition thingamajig. Praise the Lord for extended warranties! I'll love my oven again in about two weeks when it's working.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Too Many!

I'm rebooting my kombucha right now and realized that my 'extras' jar is stuffed full! Time to blend these babies up and make some kombucha slurry. It can be used in many different ways, including adding it to smoothies and to the garden, as fertilizer.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where've Ya Been?

I missed a day of blogging here. I'm so ashamed! .......... Ok, not really. :)

I've spent a couple of days in the Younger Girls Room. I helped them sort through all their toys, discard what doesn't get played with and throw out all the papers and bits of broken things that accumulate. We went through games, reassembled ones that were missing pieces and tossed what couldn't be saved. Books were sorted, weeded through, organized, inventoried and reshelved. They actually have a free shelf due to all the purging we did!

It looks so much better in there. Now they can actually play IN their room. Imagine that!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Birthday Time!

The twins celebrated their birthday the other day. Yay for nine years and for many, many more to come!

Little Angel of the Day: Wilson

Reece's Rainbow has my heart and I visit often. Sadly, children with Down's Syndrome are treated as throwaways in so much of the world! I was so excited to hear that my friend Ginger's sister is in process to adopt a little doll named Wilson! You can follow their adoption journey at Following His Lead. Would you join with me in praying for the Wooddell's in their journey? For clear guidance from the Lord, for ease of paperwork, for the overwhelming financial requirements to be miraculously provided for in good time?

Let's also pray for Wilson. Pray for his health, safety and continued growth while in the orphanage. Pray for an easy transition when he goes home. Most importantly, pray that he comes to know the Lord in a real and personal way.

If you are able, would you consider helping the Wooddell's in their adoption? I am not able to adopt personally, but I can lend a helping hand to one who is able! They have a Paypal donation button on their blog, and you can also donate through Wilson's page on RR.


I've been trying to learn to knit this year. My daughter, EmBlem, is the knitter in the family, and has been patiently teaching her "two-left-thumbed" Momma. I have mastered become bored with practice swatches, so I am beginning this project:

Silver's Sock Class

Updates to follow!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweetheart's Banquet

We enjoyed a banquet at our church tonight. My Girlies helped decorate the tables. Aren't they nice?

My Honey and I enjoyed our night out with friends. The message was wonderful and the fellowship, priceless!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Promise

We had some lovely, drenching showers yesterday, with more expected tomorrow. Just after one particular hard downfall, the skies suddenly cleared somewhat and this gorgeous, full rainbow appeared.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tomato Starts

This is my little eggshell tray of germinating tomato seeds. At least I hope they are germinating. I guess I'll know sooner than later...and there's always Lowe's if needed.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

He's Balanced

My son built this tower this evening. He has such incredible dexterity and patience, not to mention one of the cutest dimples ever!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Beauties

These are our cute, little pea-flowers. Hopefully we will see pea pods soon!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Harvest Time

The fall-planted greens are ready to begin gracing our table. We planted more varieties of lettuce, spinach and chard today, along with carrots for a spring harvest.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Here's part of our lovely snow-covered mountain range. My Honey and I were driving near the foothills today. I am so ready for mountain biking and hiking!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Painted Lady

GirlofGod bought a set of facepaints today. Each of the Lambies are now sporting different facial decorations. Here's Trixie's get-up.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What a Gift!

A lovely freezer shelf-full of fish caught by my friend's husband. I am collecting recipes and looking for the perfect way to enjoy this culinary treasure! Anyone have a great recipe to share?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dizzy Days

Troubles loves getting dizzy. This is one of his favorite outdoor activities! It can count as my exercise for the day, too, right?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

An Antique

I bought this waffle maker for a dollar at a yard sale. I had hoped it would work better than the junky ones I have tried in the past few years. It certainly looks cool with its steel plates and wooden handle! Sad to say, though it heated up, it did not get hot enough to actually cook the waffle batter. The Lambies had waffle-batter-pancakes for breakfast.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Farmer!

I remembered my camera this Saturday! Today's picture is of My Farmer. Kyle blesses us each and every Saturday with the opportunity to buy loads and loads of wonderful organic fruits and veggies. The fruits of his labor grace our table in one meal or another almost every day. Have you thanked (and hugged) your Farmer today? Do you even know where your food comes from?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snuggles and Tickles

This is so sweet. But it never lasts. It turns into this:
and this:

and then this:

and it's so wonderful!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This is...

...what is keeping the Crew busy in the evenings lately. We're reading Daddy's favorite book from when he was a Lambie!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Missy and Troubles helped flake oats yesterday. Today I made Vanilla Granola with the oats they prepared. Tomorrow, they will eat of the fruit of their labor!