Saturday, December 7, 2013


Please bare with me, I am on my laptop! Lastnight we headed out to walk the prairie walk. It was all alight with luminaries! It was so beautiful! Tonight we are going to our first live performance of the Nutcracker! Thanks to the generosity of some wonderful friends!

We have been very busy, so please pardon the long span between posts. The girls had their Irish dance recital. This year all 4 girls had a class!! They did very well. They are preparing for their theatre presentation, to which Lily is Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch! They will also be dancing that same night with their dance class! Im hoping to get some good pictures! We toured the local historic home here in our town just before Thanksgiving. The picture of the Christmas tree is from that day. We went up into the coupola on the top of the house. It doesn't seem like the holiday season til we go to this old house. They serve free punch and cookies afterwards. We've had some lovely sunsets around here lately, worthy of a picture. We also had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family! The along with their 4-H club made 75 Christmas ornaments that will be hand delivered to the residents at the local nursing home. They will also be carolling there as well.
We are currently observing the first week of advent as a family. We look forward to this special time of year as we prepare to observe Christ's birth. I pray you all have a blessed holiday season!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Order coming in the mail soon!!!!!

We (Olivia and me) each ordered a BFC (Best Friends Club) ink. "18" inch doll  (to see a review of one click HERE) the characters we chose are Kaitlin and Aleisha these are they're features:
  • 18" doll with swimsuit
  • They are posable
  • Now water-friendly
  • Stylish purse/tote and brush
  • BFC membership card 
They shut down the website so the membership card isn't any use. And these dolls aren't being made any more. But you can still find some on Amazon and Ebay. The reason we're getting the summer splashin ones in swimsuits is because they're cheaper.
This is Kaitlin the one Olivia is getting
This one is Aleisha the one i'm getting
We're expecting our package to come Monday I hope i didn't forget anything in this post. Me and Olivia should have a video (I hope we make it) up by Monday at the earliest.


                           Mercy's toy being highlighted by the afternoon sun.
                   Our favorite sun-filled window, that we put our nature findings on.

                                   Someone's been busy with a play scene.

Our morning breakfast. Hot fresh from the oven, pumpkin, chocolate chip muffins. A family favorite!

                                            The tying practice basket!

Our 4H clubs Shakespeare night. The girls re-enacted portions of several of his plays. My Abby memorized all of her lines. It was such a fun night!

Friday, March 29, 2013

This Moment

~this moment~ A Friday ritual. A single photo- no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

throwback Thursday

This was my all time favorite Christmas present. I got Jodi and her schoolhouse when I was about 9 years old!! I had hours of fun with it!!

Gay in NOT the new black!

This is a wonderful post on Pastor Voddie Baucham's blog, it has also gone around on facebook as well.