Sunday, September 18, 2016

I'm back...Again.

After much prompting...I'm back! There is so much to say, but so little time to say it.

A quick update:

12/15: We sold our beloved home. We had a burning desire and drive to get out of debt, so we sold our home we loved so much and made so many memories in. We took the equity and bought a house in the country. No mortgage! Praise the Father! While we love being mortgage free and the privacy of country living, we have been praying deeply about moving.

We are from the Chicagoland area and miss the weather. Nuts, I know. But after reading "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies" with my son and realizing he didn't know what a snowman was because he's never really experienced snow, I knew in my heart I wanted to be back north.

My husband, twins and I have such fond memories of snow and actually having four seasons, we don't want to miss that another year. We are also quite weary of the heat, the southern bugs and the fact that we had a snake in our house recently, is just enough for us to say goodbye to the south. So, prayerfully, we will be much closer to "home" next summer, if God is willing.

1/16: What a way to start the new year! We found out we're expecting another blessing! He/she is due 9/16!

2/3/16: Our little Prince, Noah, turned 3!

5/5/16: Another blessed anniversary with the love of my life!

5/22/16: I don't know how it happened but, the twins are now 14! They celebrated with a day out with Dad and my brother and then enjoyed a dinner with with my sisters. I stayed home with the littles and tried to keep my sickness at bay.

7/24/16: Miss Mandi turned 8!

9/16: We began a new school year! The twins are beginning year 10/11 Ambleside. Mandi is in grade 3 CLE Math and we are going through The Prairie Primer. We are also reading some selections from Ambleside year 2 to ease her into her first full year of Ambleside next year. Noah and Phoebe are enjoying Confessions of a Homeschooler's Letter of the Week! This is the second time I get to "teach" this! Mandi loved it when she completed it many years ago.

9/17/16: I sit here now 39+ weeks waiting on our new baby to arrive any day now.

That was a super fast synopsis. I know. I shall do my best to keep up with this thing. Maybe once a month? I don't know. I do know however, that my heart is willing, yet many times my body is tired. So when I do have a spare moment, I'm usually finding rest.

I will be back soon! Be blessed everyone!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noah is 2!!

Our little guy is growing up! I try everyday to remember that this is just how life goes...they grow. I purpose myself to see the blessing in them growing  and cherish the privilege of impressing the Lord on their hearts each day.

My Noah turned 2 February 3rd, 2015.

Now, he's 2!
Aiyanna made his cake. :-)

Just when I think he can't get any more beautiful...he does. 

Momma loves you son!

Introducing Phoebe Marie!!

Our newest gift from above... Phoebe Marie! Born 10/28/14 at 12:30 pm. 
Our "biggest" baby yet weighing in at 7lbs. 4ozs. 

She is perfect!

2014 In Review Part 2

July 2014
*Mandi turns 6! We celebrated with a "tea" party (sparkling juice/cider)
*Family comes to visit
*In-Laws move here

August 2014
*Getting pretty anxious for baby!
*School picks up full-time! Yay for another year!

Caught our middle and our little praying in the driveway. :-)

September 2014
*My Birthday
*Baby shower
*County Fall Fest!

Noah was sad the fun was over. :-(

October 2014
*Daddy turns 30!
*Phoebe Marie arrives...on her due date!

November 2014
*Lots of family goodness!
*Thanksgiving was great!

December 2014
*2nd annual graham cracker cottage making day
*We took a surprise family vacation to The Tennessee Aquarium and the Creation Museum!


That little precious face!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

2014 In Review Part 1

Another year has gone by and not a single post! No, I'm not ashamed. *covering eyes* My family keep asking me to update. So in keeping with my initial intent for this blog (a memory book for my husband) I figure, what better time than now?

January 2014
*We're expecting! Baby is due October 28, 2014

February 2014
*Our amazingly sweet and perfect little guy turned 1!
*The twins continued to work on their crocheting

March 2014
*Morning sickness kicks in and gets the best of me
*Noah turning one meant he was officially became a big boy and so he and Daddy painted his room for him to move in.

April 2014
*Still super sick, loosing weight quickly. Think...healthy baby, healthy baby!
*Our kids continued to grow and grow...

May 2014
*The twins turned 12!
*We got chickens


June 2014
*The first fruits of our garden!
*I left Facebook. It was too much of a distraction. I really needed and still need serve the Lord by focusing on my family.

The first plum from our plum tree!