Showing posts from November, 2008

First Snow and Family Stats

Well I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had a nice Thanksgiving that was full of good homemade food. yum! yum! Our neighbor came over in the morning and gave us some homemade cookies and a cherry pie. yummy! Does anyone want a piece of pie?

I had to share Nathan's drawing of himself with his dad and God. It was so precious how he came to us while Brian and I were eating lunch together to give the picture to his dad.

Gas is now 1.59 a gallon here. yippee! When was it the last time I saw this price? Maybe early 90's. I don't remember.

It started to snow here in the evening on 11/29. This is the first snow fall that is sticking since we moved here. Brian ran outside and took some pictures. He made a miniature snow person for Carissa and Nathan since they were the only children awake in our house. Nathan is so excited and can not wait until tomorrow. I think Nathan would love to live in the snow all the time. I remember once that he told me that when he gets married he…

Keeping You Posted

Sorry for not writing sooner but it can be hard to find the time to write. We are still busy around the house. I have finally got rid of all the boxes in the living room. I only have a few boxes left in the garage to go through.

I pray that everyone has a very special Thanksgiving. We all have something to be thankful for.

This past Sunday we went to a local church and had Thanksgiving dinner with them. The people were so nice and genuine. They really care for us. Carissa was invited to join their youth group which meets every Saturday night for bible study and an activity. We will let her go with our supervision of course. We met this couple at the church that have three girls the same ages of our three boys and they had fun playing with each other. This same couple invited us over to their house for New Year's Eve. Does anyone stay up until midnight anymore? Well, we will just have to find out how the locals celebrate. hehe.

The kids are getting excited about Christmas. This year w…

A Little Work Won't Hurt

Well when we first arrived here at our new home 10/14/2008 we had so many walnuts on the ground from our trees. We told the kids if they pick the walnuts we would give them all the cash when we cash them in. I am so proud to say that Carissa and Nathan picked 19 burlap sacks full of walnuts within 2 weeks. They had only until 10/25/2008 to get them in or they could not be sold this year.
A local farmer who has befriended us offered to take in the walnuts in for us. So the kids, Brian, and the farmer piled in his truck and set out to cash in some walnuts.
What a great experiance for the kids. We look forward to picking the walnuts next year but hopefully we will have some tools to better help us.
PS: The people are so freindly here and want to help you. The people at the bank are a wealth of info. It is not like California. It reminds me of something I read in a book, maybe from Ann of Green Gables. You should see this bank it is so cozy and relaxed. In fact the tellers wear casual clothe…

Fall Leaves & Eggs

Here is a picture of our house in October when the leaves started to change colors.

In October the leaves changed colors but in November we have no leaves on some of our trees. The wind and cold weather have made them fall off. We heard it will be 40 degrees tomorrow and it might snow too.

This is our first egg we received from our hen a couple of weeks ago. We now have 4 roosters and 4 hens.

New Purchases and Family Stats

There is still some unpacking to do here around the house. The livingroom needs to be unpacked that is the only room that is still a mess with boxes and furniture just scattered around. We just purchased a new TV to go in the livingroom so we have to get the room organized. We upgraded our TV from a 19" to a 50" plasma. We even got a home theatre. I bet everyone that really knows us is in shock right now. You are probably asking yourself, "Why would they buy this if they don't really watch TV or have any cable/dish hooked up to the TV". Why not if the price is right. Well the living room is very large it is about 27x27 feet, so why not do a home theatre for the kids to watch their movies. Besides I figured that the way we keep our TV's we will get our monies worth.

You should see our huge pantry now. We have enough room to stock up food for a year. We purshased a new freezer to go in the pantry. I can not wait to stock the freezer full of items. Now we have …

Sowing and Reaping

I came across this in my daughters creative writing book.

Sow a thought, you reap an act.
Sow an act, you reap a habit.
Sow a habit, you reap a character.
Sow a character, you reap a destiny.

I don't know who wrote this but it is really something to think about.

Getting Started

Well I am finally getting starting with creating a blog spot. I think this would be a good way to keep up with family and friends since we just moved.

I started to home school the children this week and it has been hard for me to adjust. I am feeling a little unorganized. I have thought about putting the children in public school. I even called the local public school and talked with them. But God has a different plan. Later that same day while on the way to church I happened to pull out a local magazine to read it. While I was thumbing through it I came across an article. This article was about a local teenager that has started a website business. He has been very successful. I was reading along and felt that this child had to have been home schooled and he was. God used this article to remind me of one of the reasons why we choose to home school. It was totally a me and God moment. God is so good and faithful.