This is nothing special, well to you anyway. I'm not a scrapbook type, or a baby book writer, or even a picture printer. I'm terrible at recording memories. This blog is my attempt at holding on to some of my life as a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling Mom of 5. I am a country girl that lived in a big city for 14 years, and moved to the Deep South for quiet, quaint, small town living.

Monday, January 30, 2012

3 out of 4 isn't bad....

Winter is known for wrestling.
The kids still play outside, but the amount of time is cut so short by frozen hands and noses.
And we all know they have some energy to burn!
I'm not a fan of rough housing.
(In this pic, I wouldn't think Ginnie would be either!)
Someone always ends up hurt or upset.
 Today was a pretty good day.
 In the end, 3 out of 4 were still smiling.
 This is Maggie's first real year of rolling around with a jumble of kids, 
but I'm certain she will get used to it.
But if not, 3 out of 4 isn't bad.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 Sometimes Virginia forgets she is the sister and not the Momma.
 Sometimes Maggie doesn't deal with being bossed lead around.
 But when they both remember that they are closer than any friend,
it is pure sweetness.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fake Summer in January!

It was 60 degrees!
 We need more of a path for their wheeled things.
 Well, it is teaching them to take turns, right?
 Ahhh, city life.  ugh.
I long for space to breathe.
 George is such a good brother, or impatient, ha ha!
Oh, if winter here was like this every day....

Saturday, January 7, 2012


My baby is going to be a Prophet!
Well, at least a Godly woman.
All 3 of my girls will be.
And my son, a Godly man.
How can I say that?
Well, I can't.
But I'm praying that is the case.
Praying like their life depends on it.
Why not pray and believe in the best for my babies?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Electronically connected

We are a big fan of technology around here.  
And we are no where near cutting edge.

Facebook for friends/deals/news (in this order)
Twitter for different deals/news/friends (in this order)
iphone/macbook for me
Itouch/pc for kids to play learning games and reading curriculum
Wii for fun and exersise
Netflix for fun and educational movies/shows
Tivo to sensor kid tv, and to record a few shows for Troy and me.

I'm sure there are more....
It helps our daily life.
The pluses are too long to list.
 I know there are negatives, but they are also relative to each person/family.

I'm sure some people have unhealthy additions to technology, but I'm feeling pretty good with our balance.  For a stay at home Momma who is homeschooling, and have a little one young enough for 2 naps a day, I LOVE the freedom to stay home in this season but still be connected to the outside world.  My kids are not socially deprived.  We function fairly well in the real world. 
(Plus, it is COLD outside!  I don't want to go out there!)

For those of you convicted to cut screen time in your life, please remember that it is a wonderful thing for others.  I won't make fun of you for not utilizing Pinterest, or Bible Gateway's many translations, or getting amazing deals shipped to your door for free via bargain blogs.  :)

See you on the net or IRL when it gets warmer!

Christmas Collage

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Life skills

I was excited to teach Livia the basics of sewing.
There was a slight hiccup in that plan.
I didn't know how to sew!
SO..... Liv and I enrolled in Sewfabulous beginner sewing class this Fall.
We loved it so much we signed up again for the intermediate course, starting in Jan.
We both made pajama pants, and Liv made a matching shirt.
Our next class will introduce sewing on a zipper and pleats. 
Liv is making a hooded poncho, and I'm making a dress for me.
It has pushed me past my fear of sewing, and I even made my first quilt in my free time!

Here is to more creativity in 2012!