Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas is coming!

Christmas Greetings!
Well, as you know, Christmas is only a few days away. That means lots of hustling and bustling, wrapping, and baking, and very excited children!!!
The girls have enjoyed learning more about the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus' birthday. It's so nice to be able to see them grasp the reality a little more each year. Of course, they are still kids and love those presents!!! Then again, I think we parents love those, too!
In the next few days we will be having 4 Christmas'. Then I think we'll need 4 days to recuperate! LOL
After the first of the year it's back to work! We've really got to hit the books b/c we've had a VERY relaxed fall term. No one wants to end up doing school this summer!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you all be well through the holidays and enjoy your time with friends and family. Keep warm and remember the reason for the season!
Isaiah 9:6
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Cookie Decorating Party

We had fun Thursday decorating cookies with friends. It was very festive!

Jaslyn and Hannah become best buds and master cookie decorators! Rendi and Remmy are hard at work trying to create the perfect cookie!
Remmy's prized snowman....sure did taste good! LOL
Rendi doing what Rendi does best...loving animals! Lucy loves Rendi, too!
Jaslyn and newfound best friend, Hannah. Now, that's the way to ride, Hannah! LOL

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Recital, 2nd post

Poppy Max and Nan-Nan
Grandma Retta and Grandma Joyce
Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Lisa
Alan, Retta, Chance and Drannon,
and I think you know the rest, LOL!
Our Crew!

Remmy's Ballet Recital

Remmy and ballet buds!

Sharon, Papa Larry, Remmy, and Jaslyn after the recital
Remmy right before her recital. Jason

said she looked like a Vegas show girl! LOL

5th Arabesque
"Angels We Have Heard On High"
"Sache' Attitudes" Awww.....

It was a wonderful night and Remmy was beautiful! Of course, some of the other girls weren't bad either, LOL! (I'm just a lil biased, that's all! :0) ) Anyway...I'll be doing another post of some more fam pics from that night..... Stay tuned.............

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Penny has Thanksgiving Pups!

They are about the size of my hand, 5-6inches.
This is "Squeaker" LOL

Homeschool at it's best! :0)

Getting ready for Thanksgiving is "school!"
How much???
Pumkin Pie, Yum, Yum!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Our Nature Notebooking Class Hikes Natural Dam

Our Homeschool group went to Natural Dam for a Nature Notebooking class that Rendi and Jaslyn are taking. We hiked the trails and found many different leaves, learning about their changing colors, etc. Then they got to put the leaves in their notebooks.
Wendy doing what Wendy does best...mothering and taking pics! :0) Luv ya Wendy!

Wendy, Isabelle, and Ethan

The 3 of Us

Rendi Roo
Jasi and Bethany

Friday, November 2, 2007


The girls and their pumpkin creation! We roasted the seeds the next day and they are really good!

Setting out for the candy raid! Last stop for the night...Papa and Nia's house!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Baby Katrina LeAnne is finally here!!!

Baby Katrina in her father's arms. "Daddy's Little Princess" rings true! He's gonna be such a good daddy!
baby girl Baby Katrina and Auntie Jerri. She's bruised up, but she's a fighter! (Maybe it's in the name! ;0) )

Friday, October 26, 2007

"8 maids a milkin'..."

"Got Milk?"
Remmy dressed up as a milk maid today for her middle school/high school costume bowling. You can't see it but her "hair" is in Princess Leigha buns, LOL!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More anniversary pics

Well...these are some more pics of the cabin and such. I would load them all, but that would take an eternity! :0)

Our Anniversary

This was the BEAUTIFUL cabin where we spent our anniversary. I would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. It makes for a very inexpensive get-a-way. is their website. They have pictures of all their cabins, inside and out. We stayed in the North Woods cabin. The pictures certainly did not do it was beyond heavenly! I have more pics, but unfortunately also have dial up, so it takes FOREVER and sometimes many diff. tries to get them loaded. I will try to load some more.
Jason is doing good on quitting smoking. He's only had 2 in the last 24 hours! That's really awesome for him!
Remmy got her bands in her teeth today. Poor thing threw up when they tried to do the putty molding. At least we know she has a good gag reflex! :0)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Help me win $1000 for real!

Ok...this is from the company that I work for when I do demos at Wal-Mart. It is only good until the evening of the 22nd. Please click on this link. If you can't click on it, then copy and paste. I tried that too. That is all you have to do. (I checked it out myself!) Thanks in advance! :0)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Homeschool life on the farm (in the clubhouse, LOL)

Rendi and Snickers with Jasi and Penny in the background. It was a beautiful morning to be outside!

Mud "bread" anyone?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 this is just plain sad. Monday was a very chilly day, but this??? I kept encouraging Jasi to go and play. She had finished her school, but I needed to work with the older girls. After a while of silence (like, 30min or more) I noticed her CD player playing the SAME SONG over and over and over and over..... Nursery Rhyme song, can't remember which one (it's still early morning, come on!). Anyway....I finally couldn't take hearing it play one more time....went to her room, and this is what I found. LITERALLY BORED TO SLEEP! Does anyone else have this problem? A younger child who seems to just sit around and wait all day if necessary for sissy's to be done with their school so they can play? She's 4 and they are 10 and 12....obviously they have a LOT more schoolwork than she does. How can I convince her it's ok to go play by herself?
I'll say one thing, though....she sure is an angel.....WHILE SHE'S SLEEPING, LOL!!! j/k....all my girlies are angels....sometimes they just get so rowdy their halos fall off! ;0)

Help. Need prayer

Okay. I got some horrible news today. Not just one, but BOTH of my older girls need braces. Their mouths are apparently little train wrecks. I never had parents never even took me to the dentist, so I had NO IDEA they were sooooo expensive!!!!!! (our insurance does not cover orthodontia) I was prepared to handle one in braces at a time....but 2???? That's a car payment! I really have no idea what we are going to do. We went ahead and set up for the older one to start her treatment, even though the younger one's problems are more severe. (hopefully we haven't scarred her for life!:) ) We will be taking care of her teeth, but are hoping to put it off until we can figure something out or God makes it abundantly clear. We have been recommended for ortho-care on her, b/c her situation is so bad, and so.....if she's selected for that, the cost of everything is like, 1/8th the normal cost. We are praying that God's will is done. I know there are kids out there with a lot worse problems than mine, and I would never want to take from them an opportunity for help. The orthdontist only chooses 9 cases per year for the ortho-care program. I know if she's not selected, God will provide a way.'s felt nice to vent and get that off my bogged down shoulders! ;0) Any advice or wisdom is welcome!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

plum tuckered out

I have never seen a person fall asleep while holding their own weight with their arms. It takes one tired child to crash out that way! :)