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Saving Kittens from Terrorists

(aka my husband did something foolish and injured his toe) Last weekend it was our turn to teach the Preschooler Bible Class. For one of our activities we made a figure 8 on the floor with tape to demonstrate the unendingness of God’s love. While the kids were coloring their activities sheets my husband thought […]

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Back to Blessings 7/19/10

Wow its been awhile since I updated my list. I’m going to try to be better about posting here… 261. Time with my quickly growing eldest daughter 262. Back to School shopping 263. My Father’s World: Countries & Cultures study 264. New Notebooks 265. New Routines 266. Fun VBS for the kiddos 267.  Storytime with […]

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More Blessings 5/19/2010

246. Late night talks with my husband 247. Beautiful piano music playing in the background 248. gentle rain 249. God watering our garden & trees 250. kids plugging away at their lessons quietly 251. bread rising 252. baby sleeping 253. school year coming to an end 254. a clean kitchen this morning 255. yummy foods […]

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Counting My Blessings May 3, 2010

221. Birthday weekends 222. Phone calls from loved ones 223. Rain 224. Hail—such a fascinating weather phenomenon (as long as its not the damaging kind) 225. God’s love captured in a necklace sweetly given to me by my husband 226. A new week 227. A new month 228. A growing baby boy 229. The light […]

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Count Your Blessings, Name them 1 by 1

197. Raw Milk once again! 198. Playing 4 square with the family after dinner 199. Reading Farmer Boy aloud to the family 200. Homemade Caramel Sauce 201. A Smiling Boy 202. Helpful 11 year old daughter 203. Nearing the end of a 2 year study with Mystery of History 204. Windy Spring Days 205. My […]

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6 days and counting

After years of talking and dreaming about it we are moving to Montana next week. I can hardly believe it! Yes, we know it is cold there but we can’t wait! We are looking forward to getting out of the city, enjoying the country life, being close to my grandparents and having seasons! We are […]

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Homestead

Looking Forward to Hindsight

Our home inspection did not go well—the home inspector suggested we gut the house keeping only the structure, foundation and roof if we fixed it. Then the termite inspector found a huge nest and said the termites had been feasting for several years and we would have to test every stud. Finally, the mold inspector […]

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Homestead

Here We Go….

After years of talking, months of looking and planning—we have a contract on our first piece of land. It is a 1500 sq ft house with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on 3.3 acres in a rural area just outside of town. Still in the desert but this is our practice place. Our chance to […]

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Books
Investment Cooking

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I just finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. I loved reading this description of how one family decided to grow as much of their own food as they could and only purchase what they could find in their own county for one year. They moved from Arizona to […]

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God Stops

Follow up on Giving

Last January I told you that we were setting aside a jar to donate money for World Vision and I wanted to give you a followup on our progress. On Christmas morning after we opened our gifts we counted up the money we saved all year. Plus final donations from everyone including our family that […]

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