Christmas in September?
Yesterday we had our 2nd annual Christmas gift family name drawing. Until a couple of years ago Scott and I picked out the gifts for our kids. However, as the kids grew older they expressed a desire to be involved in the gift giving. With 8 kids, having everyone trying to get gives for everyone … Continue reading
FOR TODAY Looking out my window… cloudy skies with some light wind. It’s supposed to be rainy again tomorrow; not good for harvesting. Thankfully the forecast is for dry weather all next week. I am thinking… being in transition is hard. 1) What’s my address? I was given some pre-admission forms to fill out for … Continue reading
FOR TODAY Looking out my window… blue, sunny skies that promise a very warm day. I am thinking… about finding an Ob/Gyn here. I do NOT enjoy having to look for a new doctor, but I think I’m finally making progress in wading through the options. At least we were able to get all the … Continue reading
FOR TODAY Looking out my window… the skies are mostly clear and there are only a few patches of snow left on the rocks behind the house. The roads are still muddy, but the kids have been too busy coughing, sneezing, and playing with new toys to think about enjoying the puddles in the driveway. … Continue reading
How did I end up here?!
How did I end up here?! By here I mean expecting our 7th child. It’s certainly not a place either my husband or I expected (or planned) to be. Our idea was simple, straight-forward. When we did our premarital counseling there was no arguing or even discussion; we both wanted 4 kids. Both of us … Continue reading
Four Ways I Save On Groceries
Besides the usual ways of saving money when buying groceries like finding good coupons (rare for me), shopping sales, and buying in bulk; there are a few other ways I have found to significantly cut our grocery bill. 1 – Toilet Paper I never really gave much thought to the cost of this essential item … Continue reading
Happy New Year!
After staying up to ring in the New Year I was hoping to sleep in at least a little bit, instead I was woken up at 5:15 this morning by a beeping. It took my sleep confused brain several minutes to figure out what it was and then several more to find my glasses which … Continue reading
Some days I seriously wonder whether other people have been taught to think ethically or logically. Today we had someone show up ready to haul off our picnic table. We share a yard with the empty house next door and they apparently thought that anything in and around that house is fair game. Never mind … Continue reading