Monday, August 24, 2009

The state fair

We recently attended our state fair. It was so much fun. The kids love all of the live stock and the rides. This year Coty got to milk a cow!!! His dream come true. Kate backed out on that one. Of course they got to pet lots of animals and even dad got into that. We visted a colonial stand were the kids got to make their own candle and beaded necklace for free. It is good to see people caring enough about our youth to sit out in the heat all day for free. We looked at several different farm tractors, campers, and other equipment. We caught the BMX guys doing their thing at a show. My kids are in love. Of course, we had to get autographs and a picture with the crew. We finished the night off with a few rides. Kate is wide open and ready for any ride. She is definitely my dare devil:( Ohhh the worries I am going to have. We actually rode one ride that left me completley dizzy: she jumped up and said "what's next, momma?" After we left the fair, we stopped by McDonalds for burgers and then we were homeward bound after a very long and full day.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


We have all been sick around here. Everyone down to the baby. Although we are doing some better, we still have a yucky cough and feel very tired. I will be washing all of the bed linens and cleaning up after this nasty cold today. I hope we will feel better by tommorrow. It is state fair time!!!! We promised the kids we would take them. I have to get my energy back up for that one. I feel blessed though, we haven't been sick like this in about a year. So that is a good thing. Hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

They grow up too fast.

It seems like yesterday when I had my beautiful Kylee. She just turned six months and I sit in amazement wondering; where did the time go. I feel like I have missed something. Like I didn't squeeze enough time out of those first six months. Don't get me wrong, she is always with me and we spend lots of quality time with her. I just think I took it for granted before and now I realize how precious our time with them really is. I don't know how I could possibly teach them all they need to know in just 18 years. I am thankful that I serve a might and gracious God that will fill in those gaps for me. I know that they have to grow up but I really grieve in my heart about it. To think that she could be the last baby I have is too much. I pray that the Lord blesses us with more arrows and gives me and my husband the ability to raise them up in admiration of the Lord.

Hold tight to those little ones. Before too long they will be grown and we can only pray for God's help in raising them. So, go, momma. Go and play with them a little more, read to them a little more, and pray for them a little more.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fall, fall, fall

Am I the only one ready for fall? This summer has been a bust here on the east coast. I think we only had a handful of summer like days. It has been rain everyday it seems. It looks like winter outside, all dark and gloomy. The temps are not bad but not what we are use to this time of year. I just feel ready for fall, maybe the weather will match the season. LOL I also can't wait for the colors of fall and the smell of pumpkin and apple scented candles. AHHHHH....

We are hoping to take the kids to a farm that host corn mazes and pumpkin patches. They have never been to an actually pumpkin patch before so it should be fun. We are also planning to go to the state fair in a few weeks. I am hoping the kids have fun. Katie wants to be able to milk a cow and goat. She is such a tomboy at times. Coty wants to see the BMX riders. That boy loves anything with a motor. I just want to see them smile:) Hopefully, there will be alot of low cost activities for us to do in the next couple of months. We have a lot of festivals and things to usher in fall. Hope it will all be a blast.

I am off to work. I have lots of laundry to do and some curtains to hang up. I am wanting to start planning for a small fall garden and some projects to do with the kids. Blessings.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who am I?

Ok, one more post. Candy at Keeping the home, wrote a post all about her and she invited other bloggers to join in. So here goes.

I am a saved by grace follower of Christ.
I believe that the bible is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the TRUTH.
I am married to my best friend.
I have three children.
I homeschool the oldest two.
I love the country.
I like to garden.
I like to read.
I like to learn new things everyday.
I like to see my children's eyes light up when they learn something new.
I hope to have more kids.
I really believe I was born in the wrong decade. I love the 40's and 50's.
I love cheap, uh, I mean frugal things.
I like to make others laugh.
I am known for being "passionate" about my beliefs.
I don't back down from a good debate, except with my MIL, you can't win with that woman:)
The older I get, the more I realise just how secular the world really is and just how close the rapture must be.
I weep for those that are lost and don't even know it.
I weep for the unborn who are murdered everyday.
I can't wait for the day that I hear "well done good and faithful servant."

My van, my van, it is fixed.

My wonderful van is finally fixed. It had some transmission problems which left it with no reverse. We still drove it anywhere we could make a u-turn:) But hubby took it out and his cousin fixed it. Thank you cousin!!! Hubby, myself, and the in-laws put the transmission back in yesterday. Now it runs great!!!!! I love the van. It was a gift from my dad. He bought a newer one and gave us the old one because we could use the room. Hubby would always say how much he hated vans, but now; hubby hearts vans!!!!!

We are also going to the eye doctor today, in our van!! Okay, enough with the van thing already. We really need new glasses. After that it is back home for us. We are waiting patiently for payday on Friday because I need to go to the grocery store badly. I have such a love hate relationship with the store. I am so happy to provide my family with their needs, but when the cashier rings up my purchase....ughhh. Food should not cost that much.

I must go now. My hands are dry and cracked and it hurts to type. I promise to blog more in the future. It has been a busy season in our family. God bless you all. Blessings.