Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from these crazy kids. May your day be filled with blessings!

 Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever! {psalm 107:2}

Monday, August 31, 2015


Just a few moments captured with my fujifilm, from our camping trip last week:
(Hiwassee River, TN)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Things...

(iPhone pics)
Isaac and Bo this morning:
 Savannah and Birdie:
Why does she look so grown up?
3rd grade reading:
 Jane, (a friend from church), gave us these beautiful flowers from her garden:

 I met the sweetest lady at the fabric store and she gave me advice on hand-stitching. Isn't it great to meet people like that?

Happy Monday, Friends!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good Morning

Good morning from these two! A girl and her cat = true love. May you be as happy as Savannah is with her animal friends :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

1st Day of School 2015!

The first day of third grade is in the books. As you can see, we take our learnin' pretty serious around these parts...
And after I asked him for a more serious face...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer of Making

Our table is covered in text books and school supplies, and the red desk is empty for now, as I try to organize books and plan activities for the coming school year. The first day of 3rd grade starts Monday. Eeek. The summer was so long and so short all at once.

The summer of 2015 has been a summer of making. Making memories with friends and family, including a trip (not pictured here) to the Mississippi delta to see my Papaw. Making new crafts. Sewing, knitting, candle making, honey harvesting, etc.

 We kicked off summer break with a tea party.
 Proper ladies.
 Picnic and hike at Natural Bridge, AL.

Isaac collected rocks along the way.
 Vacation Bible School!
 Cake with summer berries. Does this need an explanation?
 Our first honey harvest. I thought the uncapped comb was pretty.
honey honey honey.
Swimming at a friend's pool! It's been a hot summer.

 I taught Savannah to finger/ hand-knit like I did when I was her age. She picked it up quickly! This is one of her first rows. I am so proud of her - she taught her friends in our homeschool group to hand knit. She brought her box of yarn to show one of her friends and then everyone wanted to learn!
And speaking of knitting, I've wanted to learn for years and finally decided, why not now? So this summer I've taught myself to knit.....(thank you, youtube).  I need lots of practice, but am really loving it!
 This is one of two quilt tops I'm working on.
 And here is my beautiful girl helping out with the candle making. I used lavender from my herb garden and lavender essential oil.

I hope all of you are having a lovely summer!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4th

We had a good day, celebrating togetherness and this great country we live in!

Interesting thoughts on patriotism:

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to appose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else." [Theodore Roosevelt]

Happy Independence Day USA!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Summer

Happy summer from these eight year olds! We've been picking vegetables, collecting honey, playing with kittens, going to VBS, playing in water of all sorts, watching musicals, and generally having a grand time. I hope all of you are having a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious summer!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Around Here

Around here, we are in love with springtime:
Sweet Isaac bringing me a daffodil while we were out for a hike.
 The Luxapalila creek that is almost a river, since we've had so much rain.
 My little herb garden.
The twins in front of the football stadium at Mississippi State University. We went last weekend for a field trip to the veterinary school's open house. The kids had a blast. Isaac was so excited about being this close to the football stadium and wanted to go onto the field, but couldn't this time. He did a little trash talking since he's an Alabama fan, but was super excited anyway!
 This picture was taken almost two weeks ago. We discovered our cat Sofie was pregnant and were feeling the kittens kicking in her tummy.
This was taken earlier this week...
And this was taken yesterday. Sofie came to the door wanting in and I knew it must be time! She had four beautiful kittens and the kids are SO happy. Poor thing, she is pretty exhausted.
Sweet Savannah.

I hope all of you are enjoying this spring weather!