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family life

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on a monday

in my hand….. on my nightstand…. on my desk….. on my camera strap……. on my sewing machine….. off my sewing machine…… on my sidewalk….. on my cakestand….. in our art class (we did art first today because—-well, it’s monday) rainbow leaf painting  found via whatever…… from my deck….. on my thighs….. the end. Read more…

Roadtripping, part 2

i was ready to gossip to you about this whole pageant thing. to gently poke at helicopter moms and spray tan dads. to highlight the general absurdity of teens parading around in swimsuits. but i’ve decided to let it lie. caiti learned a lot. she had a blast and never wants to do a pageant […] Read more…

Roadtripping, Part 1

First let me say that we can only take fun trips like this because Stevie works so hard and supports all our educational/pure fun endeavors.  We are thankful 🙂 We drove 4 1/2 hours to Clarksville to drop Caiti off to her activities.   The pageant police (literally) informed us that we could not so […] Read more…

Working lunch at the sweat shop……

we’re serious about our  handicrafts (aka crafts–but charlotte mason called ’em handicrafts—and i kinda like it). never mind the hot glue gun being operated by minors in juxtaposition to the grilled cheese. we’re busy, okay? and we’re making a tutorial for you on rosettes. these two girls-a-mine are rosette makin’ fools. they’re taking their supplies […] Read more…

fall weekending and mother of the year

my friend tammy and i took our kids to the apple farm. we had apple fritters and chicken and dumplings. it was all divine, the food, the fellowship, the fun! our friends sebastian and sarah invited us for dinner and introduced us to raclette. it’s a european dining experience where you cook your own food […] Read more…

Christ Have Mercy

Our Father in heaven is merciful. By His good grace,  Jamie came to visit us here in Tennessee  and to check on her dying father.    He’s been in a miserable condition for quite some time and has nearly begged to die.  His children have watched him lose his dignity and even his very will […] Read more…

4th of July, part 2

Caiti brought her boyfriend Cody along…… Taylor brought Morgan…… and of course, Marcus and Katilin joined us….. My sister hosted our family renunion at her spacious and gorgeous house….. —where we ate too much of this….. and got to meet baby Piper! and got to visit with our out-of-town relatives….. we ended the night with […] Read more…