Thursday, November 20, 2008

...sick, sick, sick...

Day 8 of *the common cold*...

somehow it seems not so common when it's 'times nine'...

It started with Joseph and he's finally on the mend today... Nehemiah is really feeling bad today though. Bless his little heart...

I'm so thankful MaryVance feels better today. Everyone is on the way to better except Nehemiah but hopefully tomorrow he will be over the hump.

So if you've missed us now you know where we were ;-)

Top 10 Reasons to Buy More Fabric

10. The quilt shop gets angry when you steal it.
9. It will go with something I bought last year.
8. Well-known fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms on light laundry days.
7. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric employed, thus supporting the national economy in yet one more way.
6. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
5. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter, my mat, my sewing machine, my iron, my thread, my needles, my quilting books. And my time.
4. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
3. It does not promote tooth decay.
2. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
1. Surgeon General says: "10 yards a day keeps the blues away."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

To answer your question...

Q: "How do you homeschool the little ones?"

A: Like this... :-)

Elijah doing a reading lesson.

Isaac working in his preK book.
Joey "taking care" of Nehemiah.
I have the BEST life!!!

Fire Dog Day 08

Five years ago we decided to create a new family tradition, our very own holiday... we call it Fire Dog Day (because when we had our first holiday Elijah was little and called hot dogs 'fire dogs' because they are cooked on a fire). Our Fire Dog Day consists of a bonfire with roasted hotdogs, s'mores and sometimes a new family game or movie. This year we were blessed to have our 'adopted' parents over for the evening, Mr. Lonnie & Miss Alma.
Visiting while Tony manned the grill. It rained :-( so no bonfire this year.
Joseph snuggling with Grandpa.
Snuggling with Molly.

Grandpa Lonnie with some of the boys.

Grandpa with "his" baby!

Gathered around the table.

Nehemiah snoozed through supper.

Grammy Alma enjoying S'mores with Luke and Elijah.

Aren't his eyes just dreamy... :-)

We had a really great Fire Dog Day 08! Won't you plan to join us November 13, 2009 for our next one?

More of Caleb... 16!

Fall Photos

Isaac... enjoying the movie...?

Isn't he precious? Look at those eyelashes... :-)

Nehemiah at Five Weeks

Our littlest darling... he's such a snugglebug!!

Where IS Everyone?

It's Tuesday night... I realize it's *quiet*... I wonder 'where is everyone?' ... Here's what I found:Elijah, MaryVance, Luke and Caleb playing four-man chess...
Isaac... popping bubble wrap!

Samuel... reading (surprise!) and Nehemiah

Molly and Joseph playing piano.

And Tony, my hero, on the phone (for hours) with 'technical support' fixing the computer!! Woohoo!!

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Fun! The littles had fun coloring Thanksgiving pictures.
Joseph really had fun!

Sweet Elijah!

Look at that intense concentration! Ha ha!!