Saturday, July 21, 2012


Haven't posted anything for a while, tend to want to keep things private. But, I enjoy reading things that I had completely forgotten. That happens too often, lol. I will update you on our family--a lot has happened recently.  We bought a house in Lenexa about 1 year ago. Freddy got his first real job last week. He now is a proud employee of Chick Fil A. He has mowed yards for about 3 years and is actually still mowing for a friend from our homeschool group.

Abigail is now taller than me. I think all of these kids will end up taller than me!! She babysits for several families in our homeschool group and recently bought a Nook Color with her saved earnings. Normally she buys clothes and high heels, so this was a change. She is SO GOOD at saving her money.

Josiah is one of the most popular boys in our homeschool group, he has TONS of friends and is always leading the boys on some adventure. He has become very social and plays with all the neighborhood kids. In fact, we had bible study at our house Friday night and he had invited some kids from the neighborhood to come and 3 of them did!!
Jeremiah still doesn't read very much and has NO interest. Have learned this is not uncommon, which makes me feel a bit better. He is fabulous in math likes to fix things. My chain came off my bike and I was going to ask Fred to fix it, but when I was out getting groceries Miah fixed it. He was so proud, and I was amazed!!

Kaitlynn is her normal sassy self. Here is a child that is wanting to read and learning quickly.  She loves listening to her books on CD at night. Ramona is her favorite right now.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New name

The blog got a new name and hopefully will see a little more action.

It is so hot here right now. I feel trapped and almost claustrophobic. I NEED to go outside. My kids NEED to go outside. I hate being inside so much.  But, it is in the 100's here. I can handle one or two days of this at a time, but this has been going on for WEEKS. It is terrible, when we bought this house a year ago it was half dirt and half grass in the backyard. We planted grass in the spring, and this heat is not good for the yard. Did I mention we haven't had any rain either? A few sprinkles here and there. Not enough to do any good, so we have been watering the grass a TON. Today I hit bottom with being inside and emailed my husband my complaints. I knew there was nothing he could do, but it made me feel better and when he came home he gave me a big hug and I felt so much better. I think it was just the end of a really rough/busy week for us. Our small church did the funeral luncheon for our Pastor's mother. Brother Nix's parents are missionaries to Peru and flew in to visit for a few days before taking a trip to Israel in May. They never got to go on that trip because his mother got so sick before they left and was hospitalized. She passed away this past Sunday night and the funeral was Thursday. Such a sad time for everyone.  She was such a sweet woman, and I know her husband will be lost without her.