Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Natural remedy blog

I've added a new blog to my blog list along the lefthand side.
She lists natural remedies for all sorts of things and I want to keep it handy.  You should watch her recent video about a plant that grows in your yard that can be used to draw out the poison of bee/wasp stings, snake and spider bites.  How cool!!

VIDEO:  http://www.amothersheritage.com/2012/06/26/home-remedy-for-wasp-and-bee-stings/

Thursday, June 21, 2012


It's a grainy photo but here is our 4yr old and baby girl.
See any similarities??

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Our favorite independent reading books

Circle C Beginnings
Andi series for ages 6-8 by Susan K. Marlow
The adventures of a young girl named Andi and her horse Taffy.

Circle C Adventures
Andi series for ages 8-12 by Susan K. Marlow
The adventures of 13 yr old Andi and her horse Taffy in the Old West during the 1880's.

Cul-de-sac kids by Beverly Lewis for ages 7-11
The kids on the cul-de-sac at Blossom Hill Lane encounter realistic (and funny!) predicaments that point to Jesus as the ultimate mystery-solver.

Viking Quest Series by Lois Walfrid Johnson for ages 10-14
Book #1 : In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devin and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devin free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Readers will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations

*We buy all our books from www.cbd.com because of cheaper prices and fast shipping

Monday, June 18, 2012


Today we took baby girl for her 2 month check up.  She is now over 11 lbs and has grown a couple inches!  She had some shots today and is quite a cranky girl tonight.  Other than that, she is doing really well and is a happy girl.

Saturday night we learned that one of hubby's friends (his boss at his old job) had passed away from a long battle with cystic fibrosis.  He is now with his Savior but will be dearly missed.

We had a good Father's Day and got together in the evening with a family that works with hubby (some fellow Canadians!).  The kids had such fun and we had some good fellowship with them.

School is going well and we are starting to get into a routine.  My children are devouring books!!!  Our 6 year old has started the Cul-de-sac kids series and has read the first 5 books in just 4 days.  Our 9 year old has started the Viking Series by Lois Walfrid Johnson and is loving them!  She reads me bits and pieces of the book and I love the God-centered writing.  I'll write a post soon listing the books series our kids have liked.....I'm so thankful they enjoy reading so much!!

If you still haven't watched the video in my last post I encourage you to do so!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mouk tribe video

We as a family watched this powerful video tonight from New Tribes Missions. It is about the Mouk Tribe in Papua New Guinea. It will bring tears to your eyes as you witness true conversion among these tribal people!

 If you want a solid, biblical curriculum to teach your children, get their resources!  Their approach is to teach the scriptures starting with Genesis to Christ. They teach who God is. They go chronologically through the Old Testament showing the need for a blood sacrifice. Then they present Christ as that sacrifice!

I purchased mine just before we moved and it is still packed away. I can't wait to get it out and start teaching the kids from it!! Here's the link http://www.ntmbooks.com/childrens_firm_foundations_set?category_id=5

To watch the video on a bigger screen dimension go here http://vimeo.com/9329683

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Random pics

big sister now

matching dresses

my aunt gave me this outfit!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


love those smiles

big smile...but we lost her neck!
8 weeks old today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Too precious for words.....

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Love this group!!

This is our favorite singing group. They are the Galkin family. Their new CD just came out this month. Can't wait to get it!!!  Check out their website at http://www.galkins.org/

Friday, June 1, 2012

Catching a smile

Trying to catch a smile.....7 weeks old.