Thursday, August 21, 2014

Much to update

   We have had a lot going on around here lately.  Mainly our little 4 yr old had some major dental surgery and it went extremely well so far!  It was her first time under anesthesia and she did great.  Her recovery has been phenomenal with no pain and no pain medication.  Let me tell you I am a firm believer in homeopathic medicine now!!! (along with God's graciousness and healing first and foremost!)  This is the second time we have used homeopathy (first time was for a bout of croup/fever) and it has been amazing.  I would love to write a long post about homeopathy in the future but for now I will just say that I have been extremely pleased with the results.  After her dental surgery we used Arnica (which is for inflammation/swelling from bone injury, absorbs bleeding from within the body) and some Hypericum (which is for nerve injury).  We brought our little gal home a very weepy, drugged girl and within hours she was back to complete normalcy.  It was definitely nothing like what we were told to expect for the next day or two!  We are so thankful for the Lord's goodness to us and her protection through this.
We also have some new 'additions' coming on Sunday.  We are getting 6 adult laying hens which we are looking forward to!  We moved into our new home a little late in the season so we couldn't get any chickens this year.  We are thankful this opportunity came about.  The kids are excited!  Now to build a chicken coop on Saturday in time for their arrival!!!  Fresh eggs.....yay!
And our boy got his birthday gift a little early (a month early).  He has been loving his gift and so has the rest of the family.  There has been some healthy and fun competition going on around here lately.....

Thursday, August 14, 2014


This is what we had in our yard the other day.  It is so cool all the wildlife we get to see so close to home! (5 turkeys and a deer)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Share a Coke

So we don't drink pop ever!  But with this new, fun advertising from Coke, we just had to pick these 2 up when we came across them (for a keepsake:)  Everyone got a kick out of it here!  We'll have to keep our eyes open for any more family members.....which I highly doubt will be out there.....

Thursday, August 7, 2014


This little 2 yr old is a hard one to take pictures of.  She is constantly worried about the flies buzzing by or the wind blowing through her hair.  Every once in a while I will catch a smile.  Here are 2 recent ones....


Not a whole lot new going on here lately.  We have started our school year already (so thankful to FINALLY get into all my homeschool boxes!!)  We have a 6th grader, 4th grader, 2nd grader and one heading into kindergarten.  They were excited to get new binders etc and look forward to most subjects.  Math is usually the dreaded subject that they are not too thrilled about.

They have been enjoying the summer outdoors.  They are all so dark and tanned.  It's actually been quite cool this summer so our pool days are few and far between lately but we manage to brave the cold water some evenings after supper.  Everyone has a bike now so we are enjoying the 1/2 mile long driveway (1 mile there and back)  It is great exercise!!  I've also been on the big riding lawnmower and even tried some weed whacking yesterday.  This is a heavy weed whacker ( a professional one designed for over 2 acres)  My arms are killing me today!  I think I'll leave that to hubby from now on and enjoying sitting in the riding mower :)

We are hoping to get a greenhouse built this fall.  Since we moved here later during the summer, we missed planting a garden this year.  We would like to get some things started though, so hoping to get a greenhouse built!

Nothing else really new that I can think of.  We are enjoying our new place so very much and are so thankful for God's provision and blessing.