Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Right side up or right side down... We are thankful for all the memories that the Lord gave us this year! Thank you Jesus for being born and loving us and taking our punishment on the cross!
As if to say Tah-Dah! This boy has been waiting for this gift for 2 years! He loves it. A big train!

Unexpectedly, he only wanted a comforter for his bed. Honest. That is what he asked for! So, we splurged a bit and got him this race track. He was so surprised!

Oh, this is the gift I wanted for me! Will no one get me a doll for Christmas!? Elizabeth Cole.

We were so excited to get these dolls for our little dolls. That is why it was basically their only gift under the tree! Grandpa helped us purchase them. Thankyou Grandpa! We got all three girls a quilt to share and a lamp with a matching night light.

This young lady was so excited to receive Ruthie for Christmas.

Just so happy to get a wash board and a jar for her 18 inch dolls. They need to wash some clothes and make some cookies!

Do ya think the oldest child is happy with mom smootching on his cheek like that? Poor lil' guy. He does actually love his gift even if the embarrassment of his mother lingers here on this blog.

Soon to be our new favorite game! We like to purchase a family game every Christmas. This is going to be fun! Homeschoolopoly.

Watching Charlie Brown Christmas videos. Good Times. Good coffee. Good memories in the making.

Just hanging around after the holidays. Enjoying all that the Lord has given us this year!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Funny and yet strange

These little cupcakes were so much fun! I got this free printable mustache from some sweet little blog,...oh, I wish I could remember the name! Anyway, we taped them onto tooth picks and stuck them into the cupcakes! Fun! This here is a sailor friend of ours. She is a one of a kind christian young lady!
This here is the Birthday Boy!

We have been enjoying crazy get togethers. We had a little imprompto birthday party for one of our friends. He is a boat schooled child. Their sweet family lives on a sailboat!

This Christmas break has been a real challenge to our little BIG family. It seems that there is one thing after another and that there is no time to relax and breathe in and out. And all we seem to be doing is cooking, preparing food to be eaten, washing dishes then bringing them out again to be eaten on, oh and did I mention, we've been eating! I do praise the Lord for the food! Please do not read me wrong! I just can't get over that as soon as we clean up from eating...it is time to cook and eat again! Crazyness! I am going to have to resort to smoothies here before too long! Ha.ha.ha.;)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


He's a real character, this one! What am I to do with such silliness?! I guess I just have to love 'em.
It so like this particular lil' guy to act silly like this. He has nicknamed himself as ALBANY. And of course he talks in a lil' strange annoying voice when he acts like this character.

Isn't he cute! Oh the fun we had that evening with my three boys! They stuffed his shirt with none other than...webkinz!

It is so nice to be able to actually download my photos on blogger! I never realized how easy it is! Homeschool Blogger will not let me download any more photos. Even though I deleted about 5 posts thinking that would give me some room. Oh well.

I just love the cool air outside this morning! I am thanking the Lord for it! It was up to 80 degrees just day before yesterday! Wow! Florida is very unique like that. One day it is 34 degrees the next it's 81. Maybe one day the Lord will allow our family to move north where there are true signs of seasonal changes. But for now I must be content!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas...Thankyou God for Jesus!

Merry Christmas From Our Family To You!
This was a tradition my family had when I was a teenager. We would go to the tree farm on Thanksgiving day, take a tree home and decorate it. Well after 6 years, we have finally bought one from that same farm. Not on Thanksgiving day. But fun, and a memory our family will cherish. We will cherish this memory not because it is a "Christmas Tree", but we will cherish it because there was no arguing, no fussing, we had our favorite adopted mom with us, we had prayer with the tree farm owner for him and his wife who broke her hip, we will cherish the newness of a new start for Ms. Rose, and the wonderful dinner she cooked for us and our other favorite adopted family members!

My twin boys actually cut the tree down by themselves.

Brings new light to the song: Oh Christmas Tree!

My oldest daughter is absolutely hilarious! We praise the Lord for our "little BIG family".
We praise the Lord God for Jesus and what He gave for us in His time and in His Will.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crampedford...otherwise known as "dollworld"

Here is what My three daughters and I have been up to lately. My oldest wants to call it Cranford. Love that show! But I refer to it as Crampedford! This is the bottom of her bunkbed turned into a two story doll house. Now you know what I want for Christmas? I wanna American Girl Doll! Ha, Ha. This has been such fun! The little sisters are getting to play too!
The dining room.

Here is the Kitchen. Homemade by the oldest girl. Gotta love that mini cast iron pan! It is real.

Here is one of our boarders now.

Kirsten is chatting with Millie and I have no idea what the baby's name is! I think it is Polly. but I could be so wrong!

Kit is decorating the home. Hopefully, it will continue to be fun for all three girls. But of course now the the oldest has this new home for her dolls, I told her she has to share with her little sisters. She said: " okay, I'll take on some boarders".

Well, this is what we have been up to lately!

Monday, December 07, 2009