Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Cheery Exhortation...and Application...

I had a friendly little nudge this last weekend, to post more often.  I know it's so boring to hop on here and check, and see the same post for a month.  So, for those of you that still check my blog...I'm going to attempt to post more often.  I do have a little "series" of sorts coming about our favorite home remedies and helpful resources and books.  Too many people seem so helpless when it comes to sick kids...not that I know that much, but maybe it would help someone else to hear what I do when we get sick and what I do to help prevent it.  This topic is important to me, b/c having sick kids is no fun...and when ya have 4--well, let's just say, it can be a long, painful process. :)  But, anyway...on to the pictures:
 My Grandma has another batch of kittens.  She and Grandpa aren't that thrilled, but of course, the kids are delighted!
 Benjamin's post enjoyment of somethin'...that's why we call him "Tank"  lol
 Family time! 
 Benjamin likes to do what the kids are doing.  Here he's doing his "math"  Tee hee...he sure tickles us!
 And, yes, the legs, are just awesome.  Crack.me.up!   The other day, I found him on the stool, unloading the silverware for Madeline.  Wow...it doesn't take long for the younger ones to want to hop in and do what the olders are doing!  Makes their example very important!  He'll also fake fuss if one of the kids is whining about somethin'--so it does work both ways!
 My hilarious hubby took William down our big hill on "The Hog" 
 Chicken Farmers...went w/ my parents to drop off 100+ chickens at "chicken heaven"  Sounds like it was quite the trip!  My Mom has video to prove it. :)
 Oh, and by the way...we have a freezer full of whole, free-range, super-duper-healthy chickens for sale...just in case any of you are interested. :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Well, blogger has been acting up, but today, uploading pictures worked! Yay!  These were taken a few weeks ago while we were on a family hike. :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Of Utmost Concern

The following quote is from Volume 1 of the No Greater Joy books, written by Michael Pearl.  His thoughts express one of the main desires of my(our) heart too.

"The success of a tree or a man is measured by the fruit that is borne.  The fruit of a man or woman is their children; everything else is falling leaves. 

Let me die poor; let me die early; let me be ravaged by disease; but let my children rise up and call me blessed.  Let me not measure my giving by the dollars I spend on them or the educational opportunities that my station in life affords them, but rather, by the hours we spend in fellowship.

May they graduate from my tutelage to become disciples of the Man from Nazareth.  May they know good and evil from the pinnacle of obedience rather than from the pit of despair.  May they have the wisdom to choose the precious, and the courage to reject the trite and the vain.  May they always labor for the meat that endures.

May they be lovers of God, coworkers with the Holy Spirit, and a friend to the Lord Jesus.  And when their trail ends, may it end at the throne of God, laying crowns at the Savior's feet."