Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Some days I think that we will never survive until bedtime. Today has been one of those days, and so I will just share a couple of the things that made me laugh today.

  • Selah was playing "The Monster at the End of This Book" app on my phone this evening, and after Grover yelled, "You turned another page! Stop turning pages!", Selah said "You told me to!" Hmmm...could be a problem with Grover directing children to turn the pages if they wait too long.
  • While eating an orange conversation heart Selah said, "Mommy this tastes like possum!" What?! "You know like Strawberry Shortcake's friend?" Oh, yeah...Selah calls Orange Blossom by the name Orange Possum!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day

It's almost here! While I am not a huge Valentine's Day fan, I enjoyed making valentines with Selah to give to her preschool class. It is our first official school Valentine's Day! I decided to forgo the candy and go with glo-sticks instead. Selah thought that was great! Unfortunately, I miscalculated and didn't have one left for her. Ooops!

She even wrote her name on each of the sixteen valentines! She wrote a few of her classmates names, but she opted to have me write most of them.

We had some fun with early valentines this afternoon. 

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

On the Farm Friday

After many weeks of unusually warm temperatures, we finally have snow around here! I have been thankful for it and for the colder weather. Now I feel as though I will be ready for spring when it gets here. Today, Selah and I were excited to notice some bright feathers against the white snow. Although our land had been part of Pheasants Forever not too long ago, I had yet to see an actual pheasant on our property!

This guy visited us for at least a half an hour.

Yeah, it's the simple things. It may not be a huge amount of excitement, but views like this are one of my favorite parts of living on the farm!

Plus it gave me the opportunity to use my telephoto lens!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Last night...

  • For the first time in three weeks, I did not have to dose up a child, or children, or myself, with fever reducer, cough supressant or cold medicine.
  • For the first time in as many months, I got six and half hours of sleep in a row, preceded by two hours!
  • I went to bed feeling healthy.

  • I feel rested!
  • I finally feel like maybe God really didn't give me more than I could handle.
  • My kitchen counters are clean, the floors are vacuumed, and my children are all napping at the same time!!!!!
It has been a long few weeks here in our pod, but I am hopeful that God has some more encouraging days in store for us. I am so thankful for our health! 

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