June 29, 2012|9:07 pm

That’s me.. from this blog.. but what can I say…. life happens!

Actually really fun, busy life.

My dad is here and he stopped in Killeen TX as picked up my grandson. So the guys are all hanging our playing video games and watching movies.. with an occasional break to help put up hay or pick blackberries. I am visiting with my dad in between canning blackberries and making jam. I also managed to make four yummy loaves of banana bread and make grilled herbed chicken. Double YUM!

Next week more children and grandchildren will arrive. MORE FUN.

Then there will be a fast trip to Colorado for my nieces wedding

There are a lot of blog posts I have thought about doing… and maybe I’ll get to them soon. But in the mean time here are some fun (there is that word again) pictures.


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I’m off!

June 6, 2012|6:59 am

Leaving the house in the capable hands of the older children, I am off to Iowa. I am going to have several nights with my hubby and some fun packed days while he works. I am attending the Iowa homeschool convention on  Friday and Saturday and Pat will have all day Sunday available to spend with me.

My goals for Thursday include  10 hours of solitude, prayer and reflection, reading and planning for the co-op and my own homeschool.

I am really looking forward to the weekend despite missing a graduation party for my nephew that will be held here at home on Saturday.

I am amazed at the difference in my life that just 10 short years makes. I rarely went any where without children and the only over nights away involved scout camping with some of the children. Now I can pick up and go and know that all is well here  with everyone and everything pertaining to large family and hobby farm taken care of! What a blessing!

Unless I can figure out how to post from my smart phone I will not be back on the blog until after Monday as this mama doesn’t have a working laptop any more. I am trying to decide if it is something I can live without?!?

Not sure I can with the co-op needs.