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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Tuesday Morning!!

I hope that you all are doing well! We are doing wonderfully. The Lord is so good!!! We have kept busy.

Recently we went to a camp meeting that we have been to for several years. This goes on for three days and is such a blessing. During the last service we attended there, my husband surrendered to preach. Hopefully before long he will be preaching in a nursing home. Ain't God good??!!! Please pray for him as he prepares for this part of life. Pray for our family to be a blessing as well.

Okay, for those into the budgeting part of my blog, here's an update. I had made an outrageously low budget for a month(to go through April 8th) of $200. Baaaaaa! Haaaaa! I did not make it. Our spending for those four or so weeks was $350. This included all food and non-food, including dog and chicken feed. I won't complain as I think this was still good. I will update this current cycle later. Currently we are right around an average of $400 per month.

We will have a busy warm season this year. We are in hopes that James will get the shed up within the next few months. I have not planted anything just yet as this weather has been crazy. I am guessing our garden won't be massive but hopefully will produce a plentiful harvest.

We have nine days of school left for the school year. While we are wrapping things up, I am thinking on filling out the year end paperwork. We have our oldest son graduating this year. Be still, my heart! His plans are to work part time and attend Tabernacle Baptist College through correspondence. Many details have to be worked out on this. We are thinking that through this summer he might be working on a farm mowing grass and doing some haying. This is through a family we know that has a son that attends the same church as us.

Okay, I need to throw some chicken in a pot to boil and get going with school.....and while we will be coming to a officially, I do plan on reading lists and math drill sheets. I hope to put our nature guide to good use too. Ssssshhhhh, don't tell the children they will be learning though.

Have a great Tuesday in the Lord!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I trust all is well. I have been so busy! I will write more soon but right now I have to finish this.
 So that I can go out and buy some more goodies like this
 and this....
 and this....

Pray my shopping goes well!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It is almost bedtime and showers/baths are taking place. I am blogging in list form today.
  • cleaned out fridge
  • cleaned off porch
  • weeded front bed
  • magic erased a lot of stuff, including the van
  • washed out filters and canisters of vacuum cleaner
  • mop and glowed the wood stove hearth
  • cleaned grout of countertop in kitchen
  • cleared off coffee table
  • Cooked supper
  • Cleaned stovetop
  • Folded some laundry
That is all for today, I think. God bless and have a good night in the Lord!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday

We slept in a little later this morning. Once we were up we had breakfast and did our chores. We had an easy going morning and "saved" our school for the afternoon. For lunch the children had corndogs. After lunch we hit the books. Brittany worked on the church website.

In the afternoon the children went for bike rides. I cooked supper. We had pinto beans, ham, fried potatoes and onions and cornbread. We had honey buns for dessert.
 In the evening the children helped James outside in the yard.
We then had devotions and watched some computer/ tv shows through Netflix. Brittany continued working on the website. It is almost ten and time for bed.  Goodnight. :)

The Weekend

Saturday I fried some pancakes for breakfast. After breakfast, I cleaned the house and got us ready to go buy our oldest son some shoes. We left right after lunch time. We had leftovers for lunch but most of us were still full from breakfast. After getting his shoes we went to church for work day. All of us pitched in and cleaned the church. We then had a meal of sub sandwiches together in the fellowship hall. Some people played games. Some of us sat and rested.. When we got back home I did some cooking for our Sunday dinner.

Sunday morning I made us smoothies for breakfast. Yummy! I also put together the rest of the meal for dinner. We left for Sunday School and church. When we got home we had our meal and some of us took naps. After naps we got ready to go back to church as we had children's choir practice at 5:30. We had evening services. We then went for a quick stop at the store and then home.