Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012


The boys took a lesson in archery this week to see if it was something they wanted to explore further...
Needless to say, they LOVED it!! 

Here is Matthew learning how to use the bow.

Of course, it became a competition...


Peanut was excited to watch his big brothers!


Peanut is growing by leaps and bounds lately.  Way to fast for my liking, but such is life.
He is a bundle of joy to be around and we all gravitate toward him constantly.   He loves to look outside at the chickens and the boys love to watch him squeal and talk with them.  How blessed we are to be together every day, all day so that we can experience life together.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

An exciting field trip...

On Friday we headed on down to South Carolina with some friends to a meet and greet with Rick Santorum.  We had a great spot and were right in front when he came out and gave a short speech.  He then worked the crowd and came over and asked us if we'd like to take a picture with him and his lovely wife...

Well...of course we'd love to take a picture.  His wife was so gracious and commented on our families and how sweet we were and to keep up with the was really encouraging..
(They homeschool their 7 children as well!)

But then....oh..then I spotted them...THE DUGGARS!!!
While Rick was giving his speech, I happened to turn around a spotted the Duggars.  I was so excited!
After we took pictures, we all ran into the restaurant to find them.
Michelle spotted us right away.  How could she not?  A couple of moms and a gaggle of kids...I'm sure she knew we were there to meet her.
She was so gracious and kind.  She hugged me several times and kept telling me how sweet and precious my family is...
We shared how encouraging she is to us and how we all look up to her so much!

They were traveling with some of the older kids.  She said that the younger ones had to stay home because of piano and violin.


We all had so much fun!  Matthew shook the Senator's hand and was so excited about it.  He was very charasmatic, but believable, know what I mean?  It will be interesting to see how he does in South Carolina next week...I'll be watching!  It was such a positive experience and I was soooo excited to meet Michelle.  She has influenced me so much and it was such an honor to meet her. 
Fun homeschooling outing!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby love...

Baby cuteness

Some cute baby pics to start the New Year.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


We are starting school today after a nice, long break...
Pray for us!