Found at (I’m going to start doing these – I hope! 🙂

1. List five things you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year.

Sewing Christmas gifts 🙂

Finish updating my family webpage

Reorganize the boys’ closets

Take down Christmas decorations

Update our Homeschool tracking program

2. List five people you’ve lost contact with that you’d like to hear from again.

Patti O.

Yvonne W.

Tamee F.

Julie F.

Maryann R.

3. List five things you’d like to learn how to do.


Knitting (in process)

bake bread (in process)

make pie crusts

sew (in process)

4. List five things you’d do if you won the lottery (no limit).

Buy a home

Give to our church and other organizations

Bless others who blessed us over the years

Put away money for the boys’ futures

Pay off my Mom and Inlaws mortgages

5. List five things you do that help you relax.




crossword puzzles

remembering to breath

You might have noticed I moved a few things around. I found a new tag board that will hopefully be working more often (hmph!) and a few new cliques – Christian Mama and Thankful Thursday! I hope you will surf them and enjoy them! Of course, I just joined and This Thankful Thursday is Thanksgiving and I won’t be home!! 🙁 Maybe I’ll try to post before I leave town!

I’ll try to post later about some of the things we are doing this week. Working on the webpages today so not alot of time!

Did you know that you can only do cannonballs in the water?!? I thought EVERYONE knew that. However, it is now apparent that boys who are 8.5 may not! I had to start my day by taking the subject 8.5 yr old ~aka J1~ to the DR today. And, he’s getting to heavy to carry all over!! LOL

Tonight we are taking J3 (2) and J2 (7) to “Disney on Ice” at the Arco Arena. Someone ~some generous person who doesn’t want us to know who they are ~~Thank you again if you are reading this~~ gave us 4 tickets and even some money for parking and treats!

Tomorrow night is Eric’s birthday party ~He’s going to be 40~ and we’ll be having a costume party with our family and a few of our friends. Funny ~ the room we are using for the party can only hold 50 and it was hard to leave people out! Oh, I’m sooooo glad we are home again!

I’ll try to post tomorrow about our party plans ~ I have some great appetizer recipes I’m going to try and I’ll share the recipes too! 🙂

We had a good time at Faire – I was able to help in the ‘traditional school’ – teaching kids how to make baskets and ragdolls – and learn about a few period handwork projects myself. I’m talking to another lady about working out something we can teach the patrons easily….we are doing research right now. Personally I think blackwork is beautifu!! Eric’s schoolmaster gig was well received and even some patrons joined his ‘classes’ on the constellation and the field trips.

One funny note…J3(2) and J2(7) stayed with Grammy. During one phone call to Grammy she said, “J3 is saying more words now! He can say bandaid….but you don’t want to know why!” LOL That cracked me up all day! And, I still don’t know why! hmm.

Off to take a nap with J3 – so tired!