Wednesday, August 27, 2008

move update

Looks like we will begin the process of moving next week. Crazy I tell ya. I guess this means we need to pack :) But I am actually not stressed about this. I know that what needs to get done will get done. So no use worrying about timing.

I haven't been scrapbooking this week. I have been reading instead with my free time. I hope to go crop with some friends on Saturday. I love the chance to sit and visit, talk and eat. Plus it will be the last time I get to crop with them. Hopefully I will find some scrappy friends in Mississippi.

It has been raining all week. We needed it for sure but I haven't taken my camera out because of how dark it is. I need to take some of my girls. They are getting so big. I was talking to a friend in california last night and she was telling me how tall her son was now and I just kept thinking but he and my son just the other day were dressing up in my girls dress up clothes. It seems like it was yesterday but it is amazing how fast 10 years can go by. I take so many pictures of my little ones, mostly because they still love having pictures taken. But I really need to get some of my pretty girls.

Here are some of them playing that I took a couple of weeks ago

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

still no news about the house

We should know something by the end of next week. Crazy days I tell you.

I am almost 29 weeks! I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy is going. Very excited to meet and hold our new baby. She is pretty well set for clothes :) Can't resist the girlie duds. But as soon as we move we need to pick up a few items that have worn out. Can't imagine how that happened!

I have actually been scrapbooking lately. Feels good to just play with my goodies.

We have been doing some siteseeing lately. The past 2 years we really have done nothing here in Georgia. So we are trying to get to see some things before we move. Mayfield dairy tour, free. Very short. Good to do once.
Fernbank museum: pretty expensive. $136.00 for our family. Kids had fun and we were there for almost 5 hours.
Yellow River Game Reserve: about $75.00 for our family. We really enjoyed ourselves! Deer come eat right out of your hands.

We will be hitting a couple more spots this week or next. Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

not much going on

I really hate not keeping up with the blog. But really not much is happening. We are supposed to be getting ready to move but we don't have an exact date yet. So it is so hard to get motivated. It will be in the next 14 to 20 days though. So we had better get going. We could use prayers. The tenents in the house we are going to be renting do not want to leave. So there will a court date. But with a new baby due and school to get started we really need to get there and get settled. There is a plan "b". but it involves moving twice in a months time. Not a great plan with the baby due in 12 weeks! I am trying so hard to rest in the Lord. But I am really struggling this week. Neither house is "perfect" but plan "b" is really small. and I was already worried about how naps would be accomplished. See I am stressing just writing this! Ack..... So I will move on.

I have to give props to teaching textbooks, My Father's World, Rainbow Resource, and Notgrass History. They all shipped so quickly. We are just waiting on Abeka, which should be here Friday. Then we are all set for school! I have had a hard time keeping the children from openning the boxes. BUt I don't want anything to get misplaced before the move. SO I am keeping them sealed.

I had a layout picked up for the December issue of Scrapbook Trends. Very excited. They have shown me some love this year.

and since I don't like to blog without a picture: a picture of the cheesecake I made for 2 of my girls birthday a couple of weeks ago. It was yummy!

Friday, August 8, 2008


I wanted to mention that I have now tried about 6 recipes from the You've got it made cookbook, including the pot pie. The recipe's have all been very easy to follow. Only one thing was not liked but that is a preference thing :)

Right now I am reading this series

It is alot of fun. Takes place during the 30's. I love mysteries.

Here is a picture of my oldest. It is so hard to get a good picture of him! He doesn't pose like the little ones will. So I was very excited to get this shot the other night!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

money money money must be funny in a rich man's world

Ok so I have Abba on my brain today. No I haven't seen Mama Mia yet. But my girls have been playing dancing queen over and over and over for the past couple of days. We seem to have a very eclectic love of music. When I went to get 3 of my little boys up yesterday, they were singing a Queen song. and today? Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. We love music. SOmeone always has music going. We love all types jazz, showtunes, old rock, contempary christian, pop, country. Some favorites: Rosemary Clooney, Michael Buble, Kenny Chesney, Third Day, Mercy Me, Phillips Craig and Dean, Lifehouse, the Saraha soundtrack, Queen, Faith Hill, Martina McBride. Yes very eclectic indeed.

So that brings me to my singing the money song :) I ordered all our school curriculum last night. Our move has again been pushed back until the end of the month. We were supposed to move on the 2nd. Which is why I had not ordered yet. When we had the money finally I did not think it would all get here before we left. But when we do move I will have 10 weeks to find a midwife, unpack, make it homey, get ready for baby and get into a routine with schooling. So I wanted to have all our books ready. SO last night I went internet shopping! So my my 10th grader: Abeka for spainish, spelling, science and health. Teaching textbooks for math and Notgrass History for history, bible, literature, poetry,and english. For the rest: My Father's World for everything but math. I am using Scott Foresman for the 12 and 11 y/o. and Horizons for the 9 and 7 y/o. and Handwriting Without Tears for everyone but the high schooler. Even my preschoolers :) As soon as we unpack I will pull out all of our draw right now's too. I love that. Even I can draw using that program :D So hopefully I did not forget anything.This is the first time I have really mixed up what we are using. I tend to like to order everything from one place. and I thought about breaking out the Kono's (which I LOVE) but didn't want to put so much on my plate right now. I am trying not to stress. I was doing fine until the date was pushed to the end of the month and I realized how little time I had to get ready for the baby and start school. Plus all the little things that moving intails, such as finding new doctors, transfering prescriptions ect... But I know it will all work out.