Thursday, December 29, 2011

Twentieth Wedding Anniversay

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Searching for a Gift for a Twentieth Anniversary?

Are you a loving, yet befuddled, husband looking for the perfect gift for your wife for your twentieth anniversary?  The traditional gift for the twentieth is china.  What if YOUR WIFE DOES NOT LIKE CHINESE FOOD?  Easy peasy.  Take her out to eat at a great seafood restaurant.  They will serve the delicious fish, shrimp and crab on china.  Besides, you love seafood, too, right?  Then, so it seems like you are really appreciative of her, present her with a gift certificate for books.  Be creative.  You could give her a booklet with certificates for a book of her choice every month for a year.   Or if you are feeling really generous, a book a week!  Use your pen that was made in China to write them up. You are covered and you will be the man!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Peek into Our Winter Wonderland

Where are you taking us, Sarah?
That sure is a snowy road!
Someone is busy shoveling.
Ah, the new home!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vision Forum

Vision Forum is our favorite source for Christian books.  There are 2 kinds of books the children know I will buy them: history and theology.  Vision Forum has a plethora of each and I don't have to worry about the content as they as all God honoring.  Our favorites for historical fiction are Ballantyne and Henty, and you cannot find those in your local public library.  Right now they are having an awesome sale of buy 2 get 1 free.  Build your own sale!

Smockity Frocks, Raising OlivesModest MomA Wise Woman , Generation Cedar and Life in a Shoe are each having a $600 Vision Forum giveaway!  Go sign-up!

That's $3600 in Vision Forum giveaways!  How awesome is that?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wool Shrinks

The Ram found me an awesome L.L. Bean hat at a local resale shop.  Being the germ-o-phobe that I am, I HAD to wash it before I wore it.  And dry it.  Apparently it was wool.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I Never, Ever Want to Drive that Road Again

 When we left Haines, AK, it was lovely fall weather and beautiful colors.  Within an hour, it looked liked this.  And we had to drive through it for 2 days.  Never, ever do I want to do that again!  We finally got sun on day 3.  Thanks to God for protection and safe travels!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Just Another Road Trip Mishap

We stopped by REI before heading to the hotel to call it a night.  Several children and The Ram went looking at sleeping bags and other things.  I decided to sit close to the front door in some comfy camping chairs because the little one was tired.  No sooner than we had sat down, he began spewing a copious amount of stomach contents all down the front of my shirt.  I stood him up and let him finish in my skirt (another reason long skirts are handy).  An older daughter was there beside me to carry him out while I managed to wobble out holding all contents in my skirt. (I am sure the gentleman that held the door for us was ready to get out of there, but I must say that it took some talent to balance all that while remaining modest!)  Before getting into the car, I had the daughter hold up my jacket behind me so I could remove my shirt, afterwards, putting my jacket back on.  I then slipped off the skirt and into the car and she handed me the little one and went to throw my clothes away.  As she was getting in the car, she nonchalantly said, "You did notice that security camera pointing at you, right?  I was wondering why you turned right to it to take off your clothes."  Lovely.  If you see the video on YouTube, please, for your own good, look away!

Garden of the gods

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011