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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A great giveaway!

Go on down to Kelly's blog and enter a great give away! It's a DVD set from Vision Forum. The DVD set is called: "Reclaiming the Future". I entered it and am so excited and hope my name is drawn!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Haven Monday

I have decided to try Crystal's Making You Home a Haven Monday Go on over to her Blog to see more!

1) Refresh Your Spirit (5 minutes)

Three things I am thankful for:
1. Our home, although we don't own it and it is small, I love that we have a big garden and it is still cheeper than most housing around here!
2. My family. My parents and in-laws for helping us through our hard times! My silly kids and working husband.
3. My true friends who are there when I need them.

2) Take Time to Plan (5 minutes)

My to do list:
1. Laundry room. I need to make room for the dog crates. The 4th is coming and and our dog need a safe place to be quiet.
2. Livingroom clean and vacuumed
3. All dishes done and put away

Dinner tonight: Spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad
(the meat is thawing right now)

Before and after pics of the laundry room to come later!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oh me, oh my.....we have a crawler!

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Look what Lillie did today! Please excuse my gross carpet, yes I know it needs a good cleaning!

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I can't believe my baby is growing up! ;(

And the funny thing is ... it isn't even her bottle. It's her cousins, but she wanted it so bad!

More on Gardening (Part 2)

Joseph and I planting the front yard. We also added steps because the kids all think it is okay to walk through the flowers. Hopefully now they will walk on the stepping stones.
Say cheese! I got so sunburned that day!
Here are the boys filling up there wheel barrows.
Lillie enjoying the beautiful day.
Andrew learned how to drive the tractor. The boys had a great time and daddy slept well that night! Our garden kept growing and growing. Now it's about 1/2 of our back yard and I love it. Next we plant and make a fence to keep the dogs out!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Our garden this year (Part 1)

What do you do when you get dirt? Ofcource, you build a graden.







First you till the ground...




And then you build the beds. Thanks to Casey and Casey's dad they got them done quickly!




When the beds are done, hire the boys to fill them. We paid them with pats on the back and lots of kisses!




What a happy helper!


To be continued....

Friday, May 23, 2008

Preschool Graduation

Andrew graduated from preschool yesterday. He is now a kindergartner. ;( He is just growing up. Here he is singing at his program.

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I love the little guy beside him...he is so cute! What a little wiggle worn! Okay, there is more...I have to show!!!

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And more...

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He is so serious. Singing in programs is very important to him! Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

5 year old photography

My 5 year old really has enjoyed taking pictures and wanted to see them on my blog! So here I am changing Lillie.




All clean and happy

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another diaper



Been wanting to get this one up to show, but I have a very sick baby. She may possiably have RSV :( But is now on antibiodics for a double ear infection. She has had a high fever since Sun. Hopefully today she will start to feel better.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cloth Diaper




What do you do when you only have one daycare kid and lots of old receiving blankets? Ofcourse......you make cloth diapers. Well, 1 diaper in my case. Here it is, my first homemade cloth diaper!

And I think she likes it too!



Pledge of Allegiance

I saw this post on Georgia mom's blog and thought it was awsome. Please take time to read it, I thought it was right on!

Now I learned how to link, and I have to go take care of a sick baby!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Camping pics - our big hike

Andrew ready to go.
Casey with our lab, Holly, and our GSP, Abby.
The boys walking down the path.
Andrew's boot had worn out and caused a cut on his heel. So dad packed him for awhile.

Sorry no pictures of me, I had Lillie in the backpack and the camera around my neck. We ended up walking 3 miles! That's alot for my kids. They sure slept well. ;)

Our first camping trip of the year

Andrew camping with a cape on.
Joe drawing at the picnic table.
Lillie and I enjoying the camp fire.
Lillie enjoying the outdoors.

We went camping 7th, 8th, 9th of March. It was cold, but very fun. Lots of hiking trails and and good 'ol family fun around the camp fire. My mom and dad came by on Sat. night to have dinner with us. It was so nice.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Not moving :) and baseball.

We are not moving....It just didn't feel right. So, we will stay here and try to fix this place up a little bit..I mean alot. Our plans are to

1.) Plant lots of colorful flowers.

2.) Fix side yard into an outside eating area - or maybe flower garden

3.) Put together shed to hold outside tools and machines.

4.) Build dog yard for the dogs. Kids and dog separate = happy mom. :) (no poopy shoes)

5.) Replant grass in play area in backyard.

6.) Buy a play structure

7.) Get garden area ready for planting!!!!!YAY!!

8.) New fence or shrubs on fence line for privacy.

Since we are not moving, be can use that money to make this place nice and pay off many debts!

Sounds like a good plan for me. I plan on taking pictures and showing our progress!



BASEBALL:

Time to be a sports mom. Good thing dad is here to help. Andrew practices on tues. and thurs.

Joe practices on mon. and wed. It's going to be a long season, but lots of fun. I can't wait!

Now we just have to find Andrew mit we bought him 3 weeks ago and now can't find. :(

Easter Pictures

Joe and Andrew - they loved wearing ties!
Joe, Andrew, and Lillie - I love their smiles in this one!
Our sweet precious girl!
Thanks to my mom for taking these on Easter. They are wonderful!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

A new home and a new begining with the Lord

We just applied for a new home. Not sure if we will get it or not, but it would be nice to have. Much bigger than out house now, and it is on 4 acres with a creek running through it. The wierd part of it is that we would be sharing the property with the owner. They have chickens, a llama and a goat. They will come by 1 day a week and 1 day on the weekend to feed,water and take care of them. That part seems a little strange to me. But I so long for the country that I will take what I can get! Pray that is works out for us how The Lord wants it to.

I wrote that last night....now I am a little scared about it. I don't want to move, but then many days I complain that our house it too small and the layout is hard to work with. I went to write the owener and telll him that we were having doubts and he had written me already. There was one other applicant before us and if they app. goes through we will not get it. Which I am okay with. So we will see on Tues. or Wed. if we are moving.



Church yesterday was nice. Only Lillie Bean and I went. Our assosiate paster spoke. He was good today. I usually don't care for his speaking, but today he did wonderful. It was titles: Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing. Mathew 28:16-20 He went to saying
The mission of the church is.....
1. grounded in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (vs. 17)

2. arose out of worshipand must always be centered in worship. (vs.16,17)

3. advanced in the midst of doubters. (vs. 17)

4. in the ruling and reigning Christ. (vs.18)

5. cintrifical in nature. (vs.19)

6. must be understood as global church planting in localized areas. (vs.18)

7. to teach other to obey. (vs. 20)

8. will soon come to an end. (vs.20)

9. undertaken with the presence of the risen Lord.

Ofcourse he went into depth about all of these and I got out of it much. Especially that we need to teach others to obey...How can I teach others if I don't obey myself??? I am working on that today. I have been a Christian my whole life, but never really a full believer. Never have I sat and read my bible. I only pray when the going is really good, or really bad. I WILL CHANGE THIS. And to think..I teach preschool at our church. I want to teach others how to obey because yes, it will soon come to an end. Maybe in my lifetime and maybe not, but I don't want anyone left out when the time comes because I didn't step out of my box and teach them. The learning to obey has now begun.

Friday, February 29, 2008

WOW! I have a Blogspot now!

Well, I have a blog now! yay! I have stepped up into the world now! This blog is for keeping reord of what my children have been doing so that I remember and can tell them in the future what it was like having them when they were young. Also for my family to see how we are doing.

A little about myself and family...My name is Karrie and I am a daycare provider. I have 3 children of my own and my DH has another daughter from a prev. That makes 2 boys and 2 girls. I just had my first girl in August and am loving it. My DH works for a electric supply company and also is a hunting guide. I am cloth diapering for the first time and really enjoy it. I hope to start making my own sometime and that will be fun.