Friday, September 25, 2020


Miss Ellie is, some how, seven years old today.

She is silly and creative.

She is becoming a good reader.

She wants so badly to do everything the older children get to read Harry Potter.

She is immensely loved.

We are grateful we get to watch her grow.

Love you, Ellie Bean!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Puppy Pictures

So Lucy is settling in.  She is sleeping through the night.  She almost completely day time potty trained, so long as we are paying attention.  She is still working on keeping her teeth to herself some, so we have lots of chew toys!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Oddities these Days

Our library has curbside pick up for now.  I pulled in to the spot marked with the little sign to call.  I made the call and began to wait.  A couple of security guards came out and asked why I was the place with the sign to pick up books...  (Do I look like a dangerous trouble maker?) Had I called?  (Umm.) I eventually got my books, and drove off without breaking any laws). 🙂

I went to the eye doctor for a checkup and it was empty.  Then trying to read the letters, I kept fogging the lenses on the phoropter (totally had to look that term up) because of the mask.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday Funny

 As we were watching Dead Poets Society...

N: Are there any zombies?

Me: No

N: Skeletons?

Me: No

N: Then why do they call it DEAD Poets?!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Friday Funny

 Our power rarely goes off here, and when it does, it is usually restored very quickly.

Last week though, it was off for several hours.  We’d been in the dark for awhile, when Ellie looked up and said, “We need to turn off the TV!”

Me: “It is off.”

E: “But the red light isn’t in!”

Me: “Because there is no power...”

E: “ Oh.”

Our dark night

Friday, August 21, 2020

Friday Funny

 K: I found out I could over ride the Roku remote with my phone, and dad was like, “What?!”

J: It didn’t take me very long to figure it out.

K: Stupid college.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Award Ceremony

Our AHG officially kicked off with an online badge ceremony.  We got a photo to commemorate it.  My girls earned badges, service stars, fun patches, and religious awards.
Ellie earned her God and Me.  Gabby earned God and Church.  Katie earned God and Life (the last religious award available to her).  I had the honor of being their counselor through all of the religious programs.  Sometimes the girls did them with a friend and sometimes solo.  At this point, I’ve been able to teach all five levels of the PRAY Program.

All three also earned Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.  Gabby with 134 hours (gold)
Katie with 110 hours (gold)
Ellie with 31 hours (bronze)

Katie’s other awards:
Creative Writing Badge
Toys & Games Badge
Citizenship & Government Badge
Book Adventurer Badge
Young Meteorologist Badge
2 Service Stars

Gabby’s other awards:
Toys & Games Badge
Citizenship & Government Badge
Young Meteorologist Badge
6 Service Stars

Ellie’s other awards: 
Cake Decorating Badge
Puppetry Badge
Home Care & Repair Badge
Horsemanship Badge
Citizenship & Government Badge
Dawn of Our Country Badge
Our Flag
Young Meteorologist Badge
Engineering Badge
7 C's of History Badge
Special Delivery Badge
Travel Badge
3 Service Stars
Scripture Memory Pin

Silly gals

Lighting candles for our ceremony.