Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday this & that

Outside my window:::   Kind of gloomy today but warm and lots of beautiful leaves falling.  Fall has come to the deep south. 

I am thinking:::   that I need to make a new header for the blog.  I’m ready to change things up a bit around here.  Now to just find the time to make those changes.

October 29, 2011 024  Taken by Emma ~ age 8

I am thankful for:::  My wonderful husband.  Tonight we will celebrate his birthday.  I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful man to spend my days with.

From the learning rooms:::   We are studying South America, the Civil War, rain forests, and the three R’s.  Our Kindergartener is beginning to read words!  That is so much fun! 

I’m also starting to think on high school for our oldest.  (He’s in 8th grade.)  That’s a whole new ball game for us.  {smile}

October 29, 2011 009 Taken by Emma ~ age 8

From the kitchen:::   Tonight is a birthday meal of tacos and nachos.  (His requests!)  There will be a honeybun cake for dessert.  The change in seasons has me wanting the cold-weather favorites like taco soup, chili, and stews.  And chicken pot pie…need to share a new yummy recipe with y’all.

I am creating::::   Lists.  {smile}  I am creating plans for the upcoming Christmas season. 

November 4, 2011 062 Taken by Abby ~ age 5

I am reading::::   The Bible.  I am following along with the Good Morning Girls and using the SOAP method to study I John.  I am really loving studying the Bible this way.  Also reading:

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours (for me...about reality based discipline)

Heidi, Shades of Gray, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a General Science textbook (for school so I can keep up with the kids’ readings and discuss it with them.  I’ve actually read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory many times but I’m just reading it to refresh my memory so I can discuss it with my child.  I loved that book when I was growing up…hence why I’ve read it so many times.)

I am praying:::  So many people in my life are fighting cancer right now.  Some are very young, some are older, and some are my age.  They are on my mind and in my heart everyday and I pray for them all often.  Lately, I’ve heard of others fighting cancer who have lost the fight.  I’m praying for those families as they grieve. 

I am hearing:::  video games being played, a snack being made in the kitchen, and quiet from the younger two who are napping…all the sounds of a busy home at the end of a school day (actually a bit quieter than normal)

October 29, 2011 046 Taken by Abby ~ age 5

On Losing Adriane:::   I’m trying to stay serious about this weight loss thing.  I had been maintaining my weight until this weekend when I actually put on a few pounds!  My goal is to lose but I was ok with at least not gaining any weight.  But now…ay yi yi! I’m thinking that I’m going to create a page at the top of the blog to post my goals and weekly weigh-ins so I don’t have to commit to weekly postings.  ( I just can’t promise weekly posts during this busy season of life.)  More on that later…

Around the house:::   We’ve been making changes in our Little White House.  Right now, I need to do some decorating.  Planning some decorating for the Christmas season too.

In the garden & chicken coop:::   The garden needs to be cleaned up.  I’m thinking on which boxes I want to plant in over the winter and which boxes I need to add compost to and cover until the spring.  The chickens are giving us 3 or 4 eggs a day.  (Our Barred Rock has finally decided to lay again!)

November 4, 2011 006 Taken by Adriane ~ age young at heart

One of my favorite things:::   After lunch today, we turned on Staying Alive by the Bee Gees and the whole family (minus David…he was out of town today) started to dance around the kitchen.  Lots of laughter and lots of fun.  I love getting to share these kinds of days with my kids.

Picture thoughts I want to share:::

Just a bunch of everyday pictures.  Most of the pictures were taken by the girls.  The name of the photographer is under the picture.


  1. One VERY important question...What is a honeybun cake? I am so curious. I love a good honeybun.

  2. Hi there!
    I had to pop over and meet my newest follower! Looks as if we have many things in common! :)
    I'm envious of your large backyard garden! It looks as if it WAS plentiful at one time! Fall comes and we have to let go of last year and plan for the next season! your family is darling, and I look forward to reading more!

  3. Hi Deb, thanks for stopping by. Sorry I've been late to reply, our computer has been acting up. I love your blog and look forward to reading more there also. :)


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