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Married twenty-three years to my wonderful husband and best friend. We have 3 "home-grown" kids, 1 hand-picked by God from Africa and 1 very hyper-active dog. Our life is blessed. We are a close knit family with strong Christian beliefs. And just recently we have bought ourselves a farm. Do we know what we are doing? Nope. Come along with us on our journey…you might have a great laugh or two.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This is the story of my life right now...








...that is since swim team (for the older two) started for the summer.

It is our first "competitive" swim team to be on and it is intense. The practices are hard and the meets are L-O-N-G (I mean, crazy long). We are learning how things work as we go along. I have to tell you though, last night was our first swim meet and the kids were great. They swam hard and did their best.

Did they win??? Well, our daughter won first place (in her heat) for the breaststroke. Pretty good for her first time out in a meet. Our son...well, let's just say that he had to compete against the high school boy (which we hired to help us coach our kids on diving and flip turns) a few lanes down from where he was. (and believe me, those boys have been on the swim team for years and boy, can they swim) He had a great attitude about it though and I was so proud of him.

So, tonight we'll grab our suits for the umpteenth time and head to the pool, come home eat dinner and go to sleep.

...the story of my life

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Showdown...

I was in our garden last night picking our fresh strawberries, when I came across something I was not really expecting...snake skin. Ugggghhhhh!!!! Man oh man, you have never seen someone jerk their hand back so fast. Now from personal experience, I can honestly tell you that I do not do well with spiders, mice, flying insects and most of all...snakes. Let's just call it "being a girl" okay.

It's just my luck he'd pick my garden to live in. I told my children about it when I came in and my oldest son thought it was so very cool. "Just think Mom, maybe that's why you haven't had any chipmunk problems this year". not helping sweetie...I smiled. "Snakes eat mice, bugs and all sorts of creatures. It's great that he's living there, Mom". still not helping... I was smiling less at this point. "Besides snakes are carnivorous. They won't touch your strawberries." really not smiling...then I must look good and tasty with the weight I've gained.

There's going to be a showdown this summer...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yes...we are still here

It's been a while since I've posted anything on our blog. In fact, I seemed to have missed the entire month of May. Oh well...it may seem as though we have "fallen off the face of the earth" to some but life here has been going on in fast forward. And with that, sometimes it's just easier to hang on for the ride than to take the time and write every little detail of our lives (and seriously folks, the laundry and the diapers just ain't pretty sometimes...so I'll spare you that one).

But I will leave you with some fun photos from our life...now if you will excuse me I gotta go catch up and hang on for the ride of our lives