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It's been a long two days.  I woke up with a headache yesterday about 6 AM, and lasted until about 9 PM this evening!  It was a struggle through both days.  I still went on Saturday visitation for church, and both services today.  But hopefully  it is behind me and tomorrow will be better!

I made a real cute card yesterday!   Of course I don't know how to upload a photo of it, so you will have to take my word for it!!!  I had hoped it would help "numb" the pain of the headache, but it didn't.

Daughter #2 is filling out her info for college next fall.  She was accepted last October, but is filling out emergency numbers, med info, etc.  She is so excited about going!  I just hope she misses me while she is gone!  She says she will, but...  My mother always told me that God gave us children to give them wings, to let them fly. That is exactly what I am doing!  I would not want any of my children feel like they HAD to stay with me forever!

Well, tomorrow is school.  Thi…

AHH! Week-end!!!

Can't believe it is Friday!  Yes! Week-end!!!  Tonight was youth night.  My hubby and I had the honor of helping get the teen meal ready tonight.  It was fun!  Fed just a few more mouths than I cook for at home, so it wasn't too bad.  We had nachos with all the toppings!

Today was a normal day with the ususal, getting up and eating breakfast, getting ready for school, etc.  It was actually cold this morning, in the low 30's!  The family has been complaining for days that it is cold.  I actually got cold during the night!  So I finally gave in and turned on the heat this morning.  It was a mad dash for the vents!  The younger ones love to sit or stand on the vents in the morning.  They are almost as bad as the Golden Retrievers we had.  They, the Goldens, were vent hogs!  Didn't matter if it was cold or hot outside, they claimed the vents!!!!  I sure miss those dogs!

I'd like to say a quick thank you to a couple of my "editors".  It seems my two oldest daugh…

Falling Behind!

I was hoping to post every evening, but I guess that I am finding that sometimes life gets in the way.After I posted on Monday, Dear Hubby "decides" to get sick!  He was up most of the night!  Darling Twin Son had a hard time sleeping.  He does not like to be the only one awake at night!  I get a little out of sorts if I get my sleep interrupted at night.  So, you can probably guess just how my day went on Tuesday!!  It was not my best day to say the least!  But thankfully, I have a very forgiving family, and things were much better today!

This morning started late, again!  But school still was finished and no one suffered any from a little extra shut eye!  Everyone is back to normal, meaning over the "sickies" for the most part.  Daughter #2 is feeling so much better!  She is eating her hot sauce again!!!! 

I love creating cards!  I went to a stamp club last night, Tuesday Tappers!  We always have a good time!  If I ever figure out how to get pictures on this I wil…

Day is Done!

Have you ever had one of those days when you are glad it is over?  Well, that's today!  Daughter #2 is still sick with flu like symptoms but no fever.  Now she has hives, the little red pin dot type all over.  Our youngest son  has had a cough all day and just a little on the "pushing the limit" side also.  I feel like the whole day has been out of my control and just felt like crying, if I thought it would do any good I would!  You know, the little things become so overwhelming!  Oh well, I am so glad God has not and will not ever change!  He is in control, so it is no wonder the day has been out of my control! :-)  Guess I need to be resting in Him and not wrestling the day!  WOW!  I feel better just admitting it!

Tomorrow will be a new day and God will still be on His throne reigning and directing.  Thank you LORD for always remaining the same and never changing!


A week has ended and a new one has begun.  It was a busy Saturday just as I expected.  I had a nice surprise when we went to church on Saturday morning.  The teens left for visitation and the Sunday school class our "generation of wisdom",(older folks), had a corn hole tournament and chili/hotdog lunch.  Our associate pastor's daughter was home with her hubby from Alabama!  They were only "home" for the day and had to leave  this morning, but I was so thrilled to see her!  She was married this spring and this was her first trip home since she moved away!!

Today is a milestone.  Our 8th child, 5th son, turned 14!!  "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SON!!" 

Church was wonderful!  Always is!  Preaching was fantastic, this morning and evening!  One verse that was part of our text today was Colossians 3:2, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."  How many times do we get on minds set on the things of this world?  What trouble w…


My dear, eldest daughter called me this afternoon on her lunch hour to let me know that I had a spelling error in my blog last night!!!  Don't bother to look for it, I fixed it while talking to her on the phone!!  If you found it...sorry!  I really did proof read it six times!  Anyway, she seems to be doing well.  She is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, serving for this GREAT country, in the US Army.  Very proud of her, and all my other Lil' Chicks.  Thank you Dear Daughter #1 for finding my error and for serving our nation!

Today was a busy day just as I expected.  Doctor appointment over and had to wait a little longer than I thought we would.  I had an errand to run after the appointment also, so that left Hubby in charge of school all day.  He did a great job!  He got laundry caught up and even all the grading finished for school!  

We had a good time at  youth meeting this evening.  The number of teens were low...fall break.  Our second daughter, 6th child in birt…

Easy Thursday

The day has been a quiet one...sort of.  Usual day with home school, unless you get to go to the library!  We had 3 scholars who needed books for book reports.  It seems as of late it takes forever to get books that we order from the library website.  Okay, it does not count when you are almost 13, and order a book that has just come out...patron in waiting number 139 out of the 202 on the list!  Of course, there are only about 25 books availableand each with a 21 day loan!   So we had to go to 2 different branches to get 3 books that were on the shelf so no one gets behind!  Of course, it had to become a field trip to a couple of the younger ones!  

So, I guess going to the library was the high light  of our day.  Now tomorrow will be different.  We have one who has to be at the doctor at 8:25!  EWWW!  I have to fight rush hour traffic going towards downtown!!!  Youth meeting is tomorrow evening, so the day will fly by quickly!

By the way, "no blessings, no burdens" in the ma…


Hard to believe it is the middle of the week!  Where does time go?  (I have searched high and low for it and cannot find it any where!)  Today was one of those get up late and then it seems like you spend forever trying to get through the day!  Yep, that was today!  After seeing our oldest son who lives at home off to work at 6:15, we crawled back to bed for "a few moments"!!  Right!!!!  We woke up at 8, and only because one of the twins came in to get us up!!!!  We had an appointment to have the van looked at this morning at 8:30!!!!  Dear hubby got ready really quick and made it to the body shop in time!

God is so good to us!  In the midst of our struggles in life, He still shows us He is God and always in control!  When we get the mail each day we look for "blessings" and "burdens".
( You know, "blessings" are anything other than bills and junk mail, and "burdens" are bills!)
Hubby checked the mail today and happily announce…

Too Cute!

Children are so precious!  In the mix of the morning getting school underway, our 5 1/2 year old daughter leaves her desk and comes to me in the kitchen.  She has taken her sweater off and tells me her "nostrils are cold".  Trying not to laugh, I pull her into my lap and rock her.  After loving on her a few moments, I plug her nose and tell her if she breathes out her mouth her "nostrils will not be cold any more"!  She breathes out her mouth and is off to her desk!  Now to tell the truth, her nose was not cold!  I think she was just looking for a little extra lovin' and a wee break from school!!  Kindergarten is very hard you know!  (She had to learn how to make a cursive "f" today.) 

Being a mother is the hardest job I have ever had!  Actually, it's the longest job I have ever  had!   After 25 years of mothering, you think I may have found an easier way of doing the job.  But there is nothing easy about raising children, nor are there any shortc…

Monday, Monday, Monday!!

You never know what a day will bring.  We got up this morning around 6:15 to find out someone hit our van during the night!  Since we have only street parking, some vehicles get a little "cozy" when going down the street.  With this van, we have had more than our share of marks down the drivers side.  We have even been swiped by two school buses!  BUT....this one takes the cake!  No buffing these marks out, no sir!  We have a nice dent and TEAR in the drivers front fender!  Of course it also pulled out the yellow "lamp" light.  But the good news is it is only a "thing", not a life.  It can be fixed.  God is good even when things "look" bad. It may have surprised us, but not Him.
"I just keep trusting my Lord, as I walk along,...."

We had a good day schooling!  One of our scholars had school underway by 7:15 and another by 7:30.  All the others were in place and going by 8.  Besides a moan or two, exams and quizzes went well. 

God is good…

A New Week Begins!

Sunday is always the beginning of a new week for us.  Our day begins like most, but Sunday is a race to get 13 people out the door by 9 A.M. for church.With one bathroom, it is divided up into 3 areas, it is a challenge to get a spot in the mirror.  Usually we squeeze 2bigger bodies with onesmaller one in between.  That does not always work out so well.  But, try having a hairdryer, curling iron and two flat irons plugged in and getting beautified!  Hair, arms, out!  Next, try not getting fingers tangled while doing 3 or 4 french braids!

Tomorrow will begin a normal school week.  It may take a day or two to get back in the swing of things after having 4 days off last week.  Some of the scholars will be studying extra hard, as they are having 9 week exams!  This makes it a little difficult for me, as I have to keep "noise to a minimum"!  That can be a challenge!  But, as I was reminded while reading another blog;"I will bless the LORD at all times: his pra…

End of Week

Ah!  Saturday, the end of the week!  Usually Saturday is our "sleep in" day, if you can imagine a house with young children sleeping in!  This Saturday morning was spent getting ready and out the door for our church bus blitz.  It was so good to see more than just the teens when we arrived at church!  I love it when the adults in the church take an interest and go out when the teens are involved!  I stayed behind to mind the nursery.  It is fun to spoil someone else's children!  I love holding, rocking and reading to them.  Today we play Red Light/Green Light, Mother May I, and had a pretend camp-out and camp fire. 

Looks like I will be able to get some cards finished up this afternoon!  The majority of the house is caught up and so is the NEVER ending laundry!  Pork chops are in the slow cooker for supper and I'll make a couple of sides later on!  Yippe!  I get to PLAY!

Lamentations 3:21-25
     "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the LORD…

A Free Friday

Today was a "free" Friday.  We spent Tuesday-Thursday this week with some friends at a cabin.  The plan was to school Monday and Friday, but by last night I left the vote up to hubby if we should just take Friday off as well.  The scholars were excited!  This gave us time to get bedrooms back in a semi-order, and test and quizzes planned for next week!Tonight was also the "off" night for our teen youth night.  It is nice to have a Friday evening at home, but when you are in a routine it can really throw the evening off.  It really has felt more like a Saturday!

It has been a good day and God has blessed us greatly.  He always provides what we need.  I call it our manna.  He doesn't give us more than we need~~I wouldn't want it to "spoil".  What a wonderful God we serve!

Chilson Chit Chat

Blogging is new to me.  Outside of leaving a little message on a dear friend's blog, I have not been one to do anything like this.  That might be because I keep busy with my "little" family.  Ten of our fourteen children still live at home, plus we have another "daughter" living with us.  Yep!  That makes 15, ranging from the ages of 5 1/2 to 25, plus Dad and Mom!  Let's not forget the daughters-in-law, son-in-law, and grandchildren giving us a grand total of 23!!!  I hope our family is encouraging or even a little entertaining to you!  More about the family another time!  Have a great day and God bless!!!