Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Today we went to Butterworks Farm to pick up freshly ground whole wheat bread flour, whole wheat pastry flour and cornmeal.
With a family of eight we will go through these 70 pounds of grains fairly quickly. I home bake all of our breads, muffins, and sweets.
Butterworks Farm is a family run farm that specializes in organic Jersey yogurt (we picked up a quart of maple and a quart of vanilla as well as some raw milk while picking up our grains). They seem to keep things pretty simple and efficient yet produce quite a bit. We are lucky to have them just several miles away.
(P.S. Renee, in response to your comment about having more children later in life - I certainly don't think 39 years old is too old, especially if God blesses you with another child.)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
One of the blessings of having a large family is the joy the children receive from their younger siblings. Alas, this is not the case 100% of the time, but the joys definitely outweighs the trials.
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny winter day and Abby, age 8, took Abraham, 1 year old, out to sled.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
How much technology is really too much technology......
How to set boundaries for my fifteen year old son with his laptop (that he saved for and bought himself) with internet access.......
If the benefits of being online really outweigh the negatives....
Friday, February 13, 2009
- Sarah, Michael and Thomas are home safely after oral surgery at the hospital. Sweet Sarah had to be put to sleep to get all of the work she needed done to her teeth. Sarah is just four years old, five in April. I am thankful for the dentist's knowledge and steady hands and Sarah's quick recovery! She brought home a little goodie bag of stickers, puzzles and such. I made her a low sugar, whole wheat chocolate cake for after dinner and I crocheted her this little bird to give her when she arrived home this afternoon with Dad and big brother, Thomas. The pattern was free from Lionbrand Yarns.
- The warmth from the woodstove in our little home. Today the weather has turned windy and cold once again.
- Abraham's (12 month's old) wonderful development. He is now walking across the room and we are enjoying every moment!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is his most recent work.
I was tired of playing cards getting continually mixed up so I crocheted a little pouch to keep them in.
Life is continually busy and full here. Please keep Sarah in your prayers as she is having dental surgery on Friday.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Our other treat was this homemade chocolate cake for dessert.
Oh, the simple pleasures....