Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just Our Days

With a stubborn tooth abscess that is causing oh so much pain , (the dentist wanted to wait until my last trimester or after the baby is born to pull it, but hopefully, I can get it removed on Monday because it is not draining even being on antibiotics), I appreciate the ordinary even more.

Mike and Isaac building the goats a shelter in their fenced in area.  That is our beagle, not one of the goats.

I baked a lemon yogurt cake yesterday and after it was frosted, Abraham took the beeswax candles out and wanted to sing Happy Birthday - so the children sang Happy Birthday to Nobody....

Abby constructed a teepee.

Toad collecting... Abraham picked up this mating pair from the pond's edge.  We returned them to the water right away:)


  1. that cake looks like it's worth celebrating!

  2. Tonya, I am so sorry you are experiencing abcess pain, it is the worst, I found placing a clove or two near my abcess did relieve the pain a little. The lemon yogurt cake looks wonderful!

  3. Ouch..i had an abcess whilst pregnant..the antibiotics made me i had to have it pulled at 6 hurt like hell...but the relief was overwhelming..feel for you hun...
    love the teepee

  4. I hope you are feeling *lots* better soon! Love the tepee. I used to make one in the living room on rainy days, using the kitchen chairs and a couple of old sheets. Of course I was much smaller then! :)

  5. I'm sorry for your tooth! The cake looks so yummy. :)

    btw, I ordered your newsletter a couple days ago. Am I still in time to receive the spring edition?


  6. This is a wonderful post... I love the teepee and the mating toads. Just a day in the life! Many prayers for your quick and complete healing and for comfort from the pain!!

  7. Dear Tonya, I hope you are feeling much better soon. I have never had an abscessed but each time I was pregnant my wisdom would bothered me so much, they seemed to be growing a lot, it was painful, like I was teething!
    It is always nice to see moments of your everyday. And I so enjoyed and appreciated your recent email, thank you!
    With love, Renee

  8. I always love seeing the simple pleasures of your life as lived through your creative kids! I especially love the tee pee. Just gorgeous!

    I'm so sorry for your pain. I've added you to the prayer sheet that I keep near my computer and I will pray daily until you find relief.

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. I had an abcess and was going to have a root canal but researched about it and found out about oil pulling, I know it sounds daft but it really works, also to ease the pain wash your mouth out with warm water with rock/sea salt in it, swish it all around especially the sore bit, do it a few times a day x

  10. Oh ouch! I hope you're able to get the tooth taken care of soon! The pictures are great, I especially love the toads, my daughter would be in absolute heaven, she wants to go 'hunting' for frogs so bad but we've yet to find a suitable place in suburbia :)

  11. Tonya, I hate to think of you with such pain right now, while such a busy mama and growing another baby! I truly hope you can have your tooth pulled on Monday! Hugs!
    Also, I love seeing images of your plain and joyful days. <3

  12. I laughed my head off reading about singing Happy Birthday to nobody! Too funny! I bet your days are full and you can almost expect anything at anytime.
    hope you're feeling better soon.
    Blessings from Texas,