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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Kids Earn a Free Book with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble Free Book Summer Reading Program

We have been doing the Summer Reading Program at Barnes & Noble for years. This is Little Nut Nut’s first year and Wing Nut’s last year to participate, the program is open for kids in grades 1st-6th. My kids love to read and they have book lights or sit near their closet lights for...
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Way-Back Wednesday

No I am NOT a Miniature and if you stop taking my picture there will be no way to prove that I am!

I had to check the actual day to make sure it was in fact Wednesday. It is. Then I was gonna do a Wordless Wednesday post, but then I realized that I haven’t taken hardly any pictures of anyone in MONTHS. What I did find was hundreds of photos from our pre-surgery Hershey Park...
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A Step Back

Hershey Park Pre Fontan Mini Scrambler

Looking back at this past summer, I remember the both the fear of Owain’s upcoming surgery and the excitement of our pre-surgery vacation to Hershey Park. I could do without the fear, but I sure could use a vacation from life right now.
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It is Hard to Believe…

Hershey Park 2011 1

I just realized that today is Friday. That means that we are only 1 week a way from Owain’s surgery. Today though, we had a great time at the park, such a great time that I didn’t even think about what day it was once. I took hundreds of photos, way too many to...
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Welcome to Hershey!

The card with our name on it was a fun surprise and a hint that it was more than complementary Hershey chocolates. What could it be!?

We haven’t even made it to the park yet and we are having a great time already! We are enjoying time together, time in the pool  and time forgetting about everything that has been weighing so heavily on us. When we checked into our room yesterday there was a little package waiting for us....
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Hershey Park, Here We Come!

After months of planning, we are just hours away from leaving for our Pre-Surgery vacation! We were in the middle of planning our trip when I mentioned it here a few months ago. We had what we thought was a nice trip planned, and what we really wanted to to was to spend time...
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I Love Me a Sprinkler Kind Of Day

Sprinklers, little pools and sand Oh My!

There was so much to do today. Dishes, laundry, the floors, the bathrooms, pretty much the whole house needed to get cleaned before we go on vacation on Thursday. I started my day with coffee and every intention of avoiding all things involving cleaning. Instead I spent the day with the 2 younger kids...
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6 More Days Until Our Vacation!!!

There is an awesome story behind our pre-surgery vacation that we are taking next week that has been almost completely donated. Tonight I will just share where we are going! Squeeeee! We are leaving in 6 More Days!! The kids can hardly take the wait. And neither can I!
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The Big Kids Help Out with a New Flag for Memorial Day

Putting up the American Flag with the kids Memorial Day 3

After a quick Memorial Day homeschool lesson yesterday, we put up a new American Flag. Wing Nut and E Nut helped out and did a great job    
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Meet Maria Dobsonfly

Maria Dobsonfly at The Nut House 1

You might remember last summer when I talked about the Dobsonfly that we found outside our back door. I have never seen anything like this thing before. We have lived in our house for over 7 years and I never heard of them either. I guess that they live near water and come out...
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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville End of Summer Picnic

Mended Little Hearts End of Summer Picnic at The Park 1

I was going through my memory card for my camera deleting photos and I came across theses photos of our Mended Little Hearts end of summer picnic from August. I love this park, it has a river that runs through it, a small trail that runs through the woods, a nice playground, a fishing...
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Our Cub Scouts Raising Money with a Bake Sale

07Cub Scout Bake Sale at Lowes July 2010 kids collecting money working to pay for activities

The other day, we went to Lowes. With a few of our Cub Scouts.
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Enjoying a Hot Summer Day {wordless wednesday}

Kiddie Pools water slides sand tables fourth of july 4th honey nut wee nut little nut nut baby grass hot summer day cook out family staying cool the nut house 2


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Little Nut Nut’s 3rd Birthday and a Birthday Blog Hop

Little Nut Nut has been waiting for a Wall-e Birthday cake since last winter!
He is just in awe of it :)

Today is Jamie’s birthday over at From Memories to Books, Happy Birthday Jamie! Jamie works as an Independent Consultant for Heritage Makers, they turn digital work, such as blogs and photos into scrapbooks. I am loving it and can’t wait to get one for Wee Nut’s story! Jamie’s Blog Hop is that we are...
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Fun Friday Photos

Wing Nut is in deep thought…”What else can I add?”

Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at what your kids at doing and think “AAAHhhhhhhh”!? Followed by “AAAAHHHHhhhhhhhhh”! And then you realize that everything in fact is fine. Wing Nut created this massive toy sculpture a few years ago, and when I first saw that he was sitting on...
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My Oldest Nut Turned 8!

Wing Nut at Just a few Days Old

It was actually last week…maybe longer, but not too much. I can’t believe that my oldest just turned 8 and I am so close to having my 5th. What a quick, short, long, happy, hug filled, chaotic, fun, crazy, sleepless, exciting, overwhelming, jam packed 8 years it has been! I feel like there is...
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Speak. Confirm. Repeat. and do it again.

There is one ongoing conversation that has been repeated so many times since summer vacation started that it qualifies for a little bit of crazy. E Nut, my 5 year old came home from the last day of school with a squirt gun…just one. We have one squirt gun and at least 2 other...
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Schools almost over!

Yippie! Just over a week left and the kiddies are done for the year! I have to say that so far the school year has been about 3 weeks too long already. We are all just barely hanging on. As the days get longer, the kids are having a harder time getting to sleep...
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