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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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Random Thoughts, Sick Kids, Mended Little Hearts

Ugh! I can’t believe there is still sickness going around our house! I think we are starting to get better, Owain is definitely much better than he was last night. His fever is way down and he is done throwing himself on the ground crying from discomfort. Tonight Honey Nut was the one who...
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Wordless Wednesday

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Deck The Halls and Trim The Tree

Decorating Christmas tree at The Nut House 2010 8

It is really starting to feel like Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley. Last night we got our first snow that wasn’t more than a couple of flakes floating around for a few minutes. The kids woke up to a ground covered with snow. They spend some time outside today, but it was super windy...
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First Snow of the Season

first snow of the winter season snow dusting over the back yard 1

We had a few snow flakes yesterday that got the kids pretty excited, but it didn’t last for long. They woke up this morning looking for snow covering the ground, but there was none. The have been waiting so patiently for snow to come for weeks. I have been trying and trying to explain...
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When is a Christmas Tree, Not a Christmas Tree?

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the day that we usually go out and get our Christmas Tree. It is a budding tradition that we started a few years ago when we realized that traveling hours with many young children was not the best idea in December. When we decided that were were staying home,...
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Black Friday Online Shopping, Hunting & Venison in the Freezer

I am not one to head out first thing in the morning to wrestle with strangers trying to get the best deal on Christmas presents. I like to sleep in, eat left over dessert for breakfast and sit around all morning long watching Christmas movies with the children. And that is exactly what I...
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Season of Giving at CurrClick to Provide Food for Hungry Families

Season of Giving Feeding the Hungry World Vision

One of my favorite homeschool curriculum websites is CurrClick. They have everything from core curriculums to quick little projects that I use to supplement curriculums that I am already using. They have all subjects and projects for babies on up to high school graduation and offer printed, ebooks in PDF form, audio, video and...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

It has been in the high 50′s and 60′s every day for the past 5 days! Yesterday it got up to 70 degrees! The kids had so much fun playing outside in the mud and jumping in huge piles of snow. My house is a muddy filthy mess that I can’t seem to keep...
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Where is Blogger the Frog? He is in the Snow Covered Shenandoah Valley!

Where is Blogger the Frog? He is in the Snow Covered Shenandoah Valley!

A few weeks ago, we had another storm, I finally got around to posting pictures of the kids playing in the snow from that storm just the other day in this post.  It turns out there was a traveler who had spent time in Mexico with my bloggy friend Jenn. After that he went...
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The Day Little Nut Nut Got Stuck in the Basket Ball Hoop

Little Nut Nut was asking for help, but didn't really seem to be upset or worried. He climbed up the pile of snow, through the hoop and couldn't manage to get back down. Lucky for me him he had a nice spot to sit on while I ran into the house to get the camera.

 
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday! The week is almost over and I am feeling good, how about you? This week has been a very productive one at The Nut House. I have managed to find a good amount of motivation to get things done around here. So far I am having a very energized week with very...
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Another Virginia Snow Storm, Another Post Full of Snowy Pictures

Little Nut Nut and E Nut kicking back eating a snowball snack.

This is the storm from last week that kept my public schooler home from Friday to Thursday. Every once in a while a scooper comes along and pushes some snow around. The plow only drove down our street once, many of the streets are 3-4 inches deep with ice, full of pot holes and...
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Happy Valentines Day from The Nut House & CHD Awareness Day 2010

The Nuts get Heart Shaped Valentines Cookies for Breakfast!!

         
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The Worlds Smallest Snow Plower Evah!

The world's smallest snow plow evah!

 
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Wordless Wednesday: What it Takes to Get a Good Picture Around Here


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Yes, it is an Easy Bake Oven!

I love my exersaucer!!

Last month I did one of Mama M’s Five Questions Fridays, one of the questions had to do with favorite childhood toys. My Easy Bake Oven was one of my favorite toys and here is the post that tells all about it. That post started a conversation that started here, spilled over to Twitter...
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Fun Friday Photos – Christmas Vacation

Tunnel to go with tent for kids.

I wanted to get a good picture of the presents that I wrapped from different recycled materials, but I completely forgot. Santa brings presents in Santa paper, and there were presents under the tree from my parents, my brother and from Mr Wall Nut’s dad and Katie. This year, I used a lot of...
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Thankful Thursday New Year Eve Edition 2009

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

We are all saying it “New Year Eve already? Where did the year go?!?” I am right there with you, this year has gone so fast. So many things have happened here at the Nut House, and while we have had some tough times, the good times are always here to hold us up...
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Christmas Tree and Change of Plans

I couldn’t get the Star to stay on top of the tree. It kept falling over like the star on the movie A Christmas Story, when The Old Man insisted that the crooked star was straight. The kids thought it was hilarious! And see how the bottom of the tree has very few ornaments? Life with toddlers, everything is up, up and away.

We normally go out and get out tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We drive to the top of the mountain to the tree farm and the kids run around while we pick our tree and cut it down. At home we drink Hot Spiced Cider and snack on popcorn and other yummy treats. We...
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Holy Ton of Snow Batman! This is a Snow Storm the Kids will Never Forget

I am so happy I could burst! I am above my knees in snow and I can't even get to the ground because the snow was getting packed under my feet.

We got hit with the biggest snow storm in over a decade and I am pretty sure that this is the most amount of snow on record for the month of December Evah! I have been complaining about the lack of snow in the Shenandoah Valley for the past 7 years…and my husband has...
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This is how Wee Nut spend last Christmas – Wordless Wednesday

This is how my heart baby spend his first Christmas peacefully napping in his santa suit after a quick snack


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BlogFrog Holiday Challenge – BlogFrog is Donating to The Children’s Hosptial

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the BlogFrog and my community that I have there in this post. I love the BlogFrog and have found so many great bloggers there and have learned so much. Now they are having a “Give the Gift of Community” Holiday Challenge to benefit The Children’s...
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Our Winter Wonderland

A couple of Dogwood trees and a tiny boxwood bush.

We don’t get a lot of snow around here. Many times we wake up in the morning and the temperature has dropped down into the teens overnight, but still, not a lot of snow. It usually takes us longer to find and put together clothes warm enough to play outside in, than the Little...
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