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Sunday Blessings

  Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to God! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Acknowledge that the Lord is God. He made us, and we are his— his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him...
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Goodnight Moon

As I walked by our library, these books caught my eye. Goodnight Moon was absolutely the favorite book to read when my Tribe was young. Every few years I would have to get another copy so each child could hold their own book. They would line up in one of their beds, or in...
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Celebrating Owain’s 10th Birthday!

This Amazing kid turned 10 today!   Double Digits!   Pretty freaking wonderful considering I wasn’t sure he would live 10 days. Happy Birthday Owain!    
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A Simple Grilled Cheese Dinner in the Waffle Iron That You Have to Try Tonight

With everything we have going on with lacrosse and music lessons, we need to stick with quick dinners. I wish I had a freezer full of dinners ready to toss in the crock-pot! This week we are trying out grilled cheese in the waffle iron. Easy peasy and four sandwiches are done in less...
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Reasons Why I Homeschool – My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

Reasons Why I Homeschool – My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I was going to Homeschool my children. By the time my oldest children were school age, I wasn’t ready and sent them to Montessori School first, and then to public school. Making the choice to send my kids to public school was one that...
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Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please. 15 Things I Hope My Kids Are Not Paying Attention To.

Dear Nut House Children, I know I spend my days trying to teach you to grow up to be polite, healthy adults who know how to take care of themselves, so Please, Please, Please! Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please.
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Dad Was Always in The Middle of The Craziness!

This was taken just after Honey Nut was born. We were celebrating Little Nut Nut’s 3rd birthday, Honey Nut was only home just a few days. Grandpa as always, was sure to be in the middle of the Craziness at The Nut House!      
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Missing My Dad

When I was taking this photo at Christmas time last year, I would have never believed it would be my last Christmas with him.
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A Step Back

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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Welcome to Hershey!

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 do was to spend time together,...
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10 Things Tuesday

I had hopes and plans for this week. With 5 sick kids, none of it is getting done. As frustrating as it is, I am OK with it. The 3 big kids have had high fevers since last night and when I thought Owee’s had gone down, it came back. Honey Nut had the...
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Monday, You Did Not Let Me Down.

After our awesome 1 hour family Wii Fit workout yesterday, I decided that I was going to start getting up at 5am to workout. I have talked about it for months and were so close when daylight savings time messed up my schedule. Yes. I am still bitter, and still blaming. I have issues....
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