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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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Self Portrait – Pft!

Self Portrait – Pft!

Thinking. Changing. Daily. Not lost. Just resting. The Sun can’t help up rise. So I shall chase the Sun until I ride the waves, soak up the fire, and rest in the glow of life.  
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It is Hard to Believe…

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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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Why Yes, They Are Dead. Are You Surprised?

Why Yes, They Are Dead. Are You Surprised?

A few months ago, E Nut pulled some already sprouted apple seeds from his apple and insisted that we plant them. It was something that I talked my way out of for years, but there was no way I could say no to him when they were already starting to sprout.
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The Kids Might be Trying to Tell Me Something

After all 5 were in bed, I came around the corner to boots staring at me.

I think the 2 youngest were busy trying to send me a message while I was finishing up The Bedtime Shuffle tonight.
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The Big Kids Help Out with a New Flag for Memorial Day

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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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A Day In The Life of Our Pet Chia Nut

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Getting help from Ruff Ruff, they are spending the early morning hours checking emails and reading their favorite blogs.
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Deck The Halls and Trim The Tree

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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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Hanging Out Being Cool

Thanksgiving Dinner with Grandma 2010

Yesterday we went over to Grandma Nut’s house for another Thanksgiving dinner. E Nut tried out his cousin’s skate board and finally figured it out. He was proud of his scrapes and bumps. You know, because he is doing things like loosing teeth and learning to ride a skateboard. Little Nut Nut needed to...
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Name That Flower

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I don’t know what kind of flower this is, but I thought it was pretty awesome looking! It was along the fence at the Gardens at Colonial Williamsburg. Anyone have any idea what the name of the flower is? Does it come in other colors, or just this vibrant pink?
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Don’t Mess with the Baby!

Honey Nut after lunch crazy baby 1 years old are you squishing your nose at me more food please

What a crazy baby! Just after lunch she was sitting in the box of Mega Blocks and I grabbed the camera to get a photo of her to match the photo of Wee Nut that I took last year sitting
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Strange Critters Moving in to Your House?

Strange Critters Moving in to Your House?

We have been having a conversation in The Nut House Community about What is the worst critter you’ve ever found in your house? And there are plenty of crazy creepy things that end up in our houses. I have to say that most of them have given me chills and I just might have...
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Today is our 5th Anniversary!

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I have a perfectly delightful secret that I have been keeping from my husband!! I have been teasing him about our anniversary for weeks. We are going somewhere, in that direction, we will be there for the length of time it take to be there and we will be home when we are done....
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Wordless Wednesday, Owee in Hospital Playroom

Back in the Hospital with Owain high fever bacterial and viral infection asthma1


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Fun Friday Photos, Goodbye Valentines Day Tree, Hello…

Fun Friday Photos, Goodbye Valentines Day Tree, Hello…

Easter Tree! Seriously, we do have every intention of taking the tree down. We think about it every weekend. There is always something else that ends up being so much more important… At one point there were actual valentines on there, but the kids have squirreled them away. Happy Easter Tree! 
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E Nut’s First Baseball Injury

Whoa, that is a big fat lip!

A Big Fat Bloody Lip! E was out playing baseball with his dad a little while ago…I had a sleeping 3 year old on the couch next to me, an 8 month old (She Nut is 8 months old today!) who passed out in the exersaucer, an 8 year old sitting next to me...
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Thankful Thursday, Home Edition!

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I was strong for my son when I had to be, now we are home, the house is quiet, Owain is sleeping and when I sat down to share this I started to cry. I was so scared when he wasn’t getting better, when he wouldn’t even talk to me, I thought “what if...
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Fun Friday Photos

Fun Friday Photos

We were painting She Nut’s new bedroom a few weeks ago and having some fun taking pictures of ourselves.
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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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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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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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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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