Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hundred Fold Harvest

This is our son's band. They are getting ready for some gigs and wanted to have some pictures to use.




Gardens In!!!






We are finally getting our garden in today. We usually wait as long as we can, because we are in a low spot and if we get any substantial rain we will lose the entire garden (which happened last year) I am so excited. Our garden was wiped out the end of June last year and we didn't replant because it was so wet, so I wasn't able to do any canning at all. I can't wait for fall.

Like daughters, like Mother!

I have had really long hair for about 7 years now. Well after both girls have cut theirs for Locks of Love, I decided to follow suit this week! What a change for me.


K's Flute Recital

video

North Carolina Trip






Well I have been home a week and am just now getting pictures downloaded! These are from the TOP of a mountain that Scott and I and Eddie and Cindy (co-founders of Christian Devotions) climbed. Now we are from Michigan...no mountains...not even really big hills for that matter. So, when they said to walk the trails up the mountains, we were thinking nice groomed trails. We were so wrong. I can offically say I have climbed a mountain in my skirt and t-shirt with my Birkenstocks on!!! LOL We had a great time though and the view from the top was breath taking.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vacation





Hubby and I are down in North Carolina at a writers conference for his blog talk radio show, and I am well...ON VACATION!!! WHOOOO FOR ME! This is the longest I have been away from our children, and as most moms know, homeschoolers or not, by mid-May our brains are mush, and if we bend over too far there is that chance of them seeping out our ears (at least for me). We are at Lifeway Ridgecrest Retreat Center, which is a beautiful place in the mountains. Honestly, I had never heard of it before this retreat. Think Christian camp on a massive level. The rooms we are staying in are like hotel rooms. There is a book store and a coffee shop on campus which I will be at as soon as I finish blogging. I had hoped to take some longgg quiet walks on the trails through the mountains, but when we checked in yesterday we were handed a bright yellow "Bear Sighting Warning" poster, so I am thinking that is not such a great idea to do by myself. I will hit the local town in search of the Black Mountain Yarn shop and see what I can find to bring home to spin with. Hubby tried to talk me into packing my spinning wheel and I just thought it would be too much of a bother, now I wish I would have. There are some pretty big name authors that are speaking this week. Jerry B. Jenkins (Left Behind series) spoke last night. Now I have to admit, I have never read the books and don't plan to, but he is a very powerful speaker. He had a great message last night. We also "hung out" with Steven James (thriller author) and Todd Starnes from Fox News. We heard Todd speak this morning, he was hilarious and has a new book out which I am going to buy. Hubby did an interview with Jerry Jenkins and that will be on his show tomorrow night.

Farm photos

Mother's Day Flower from my 3 oldest kiddos



Heritage Breed Turkeys




Morning sunrise during chores