half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

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Ten.

One whole decade. That’s how old my baby is now. That’s how long I’ve been a mother. I was 19 and pregnant. I wish I could go back and tell the 19 year old me that it will all be ok in the end. The journey to “ok” definitely wasn’t an easy one, but we’re here now, safe and sound. Well, at least as “ok” as anyone ever is, I suppose. ;) I spent her entire pregnancy in a state of...

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Super Fun Water Balloon Fight!

A couple of weekends ago we went to my aunt and uncle’s house to visit with them and my cousins, who were here from out of state. Fun times were had by all. The kids keep asking when we can do that again! Ada was approaching with a water balloon… Victory daaaaaance! We also had the GoPro out. It was set in video mode, but also set to take pictures every five seconds. The results of those settings are so hit...

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Noises of Utter Frustration

The saga to score an Ohio driver’s license will never end, apparently. I am so frustrated! I am a reasonably intelligent person, but this is way too hard. Somewhere in the midst of moving 3x in three years my social security card disappeared. To get a new one I needed to go to the SS office with all the kids in tow because Kentucky does not participate in the online ordering program for some unknown reason. Instead of going to the...

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Beric the Briton: An Audio Drama Review from Heirloom Audio Productions!

This week’s review is another audio drama from Heirloom Audio Productions titled Beric the Briton! The product consists of a two disc CD set, which is over two hours long. Also included are several high quality downloads of bonus materials including a study guide, which is arranged to match up with the tracks on the CD with comprehension and discussion questions, activities, and related Bible studies. There’s also an mp3 soundtrack from the audio drama included, and a printable poster with a quote from Julius....

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ABeCeDarian Interactive A Workbook: A Learn to Read Review!

This week’s review is an online program for children who are learning to read, primarily aimed towards 4-6 year olds. It’s called ABeCeDarian Interactive A Workbook from the ABeCeDarian Company.         What in the world is an Abecedarian, you may wonder? I found the answer in the teacher’s guide! I had never heard this word before. Fascinating, and a clever company name! a-be-ce-dar-i-an n. 1. One who teaches or studies the alphabet. 2. One who is just learning; a beginner. a•be•ce•dar•i•an...

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Pigs, Pigs Everywhere!

Another catch-up entry! We also took Vlad to Slate Run Historical Farm. This is actually a metro park just south of Columbus and free to visit. I love this place. It reminds me of growing up as a kid on my family’s dairy farm. I so desperately wished to give my children this childhood too, but despite all of my attempts it hasn’t worked out yet. Henry chose his outfit. I couldn’t convince him to wear the matching shoes! This house...

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Vlad at the Zoo!

Now that I have a few moments I need to go back and catch up on sharing the pictures and videos from June! We took Vlad to the zoo a couple weeks ago. He loved it. I don’t think he’d ever been before. It was in the 90’s outside and very humid, so if you’re wondering why we’re all red and sweaty, and why Ada dumped water on her hair…yeah. Feeding the giraffes is always the best part, in my opinion...

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In Summary…

I have some entire vlogs to put together, but in the mean time here’s a short mashup of hosting…   Unfortunately, Vlad is no longer in our home. I can’t explain the entire drama here. Suffice it to say, the agency and I had a falling out, and we have severed ties with each other. I’m also taking a break from Facebook, if anyone wonders where I went. The Facebook break came prior to the hosting organization drama because I was...