Thursday, January 30, 2014

Haircut Day!

Gavin had a haircut today. It wasn't his first, but it was the first time it was cut this short. He wasn't thrilled with the actual cutting part, but he likes having it off his forehead and neck.

I was thinking that it made him look so grown up...
But then his pants fell off and my scrawny-legged toddler ran around all evening in a shirt and diaper. Okay...maybe he's not TOO grown up. :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gavin and Crunch

I know I owe you a catch-up post, but instead I'm offering an overabundance of cute. Check out this adorable video of Gavin giving Crunch "what for." My friend Kriss took this video. Thank you, Kriss!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Just a quick video...

Here's a quick video post to show you one thing Gavin has been up to lately...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hi folks!

I know, I know…I've been a terrible blogger again. It seems that homemaking, working, homeschooling, and ministry take up a LOT of time! 

I have been doing some blog-worthy stuff though (for those of you who like to know what's up in Scrivnerburg, anyway). Several weeks ago I took the kids out and took some "school" pictures. 

Dale Oct 2013

Andrew Oct 2013

Austin Oct 2013

Kristi Oct 2013

Nathan Oct 2013

Caleb Oct 2013

Gavin Oct 2013

We're moving along in our school year. We're doing an internet-based "curriculum" this year. Part of it is from Time4Learning, but the rest is somewhat cobbled together from a variety of sites. It's working for us, and for the most part, the kids are enjoying it.

We were invited to participate in a Trunk or Treat event for Halloween this year, so our whole family decided to dress up as candy to hand out candy. It was a lot of fun!

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Over the last couple weeks I've been taking some videos of Gavin signing. It turns out that he responds quite well to sign - better than verbal instructions, often - and there' s nothing cuter than a toddler signing, "eat." Here are a few signing videos...

I think that's going to do it for now. I don't currently have a laptop, which is one of the other reasons I've been neglecting my blogging lately. That situation will improve soon, so maybe I'll be better at keeping you up-to-date. We'll see. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

Andrew turned 15 on Saturday! How on earth did that happen?

Ken took Andrew and several other boys to a movie on Saturday, and then we had our family dinner on Sunday afternoon. Andrew wanted homemade pizza for his birthday dinner, so we made dough and had everyone bring their favorite toppings to make their own half of a pizza. Fun!

Then we tried something new for us - we cooked them on the grill. 

Doesn't this look great?

We used these instructions - - but we used pans because we made larger pizzas. 

It was fun, if a little messy. We finished up our celebration with cake and the most...interesting...birthday song we've sung. I'm kinda sorry I didn't get video. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hi, Friends!

I know I’ve neglected this blog terribly, but we have been so busy living life that I just couldn’t seem to meet up with my blogging program over the last couple months.

Lemme give you a little recap (with cell phone snaps)…

Ken and I went on an awesome week long vacation – you can read more about that on Jemimah’s blog. It was wonderful!!
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I was only home from that trip for 3 days before leaving to spend 5 days in Texas with Jenny. It was for a photography training workshop, but we spent a LOT of time shopping. It was a great time!
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I came back from that trip just in time to leap into Creamery Picnic
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(Caleb got to ride in the airplane for the parade.)

…and then VBS the week after Creamery.
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During this crazy-busy time we finally sold our Scriburban, so we had to take a family photo with it before it went away forever.
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The summer wasn’t busy enough, obviously, so we planned a camping weekend with Jenny and Phil. More fun times!
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Before we knew it, it was time for school to start. Scrivnerburg Academy got some upgrades – a new office area for me, some rearranging, and new fluorescent lights. We LOVE it!
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So…you’re caught up. Mostly. We’re not traveling so much, but we’re still quite busy – school, tae kwon do, therapies, work…I guess having a family of this size is just crazy-busy no matter what we do.

My next post (hopefully in just a couple weeks) should be the kids’ “school pictures.” I can’t believe it’s time for that! Whew – were did the last year go?