Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just Wednesday

The dining room rings with the noise of six or seven people playing Monopoly. The living room is full of the sounds of people strategizing their tank game. The toddler is laughing about his funny trucks. The house is bursting with sound, but it is not noisy. Our home is alive. Happy.

It doesn't always seem that way – there are many days when the cacophony makes me crazy. But today they are all getting along, the work is done, their spirits are calm. I am thankful for this moment. I'm going to soak it in and hold it in my memory for those days when everything goes wrong.  

Thank You, Lord, for this beautiful family. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chaos in Scrivnerburg!

Once spring sprung the water line construction work started up again here in Stevensville. They got to our street this week, and everything is a big, ol' mess out there. The bigger kids (and adults) love to watch the equipment working, but Gavin is NOT a fan. 

Typically, he wants to spend every minute outside, but now he won't even go outside - even when the machines are all off for the weekend. That stuff is scary!

Today was the last day of school at Scrivnerburg Academy. I can't believe we just finished up our third year of homeschooling six kids. Craziness! It was an interesting year full of lessons for Mom and Dad, as well as the students. I'm ready for SUMMER!!

In case you haven't seen this on Facebook, I have to show you the fabulously wonderful coffee bar my sweet husband made for me. I love love love it! If you're in the area, drop by and have a cup of coffee!

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!