Monday, March 31, 2014

March: A Look Back

Again, not a whole lot of blogging this month as I have been busy with work and tired at the end of the day.  Here is a look back at the month of March:
  • Lessons - always an everyday of the week occurrence.  The kids have diligently worked on their spelling (Nick finished up disc one in sequential spelling), copy work (Sam completed her copy work book), a lot of reading (several chapter books from both kids), math (finished a couple of Life of Fred books), a little bit of history, science, documentary's and computer time.
  • Chickens - the hens are laying eggs.  We gather 3-4 eggs a day and have sold 3 dozen.  The kids care for the chickens by cleaning out the coop (with help from mom and dad), feeding the chickens and playing with them.  Also the gathering of eggs.  They split the proceeds from the sale of eggs and want to put some of it in the bank :)
  • Work - this month was a bit busy, especially the first couple of weeks due to the town election/vote.  Since then, the busyness has subsided a bit.  Not sure how the new elected officials will do this year but I am taking it one day at a time.  Being this close to town politics is rather interesting at times and I look forward to the day when I don't have to be so close to it.  That is one thing about small towns, politics is apparent and easily observed whether you want to be a part of it or not.
  • Fun TV - The kids have been watching "The Munsters", "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Green Acres".  Verdict of the shows:  Two enthusiastic thumbs up for "The Munsters" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" and thumbs down for "Green Acres". Hey, you can't win them all.
  • Library - 3 out of the 4 weekends we went library hopping.  We go to two different libraries every Saturday and this is something the kids enjoy.  They are able to see some friends, visit with the librarians and check out amazing books, movies, etc.  
  • Sick - Nick, Sam and Scott were down and out for over a week. The stomach bug was not very friendly in our house.  Luckily they are all feeling better and were able to visit some friends yesterday.
  • General Women's Meeting - Sam and I watched, in the comfort of our home, the General Women's Meeting from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Very inspirational, meaningful messages.
The month of March was busy and satisfying.  How was your March?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Positive Words

If you are on facebook, you have probably watched the above video.  If not, take a few moments and watch what happens :)

Positive Words are Powerful....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Scripture Sunday

"Be steadfast and immovable always abounding in good works."  ~ Mosiah 5:15

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Scripture Sunday

"I will also be your light in the wilderness;...wherefore, inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land; and ye shall  know that it is by me that ye are led."  ~ 1 Nephi 17:13

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Today was the first day that critters were spotted in our yard.  When I say critters, I mean wild ones.  What was spotted?  Three big turkeys walking up and down the snow banks, through our yard and up into the woods.  Unfortunately, no one thought to take pictures.

On a farm critter of our hens gave us a double yolk egg today.  Samantha volunteered to eat it for dinner and she has declared that she will never eat a store bought egg again.

What critters do you encounter?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekend Edition

Yesterday, if you were listening to NPR: Weekend Edition, you might have heard about the town we live in.  If you don't listen to NPR, here is the link. This link has the audio and transcript.   This is what we have been dealing with since moving here in 2008.  To be honest, I never heard about the 'Free State Project' until after we moved.  Had we known, I don't think we would have chosen to live here.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Being Thankful

Being thankful is a good thing and writing them down is even better...

I am thankful for:
  • Heavenly Father in my life.  Without Him, I don't know where I would be
  • The Bible and Book of Mormon
  • A supportive Husband.  
  • Loving children
  • My parents
  • A cuddly cat
  • Bosses that allow me to take a day off here and there.
  • Sunny skies, even though it is bitter cold outside
  • A rooster that is sweet and vocal
  • Fresh eggs
  • Quietness
  • Good books
  • Ensign magazine
  • Fresh baked bread - the smell is wonderful
  • Friends, especially my best friend that I have known since 1st Grade
  • Missionaries
  • Snow
  • Freedom
What are you thankful for?