Winter

I just wanted to share a little about our winter here. The snow is deep now and we can barely get up the hill of the driveway. I shared with Matthew that we might need to put the chains on so we can get up the hill. He thought that was a good idea so he’s doing that now.

DSC_0120Just a beautiful picture of the lake in it’s winter glory.DSC_0126  DSC_0002The kids sliding down our hill. They do this about once a day. DSC_0072Here the kids are roasting marshmallows. We are doing this once a week now with the graham crackers. I will buy some chocolate soon to make them a little better. DSC_0085Don’t mind our pictures, they aren’t turning out the best with the flash on at night. Here’s Elisabeth roasting hers…   : ) DSC_0081 DSC_0048DSC_0059See how deep the snow got? Yikes!  DSC_0020Ice covered and snow covered lake…DSC_0013Here’s the beginning of the freeze several weeks ago or so. DSC_0003The icicles. They are longer than they appear… 4+ feet. DSC_0024Elisabeth making bread for the first time. She did a good job. DSC_0023It turned out wonderful. I’m sorry I didn’t get a picture of the final product.

Being Silly and Having Fun

Last month I found a silly sounding Christmas song that is in a foreign language. The kids loved hearing it and started dancing away. I had to get a video of them. I wasn’t planning on putting this out there publicly but it was kind of cute with dad stepping in dancing too.  : )

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This is my first time using Vimeo so I don’t use up all the memory on this blog. I hope it works.

No Mortgage

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Since buying this home and being chastised by our loving Lord, we yearn to not have a mortgage. There is a home in Kansas that we love that if we were to sell our home soon, this dream could be a reality. The home is on almost 5 acres and it’s only $39,000. It is beautiful though, see for yourself:

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We’ve had more hits on the listing of our home since we nearly sold it a couple of months ago. Somebody seems interested. We’re hopeful that this is the Lord’s plan. We’d be far from the VA again but being able to afford better tires, normal maintenance on the vehicles, it would be worth the extra money we would have available to us each month. We want to help others and desire this for our children to see and partake of and if we were to take out a 15 year mortgage, my husband would be 72 years old by the time we paid it off! So, we might not be able to have a dairy cow… is it worth paying an extra $100,000 more so we can have a cow? We would of course have inspections done on the home, put up new wallpaper, etc… You may be wondering why the home is so cheap, it’s because of the location. Just as this home was so cheap for what we got, location. We have grown to love the down to earth, transparency of people who live far away from the big cities though so we would actually prefer it. What’s interesting is that before moving back to Washington, we looked at a home in Phillipsburg, Kansas not too far from this home just 3 years ago. Anyways, pray that we can move soon. Still waiting almost 3 years now…

Benjamin 6 Months Old

Here’s a quick video that I took of Benjamin this morning at 6 months old. The color is a little off. I’ll post pictures soon.

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Little Benjamin

DSC_0054Did you think you were going to get away with Mommy not putting up some pictures of you?DSC_0051You are coming up on 6 months here pretty soon. You’re starting to eat cooked egg yolk with turkey broth and butter mixed in. Yum!  DSC_0048Just a little cutie pie…DSC_0005Watching your siblings play around. DSC_0022Grandma sent you a candy cane too just so you could have a little lick. DSC_0009Mommy’s homemade cherry pie. You know, we have to use up some of the frozen cherries from last Summer. DSC_0030Green eggs from our green egg laying chickens. DSC_0014Giraffe. Leah’s thank you card to Grandma for sending her that cute giraffe a few months ago. I had to take a picture of it before we sent it off. I think it’s one of the cutest cards yet.