Friday, December 19, 2008

I have always wanted to do picture Christmas cards. Well, it never seemed to work out for us, but this year we did it! Okay, I am a little late in getting them out, but I did get the picture cards! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas! I hope to finish up all presents and wrapping today. Tonight will be our movie night. We are supposed to get the Lost Season 4 disc in today, so we will watch that. We usually do homemade pizzas on Friday night, but we did that last night. Tonight will be chili, salad, chips and salsa, and brownies. Have a wonderful Friday!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Beautiful Autumn Day!

We went on our annual visit to Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville, Ga. We had a great time picking the perfect pumpkin. We usually get a large one for the front porch and then a few smaller ones for inside. I did pick up 3 pie pumpkins to start on some pumpkin pies! Burt's is located in such a beautiful area in the mountains. The trees are starting to change colors, but they are not quite in full color change yet. After Burt's, we went to Ellijay for apples. This is just a great time of year. We stopped at a new place this year, Hillcrest Orchards. The smell of all the baked goodies was wonderful. Our final stop was for a late afternoon picnic at Fort Mountain. After our picnic we hiked to the overlook, which has absolutely gorgeous views. We went to the fort, for which the mountain is named. They are not quite sure how the fort came to be. There are varying opinions. One interesting fact is that there is a heart shaped stone on one side of the fort for which there is also lots of speculation on. This is really a beautiful Georgia State Park. It was a very full day. We will be doing our Bible study shortly and then gear down for bed. What a great start to the week!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom of three boys ages 17, 15, and 13. I have a wonderful husband who works very hard. I want to use this blog to record the daily happenings of our family. I have received so much inspiration and encouragement on family, homeschooling, and housekeeping through reading blogs. I hope that others will find encouragement here. I also hope to keep family members updated through this blog. What a wonderful adventure this will be!