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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring break home renovation

Several weeks ago, on our spring break, we decided to repaint our living/ front room. We knew it needed repainting badly, and we are so happy with the results! The biggest part of the job was moving the furniture and BOOKS, lots of books, out of the room so we could paint it.

 These are the before pictures of the arrangement and the paint color...
 This was after we completed the first walls and corner, and put some furniture back in this new arrangement...
 These are the main paint colors that we chose for the other two walls...
 At first the red looked really drastic and a little bold, but as we painted more, the more we liked it...
After we cut in around the edges...
 Here I am rolling the bold red wall!
 We did a majority of the work on the weekend, and my hubby's day off. The kids helped some, especially our 11-year-old! It took three coats of the red paint!
When I was moving a bookcase back into the room, I got a large sliver in my right hand. It was tough to get it out! OUCH!

My hubby downloaded an app that helped us with furniture placement. This helped us rearrange the room, which we never would have thought we could do! 

After we moved all of the furniture back in, we took some time off to do "fun" things on Spring Break, such as go to the local pool, complete a puzzle and go to paint pottery. It was fun and relaxing after all of that work!

Here is the final result, and we are really pleased with the difference!
 The gray and wood coffee table in the room is new too!
 I liked going through most of the books and folders and getting rid of things too!

After we got all of the work done, my hubby said he is leaving town for Spring Break next year, so he won't have to do any painting work! ;-D It is the 2nd Spring Break in a row that we have worked on a room in our downstairs... maybe this summer I'll paint the family room or our bedroom!

What is your favorite part of our "new" room? 



Isaiah 43:19
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Revelation 21:5
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Valentine's day 2018

We had a different Valentine's party this year. In the past year at our church, we've had several homeschool families move or leave our church. When I began counting the group of kids, I realized that they are growing up too! I decided to have the party at my home this year, which is easier than at our church, which is much bigger and a place we needed to reserve in advance. We had four families come to the party (including mine). It was fun to let the kids play outside and upstairs while the moms talked. Mallory also showed off the chickens, of course. It was a fun time with lunch, sharing Valentines and playing a quick game! I didn't get too many pictures, but here are a few...

 Trading and opening Valentines...
 The kids had a great time together with their friends!

 On Valentine's evening, we ate a delicious, home-cooked lasagna, tried to watch a kid's Valentine movie, (couldn't see the whole thing) and then we watched the Olympics on TV. It was nice to have an evening at home together! (Rebekah and her boyfriend went out). I love my family and my sweet hubby! The necklace that I'm wearing below is from him!

What did you do for Valentine's Day this year? I'd love to hear about it!



1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Monday, February 19, 2018

100th day 2018

A few weeks ago, we had our 100th day of school... I almost forgot about it this year! We had been busy and it kinda snuck up on me! We took a day off from the "normal" routine, and read our books that we usually read, made our 100-piece cat puzzle (I didn't get a picture), made link chains of 100 links, and more. I wore my 100 button vest, and Bethany wore a shirt that had 100 fingers on it, we painted several years ago with handprints.

I felt like I was getting sick that day, and I wasn't up to the normal amount of work. We did make lists of 100 animals (divided into groups like mammals, birds, fish, etc.,) and a list of 100 foods (divided into grains, fruit and veggies, etc.,)


The girls have been really into making origami lately (in 3rd grade and 5th/6th) in their spare time, so they made origami 100s too! We made a picture using a black 1, 0, 0 numerals to create something. Bethany's was an octopus and Mallory's was an alien. We also made a cupcake together, and they cut out and glued on 100 sprinkles. It was a fun day!


 They had "sprinkles" of construction paper all over their hands! :-D

What did you do for your 100th day of school? I'd love to hear about it!


We read this parable on the 100th day of school too...

Luke 15:3-7
Then Jesus told them this parable:  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
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