Tuesday, December 22, 2015

**Daily Joys**

The boys dress themselves alike on purpose! I did it some when they were little but now, they do it to themselves! I love it! :) Here they were getting ready for Country Christmas at our church. You can hear video of them playing their instruments HERE. You can hear Madelyn on the piano HERE. (They are both pretty short videos!).

A little silliness...

Madelyn and me at my Aunt and Uncle's house for a small family gathering (where we had a white elephant gift exchange...and wouldn't you know *Jaxson* ended up with two ***goldfish***!)...

Yes, we are now the owners of two goldfish. I figured they would die quickly but it has not been the case...so I've been changing the water and keeping them properly fed. Although I hate to admit it, I have been caught chatting with the fish on more than one occasion!

 Supper one evening....

Sausage, gravy, homemade buttermilk biscuits and eggs! I even ate some and it was delicious! (I am participating in a weight loss challenge at the beginning of the new year...so I am not being as careful with what I am eating as I know I will be super-strict pretty soon.)...


One day, Lord willing, these walls will be refinished and lovely...

It's been raining a lot here lately...no snow in December...just rain. It's quite odd to have the temperature be in the 50's! I am not complaining though! I am not a huge fan of snow!

Last night's supper cooked in the crock pot all day. The house smelled amazing! We had beef roast, mashed potatoes and green beans!

Yesterday, we took off a day from our schooling. The boys went to help their uncle get wood for their great grandpa's wood stove. Madelyn went to the meat market to help Ma wrap the rest of the deer meat that had been processed from deer season hunting! I stayed home and spent time cleaning. For some reason, it is easier for me to clean and get many things done when I am home alone. Is that strange? Since the children were out helping others, I took care of their chores (and mine) here at home.
Today will be filled with schooling, housework, a few errands to run and music lessons for the children. I must admit, with all this grayness and rain outside, I really want to hunker down with the lights low, candles lit and a good book (or movie) in hand. :)

Thanks so much for visiting...if you want a few laughs, you can go HERE to see my family do the Bean Boozled Challenge (if you aren't aware of what that is I will tell you. It is a game of jelly beans that have are flavored. Each color jelly bean has a yummy flavor and a yucky one...but you don't know which one you are getting.) It is slow starting at first...but after a few minutes it really starts to get funny. About 3 minutes in we are get to *really* laughing... it's worth watching! :) I am the one videoing it and I just laugh constantly in the background!

I hope your week is Christ-filled and full of joy!


  1. I love your primitive d├ęcor! I watched the videos of your children playing music. They did really good...I know you must be proud of them! We LOVE bluegrass here at our house, too. ;) My Daddy played the banjo and taught me to play the guitar. I miss him SO much! I enjoyed seeing your family having fun on the jelly bean game and shared it with my son. We had never heard of the game, but it looks like a blast! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. I hope your family has a very Merry Christmas!

  3. So cozy! I love the boys humor!!!! Looks just like what my boys do! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Oh...I clean much better when nobody is around.

  4. I trust you have been enjoying precious family times as you reflect on the real reason for it all. Merry Christmas! With Love, Camille

  5. Hello Katy,

    It has been so refreshing to take a few moments and catch up on a few blogs, yours included. I loved your previous post about Biblical motherhood. It is such an encouragement to see younger women embracing the Word of God and staying home to train up their children and minister to their husbands, extended families, churches and communities.
    I pray your family's Christmas was joyful and your upcoming New Year celebration is blessed.

    In Christ,


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