Friday, April 17, 2009

More Pics...

For Those Who Have Despaired Of Pictures....

An Update on The Littlest Man...

We weighed Travis again today.
That's why I think he is heavy...

Gotta Gush...

So, most everyone knows that we have been doing healthy and natural for the last few years...
We have totally changed the way we eat and in turn, I have changed how I shop for groceries.
The hardest part of all this has been the non-food items. Toothpaste, laundry soap, dishwashing detergent, shampoo, hand lotion, bathroom cleaner, makeup, etc. I know that many of these things have harmful things in them, but what do you do about it? I don't have oodles of dough laying around here...
But now I have finally been able to switch to something green that works, that doesn't cost 3X more to buy. So far, the things I have tried have worked great. And I am actually saving money.
Am I happy? Yes I am!
I like it.
Thanks for reading my gush...

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Did anyone catch the focus on the family broadcast this week?
The last 2 days have been really good. Dr. Dobson interviewed Dr. Laura about her new book, "In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms." It sounds very good and I was very edified by the dicussions. This is great for moms, stay-at-home, want to stay at home or otherwise.
Click the links to listen or request the cds.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I DID IT!!!!!!!

Yesterday I took apart our dishwasher. Yep. I disassembled all of it's inards.
The thing was throwing food all over the place, in places it hadn't been and shouldn't be. After running 'Dishwasher Magic' in it 3 times and still having the problem, I decided to do some repairs. After cleaning out all the hiding places of undisolved detergent and food, I put all it's guts back in, turned a nasty load of dishes on and held my breath. When I opened the door......everything was sparkling clean!!!!!!!
Can anyone tell I am excited? No more re-washing, post-rinsing for me!
What will I ever do to fill in the time......

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ah, Spring!!!

I love spring! It is the time of year that the colors outside are just so vibrant and intense. The birds are showing up in a chorus of joyful sounds. Everything just pulls at you to come outside and enjoy the sunshine, the breeze, the sounds.
So, we run out and enjoy it all. For the kids, shoes come off, coats are abandoned and they play for all they are worth. The garden gets attention, the broom gets busy clearing out the house and porch. The fire in the stove is forgotten and, we all hope, not needed for a while. All the doors are left wide open and the fresh wind blows through the house.
There are new baby goats to play with, butterflies floating by and the first brave flowers poking their heads out and showing their faces.
Then, the wind turns cold, the sky changes color and we all head back in- with armloads of wood so we won't be so cold. Coats that were abandoned don't look so bad now, in fact, we don't want to do anything outside without one. The smell of smoke from our fire is once again welcome. And will you please shut the door?!
But, spring is coming. It can't be held back for long. And down here, we know that the cold doesn't stick around long anyway. Tonight may be in the 30's or lower and tomorrow we could have a high of 90.
Spring is great, and we'll enjoy it as it pushes it's way in.