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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri


My Life Lately

With Seth's upcoming boot camp graduation, things have been a little hectic around here.  I've been doing school since the beginning of August in anticipation of being off while Seth is home.  School has been successful at least 3 days, sometimes more, a week.  Then I overheard Ivy giving Eva some trivia questions.  The answers are hilarious, and I am thankful that I haven't even taught geography to Eva.  So, her answers are in no way a reflection of my teaching skills.  At least she has heard of some of these places.

Ivy:  What is the capital of California?
Eva:  New Mexico!
Ivy:  No
Ivy:  What states border New Jersey?
Eva:  Egypt and India!
Ivy:  No.  Let's play something else.

So, for some reason Eva likes to play in the hall closet.  Sunday, they decided to bring their DVD player into the closet and watch The Christmas Story.

Crazy Kids (We only have one TV in the house, maybe that is why they have to go into the closet?)

So, in anticipation of Seth being home, and my father-in-law coming to visit, I decided to fix up Jordan's room.  It was really, really, dirty.  Lots of hair spray on the walls, dust on the dirty baseboards.  I had been putting it off.  Eva was originally in that room when she came home in 2006.  I had the cutest Asian bedding for her. 

So, I painted her room a very pale pink, and had a friend of mine paint a scripture and matching flowers around the top of the room.  It was so pretty.  When the girls moved out and Jordan moved in, we never painted over it.

This weekend, I painted over that beautiful scripture.  I hated doing it.  But, I moved on and made the room into a guest room.  There is still plenty to do, but at least now it is clean and freshly painted. 

It is a small room, but it looks so peaceful.  It is missing Jordan right now!  Speaking of Jordan...some of you have asked about her.  She is at school in Pensacola and seems to be enjoying herself.  She is learning a lot of crazy stuff that she is not allowed to tell me...NEVER EVER.  So, I can't even ask.  So, I can't tell you guys.  I could say, "Think James Bond" of "The Bourne Identity", but that wouldn't be right.  It's not as glamorous, she's not an agent, she's not as cool, and she's definitely not as calm.  So, thanks for all the prayers that went up for her.  She is adjusting and I get to talk to her often enough.  Yesterday, we face-timed, and I went through her clothes that she wants me to send her.  Amazing how far technology has come since Mike was in the Navy.  We had a $300 phone bill during the times he was in port in some other country!  Crazy!

Off to clean, pack, cook, soccer, and get ready to see my son!

4 kind words:


We've needed to paint our hallway for months now! It's two different colors at this point. I admire your motivation...I just can't seem to get it done.

Serving the King

That is hysterical, I can just see you standing there at the closet....Do you want this shirt? Or these jeans? Ha! I agree, technology + military life = happiness. When does she find out where she will be stationed?


What a fun recap. So glad to hear your kids are doing well...even if they don't know a whip about geography! :)
The room looks great, and I LOVE that Asian decor! So glad you have great pictures of it. Just darling.


Well, I bet it was tough to paint over that beautiful room. And I also bet you can't wait to see Seth!!!!

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