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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


This and That

Happy Mother's Day!  Even though I felt miserable with a cold, I had a great, relaxing day because I didn't do much at all.  My family took me out for some Asian food after church, and I came home for a brief nap.  I awoke feeling much better as if that sickness had completely left my body!

The girls managed to secretly make a card for me.  They always think they are being sneaky and that I have no idea this stuff is going on.

 A whole lotta tape was involved in this project.  It's definitely one to save.  And, when I arrived home from church, Seth had dropped something off for me.

I received Jordan's card a day late, but she wrote the sweetest words that brought tears to my eyes.  She makes me feel like the most successful mom in the world.

Joy had a birthday this week.  In celebration, we went through some clothes and finally got rid of all the size 4 summer things...since she turned 8.  She is now successfully wearing all size 5's and some 6's.  She feels like such a big girl now.

Yes, Joy still has lunch on her face.  But, that seems to be the norm.  She is still such a beauty.

Joy was so excited about this gift from her sisters.  Two yarn balls, loom bracelets, and 2 shiny rocks.  Correction, "special rocks".  

Joy got her first 2-wheeler.  She's been cruising around the driveway with her new tie-dyed bike shorts from Jordan ever since.  Jordan is just disappointed the shorts didn't come in her size.

Angel food cake; the preferred choice for birthday cakes in our home.  No forks needed.

Remember Ernest?  Our hatched chicken from Ivy's science class?  Well, he has been so much fun for the girls.  All three of them diligently cleaned his box, fed and watered him.  He developed butt paste, but the girls didn't seem to mind.  We'd just wash his little hiney in warm water.  Then he'd chirp rather loudly for 20 minutes or so before he calmed down.  He was constantly held and cuddled by all of us.  Even I would sneak and play with him after the girls went to bed at night.

What's not to love about this cute chick named Ernest?  He's adorable.

But...we couldn't keep him.  He needed to be with other chicks.  We either had to get more chickens or give him away.  My husband said "no" to another chicken.  That made it easy.  Yes, quite a few tears were shed, but he is now with another co-op family with chicks of their own.  It was a great experience for everyone...except the butt paste issue.

I don't know why my daughter is sitting in the kitchen like this.  This is not a common occurrence in our home.  It must have been a warm afternoon.

3 kind words:

Learning Together at Home

Ernest is a great name! I currently have 7 eggs incubating in my master bedroom closet of all places. We have cats and loud children and apparently both are threats to their success in hatching. Hopefully we have similar success and at least one Ernest in our future!


It looks like you had a lovely Mother's Day despite not feeling 100%. Your gifts are priceless. And Happy Birthday to Joy! She's getting bigger, slowly but surely. ;)

Anne Krause

Love the "MOM" card! That shows a lot of creativity! Joy and Isaac are much the same. Isaac just turned seven and still has some shirts that are 3T. Mostly he wears 4T- 5T by now, Believe it or not, he only weighs 40 llbs! I'm glad you had a special Mother's Day!

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