"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Feel the love!

These 2 volunteered to clean eachothers rooms!  Proud mama!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Supper Out

She filled up her jar!  We take each of the younger ones out for supper, to a restaurant of their choosing when they've done enough chores to fill up a marble jar.  :)

Yeah, Ruthie!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Coat of arms project

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Making Butter!


Taking turns "churning" the butter.  :)
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Yes, it's been a bit wet around here....

This little stream runs behind our house, although it's usually little more than a trickle.  There have been times in the past few days it's been more of a raging torrent.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Squeezing all we can out of summer!

Little bit more nice pool weather.....& then we say goodbye to summer fun!  :( 

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birthday girl!

Breakfast in bed!  Happy birthday, Ruthie!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Soccer mornings

Each Tuesday morning all summer morning.....

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Colorado Springs is on fire again.....

This fire is on our side of town, too, but we are safe, as long as the winds stay in their normal summer pattern.  Please pray for our friends just a few miles north of us.  (that plume of smoke is rising this morning & I can see it from my bedroom window.)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Best friends!

So thankful for good friends!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

The butterflies are gone......

Surprisingly, none of the kids were upset in the least.  They just accepted that it was time.  (& secretly, I'm kinda glad there are no more "on purpose" insects in my house.)

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Science for the last 2 weeks.....

Watching caterpillars turn into butterflies. 
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Homeschooling at it's Finest

We currently have 5 cocoons waiting for the right time to emerge as butterflies!  Exciting times!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Almost a month.....

The bedroom has stayed clean.  It was so motivating, we tackled another bedroom using the same tactic.  Here was the result two nights ago.
(& the new toy stack in our room)

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Well, we'll see if it works.....

One of our children, who shall remain nameless, had ALL their toys taken away.  One bookshelf of books remains. Until this child keeps the books & clothes in their possession picked up, I'm keeping the toys-in my room. 

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sick Day Fun

Yes, he's kinda sick-on Easter, of all things!  So, an impromptu fishing trip sounded like a good idea.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Work time....

Thankful Shannon knows how to put my kiddos to work!

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Living with kids....

Yes, my two "energetic"ones knocked over a lit candle.  Thank the Lord nothing worse than this happened!

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Sea Day (Feb. 16, Part 2)

Here are a few more.  I had to take pics of pics with my phone, so I apologize that they aren't the best.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sea Day (Feb 16th)

Ok, Blogger is acting up again.  This is the only pic it will let me upload for now.  :(
 
 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Some of my favorites from our recent Disney Cruise

Blogger isn't cooperating well lately, so this will have to do for pics for now.  Really sorry for those of you who'd like to see more. 
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