Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our Family Daybook

I'm going to try posting "Our Family Daybook" posts to give an overview of some of the big things covered on our blog- our homesteading, our adoption process and our homeschooling.  Hopefully this will be a clearer way for me to cover all these things :)  It is definitely is a lot to squeeze into one blog, but I really don't want to start a separate blog for each...I think I might go crazy if I had to keep up with all that!

So....in a nutshelll....

Our Family Daybook

Around the Homestead...
Ordered our chickens.  Working on plans to build our chicken tractors. Planting lettuce, broccoli and carrots, hopefully today.  Getting our tiller fixed so we can till up the soil in the garden bed and get it ready for planting!

Our adoption process...
  putting in our application to our chosen international agency & facilitator. Working on homestudy paperwork.

Learning at home...
kind of all over the place!  The weather is beautiful and we're all itching to get our chickens and start planting....but we're always reading and always learning so its all good!  Found some animal bones that we're researching as well as learning about our turkey vultures....oh my, I've learned much more about them than I ever wanted to know!  Interesting but gross! Thinking we might need to be buying a Rosetta Stone language program for our whole family.

What we've been reading...
Gabriel and the Hour book (Middle Ages History) loving this book! Among the Pond People (Nature Reading) also quite enjoyable. What did we ever do before our kindle?

What we've been thinking about...
Eastern Europe.  Countries, Regions, facilitators... How food is produced, "Fresh" the documentary...

I'm thankful for...
that Tyler has a family committed to him!  Oh my, I haven't felt that happy in a
long time!  I was smitten with him after reading some very long posts about him
from a family adopting a little girl from his orphanage.   This boy is amazing.  I wish we were adopting him.  But I am so thankful he will have a family.

I'm praying for..
Laurel who has very little time left to find a family.  I am praying for  Cooper, the children of Pleven as well as the child that God is preparing for us to adopt.



  1. Looking forward to catching up with you!

  2. what a beautiful blog, and what a blessing all these adventures are to your children! you might have guessed from my blog that we're pretty involved in the RR community, so if there are any connections I can help you with, just let me know. i am so happy that Gabriel's family is going to be adopting! We're praying for you already and will support you in any other way we can. my friend susanna is going to be doing a guest post about pleven on my blog... perhaps it will help open some more Catholic eyes. Jenny Sousa-Brown is Catholic, BTW.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth :) I was so excited to see you so involved with RR...thank you for the prayers and encouragement. I'll keep my eye out for Susanna's guest post and I DID NOT know that Jenny was Catholic! I've been following her blog quite a bit and praying for her kids to stay healthy enough for her to get them home. Such a small world... :)

      Please keep me posted if you need anything as well.
      We're not in Charlotte anymore but we're not THAT far away!

      I will be keeping the Archers in our prayers and we'll see if we can do a little something to help.

  3. Thank You so much for caring about our boys. God Bless you! You are in our thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))