Random Blessings

An October Rose

Beautiful Fall Colors

Mums Still Blooming

More Mums

Last Week’s Wood Pile

More Wood

A kitten named Dirt. Somehow this little boy wiggled his way into our hearts and is a permanent resident now!

Chickens πŸ™‚

Willow and Lilac

It was a beautiful day around here today! There was plenty of sunshine with a little wind. I was able to dry three loads of clothes out. So glad because I was behind! I took plenty of pictures while feeding the animals to share with you today. πŸ™‚

We had an okay week of school last week only getting in three days. We did get in shoe shopping, and McKenzie had her yearly eye appointment.

We left at eight o’clock Saturday morning and headed to Grundy to spend the weekend with Quentin’s parents. We got there around eleven. In the evening the guys went hunting and the girls went shopping. We had lasagna and cherry pie for supper-yum! Sunday morning we went to church and spent the rest of the day at Breaks Interstate Park. We ate at a yummy BBQ place and visited a lot of different overlooks. So pretty this time of year!

We had a pretty good day of school today considering we got home late last night and I was unprepared. We watched a Drive Thru History video for History and a Moody Science video for Science. I am thinking we need to do that more often. πŸ™‚

I hope everyone has a great week!
:)Vicki

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Our Week

We were blessed with another great week. We got in four days of school, and we are really enjoying our new science curriculum. Everyone is doing the same science since it is listed for 7th grade and for ages 11, 12, & 13. That is exactly what I have! Most lessons are backed with some sort of experiment which everyone is enjoying. The experiments are helping me understand and remember what we’re learning. I think they are helping my kids too. πŸ™‚

The first experiment we did was Density in Nature.

Madison’s observations in her science journal.

Our second experiment was Atomic Motion.

McKenzie’s observations.

Thursday was a no school day. The boys went hunting. The girls and myself washed quilts and cleaned bathrooms. In the afternoon we went for a walk through the woods with the Dawsons. I love hiking in the fall and hearing the leaves crunch under my feet. Thursday night we cut some firewood.

Bambi is always happy to go anywhere at all!

While thrift shopping last week McKenzie found a manger for $1.50 at the Salvation Army. We have a thing for nativities. I bought these wooden nativity figures to go in her manger off ebay.Β  I think it made an adorable set. She will take them with her when she is grown to have in her own house. πŸ™‚

So cute!

Friday night Quentin surprised with flowers and Lays dill pickle chips. Does anyone else love dill pickle chips?

A cornucopia with flowers. We can’t wait to fill it with fresh fruit once the flowers die.

Madison is working on a quilt.Β  I think it is called Sunbonnet Sue. She has her first quilt square finished. We planned on it being our winter project so she is trying not to complete it so fast.

Sunbonnet Sue-I think. πŸ™‚

We had tacos this week and turned our flour tortillas into taco bowls. They tasted just like the ones you get at a Mexican restaurant. Since they were so easy to make I thought I would share them with you. πŸ™‚ We used the recipe found here.

Homemade taco bowls.

And that was our week. I hope you were blessed with a great as well!

:)Vicki

A Fall Break

Last week was our fall break from school, and Quentin took a week of vacation. He goes back to work tomorrow, and we will miss him badly! I can’t wait to dive back into the books this week-I really did miss it. We are starting a new science curriculum-Apoligia Exploring Creation with General Science, and Madison is starting keyboarding. It should be an interesting week of school around here!

There was a lot of work going on during our break. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday was spent putting down laminate flooring.Β  Tearing up carpet, padding, and linoleum is not much fun! I am glad it is over.

The Den

Living Room

Dining Room

And Kitchen

Friday we went thrift shopping and bowling with the Dawson’s. It was a lot of fun and felt good to have a fun day out!

Saturday was opening day of bow season here, and Quentin got his first deer. The girls and I stayed home and caught up on housework.

Today we went to meet the people that we are getting our baby bottle buckling from in December. Her Nigerian dwarfs were all beautiful, and she had the calmest, sweetest buck ever. He was a handsome fellow. I hope our buck grows up to look and act just like his dad. We are first on the waiting list and get the first pick.

We are down to two little kittens. They will be going to people at Quentin’s work this week. We are going to make an appointment tomorrow to get our last unfixed cat fixed. I think we have had all the kittens we can handle.

Our kittens are sweet and cuddly and come pre-spoiled!

Today is rainy and cold and our temps have not reached 50ΒΊ. We are enjoying our first fire to warm us up.

Keeping Warm

I hope everyone has a nice week!

:)Vicki

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