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I wanted to take a moment to “pop” in and say HI!

A lot has been going here. My son was diagnosed with intracranial hypertension which means the fluid pressure surrounding his brain is too high. He had a lot of excess fluid drained during a spinal tap. He is taking a fluid pill each night before bed and is doing great. I will write more when I can put my thoughts into words. It could have been so much worse, and we are truly blessed. I still have those moments where I find myself on my knees because my baby has too much brain fluid and forget to be thankful. Please keep him in your prayers.

We have not done school in three weeks. We are going to a homeschool picnic tomorrow and will start up again this coming Monday.

Today we are using up some cherry tomatoes and green peppers from our garden to make Crockpot salsa. Madison is drying sage in the oven, and later we will work up a cushaw. Our garden is coming to an end and starting to look like a jungle. Our whole yard actually looks like a jungle.

We never did have a really hot summer weather, and it is already starting to feel a lot like fall. We are getting ready to put on a pot of homemade vegetable soup. Nothing says fall like a pot of soup. 🙂

I hope everyone is doing wonderfully!

:)Vicki

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Stuck In a Blogging Rut

As much as I love blogging and as much as I love you guys, I can not make myself spend time on this computer.

I just wanted to let everyone know we are still here and doing well.

We just finished up our first month of school. It flew by really. Time really does fly by quickly, and I hate to think this time of schooling my children will be over before I know it. I just want to take time to take it all in and enjoy it while it lasts. I’m telling you yesterday they were babies. The cutest babies there ever were, of course!

Last weekend we went camping and had a wonderful time. We went hiking Friday night after supper and Saturday morning after breakfast. We have all been complaining of aches and pains.

Our garden continues to do well even though I have neglected it slightly. 🙂 I will plant peas soon for my fall garden. Probably nothing else.

Quentin is at his new job now after a week away for training. He is all smiles and enjoying more time at home and much, much lower stress levels.

That’s our life right now. Slow and sweet.

The habiscuses are blooming.

The habiscuses are blooming.

My father-in-law gave me this hibiscus as a tiny little plant.

My father-in-law gave me this hibiscus as a tiny little plant.

The gladiolus are blooming. This is my favorite color so far.

The gladiolus are blooming. This is my favorite color so far.

A volunteer sunflower patch.

A volunteer sunflower patch.

Madison got a couple of guinea keets. They are quite interesting, and we are enjoying learning about them.

Madison got a couple of guinea keets. They are quite interesting, and we are enjoying learning about them.

We have been picking lots of tomatoes.

We have been picking lots of tomatoes.

Madison made us a delicious tomato pie.

Madison made us a delicious tomato pie.

We have been enjoying our potatoes roasted with garlic and fresh home grown rosemary.

We have been enjoying our potatoes roasted with garlic and fresh home grown rosemary.

Claytor Lake State Park  8-2-2013

Claytor Lake State Park 8-2-2013

Claytor Lake

Claytor Lake

Madison took a lot of good pictures while we were hiking.

Madison took a lot of good pictures while we were hiking.

Making smores!

Making smores!

McKenzie, Madison, and Quentin Jr.

McKenzie, Madison, and Quentin Jr.

Cooking hotdogs over the camp fire.

Cooking hotdogs over the camp fire.

There are 7 new kittens. They are doing great. The cream colored ones ears are getting dark, and I think they will be colored like snowshoe siamese.

There are 7 new kittens. They are doing great. The cream colored ones ears are getting dark, and I think they will be colored like snowshoe siamese.

As I type the silkies' eggs are hatching. The two you see are eggs from the buffs. We are hoping for some silkies to sell and some more laying hens. We are down to only 3.  And more meat birds will be nice also.

As I type the silkies’ eggs are hatching. The two you see are eggs from the buffs. We are hoping for some silkies to sell and some more laying hens. We are down to only 3. And more meat birds will be nice also.

I hope everyone is doing well!

:)Vicki