Archive for April, 2009

Another Interesting Article

April 22, 2009

Elizabeth Foss has hit the nail on the head once again.  I can very much relate to her article.

Easter Sunday 2009

April 14, 2009

We hope everyone had a truly blessed Easter Sunday.  (We also hope that someone got better pictures at Mass than we did.)



Today in Bodenburg…

April 14, 2009

First Air Soft War at Our House



Meanwhile, Inside…


I think it is safe to say that everyone had a great time this afternoon.  We hope to do it again sometime soon.

My Favorite Planner

April 10, 2009

I just noticed that my favorite planner is ready to be ordered.  It is the Catholic Woman’s Daily Planner from Family Centered Press.  They have Mom, Dad, and student versions available that run from August, 2009 to July, 2010.  This company also has wonderful nature journals that we use regularly.

The Girls in the Spring 2009

April 10, 2009

First of all, we have one picture left over from the big snow that we got.  When we got another battery charger for my camera, this picture was left on it.

snowman-2009  I got a kick out of the sword and shield. 

One beautiful spring day, the girls got into some spring dresses and we went out for a photo shoot.  It is so beautiful in Bodenburg in the Spring.  We are blessed to have so many beautiful blooms that I just cannot help but to take pictures.  As as matter of fact, we have even more blooms that need to be photographed.  Perhaps on Easter we’ll do some more.  For now, please let me indulge in these photos of the girls…

Little Miss Veronica does not like it when Mama puts her down!


(You may click on the picture to see a larger image.)

Once Shabby the cat comes around, Veronica starts to feel much better.

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This is a tree by our driveway.  This is the forth spring we have been here and I don’t remember seeing it more beautiful than this year:


Our yard sometimes reminds me of a beautiful park.  Whenever I get a chance to go outside, I am always so grateful for the beauty of God’s creation and for the opportunity to live in such a lovely spot.  Of course, we also give thanks for our beautiful children as well.  What a wonderful gift they all are, each and every one of them.  We are truly blessed.

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Now we have a little special something:  Charlotte in the magnolia tree.  It reminds me of some of the fairy stories that the girls love so much.

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Happy Spring!

Good Friday Hail

April 10, 2009

It’s been an exciting day. Today was the first time we had the sheriff’s department call us and tell us to get to a secure area, as the National Weather service had issued a tornado warning.  We didn’t have any tornadoes, but we did have some large hail.  Here are the pictures (you can click on the picture to enlarge):

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It’s Almost In…

April 7, 2009

Veronica’s tooth, that is!  We are all very excited.  Only Kevin and I have been able to get a glance, but we can see it will be broken through tomorrow, if it isn’t already.  That might explain why she woke up so much last night!