Thursday, January 29, 2015

My oldest's dream

I've shared a few times about our oldest playing the Native American flute.  She has been told by her mentor that she should make a CD.  She is raising money to do that.  In order to get the money, she needs to do some fundraisers.  One way she chose to do that is through Teespring.

Go to this link above and check out the t-shirts and hoodies that are available to order to help her get her CD made.

Until next time...


Saturday, January 24, 2015


Our latest family picture from October 2014

 I figured it was about time for an update.

I started walking at the community center last fall.  I'm up to 1 and 1/10 of a mile.  On the track it takes 10 laps to equal a mile.  I did 11 laps this week.  Next week I'll do 12.  I'm adding one lap per week until I get to 2 miles.  Then I will start walking faster.  I get passed by EVERYONE that walks. lol  I don't mind.  There are two sweet little older ladies that pass me about 5 or 6 times every morning.  They are amazing!  I hope I'm like them when I'm older.

I also started using the elliptical and the weight room.  I guess you could say I'm pretty serious about getting into shape.

Oh and this is all in addition to my karate class - that YES I'M STILL TAKING!!! Yay, me!! lol

My wonderful husband is with me on all of this.  Of course he and our oldest son have been lifting weights for much longer; I just joined them.

Hubby is still working hard to provide for all of us...I don't know how he does it.  I would be floundering about now I think.  I guess that's why I'm in the role I'm in right now.

Our oldest is starting her own Native American Flute circle today.  We've reserved the room at the library and are expecting quite a few people.  She's excited.

Second oldest is also going with us to the community center.  She was my walking partner until my husband started walking with me.  Now she will sometimes walk with us, or play basketball downstairs with our oldest son/third born.

And I've already mentioned what he is doing - going with us to the community center.  He also is looking forward to his birthday next month.  He has some friends (twins) that are having a birthday a few days before, and they are planning a joint party.

All the rest of the kiddos are growing...and growing...and growing. lol

The baby is only 8 months and already is getting a tooth.  That may not be surprising for some people, but my babies usually get their first tooth at around a year.  Our earliest so far was our baby right before this one.  She got her first tooth at 9 months.  The current baby is also starting to pull up on things.  So I'm wondering if he won't be walking earlier than the others too.  Yep, they all starting walking at around one also.  In fact, I believe a couple of them actually took their first step on their 1st birthday.

Well, that's about all for now.  Hopefully, I can remember to update more often.  Between normal life in a large family, plus homeschooling, plus outside activities, it gets a little hectic.

Until next time...