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Choo-Choo! Garrison turns 2!

Choo-Choo! Garrison turns 2!

This little boy loves trains! He notices trains everywhere and excitedly points them out, saying “look, mom, train!” We get books from the library and he thumbs through them again and again. He spends hours hooking up train cars, laying track and making loud “hoo-hoo!” sounds. His cousin, Bruce, has a similar passion. For their […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Fall has been brief so far this year – warm, muggy weather followed by cold rainy weather – but one or two glorious days squeezed in between and we took that opportunity to hit the local farmer’s market and their superb pumpkin patch! I took my photos quickly and all the kids nicely tolerated my […]

Summer

Summer

Well, now that it’s halfway through September, I thought I’d put up a few pictures of what went on during the Summer. Most of July was spent resting and recovering from Ryder’s birth. I personally got a lot of reading done and quite enjoyed myself while Brian and the kids scurried around running the farm. […]

Explanations

Explanations

I realize some may be wondering just what all happened with Ryder’s birth. Most know that I have delivered the previous 7 children at home and had similar plans this time around. So a quick explanation:  Garrison’s birth was rough physically and emotionally and I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat experience, but figured I could make it […]

Siblings

Siblings

One of the best parts about bringing a new baby into the family is introducing it to the other children. They eagerly anticipate the baby all through the pregnancy, talking about it and making suggestions on the name. While waiting for us to come home from the hospital they made a banner to welcome the […]

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