Monday, June 18, 2012


So today was shopping day. Moriah needed a couple pairs of shorts, Isaac needed jeans and shoes, and WE needed groceries! So to Nashville we went! We went to Trader Joe's first, unfortunately since it was our 1st stop, we couldn't get any perishable items. But we got some other things, including our favorite coffee! If you haven't been to this store, and you live close to one...GO! It is worth it. From there we headed to Franklin w/ a stop in Hobby Lobby to get fabric for 2 girls and 2 boys bags, just to have on hand!  :)  Then Goodwill. Moriah and Isaac don't like Goodwill, they don't like digging through their sizes, etc...Shiloh, Bethany, and I love it. We walked out of there with 3 pairs of pants for Jacob, 2 skirts for Moriah (long denim ones) 1 pair of Levi's for Isaac, a skirt for Shiloh, and a book, all for $23.00. Kohls was next...we ALL love Kohls! So armed with my 20% off EVERYTHING coupon and an additional 5.00 off your total we went shopping...Moriah got a cute long skirt with a matching shirt for an upcoming wedding, Isaac got 2 pair of Levi's for 9.60 a pair...brand new people, plus 20% off! I got a neon running jacket for fall for 20.00, plus some other odds and ends. The only thing we couldn't find is shoes for Isaac. He is in a strange place between boys and men's sizes and styles. Sam's Club then Kroger were next. 400.00 later we are home from a successful day in Nashville. All is quiet b/c the children are at VBS, and Steve is at a meeting, everything is put away, BLT makings are on the counter, and the washing machine is running. It was a good Monday!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday evening quietness!

This week is VBS at the Mennonite church, which happens to be just at the end of our driveway. The children are loving the interaction, the singing, the Bible memory verses, the games, you name it! It started on Wednesday, the day I work at the local Ambulance service. The 2nd night was Thursday, which I had to work as well b/c someone had to leave early. So tonight, Friday night, is the first night that I have gotten to sit and enjoy peace and quiet w/ my honey...guess what we are doing??? He is on one sofa with his iPad, and I am on the other sofa with my laptop (and a small bowl of Chocolate Chips, it was the only chocolate in the house...WAS) and playing Words with Friends!!! We love it! I guess this is what old married couples of 16 years do! Oh and another awesome thing is Pandora!!! We can listen to some amazing Christian music while playing!

Just being honest~


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A day in the life...

Well Summer is here!!! Yippee Skippee!!! School is finished and the schedule for the last 9 1/2 months is relaxed. Today Bethany is at work with her daddy, Shiloh is spending the day with her friend Anne, and my other 3 are hard at a game of Monopoly! It is hard for me, who is very schedule minded, to spend a couple months relaxing...letting the children be CHILDREN, and not making them pick up a book to read or letters to write, or problems to solve. But, none the less, it is good for them and me. My house stays much cleaner in the summer, with "nothing else to do" the chore list gets done everyday, well not it looks close to a tornado met earthquake in here, but by the time Steve Bailey comes home it will be picked up, cleaned, and smelling like fresh Zucchini bread, Sourdough bread, and the amazing supper Moriah is making!

Just a little musing and honestly from me!