Consumes Wildlife Perserve Photos

And we were able to see some wild life! I was worried that 3 pairs of feet and all the photo gear would make them all run!

Katie’s Art!!!!

Katie had her awesome oil painitngs made into greeting cards! They can be purchased as an assortment just in time for the Christmas as her Etsy Store!


Back To School and End of Summer

We never really had a summer as we usually know it. The temperures have hardly gotten above 95 the entire summer. The news is saying this is a problem for the many crops here in the valley because they need the very warm weather for proper growth.

Hot weather or not, summer happened just the same. Our family had its busy weeks of outings and fun and we had a few weeks of sitting around blissfully and not doing much at all. We again this year had a homestay student from Japan. Our family enjoys and learns so much every time we do this.

And now it is back to homeschool for the younger kids and back to college for the older kids. I make every effort to count the days and “ Live purposefully and worthily and accurately” Ephesians 5:15. I try very hard to not let time fly by me and savor my time with the family. But when these big shifts happen, like the kids going back to to school, I do see time has clearly elasped, and just a little too quickly, inspite of my efforts.

Roller Skating with friends.

Trip to San Francisco Wed.

It was a long but fun day.


A s’more is a traditional nighttime treat popular in the United States and Canada consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

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