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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Table for Twenty?

Sunday we watched our friends' children so the parents could have an afternoon date. They had thoughtfully done the same for us last weekend. Bryan and I decided to take everyone to our favorite Chinese buffet to chow down for lunch. We had a great afternoon as the parents to 16 children ages 13 to 6 months.

Here they are lined up in Banana Slug order before we went in to the restaurant. What you can't see are the people in the restaurant gawking at us through the window.

Once we found our seats (at four tables) one elderly couple did pick up their things and flee to the other side of the restaurant. Pretty funny considering our 16 were the best mannered children in the place!


  1. I love it!!!! Wish I could have been there to see the looks on their faces! I am sure that couple didn't want to be close to you and Bryan in case whatever you had "rubbed off" on them! Haha! I know your kids did not scare them off. :)

  2. That's pretty funny.
    I always think it's amazing when a friend or two and I go somewhere with our kids and, all of a sudden, realize how many seats we'll need to try to get us to be able to sit together. What a blessing.
    I can imagine the confused looks you guys got as you came in the restaurant and everyone wondering - are they all theirs? :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    In His love,