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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, April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Brigitta!


The first of our double April birthdays was celebrated this past weekend. Brigitta Danielle turned a very big-girl four-years-old.


While she was disappointed that this did not mean that she would be giving up afternoon naps, she did enjoy playing the birthday card to get first computer time, preferential toy privileges, and just about anything else she could think of. Who can blame her? Being #6 of 8, waiting your turn is a fact of life. Take advantage of perks when you can!


We enjoyed her ballerina cake (skillfully decorated by Bryan) after lunch followed by a couple presents. For her "eating-out" experience, she chose Ice Cream Paradise. It was a chilly event with the temps in the 50s and quite breezy! Still, only Mom and Hunter were ready to go when Dad called "Time's Up."



And now from the home office in the middle of a muddy yard in Indiana -

The Top 4 Things We Love About Brigitta:

  1. Those eyes, that smile - an angel here on earth!
  2. She is so full of joy. The smallest thing can make her absolutely giddy.
  3. She adores he little sister Heidi. Those two will grow up to be the closest of friends.
  4. What a little lady! Her greatest desire is to be a princess for Jesus (preferably while dancing ballet)!


  1. Lainie,
    I can't believe she is 4 years old already. I think Megan was almost 4 when I met you all.

  2. What a sweet little ballerina! I still just get sucked into those eyes! How do you ever tell her no?! Tell her Miss Janie said Happy Birthday! :)

  3. What a beautiful family and happy Easter!

    I wanted to invite you to "The Conservative Homeschooler"

    "As a homeschooling mom, I am concerned about the future of my children and country.

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    If you, too are concerned about your childrens and countrys future, Please join me!"

    God bless us mothers and give us courage and wisdom!

    A sister in Christ,

    Hannah @ http://preparingforourchildrensfuture.blogspot