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Indiana, United States
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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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - June 22, 2009

We've just had the Yin and Yang of weekends: Saturday was packed with 4-H activities from 8 in the morning until after 5 in the afternoon. In contrast, Sunday had no commitments other than to celebrate Father's Day. Bryan installed a new stereo (his gift to all of us) in the van. He and I even had a late lunch out while Emelie held down the fort during naptime. Such a blessing!

This week swim lessons wrap up, and I'll turn my thoughts toward the scrapbooking crop this weekend and preparing for the family reunion over the 4th of July.

The meal theme for this week is quick and easy! We'll be having:

Monday - Brat n' Tot Bake

Tuesday (4-H) - Oodles of Noodles Soup, Fresh Bread

Wednesday (Bryan Night Meeting) - Sausage Spanish Rice (crockpot)

Thursday - Hamburger Goulash, Mashed Potatoes

Friday - Bible Study

Saturday - Pintos, 3 Cheese Spirals


  1. Wow.. large families are just so interesting to me :) I grew up in a family of 7 and am trying to get DH on board to have a big family and live on a farm... lol we shall see how that goes!

    Anyway, your family is beautiful!!

  2. HI Lainie! Wow - 8 beautiful babies! You must have slipped one by me (laugh). Your Mom just sent me your website and blog and I am definetly going to follow you. What a beautiful family! I can't believe that Emelie is 13 years old - it seems like yesterday that we were all at the old homestead and she was just learning to walk. Time certainly flies. I have always admired how organized you are and how calm you are with so many children - you are a great mom.
    Sorry I can't make it for the family reunion - but hopefully next year we will be able to come. I'll be checking back often. Love to all - Mary