About Me

My photo
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
Our family's website, PeacefulHome.net, is in the process of changing hosting companies and is currently inactive. Our plan is to move this blog over once construction is complete. Please stay tuned for updates!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Face of Joy

Ted's long-awaited dream of owning a dirt bike was realized Sunday in the form of an early birthday present. After church we drove to the southside of Indianapolis to pick up what he thought were stock tanks (to explain the trailer on the van).

Imagine his surprise when a trailer with a Ted-sized dirt bike pulled up beside our van!

The couple we bought it from couldn't have been nicer. They even put bows on the bike for us!

He was so excited he was hugging everyone in sight.

Everyone got a turn on the bike.

Back at home, Ted tore up the driveway while the littles played in the puddles.

Thanks, Grandpa, for helping this dream come true!


  1. How cool!!! I am so excited for him. We actually saw one for sale on my parents street and I thought of Ted. Man, you guys get parent of the year awards...a horse and now a dirt bike! You rock! (don't tell my kids ha ha!)