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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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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Recuperative Reading

Today a trip to my favorite dentist for a broken tooth became a trip to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction. I decided that I'd rather become a professional cage fighter or give birth through my left nostril before I do THAT again!

While recuperating this evening, I have enjoyed some quiet reading time (a luxury that I don't usually allow myself). When I purchased these books, I didn't make a connection between them. Now I giggle when I think about it.

This is an amazing story of one family's journey though the adoptions of 18 children.
Refuge Ranch: A Story For His Glory

My children love watching our Duggar DVDs. It was one of the first times they had seen a family that looked something like ours (times 3, of course). This book really makes you realize that the Duggars are a very real family just trying to live for the glory of God! (And the recipes are wonderful!)
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How they Do It

Both books made me excited for tomorrow when I could get up and love on my children!


  1. I am so glad you got to relax and read! I keep telling Matt to stop hurting my friends or they will stop coming around! :( Hoping you feel better soon. :) Grins

  2. Ouch! Sorry to hear about your day. I really liked the Duggar book too. I may have to borrow the other one. :) Call if you need anything today. I sent you an e-mail Sunday. Did you get it?