Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

summer so far

we picture {this}

water splash action....

new friends being born in our home....

farm fresh eggs, pumpkin I froze last year from the garden....

precious baking helpers....

warm moist goodness...

There is so much happening around here and nothing at the same time. Children at various day and overnight camps, friends over, swimming, keeping the house up, healing a re-strained knee, getting down to the pile of clothes needing sewing repairs. Braveheart caught a nasty virus that really knocked his socks off. He is getting so much better but he still so weak and gets so tired. I think he may have lost weight from this one. My man and I would really like to see him put some more meat on his bones. I am trying, as always, to fill him up with good foods like chicken soup, grass fed beef with all the fixin's, organic fruits, veggies, homemade pumpkin muffins and rhubarb cake with dark raw sugar if he is going to have sugar. Yummy. He doesn't have much of an appetite right now.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

rainbow sorbet crazy crochet blanket

I couldn't help it, I just felt like it was so sorbet looking! This is finished now, all twin size goodness of it...hope you like it too. Soon to Etsy land.

Monday, June 14, 2010


I can't believe I really forgot to put this up on June 1st but things were a bit here it is, better late than never!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

karate promotion

This is old news from a few weeks ago. I haven't posted all the promotions, but I wanted to get Damsel on here since she just passed her first one. Although we might like to do 5 other activities and although this doesn't mean that we will only do this 'forever', I love this karate thing. We have a great teacher that focuses on 'self discipline' and 'self control' and the more kids from your family, the cheaper it is (price is a big factor here right now) and we can be together more rather than 5o different directions. LOVE IT!!! Secret Agent earned his yellow belt and Damsel earned her red belt. So cute.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

our own graduate open house

This photo above is nothin' special but I just love the way it captured the smoke and their intent business of making hot dogs this day...
That's JoLayne, she was a blessed helper to me, devoting her day for my service, thanks friend.

Here is a sampling of this weekend's open house here for our graduate. I have to get some other cool pics on here later that my friend Karl took. It was a beautiful day and such a blast and I was exhausted afterward. Thanks to all that helped out. Then he turned 18 a couple days later and I have to make cake for that too!! I laugh because I feel like I am in a perpetual 'party' mode right now...:)


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.