Monday, February 15, 2016


The stomach flu made its' way through our home and it was rough! It actually started with Samuel and went thru the ranks one after another. At one point, I was holding two buckets as both kids were puking at the same time. Too much information?? Sorry but these were the facts of our life for over a week! Did I ever mention how very, very much I hate vomit? Or that I have a terrifying fear of the stomach flu after Sean was hit with it so severely years ago, passed out, hit his head, and ended up in the hospital? Um, yeah. Let's just say, this week definitely had me talking to God ALOT! I am SOOOO glad it's over! I seriously had a permanent vomit smell in my nose......YUCK!! Thank you God for healthy bodies!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

I have a million of 'em....

I'm sorry to put so many adorably cute pictures on my blog of my baby, Sammy T. But he is just so photogenic! And besides that he LOVES to ham it up for the camera, as you can tell. :)
I mean, I could fill up a book with just pictures of him and all of his cuteness.  He never met a camera he didn't like. LOL!

Now these next pictures are Samuel's selfies. LOL! He was, unbeknownst to me, playing with my phone as I was in the shower one morning. He didn't do too bad and since these pics he has taken quite a few more....of my closet doors, my floor, my bed, his feet, my desk, etc. :) 
Kids these days...they can figure out technology like nobody's business. 
No worries, mommy set a lock on her phone. 
Sammy has to ask now to take his selfies! :)

And this's just perfect Samuel. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hey there little cowpokes....

 Took the kids to the Farm Show this year. I love the concept but it gets so incredibly crowded that in years past it didn't necessarily seem worth it but we tried it one more time. The kids love going. They love animals so much and of course it's very educational too. :) They were able to watch a rodeo that had disabled participants in it. So cool! I couldn't resist the extra cute cowboy hats and the price was perfect for our large family! 
Aren't they adorable?!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rockin' the puzzle.....

My girl LOVES puzzles. She spends countless hours each day working on her newest one. She was blessed with bunches of puzzles at Christmas and now has a wide variety to choose from. She does any amount of pieces but her favorites are the 1,000 pieces. She can rock one of those babies out in a little over a week! The 750 piece ones take her about 3 days and the 500 piece puzzles she can knock out of the park in about a day and a half! She started on a giraffe puzzle after this above one and has only a couple more pieces until she's done. She is such a forward thinker that she already knows which is her next one to work on.....the London one with Big Ben in it. :) 
Way to go Kyalynn!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cornea Abrasion

Because life around the Lease household is so boring and dull (HA!) our little Samuel had to spice things up. 
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 He has a "significant cornea abrasion" in his left eye. As the eye dr. was examining the damage he realized the "offending foreign object" was lodged in his upper eyelid. Well of course! We do things right around here! LOL! 
The object (a piece of wood!) was removed and little man is on antibiotics for inflammation. 
But the best part is that  although Samuel is semi-verbal he very clearly said "steady, steady" as the doctor put the big machine up to his eye and was looking into it. :) 
The boy is such a riot! 
He's my sweet spicy little guy!

Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2015

So many good things....

My little herd.....:)

A field trip to a local dairy farm...
this little calf was everyone's favorite!
He loved to nibble their shirts and suck their fingers.
Nolan declared that we needed a calf....LOL!

Just playing in the sand...
the boys building and engineering
Gabriella making her infamous sand pies
Kyalynn.....reading of course! :)

This was our annual Harvest Party. 
This year was dubbed "the greatest" because big bro Ryan
joined in the fun! 
Just check out Sean and Ryan eyeing each other up before the 
sack race....:)

And they're off.....

This was at a science museum for Kyalynn's birthday.
It was spectacular!!

And here is our birthday girl....
I can't even believe she is 13!!
So, so precious....

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hot off the press!!

Hot off the press
and just in time 
for Christmas!!

This is my first book in the Ransomed Series. 

The Ransomed Series is a group of books
detailing the lives of orphans around the world. 
Each book touches on the specific situations, problems, hardships, etc. 
of children waiting for families in a specific country. 

I am still working on book #2.....
I know, I know 
but give me some slack 
it's hard finding uninterrupted time 
to write around here. :)

it's coming along nicely.

Spoiler Alert: 
The next book, a mystery, takes some wild twists and turns!

So, won't you come along for the ride?
I promise you will 
and learn.

Please contact me if you would like to purchase a signed copy or two, for Christmas. :)
You can reach me at: blessedby7atyahoodotcom