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If Only....

Ah friends, last night was yet another poignant reminder of how good children are for my soul!  We have a "Conversation Starter" jar on the kitchen table. Each night, whichever child helps with preparing supper and serving it gets to lead the mealtime prayer and also pick a conversation starter question. Originally, I would just think up a question off the top of my head each night, usually based upon events happening in our world. These always lead to some really great conversations! I thought it would also help the children be able to participate in conversations with all ages too. And it did. They were able to give their opinions about world events while talking with family members and others.  But, friends, honestly, by suppertime my poor brain is pretty much fried and I just don't have the ability to pick good "starters" right now. LOL! So, I've printed some off from the internet and we've been using these for a bit. They are ok....I prefer the &quo…

Why I took my kids to a Peep Show....

Because I heard it was so neat! Don't worry it was G-rated! LOL! The premise of this show was that all the creations had to be made from marshmallow peeps or bunnies. It was actually pretty cool to see the creativity of these exhibits.  Individuals, companies and groups of all sorts entered to win. The creations varied incredibly from a life-sized Goofy to a miniature town complete with people and cars. Some of the stuff was really out there....like a toilet with a flush handle. LOL!  It was interesting and worth the drive. Samuel however, did NOT think so. It was a long drive to get there and then he had to be relatively still because we didn't want to knock any creation over and it was very crowded the day we went. And besides, to Samuel, you see one peep, you've seen them all. Who cares if they look like Dumbo?! LOL! Hence the picture below with his grumpy face. :)







Small Town Historical Sights....

Imagine my surprise when my husband brought home a booklet about the Military Trail of History right here in our small town. I was so excited! I LOVE History and so do my kids. So off we went taking almost a whole week to cover the booklet and all the sights. Since we are studying American History and have learned about several of the early wars this was a perfect fit for us. Also, I feel it is so important that we all, as Americans, learn our history and what our soldiers have done to keep us free!! 
The booklet states that "this Military Trail was a vision ten years in the making.  Military history is the blueprint of America's history. From the pre-Revolutionary War to the most recent wars this trail pays tribute to those who have secured and protected America from right here in our community". How cool is that?
We began our tour at the Army Depot. We drove past guarded gates, saw row after row of tanks, and various other big machinery. My boys were in their glory! LOL!…

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