Ihaven'tbloggedforquiteawhile,but it hasn't been because we haven't been busy. Go to: ourpathtoethiopia.blogspot.com and see what we've been up to this past year! We just got back from Ethiopia today, so if you will check back in a few days, I hope to have news of our travels posted.
A friend of Brad's took this picture when they spent a few days at our lake cabin last fall. Isn't this a beautiful picture? I have to admit the dock isn't really as pretty as it looks. It's definitely what you'd call "rustic".
We have had a massive influx of ladybugs who have come into our house to promptly die. Ephraim LOVES ladybugs. I found him laying on the floor pushing around some of the pile of dead ones saying, "Wake up, little ladybugs. Ladybugs! No sleeping!"
I am SO far behind on blogging! I'm determined to do better. I might as well go in chronological order, so here at the end of June I'm posting some pretty pictures of our Bradford pear trees that were in bloom this spring.
We finally redecorated the bathroom that adjoins my office! My oldest daughter, Brooke, was my interior decorator because she's much better at that sort of thing than I am. Ben was my laborer. Didn't it turn out well? It's very girly! I wish I had taken "before" pictures, but I always forget. Anyway, the bathroom was last decorated twelve years ago for my now-twenty-three-year-old son, so you can imagine. It had beige walls, American flag floor mats, a denim shower curtain, and the matching towels long ago went off to college with my son. In case you are wondering, I took a close-up picture of the switch plate to show the wonders of the new metallic spray paints. We've painted quite a few of our switch plates at home and at the lake with various metallic colors, and they've turned out great! It's a huge savings to spray a plain, plastic switch plate too, rather than buying new ones for several dollars a piece.
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.