Monday, October 08, 2007

Goings On

We had a nice weekend. The weather here has just been exceptional all summer long and the fall is proving to be just as lovely. We have a large pond about 4 minutes from our house, so Saturday I decided I would take the oldest three fishing (yes , I love fishing). It had rained during the morning and afternoon, so when it finally stopped we headed out. I pulled into a section that we normally pull into and lets just say that was a mistake. It was VERY muddy! I pulled forward and realized that my truck was sliding tOwArD ThE PoNd!! I put it in park and we stopped, but I quickly realized we had a big problem, when I stepped out of the truck and saw that I only had about 4 more feet to slide before I was in the drink.

So, we found the nearest park trash can, emptied it out and filled it with wood shavings from the city compost pile across the street. We put as much of it around the truck as we could and I put it into 4 wheel drive and tried to drive out. It took me about 20 minutes to pull out of the muddy area. We just kept putting wood chips under the tires until we were able to get all the way out. After all this fun the boys were able to fish and caught quite a few fish.

School is going well. It is taking up quite a bit of the day now with all 5 of the boys doing some type of learning. The youngest two have started reading and are doing really well. It never ceases to amaze me how they can all be so different in their learning styles.

I am excited to have my Extend-A-Bibs being sold in another boutique. Gissy Bella has added them to her line of fun and neat products. Go take a look at all the things she has over there. Us Mommy's are an inventive group of people aren't we!?!

I know I don't post as often anymore, I do apologize! But life has become so full. This is not a bad thing at all, it just leaves me with less time to blog here. I do think of and pray for my bloggy friends often. I hope everyone is having a great school year, filled with excited, bright eyed children. Praying also for all the "babies in waiting", I cant wait to see them in "person"

I am off, have a great day!


Amity said...

I can imagine how busy your days are with schooling 5 children and taking care of two more, not mention your sewing!!! You are an inspiration, how do you manage it all?? I have a hard time with just my four, LOL.....

Elise said...

Really? You're too busy to post - with sewing and teaching and cooking and fishing...
I totally understand! :) I love catching up with you, Audrey - love to you and your family!

rcsnickers said...

I agree, I love catching up with you as well. I understand the time thing, but it nice to hear an update as often as you do!

Good job getting the truck out of the mud. I would of panic. I am sure the boys enjoyed the mud part as well as fishing. Do you eat the fish they caught?

How is Rob's construction job going? Get any guys hired?

Praying for you all as well...


Staci said...

So glad you got out of the mud!!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE the dress I ordered from you. Thank you!!! I will be ordering again. :)

Life with Littles said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the ice cream suggestion. That sounds sooooo good. I've never seen that brand before so I wonder if thy sell it here.
I have enjoyed browsing your blog and store. Your family looks like lots of fun.
I linked to your bibs because I think they are fantastic.

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29