Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pigtails and posies

It’s been a great week this week. 

We have had consistency in our daily devotions….reading Jasher each and e.v.e.r.y. morning. And, reading “The Princess Bride” every night.  The kids really look forward this time with their dad and me.

We all sit in the living room with the crackling fire burning in the fireplace.

Farmhouse Fashionista can be found bent over her fashion book, creating the newest modest fashions around. She will definitely have a fashion line one day.CIMG0589

Farmhouse Artist can be found creating family portraits from the shelves of our living room. She puts a picture of one of her siblings or, lately it’s been a picture of her dad when he was about 5, up on the table and situates herself in front of the fire with her easel, charcoals and pencils and draws her little heart out.

The Farmhouse Baker is always curled up in her Snuggie,

DSCN1366with her puppy,

crocheting a scarf or bag for someone…..trying to get her to put these up on an Etsy page.

Mr. Tankman (Rooster #2) is the one reading “Princess Bride” to us. He does voice overs and can mimic each voice in the book v.e.r.b.a.t.i.m. We spend more time laughing at his voices and distracting him!

We absolutely L.O.V.E. these times of reading. Now that the brood is less fidgety older we actually can read without too much interruption.

Another great thing that happened this week: We have been praying about finding a violin teacher for the smallest chicks. We even asked the Lord if we could maybe barter out the lessons somehow… I dunno….but I figured God did.   Well………………

Mr. Rooster Man…CIMG0418the main man….is working in a home where the wife is a retired (this year) Detroit Symphony Orchestra violin player. She held the 1st chair. She has committed to teaching our two small chicks the violin in exchange for work in her home! WOO-HOO!DSCN1719CIMG1156

And….to top it off….our Farmhouse Artist will be taking art lessons from her as well!

Whaddya think of those cookies?!

Can ya tell I’m a little excited?

And that’s not the entire story of our week either!

Mr. Tankerman DSCN2689had the opportunity to visit TACOM. This stands for Tank Automotive Armaments Command.  Basically, they make tanks for the military.

This has been a dream of his for as long as he was knee high to a grasshopper!

He was ushered into the world of tanks, thanks to a wonderful new friend….a LT. Colonel who is THE project manager of the Abrams Tank Systems at TACOM, spoke with senior engineers, sat in the newest of the Abrams tank….something like an M1A2, tossed around ideas with those creating the future tanks, and enjoyed the general splendor of the day.

Not only did he get to do this but he is now being considered for the summer hire program at TARDEC….a similar place to TACOM.

The Lt. Colonel wrote an amazing recommendation letter….words like…


future innovator of combat design

highly motivated and passionate about tanks

should I go on?

We submitted the application today and now we w.a.i.t….and wait and wait…until April to find out if he is selected.

If selected he gets to work as a Junior Engineer with Senior Engineers in the facility on whatever project is being done at the time.

AND….the main rooster and I are going to Texas on Friday to join thousands of others on our Advocare Team. We are headed to Success School.


Lawyers go to law school.

Doctors go to med school.

We go to Success School.

Godly people.

Fabulously fit people.

Incredible success stories and weight loss testimonies.

And we love it every time!

AND….the brood gets to have DSCN1759grandma all the way from the sunny south to watch over them all weekend!



Whew! It’s been a GOD week and it isn’t even over yet!


Be Blessed!

Farmhouse Chicks

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1 comment:

Ellen said...

What a week indeed! Praise God in how He has been answering your prayers. That is so encouraging to me!! Glad to be a witness to His amazing Grace in your life!


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