Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Photo

Here is a photo of our family that was taken last night.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Total before coupons and ecbs $70.41
Total after coupons and ecbs $5.18

Monday, December 1, 2008


It is hard to believe but I haven't updated my blog in a month. So, I thought I would give an update this morning. I trust everyone had a good Thanksgiving and I know everyone had plenty to eat and lots of fun time with our families. The Lord has truly blessed each and everyone of us.

The girls and I left the house at 3:15am on Friday morning to go to the stores in Hickory for their early morning shopping. We had alot of fun and we were back in Taylorsville by 10 am to drop Lydia off at the Bank where she works. We got some great deals and even had time to stop at CVS and get alot of their early morning deals

We actually had Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday evening. All of my husband's family came and ate with us. I think I counted 22 people that evening. It was a good evening with lots of games and talking. I would post photo's but the camera's batteries were dead.

Saturday morning we took a group of Teen Girls to Concord Mills and spent the day. Janie and I had alot of fun shopping with them. We tried on loads of purfume and lotion. I think we went into about every store there. We got Back in time for Anthony's birthday party.

We had good services yesterday at Church. We are practicing for our Christmas Play and it is coming along well. The younger kids are doing great on their singing. Our Play is the Sunday before Christmas and we still have alot of practicing left to do.

We will be starting back to school today and Grace has been studying alot. She had 2 Tests that she will be taking this month and next. She is trying to get everything ready for College this next school year.

Hannah fell 3 weeks ago and broke her left arm. She has 2 weeks left until we go back to the dr. again and they talked like they will put a splint on it then. She was in alot of pain the first week but she has been fine since. She is left-handed so we had to write for her until she could do it.

Well I guess I had better go for now and finish the ironing. Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Don't Be Neutral

A man without opinion is without courage. Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me."

The people of Meroz were cursed because they tried to remain neutral in the day of battle (judges 5)

Born-again Christians have a fearful responsibility in this day. To be neutral is impossible. Our enemies come from two primary sources:

1. From without-Acts 20:29. This refers to modernism, apostates, blood-deniers, do-gooders and all unchristian forces. These forces are tearing away at New Testament Christianity.

2. From within-Acts 20:30. These are out for their own glory. With them it is not a matter of doing God's will, but it is a matter of having their own way.

No matter how many lies they must tell or how many innocent people get involved, no matter how many people are hardened and caused to backslide, no matter how many children are hurt, no matter how much the cause of worldwide evangelism is hurt of the cause of Christ in any way is hurt, such men (and women) are going to have their own way, come what may!

They will continue until God cuts them down! In this conjunction, remember that the wheels of God grind slowly but exceedingly fine! Our city has plenty of this kind, as do all cities and towns! Such men and women, according to the Scriptures, will pay dearly. Of this there can be no doubt.

No true Christian can join with or be a friend to any individual or organization that runs contrary to the Bible. We are led by the Bible and the Holy Spirit and not by personalities, emotionalism or personal desire.

Remember, Paul's picture of a Christian is that of a militant soldier, not that of a fawning, gossiping, cowardly, lying, tattling, backbiting, discord-sowing, preacher-hating, compromising neutralist!

You can't have the Gospel in your heart and gossip in your mouth!

Howard Kilpatrick

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More photo's of The Second Chance Ranch

Chickens and the kids got to round them up


Casey caught the big one


Our Trip to The Second Chance Ranch

A picture of our group

This fire was a blessing (it was a cool day)

This is the girls trying to get a T-shirt on the hog

The boys finally helped them finish

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Monday, October 20, 2008

FOR TODAY... October 20, 2008

Outside My Window... Our cat is waiting for his food

I am thinking... It is going to be a busy day

I am thankful for... A cool,beautiful fall day

From the kitchen... I made an Apple Cake and a Turtle Pumpkin pie

I am wearing... A blue Jean skirt and a blue blouse

I am creating... A scrapbook of our trip to the Second Chance Ranch on Saturday

I am going... To CVS today

I am reading... My Bible and a new Taste of Home magazine

I am hoping... To get the ironing done and work on the Christmas Play

I am hearing... The girls talking and a cd playing

Around the house... Lydia is getting ready for work, the other girls are almost ready to start school

One of my favorite things... Watching the girls play basketball

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: We have a Wedding, Baby shower and a Cottage Prayer meeting.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Childers Reunion

The Childers reunion was almost two weeks ago and I am finally adding photo's. We got to see relatives that we have not seen in awhile and we had a good time talking to them. There was alot of good food as well as desserts.

Paul Fox Family minus Philip's family

Greg, Amanda and the boys

Allen, I and the girls

Tim, Jeanine, Charity, Landon and some relatives

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Thursday, October 9, 2008


"Discount Home School Supplies is giving away two DVD's this week. You can win a copy of The Nature of God in Nature: Hawaii and The Nature of God in Nature: Lake District. Read more about these DVD's on Tami's Blog. "

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Winner of the Autumn Giveaway is.....
Michelle of "Five Little Wolfs"
Congratulations, Michelle!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Autumn Giveaway

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The deadline to enter this giveaway is 11:30 a.m., October 6th.
We will draw the name at 12:00 p.m.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY (September 22, 2008)...

Outside My Window... It is a beautiful clear day

I am thinking... It will soon be time to start working on the Christmas Play at the Church

I am thankful for... My family and a great service we had at church yesterday. We had 4 saved and 8 baptized last night. The Lord is good!!

From the kitchen... A load of dishes is waiting to be loaded in the dishwasher

I am wearing... A bluejean skirt, orange top

I am creating... Some scrapbooks. I just finished Lydia's graduation

I am going... To take cake to some friends

I am reading... The North Carolina One-Day Trip Book

I am hoping... To begin cleaning the basement and start planting fall flowers outside

I am hearing... The shower running and it is still quiet

Around the house... We are getting ready to begin homeschooling for the day

One of my favorite things... Is getting up at 6 a.m. in the mornings and reading my Bible

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: We are taking a Homeschool Field Trip on Thursday

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Our Shopping Trip

We went to CVS and Walgreens last Thursday. Here is what we got :
3 Robitussin $3.99 each $11.97
Visine $4.79
Oust Surface & Air $2.99
2 Pumpkin Salt & Pepper Shakers 2 for $1.00
Subtotal : $20.75
Total after coupons : $6.20 and got back $10 Register Rewards.
2 Right Guard Xtreme Deodorant $2.99 each $5.98
1 Soft & Dri Deodorant $2.99
1 Bayer Countour Meter $14.99
1 Revlon Emery Board Pack $1.99
1 Lumene cream $2.99
1 Pure Black Rick Cleanser $9.99
Subtotal $38.93
Total after coupons and ecbs: $2.78
1 Soft & Dri deodorant $2.99
1 L'oreal Revitalift Face Wipes $5.99
1 Renuzit Tri Scent $7.99
1 Purex $2.99
1 Arnicare Gel $9.49
Subtotal $29.45
Total after coupons and ecbs: $2.36

Friday, September 12, 2008

School Days

Our 13th year of Homeschool began on September 4. "Where have the years gone?" Grace is in her last year and Hannah is in the 8th grade. We are also homeschooling two other students and tutoring two other students once a week. It is alot of fun and we are learning alot, here is a list of some of the subjects we are learning.

1. Algebra

2. Chemistry

3. English Literature

4. American History

5. New Testament Survey

6. Biology

7. Spelling

8. Geography

9. Math

10. Science

11. History

They are learning Psalms chapter 1 for this month's Bible reading. Our first Field Trip is in two weeks and they are looking forward to that. We usually start at 9:30 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m. We have completed our second week of school and are looking forward to next week.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Cast Your Vote
Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority; always be afraid to stand with the majority which is wrong, for the majority which is wrong will one day be the minority.
William Jennings Bryan

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Broyhill Walking Park

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Caleb's Baby Shower

Caleb Alexander D------------ was born on July 6th. He is my husband's sister's new baby. Isn't he sweet :) The baby shower was this past Sunday. Here are some pictures of the baby shower.

His cake

Caleb (five weeks old)
Caleb's family

His mommy

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Saturday, July 26, 2008


Our Hickory, Harris Teeter is having triple coupons. So, Lydia, Grace, and I went shopping. We made two transactions, and here they are.............

Subtotal - Before Coupons - $33.39

Coupons -$30.03

Tax -$1.16

Grand Total - $4.52


Subtotal - Before Coupons - $31.00

Coupons - $29.55

Tax - .45 cents

Grand Total - $1.90


On the way home we stopped at Wal Mart and used more coupons and here is what we purchased.

Subtotal - Before Coupons - $83.86

Coupons - $39.47

Tax - $3.45

Grand Total - $47.84

Monday, July 14, 2008


This evening, the girls and I went to CVS.
Our subtotal was $58.83
After coupons and ecbs we spent $4.33.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Birthday Party

Sunday, was my brother-in-law's birthday. Philip turned 39. Here are a few photos.

Philip and his wife Sissie

Philip, his dad Paul, and mom Joy

All the Fox brothers
All the Fox children
Tomorrow morning, we are heading to Shatley Springs for breakfast and a day out.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Every Morning
Yes, "new every morning,"
though we may awake,
Our hearts with old sorrow
beginning to ache;
With old work unfinished
when night stayed our hand;
With new duties waiting,
unknown and unplanned;
With old care still pressing,
to fret and to vex;
With new problems rising,
our minds to perplex;
In ways long familiar,
in paths yet untrod;
Oh, new every morning
the mercies of God!
His faithfulness fails not,
it meets each new day;
New guidance for every
new step of the way;
New grace for new trials,
new trust for old fears;
New patience for bearing
the wrongs of the years;
New strength for new burdens,
new courage for old;
New faith for whatever
the day may unfold;
As fresh for each need
as the dew on the sod;
Oh, new every morning
the mercies of God!
Annie Johnson Flint

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Vacation Bible School

Our Vacation Bible School started June 8 and we had a good week. Here are a few photo's we took before the battery went dead.
The Adult Class

My Class

Ronnie and Albert

A Volleyball Game

All the kids enjoyed a game of volleyball every night

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lydia's High School Graduation

Lydia's Senior Pictures

On May 17, Lydia graduated. She has completed 12 years of Home-Schooling.
We started home-schooling her while we lived in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
(We were missionaries in Northern Ireland for twelve years.)
We were privileged to have Bro. Mark Bradfield and his wife Monica from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, here for Lydia's Graduation. Bro. Mark and Monica were with us for a few days and we enjoyed their visit. Bro. Mark is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Londonderry, where we were at for 7 years. They were a blessing and Bro. Mark spoke at the Graduation and preached at our church on May 18.
Lydia is now doing internship at our local bank in town and she loves it. Here are photos taken after the ceremony..
Lydia's Gift Table
The Food Table
Lydia's Cake that Faye made
Lydia cutting the cake
The Teen Table Chasity and Lydia
Ott, Janie and Lydia
Shelby and Lydia
Lydia's Grandparent's

Lydia and her Uncle Philip

Faye and Lydia

Winford, Nadine and Lydia
Bro. Mark and Monica