one day in January

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The morning begins with a fire in the wood stove.

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And imaginations ready for play.

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The boys go outside and play in the snow…

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and come in to dry their gloves by the stove.

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Meanwhile, the girls work on puzzles together,

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followed by a few minutes work on a cross stitch project.

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Buddy pulls out his collection of Lego Lord of the Rings, and builds a trebuchet.

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Pal decides to play with dominoes.

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School activities are worked on. Here, Girlie is working on a narration of a tree with a tire swing for language arts.

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All play with Lego for a while.

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And Chickie chills out on my bed with the laundry after a long day.

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And Mama? Mama enjoys coffee, with water heated on the wood stove.

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This week we have been working on getting back into a routine. With colds and holidays, we haven’t had one of those in about a month! With school activities, household responsibilities, errands, and writing projects, I realized recently that I have been so caught up with living that I hadn’t even pulled out my camera since New Years Eve! This is in part why some of our recent posts have shown old photos.

So one day this week I took as many “what our day looks like” pictures as I could, and that’s what this post was based on. Nothing too exciting… just what it looks like in real life around here, mess and all.

Are you finding a return to routine since the holidays?

5 responses

  1. Yaiyai says:

    Love being able to see a day as it goes. May do one of those for us! :-)

  2. kelli says:

    Just found your blog today from The Prairie Homestead and I have just fallen in love with your family. I’ve been looking for so long for a blog like yours, a family with the same goals that we have. We are a family of 7 (2 girls, 3 boys), 2 dogs, a Jersey cow, 4 rabbits, and 19 chickens. We purchased a camper last year by faith that the Lord was leading us to homestead (DEBT-FREE) on a piece of land, growing nutritious food. We still live in a traditional house and are paying traditional bills (ug), but we just spent our 4th day at our property and it’s finally ready for us to park our RV on it. We bought your book and I’m looking forward to featuring your family on our blog in the next week. You’re so inspiring. I was starting to lose hope that we were never going to get moved to our property and I’m the most nervous about schooling our 5 children at home in our camper on 5 acres while my husband commutes to work 50 minutes away each work day. Praying for a job closer to our property and to sell our current home. What a BLESSING it was to come across your blog! I can’t wait to read your book…ordered it today. Thanks for taking the time to post things online so that others may learn and ACT as we honor the Lord with HIS money. Hugs! Kelli (Florida)

    • Mama says:

      Hi Kelli! Wow! It is so great to meet you! You are absolutely not alone. But a lifestyle of living simply, and debt free, are not popular, so it can be difficult to find each other. I visited your blog, and love what your family is up to. It looks like you are a tight family, and I’ll be adding you to my RSS so I can keep in touch. Thank you for visiting, and for your positive mention on your blog! I look forward to getting to know you :)

  3. kelli says:

    Thanks for the reply! Blessings to you all!

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