Saturday, June 11, 2011


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Ezek 47:12 NKJV
12 Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine."

Well, at this point in time, the garden is sort of a failure.  Do you like my beautiful luscious weeds? Somewhere in the middle of the mass of the picture on the right is my asparagus that went to fern again.  This was supposed to be the first year I could harvest some, and I failed to get out and harvest it!  The storms and rain/floods that we had kept me out of garden and then things just got busy.

I did finally go buy some plants a few weeks ago, but have only got a few tomato plants and cukes in.  Have got to get the rest in this week.  Very late garden, but still hoping for a  harvest in fall.  Even failed to keep up with the strawberries this year.  Harvested some, but let too many go to waste. How sad and wasteful, not to mention that we would have been blessed with the extra goodies this winter.

Some was laziness, but most was due to our situation with the foster children.  I always have so many appointments (sometimes 3 in one day!!) to go to and between work and homeschool and trying to keep everyone safe, a lot of things just didn’t get done.  I was able to harvest some strawberries and enjoy a  yummy homemade strawberry shortcake cake.

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I hope to have some success pictures next week of a nicely groomed garden.  Homestead Dad has been working hard cutting down the weeds, tilling them under and has constructed 4’ X 4’ boxes for me.  We are going to try raised bed in boxes this year for some things.  We were very successful with the raised beds in the ground, but hard to maintain the weeds.  The tomatoes and cukes are still going into the ground where we have the fencing up for them.  I hope to get the peppers into one of the beds and not sure what else at this point (that bushy green thing below is the horseradish I got from a friend last year that we can start to harvest next year).


Really disappointed in what hasn’t been done, but I’m not giving up!  I will press on and we will at least have some yummy salsa in the fall!!  Gotta have that salsa!  I make it really hot for Jearl and then some nice mild with tang for me and everyone else.  I do get lots of compliments so I think the recipe I use is a really good one.  I do can it because I like to have it ready to go year round.

Failure?  No, just delayed and not as good as it could have been.  We have been redeemed by our Lord and Savior, we are not failures!

How’s your garden growing?  Trying any new techniques or plants?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Joy Comes in the Morning

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Psalm 30:5 NKJV
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 90:13-15  NIV

13 Relent, LORD! How long will it be?  Have compassion on your servants. 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. 

I feel as if we have had our share of trials this year.  Of course nothing compares to the losses of those around us with the floods and storms, so Lord, forgive my whining and make my heart glad!  We continue to have some serious challenges with the foster child we still have.  As many of you know we took the two brothers back in hopes of being able to still help them.  Once the second brother arrived everything fell apart.  The older brother that had come back to us first started manifesting many dangerous behaviors and we had to have him removed again for the safety of my son and his brother. 

We decided to still try to work with the younger brother, who is now almost 10, but alas, it is not to be.  My son who is 7 has now been exposed to behaviors that are VERY unacceptable.  We have given our required two week notice and I am afraid we will not be able to keep him any longer.  We are now on “lock down” where I supervise the boys every moment.  They must be in my vision every moment.  I am mostly a stay at home mom, so this can get challenging when I must leave the room.  The rule is, my son comes with me and stays with me when I must attend to something.  I can leave no room to chance anymore at this point.  It will be a stressful week, but with God we are more than able.

It is sad that we did not have a better outcome, but the well being of my child has already been violated and his innocence broken.  We knew we didn’t want to have older children in our home and we broke our own rule.  We have now paid the price and so has our son.  I pray that God can erase from his memory the things he has seen and been shown to do.  What fools we have been.  I repent and ask for forgiveness and I know my God hears my voice. 

I’m sure that everyone else already knows this, but if you are looking for insight into fostering, I HIGHLY recommend that you DO NOT take any children near the age or older than your child. DON’T DO IT!!  You just never know.  We happened to get one of the worse case scenarios you can get and it was our first time out.  We are fairly angry with our agency because they had to have known to some degree if not all.  We asked the questions, just evidently not the exact right ones in the exact right way, because we were constantly led to believe that this was all new to them.  Everyone in the system that I have spoken to that is involved with this case has said it was one of, if not THE, hardest case they have every had.  So now what do you think??  My response has not been so joyous as I have heard this repeated on different occasions. 

We are picking up the pieces and moving on. We will try again.  I hope we have a better experience.  We have been assured by many that not all in the system are such rough cases.  We will try with perhaps age 5 and under, maybe younger. 

I have not had the time or felt like blogging.  I was pretty close to just shutting it down for now, but I love to babble and this is such a good outlet for that, isn’t it?  Seriously, I just have a lot I want to share and learn from fellow bloggers.  We really want to get this homestead stuff going.  We just haven’t had the time or resources to do much.  With the heavy rains and our schedule, I have not even gotten the garden in yet!!  I will share in a separate story.  Enough for now.  Blessings to all.  Praying for joyous weekends for all of you. 

Any challenges in your life lately you would like to share?  Better yet, are you confident that Jesus will walk you through every one of them?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Boy(s) are Back

2011 Samuel's scorpion lego creationFinally, an update to our foster story.  Things have been pretty crazy around here for many different reasons (sickness, schedules, weather, etc.).  I have missed blogging and am making a goal to blog at least 3 times per week if not more, if my schedule allows it.  Lately, the weather has kept me from blogging until I found out about Live Writer and now I can write without being online and post later, yeah! Smile

I’m not going to go into any details because I don’t quite have this confidentiality thing down.  For the related posts to this story see HERE and HERE.  Basically, we have one of the boys back and we should be getting the other brother sometime this week.  It was a long drawn out process and lots of prayer and faith.  We are believing that God will get us through this and that He will do a work in the boys’ lives.

Our hope is to be able to care for these boys while they wait for reunification with their family.  It has only been about 4 days now and we have already had several trials.  We knew it would be difficult because of the behavior problems.  Like I said, we are walking in faith and believing that God will do a work.  I’m sure we’ll have more trials to overcome when we add in the other brother, but God can do anything and He will get us through this.

It was God who broke my heart over the situation with these boys and I know we can trust Him to carry us through it.  I appreciate those of you who have communicated with me that you are keeping us in your prayers.  It means a lot to us.

What challenges have you faced lately, and have you remembered to trust God to get you through them?

Monday, May 2, 2011

2011 Flood in Southern Illinois

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Lots of bad weather lately down in our neck of the woods.  My internet has been off more than on.  It is actually off right now and I am able to write this and hopefully post later.  All of the above photos are in areas that should NOT have any water!  The lower right one is some flooded farmland and the others are from the highway where the water has threatened to close (and some are actually already closed) our roads.  

The road we live on has an East and West and the West end has been closed for almost a week now.  We are currently getting more rain and there are areas south of us that have had to evacuate their towns.  It is very sad.

There is a lot of sandbagging going on in our area.  Many volunteers have stepped up to help out their neighbors.  Below is a picture of the Army Corps of Engineers who have been transporting sand bags in needed areas.
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There was also an onslaught of of tornados in the southern states of Alabama and five other surrounding states.  The reports I heard were about 160 tornados in about 1 week and over 300 deaths.  Our prayers go out to all the individuals and families devastated by these storms.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Testing of my Faith

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:2-8 NIV

Testing of my faith produces perseverance . . . ?  Yes, I believe it does.  Mature and complete, lacking nothing. . . sounds good to me.  When I grow up. . .   are we there yet Lord?  Lacking wisdom, just ask?  I'm asking Lord.  Really need some wisdom.  I will believe and NOT doubt!  I will NOT be double-minded.  I refuse to be unstable.

Several posts back, I believe it was March 20, I mentioned I would follow up on some developments.  Well, those developments had to do with the foster children.  It has been a roller coaster ride that is not yet over.  The boys have some behavioral issues and it had gotten so bad that weekend that we had to call in some outside help and ended up having the boys moved out of our home.  I was very sad and distraught over the incident and actually made an appeal to my husband to give the boys another chance.  He agreed, but when I called the agency back, they were not in agreement.  We felt it was a lesson learned in many respects and thought we would just move on.

Here we are several weeks later and the agency calls us back and says they have not been able to find a placement for the boys.  They are still in emergency care and are in need of a home.  They have asked if we would consider taking them back.  It has been a hard decision.  We have sought our Lord in the matter to do what is in His will.  I will need to call them tomorrow to give our answer.

I will plan to follow this post up with an update.  I will plan to be more regular in my posts.  I will choose to do what is right, not necessarily what I "feel" like doing or not doing.

May you have a blessed day.  What has the Lord called you to do today?

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Thanks to Living the Ruth Life in an Eve World for nominating me!

In order to completely accept this award it is asked that one:
1. Thank and link back to the person that has given you this award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Award 10-15 blogs you feel deserve this award as well.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award.
About me:
1. I was born in Hawaii.
2. I have two brothers and no sisters.
3. I have been married for 17 years.
4. I choose Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
5. My favorite color is blue.
6. I love the privilege of homeschooling my son.
7. I can't wait until we can get some chickens, goats, and maybe ducks (and more farm animals in the future).

Monday, March 21, 2011

Freely Educate Homeschool Resource

If you don't already know about this site, I highly encourage you to visit Lori at one of her blogs, Freely Educate.  She has some fantastic finds and what a blessing she is to the homeschool community (or any one else who visits her site).

I also encourage you to visit her other sites and click on some of her links to help support the great work she is doing.  I recently followed one of her posts about a free bird kit to order for our homeschool coop and also for my son.  We were just working on some bird stuff and this came at just the right time.  Her most recent post has to do with a free online typing course for older children.  Hop on over to her blog and enjoy!!

disclaimer:  I have not been asked to give this review, nor have I been compensated in any way.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Distractions and Redirection

Here I am again, and haven't blogged for a while.  The boys were keeping us pretty busy.  Had a lot happen over the weekend.  I will share more later this week as there are still some things potentially in progress that may change the direction of our week.

I don't know about the weather where some of you are, but here Spring has truly ushered in.  The birds are in abundance and a joy to watch and listen to. The daffodils are up and the warm breezes have begun.  I love this time of the year even more than those nice pleasant cool autumn days.  New life is beginning everywhere and it reminds us to step back, take a breath, and bask in God's glory and creation. I haven't started any of my garden stuff yet, so will hopefully get something accomplished soon!

I have had so much that I have wanted to share.  Perhaps I can do some catching up this week.  I have some new friends that I have been so excited to meet from various blog hops.  Thank you to those of you who take the time to do this.  What a wonderful way to connect with one another and meet new friends.

I have decided to hook up with several different affiliate programs that I have been pleased to learn about.  I will be sharing more about that later this week also.  I hope to do product reviews in the future, but one thing at a time.  I need to work on my regular blog posts first!

I will end this post with something that is on my heart right now. . .

2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  Ephesians 5:2 (NIV)

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Purex Complete Crystals Softener Giveaway

Please visit my friend, Mommy Head, over at Mommy Head Adventures to enter a chance to win a free bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softener. I have tried this before in the fresh spring waters scent (as a result of one of her reviews of the product) and I would really like to win a bottle of the lavender blossom. Click HERE to check it out. Have fun entering!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Where have you been?

I haven't disappeared, I'm still here.  Wow, what a week and then some it has been!  Remember I mentioned that we were going to be foster parents?  Well, we are now!  The journey has been a long and interesting one.  We had taken the necessary classes last year from August to October 2010 (9 classes total).  We were told that the process takes about 4 to 6 months to be licensed, and boy they weren't kidding.  LOTS of paperwork, background checks, home inspections, and waiting.  Each time we thought the process was almost completed, there were more delays.

We had our final inspection about 2 weeks ago and the paperwork for our license was supposed to be mailed off.  More delays, our license agent had sickness in her family and the paperwork did not get sent.  When she got back in the office, she was going to send it, but then the next day she called and said she had a placement for us, but we weren't licensed yet.  She was going to fax our application over and get an emergency approval for the license if we would take these children.  It was a 10 month old and 3 year old. I thought, perfect!  I called Homestead Dad and he agreed to take them.  We were excited.  Later that afternoon, our license agent called back to say she had good and bad news.  Good news, our license went through and we were now official.  Bad news, the placement was through another agency, and the couple they had called first that had said no, called back to say yes they would now take the children.  Well, it must not have been meant to be.

And, lo and behold, within a few days we got another call.  It is a fairly long story, but we ended up with two boys, age 9 and 10.  They are out of our preferred age range for a sibling group since they don't have any younger siblings, but our hearts were tugged.  It has worked out fairly well, but has been a challenge at the same time.  They are very active boys so I am adjusting to 3 rambunctious boys now instead of just one, LOL!!  There have been a lot of problems with getting records and medical records needed for the medicines that we are dealing with, so I have been on the phone a LOT and missed work and sleep with everything going on.  I have just not had the time or energy to blog.  I have missed it and hope to get back in the swing quickly.

I will post more updates on our foster parenting adventure in the future.  God is good and we are just so blessed.

What are you thanking God for today?

Photo courtesy AKphotos at

Sunday, February 20, 2011

View Video Clips from The Art of Marriage -

This post is mostly for my local followers. Our church, Victory Dream Center (607 E College) is going to host an Art of Marriage event at our church on March 18-19, 2011.  Early Bird registration of $45 per couple ends this Wednesday, February 23.  Regular registration is $55 per couple.  You can register online with a credit card at

If you are interested in an event in your area, check out other locations across the United States HERE.

If you have never been to one of Family Life's Weekend to Remembers, you do not want to miss this event.  The teaching is so anointed and powerful.  Check it out at the links included in this post.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Is My Worth Far Above Rubies? Part III

This post is a continuation from Part II HERE 

So, is my worth far above rubies?  What must I do to be worthy?  Am I expected to be perfect?  No.  We can best get our definition of what God calls us to be from the Proverbs 31 woman (Proverbs 31:10-31).  “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Prov 31:10-12

We are called to be trustworthy to our husbands.  We should not hold secrets or be deceptive or manipulative.  Our husbands should be able to trust us.  They should be able to trust that we have their best interests at heart in all that we do and say (or don't say, i.e. gossip).  We should do our husbands good, not evil. Be careful about how we talk about our husbands.  We should not be pouring out our troubles or differences for others to have a bad view of our spouses.  Praise should always be on our lips.

Women, I exhort you to find something to praise your husband for every day.  I know I have not done this and God is calling me to a higher level TODAY.  Do we argue?  Yes, we have many ‘disagreements’, but we always know that Jesus is our rock.  He is our strong tower.  If we have humble hearts that are willing to be molded by the potter’s hand, we will become willing vessels that He can pour Himself into that we can then share His love and wisdom with our mates.

Our direction comes from the Lord.  We must be willing to repent when we step over the boundaries that He has set so that we can remain victorious in Him and advance His kingdom.  Our son is a testimony of what faith in God can do.  We tried unsuccessfully for almost 8 years to conceive and after dedicated, anointed prayer and God’s timing, he was our blessing.  Why have there not been any more pregnancies?  Only God knows.  Perhaps for such a time as this.  We are getting ready to step into another chapter in our life.  We are now licensed to be foster parents and are eagerly waiting to see what God will do in this new season.  Keep your faith in God and what He can do in you and through your marriage and you will stay on the right track.  Is my worth far above rubies?  God thinks so!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Rejoicing in the Day!

This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. 
Ps 118:24 NKJV

Wow, when sickness hits the house, it sure does change things doesn't it?  Routine becomes survival at times.  I have been down for a week now and am just getting back into a routine and getting caught up on some household stuff that just got behind.  Sweat Pea has struggled off and on with cold type symptoms and now Homestead Dad seems to be fighting off something, hopefully not what I had!  Believing for complete healing all around in our household.

I had planned on a nice Valentine's Day posting but it came and went.  Hope everyone had a nice day and some special times too.  Our local church will be hosting an Art of Marriage conference in March and I will be posting about that soon.

It seems we may be getting an early spring.  Our weather here in Southern Illinois has become suddenly warm!  It is such a welcome change to the cold.  Made me realize how I may now be behind on the garden prep and haven't even started any of my seeds yet.  Last year I gave up on starting any early and just went to a local garden shop to get my starters.  I hope to get at least some items started ahead of time, but time is running out!
A friend of mine shared an awesome link recently from a blog that had a post on starting seeds in makeshift greenhouses made out of plastic milk jugs.  It looked very promising and I would like to try it.  Hopefully I can get something accomplished this weekend.  If you are interested, here is a link to the post.

Do you have any neat garden prep ideas to share? 
Photo courtesy elkfish via stock.xchng 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

No Ordinary Blog Hop

Joining up with No Ordinary Blog Hop this month.  Found them through another blog link somewhere and thought it would be fun.  Come join us in this month long blog hop.  It's so fun to meet new people and share our stories, talents and lives.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Is My Worth Far Above Rubies? Part II

This post is a continuation from Part I HERE.

When Jearl and I got married, it was a union that would be forever.  God knew it and so did we.  We were committed to the end.  It was easy the first 3 to 5 years.  We NEVER argued, if you can believe that (we really didn’t).  Then I would have to say that the spirit of familiarity must have set in and the road started to get bumpy.  Over the years, it got pretty rough and we had times when we wondered if we could pull through.  The fact is, WE couldn’t.  We must always remember that marriage is a threesome, not a twosome.  Man, wife, and Holy Spirit.  Without God’s merciful grace, we don’t stand a chance in today’s world.  We must always do our part, and then God will do His part.  Men are asked to love their wives as Christ loved the church.  Women, we are asked to submit to and honor our husbands.  Submit?!  What do you mean submit?!  Yes, God means what He says, but let’s not get caught up in the world’s definition of submit.  Submitting has nothing to do with allowing someone to abuse you or being under or less than someone else.  Submission by God's standards is more of a reverence.  An honoring of those we love and serve ( Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. Eph 5:22 NIV).

until next time. . . may your day be blessed!

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Stand Out Saturday Blog Hop

Stand Out Saturday 

Meet my new friend Andie over at Ours + His + Mine = Nine!  She is starting a Stand Out Saturday blog hop.  She will choose two Stand Out blogs each Saturday to spotlight on her blog.  Looking forward to meeting new friends.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Why Do I Homeschool?

If  you homeschool, then you know that we all have our reasons.  Perhaps my strongest is that I wanted to be able to impart to my son that he is fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14, NIV).  I want him to know of his Godly heritage.  I want him to know and serve the very God who gave him life (Ps 139:13, NIV).  It is our prayer that we would be able to impart to our son that Jesus is his everything.  That everything he is and will be is because of who he is in Christ (Eph 2:10, NIV).

I am including homeschooling in this blog because it is near and dear to my heart and because I come across so many neat resources I want to share with you.  Visit here often if you want to stay updated on new and interesting links and ministries to check out.  Hopefully I will get the Facebook page going and be able to also provide links there.

My first link I want to share is an awesome ministry that provides a plethora of free homeschool resources.  You should sign up for their newsletters to get notified of what freebies they have for each week.  I encourage you to visit  You must check out their post for February 10.  It links to a site that has some really neat charts that you can download and save yourself for free.  They also have a sister site at that offers tremendous mp3 files to download for free that are GREAT home school resources.

Until next time, enjoy the blessing of learning at home with your kids!

Alphabet 3D photo courtesy of srbichara via stock.xchng

Is My Worth Far Above Rubies? Part I

Once, when asked to give my testimony on our marriage I thought, “How could I?”  After all, we certainly haven’t had the perfect marriage, nor has it been perfected to this day.  But, then I was reminded (by the Holy Spirit) that God calls us to complete and immediate obedience.  I was asked to provide something that I did indeed have, and must praise God for!

My husband and I have been married 17 years.  We have four children.  The three older children are my husband's from previous relationships (including two marriages).  I also have been divorced.  God hates divorce and I have first hand experience as to why he does.  However, we serve a mighty God who is in the business of restoring lives.

After a nightmare marriage (to my first husband) of mental torment and infidelity, I found myself wanting to be alone and had no desire to marry again.  I was not saved at the time and did not understand God’s desire for oneness and that He has a plan for each of our lives.  My marriage to my now (and forever) husband was not God’s perfect plan.  God does not desire that anyone be divorced.  However, because He is an all knowing and all loving God, He knew about the restoration that would occur in our lives.  Come back later for more of this story! 

Rubies in the rough photo courtesy of GlennPeb via stock.xchng

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let the Journey Begin!

Well, here goes, my first actual post!  This is a multi-faceted journey.  New blog, new land (sort of), new season in our lives.  I think I will start with sharing some of our beginnings on our current property.  It was a barren 5 acre (sort of) plot of land that was once part of a bigger farm and still had the old dead corn rows buried among all the weeds.  I say sort of 5 acres because the last acre is separated by a rather LARGE creek (definitely CANNOT walk across it) so we don't really have any access to it.  The blessing was that we didn't have to clear any land, just install our own septic, electricity and water lines.

We purchased a double wide manufactured home in 2007 and began our journey.  Homestead dad disced (sp?) the land over and over again to try to smooth out the rough and get it ready for the foundation footings and what we thought would be a nice grass lawn (that is another story!).  The process of starting from scratch never seemed so daunting until it kept dragging on and the expenses kept changing for the worse!  It seemed everything was not coming in at the prices we had estimated and been quoted.  In the end, it worked out okay for the most part.  We did get a few items cheaper to make up a little for the higher ones.  However, we had to wait two years before there were funds to complete the back deck, we still don't have a garage or the jacuzzi tub we had hoped to put in the master bedroom.

In hind sight of course we would have done things differently, but it is what it is and we are still so blessed and grateful for what God has done.  It is a lot of work, but it is nice to get out together as a family and work on the garden and flower beds and just spend time together.  I know all the land and mud have elated Sweet Pea beyond measure!  What young boy doesn't enjoy the chance to whoop and holler and stomp through the mud and anything else along the way without having someone correct you because you were being too loud?  Although I do wonder at times what the neighbors must think, he does get awful loud!!  Our plot of land is narrow and long, so we have neighbors very close, which is nice.  Kinda country, but kinda subdivision, but not real close.  We are on the outskirts of town, but only about 5 to 10 minutes away from all the stores and hospital, pretty nice.

I will end this post with an interesting mind picture for you (no I won't post this pic, not that I was able to get one anyway).  It was within the first few months I think of us moving in, perhaps it was the following spring, I don't rightly remember now.  Anyway, I am out front, early in the morning, taking care of watering the flower beds.  Homestead dad is at work and Sweet Pea is still asleep in bed, or so I thought!  Mind you now he is only about 3 years old at this time.  Well,  here I am watering and listening to cars driving by and I hear my son burst out of the front door all excited about watering.  For whatever reason, he got distracted with something else in the flower bed and for some reason I never looked up to see what he was doing.  I just hear him trotting back and forth behind me on the walkway.  Of course this probably only went on for a few minutes, but much to my shock and embarrassment, I turn to address my son as to why he has his rain boots on, only to find him stark naked, with boots on!!  He really did not like to wear clothes when he was younger and just didn't want to take the time to put clothes on before joining me to water (he loves to garden)!  As I was quickly correcting him and urging him to quickly get back in the house to get dressed, my mind was racing with how many of our neighbors may have seen their new neighbor who let their child parade around in the nude!  Kids, gotta love them.

What embarrassing things have your children been up to lately?
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