Month: July 2013

Posted in Just Being Family Organizing

Getting Kids organized for school

Keeping 7 kids organized is a task in itself. I am often asked how can I manage to get all kids where they need to go. I have a calendar… actually I have MANY calendars. I have an online calendar that my husband can access through google. This allows him to post to the calendar and it emails me when…

Posted in Just Being Family Organizing Summer-time FUN

Summertime activities – Positive Behavior System – Quarters

We have had SO many views of our POINTS AWARD SYSTEM (Click here to see information on this) that I wanted to share another system that we have been using this summer in our home. Quarter Reward System On the first of the month (or what ever day works best for you), each of you children receive ONE roll of…

Posted in Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activity – Enjoy to sights and sounds

Take time to spend a day out enjoying God’s beautiful sights. Everyday, I give my thankfuls for everything that I can. I was taking photos for a wedding and I spotted Grif and his friend Scott  just sitting there, looking out over the lake. I challenge each of you to take a minute out of your day and sit still….

Posted in Just Being Family

Happy Gotcha Day, Breckin & Trystan!

It is a hard story to tell, but an important one to say the least. No Child should have to go what my boys did prior to moving in with our family. One year ago today, Larry and I received a call at about 6pm. It was a CPS rep looking for a placement home for 2 little kids under…

Posted in Bedrooms Challenges Decorating Getting Organized Just Being Family Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activity – Repurpose old furniture

Poor Shelby… Her room in our home doesn’t have a closet. I am assuming that it was meant to be an office, but, she decided when we moved into this house 3 years ago that she wanted that room. We found the next best thing… a “yard-sale” dresser can EASILY be converted into a wardrobe! And we even painted it…

Posted in Chino Valley Just Being Family

A surreal feeling – Yarnell Fire and a last alarm

Last week, I posted how we were under a possible smoke evacuation for the Doce fire in Prescott, Arizona. It was a crazy situation. The fire was only about 10 miles from our home and smoke was filling the valley. Then that fire was 100% contained, and the flames were down (except for a small flareup on the side of…