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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Do as I say...Not as I do!

We went hiking as a family on Saturday in the San Tan Mountains and John learned a very valuable lesson... Don't touch the cacti that you are always telling the children to stay away from!
While we were walking John saw a cactus that had started to drop some pods. He bent down and just tried to move one a little with the side of his finger. He was trying to see if it had taken root. We don't know what they're called but these particular Cacti have little prickles that curl when they are touched!
The really wild thing was that it didn't hurt...Until he started to try to get it off! The little prickles were like hairs and stayed in for quite a while! I guess it's just one of those small reminders that we parents should always lead by example!

By the way...This is where we live! :)


Cali & Travis said...

Ha, ha, ha!!!! I grew up in Texas kiddo and I could have told you to stay away from any kind of cactus!

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William said...

And I thought stinging nettles where an evil plant.