- 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!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
It's fall and it is beautiful here! I'm setting aside my absolute disdain for Indiana winters and pretending we won't have one this year. So all is well in the Leschorn life.
I have recently discovered Dave Ramsey and I am using our situation to take advantage of the advice he offers in his program. We'll see how that goes.
Much love to all the friends and family that have been praying for us. Please keep it up!
Monday, July 6, 2009
John: "I need you to sit down"
Me: "Oh my Gosh, you lost your job!"
No warning. The only reason is that the company needs to down size. His boss "plans to help him transition" what ever that means.
We haven't quite decided what to do yet but I will keep you updated.
Prayer would be nice... Thanks.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Hannah woke up yesterday with a stomach flu but by mid afternoon she was ready to party!!! She was so excited! I love that she couldn't help but eat the icing as she was trying to "help" I'm glad I thought to give her her own plate of icing... there was a LOT of double dipping going on there!!!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We're hoping she won't remember. She's been counting down the days! She woke up at 3 this morning with the stomach flu. She can't even hold down water or pedialite... so birthday cake is out of the question! Poor Baby!!!
I can't believe how big she is. When we first moved out here she wasn't even walking yet! Now she is the girliest girl you will ever meet! Every thing she wears is pink and every thing she likes has to do with princesses, dress up, or being a big girl!
Happy Birthday Hannah Banana! We love you!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Abbie took Sarahs horn and wouldn't give it back! Sarah was very nice about the whole thing! I don't know why, but some how it's become a family tradition of ours for the birthday child to try to fight daddy for a bigger pice with the first cut. So that's what the laughing in the picture below is about.
Since the first cut /piece goes to the birthday boy/girl you can understand how motivated the kids get!!!! Their birthday party will be in July at Shanni's house but this gave all of us the oppurtunity to celibrate their special day with them!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Okay so all my worries about whether or not these two would get along have been completely laid to rest. As Abbie has grown into a toddler these last few weeks, she has discovered that she wants to do EVERYTHING that her big sister does! Maggie in turn has discovered that she likes to teach Abbie everything she knows!!!
It is so sweet to watch her help Abbie onto their little tricycle! Then Maggie will push Abbie around on it!
When Maggie gets tired of the game and walks away, Abbie just gives this little whimper and Maggie comes running back to her aid!!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I don't just want the clothes! I want the hair... the makeup... the jewelry! The whole thing darn it!
Or maybe I could do that extreme makeover thing and get my teeth done too!
Okay I'm done with my little pity party...mostly. It's just that I'm really tired of looking so frumpy, and never allowing pictures to be taken on me with my kids because I don't want to be the scummy mom with t-shirts and jeans all the time.
Okay deep breath ... (sigh)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
That's when Alex says "...okay now we have to separate the frogs...tree frogs, slimy frogs, disposable frogs..."
At that point the teacher interrupts, "DISPOSABLE frogs?"
Alex's reply? "Yeah you know, the kind that die as soon as you bring them home."
Well, there we go! Because Alex P. Keaton said it was so, we know they exist! All of this story has a point. Little Max is dying! Honestly it TICKS ME OFF! I mean really Is it that hard to check and make sure that the hamster your selling is healthy!?! I mean I paid 16 bucks for the silly little thing! Since we brought him home he's had diarrhea and now he's cold and only moves if you poke him!!!! All any moron would have had to do is check his cage before they sold him to us. THAT'S HOW WE FOUND OUT!!! UUUUUGGGGG! (I DID look but it was spotless...as in just-been-cleaned-so-someone-should have-noticed-the green slime spotless) Can you FEEL my frustration? Poor Ammon! The worst part about it is that we are afraid that what ever Max has... Zorro will get it to!
So, now I can take them in for an even exchange! We can't get our money back and go to a different store AND we can't have little Max back so that Ammon can bury him. What does that teach my 8-yr-old!?!
PET SMART STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Oh yeah, and they're way over priced to!)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Funny story: The Tooth Fairy mistakenly grabbed 2 FIVE dollar bills instead of 2 one dollar bills and put them in Gabie's froggy pillow. She was not aware of this until Gabie informed his mother!!!!