One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, November 14, 2013

From the Family Journal . . .


. . . my brothers surprised us.  One gave us a truckload of wood, and the other picked up some writing books at a recent book sale for me.  Woot!

. . . our 16 year-old daughter was featured in a school newspaper that is mailed out in our area.  She was featured for her artwork (a hand drawn piece).  She is also being inducted into the National Honor Society this month.



. . . our 21 year-old son was hired by a family to design their own wine label.  He also took his MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) testing this week and is now enlisted in the Marines. 


. . . having family movie night every Sunday night lately.  Making a special treat, and beverage for most of them.


. . . Hubby and I are back to the gym, for a 5am workout. 


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"I just learned lesson 1, 991," said Hubby.

"Whaddaya mean?" I asked confused.

"Don't saw wood near your truck, and leave the truck doors open."




6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Any chances of putting up a picture of DH's artwork? I'd love to see it :)

Kristina said...

Carolyn, it's currently on display at the school. I hope to get a photo of it soon.

Candy C. said...

WOW!! Lots of good news! Congrats to your daughter and your son!! And a big ruh-roh to your hubby! LOL!!

EMMA said...

Congratulations to your daughter and son, you are all such a creative family.
Hats of to you for the 5am work out!!

Winnie Nielsen said...

So happy to hear about your children's successes! And keep up that 5am workout schedule! You are doing great with losing weight!!

Sam I Am...... said...

Congratulations to both your daughter and your son. Love your rugs hanging on the line. So nice of your brothers to give you wood and writing books! Hope you're staying warm! It's cold down here too!