Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fighting For our Freedom!

This is an excerpt from an email we recieved! Everyone PLEASE pray for the Klicka family!
From the HSLDA e-lert service

Please Pray for Chris Klicka and His Family

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Chris Klicka, HSLDA’s first full-time attorney, who has been fighting multiple sclerosis for many years, became very ill at our National Leaders Conference in Colorado last week. Chris was admitted to St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, where he remains in critical condition.

His family has traveled from Virginia to be with him. Please pray for them as they wait on the Lord during this difficult time.

For updates on Chris’s status visit

For more about Chris’s years of service to the homeschooling community, view his bio at HSLDA’s website.

In Christ,

Mike Smith
HSLDA President

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Purity and Courtship!

This young lady, Feminine Farmgirl has been posting on biblical purity and courtship. I encourage everyone to go read what she has to say.
My uncle has just said that we should try naming our violins {see below}
Curly, Mo, and Larry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Pictured L-R
Honey, Faith, Shar.
We came up with the idea to name our violins so...
Mine is Honey due to the fact that it looks like honey. I think I will rename it though so if you have any suggestions I will be glad to hear them.
Second Sister named hers Faith.
And Oldest Sister hasn't named hers yet.
Oldest Brother named his {And Middle Sister's}Christian{ Chris for short}.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fun with the Marshes!

This movie was made the day Michael fell and hit his head. While Mommy and Daddy rushed him to the emergency room our sweet friends the Marshes took care of us. When Mommy and Daddy returned with the perfectly well baby) we made this movie with all the kids. We had so much fun!

These are also our good friends who took care of us while we were camping. While we ran late they made the whole meal back at the campsite! When we forgot our chicken they fed us out of their own stuff. They are our best friends!

We love you Marshes!!!

The Broken String

Erin welcomed her new violin into her arms, and then the string was broken. By accident! So while we waited for the new string... This is what happens when you have a camera and someone who loves to be in front of the camera!!!
For anyone who likes photography, animals, and musical instruments I invite you to check out Erin's photography blog!!

Here is the link to her blog!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What Fun!!!

I love this picture of my Aunt Rita and I.
much fun seeing Aunt Rita & Uncle Martin the other day!!!

P.S. I am going through our photos so there probubly will be a lot of posts today!!!


So I one day decided to take a self portrait.
Well would you believe it!
Every time I would give it a go either Jess or Rach or both would jump in front so it would get ALL messed up!!!
Oh well, I think they turned out fairly well considering...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mamma's Fryin the Eggs

Every now and than we have "breakfast for dinner". (It is one of our favorite meals! Breakfast takes on a whole new meaning at dinner time!) Anyway when we do this Mommy always makes whole eggs. She fries them on our big cast iron skillet and they do not take very long at all. She cooks them last of all and right before she sticks them on she calls up to everyone, "I am putting the eggs on!" When she says this we all know that it is time to drop what you are doing, wash your hands, and get in your seat for dinner.

We didn't realize how much of an impression it made on the little ones until the other day!

We were at a friends pool and Mommy asked Sarah to pass the word around to all her siblings, that the last five minutes were up and it was time to go. Sarah responded by throwing her head back and yelling, "Momma's fryin the eggs!" I guess she realized that it meant (in the P family's code) "Time to go RIGHT now!

In our family when we visit people or when we are at church and Daddy wants us all to be ready to leave he gives us, 5 minute warning. This usually means e walks around says our names and when we look at him he holds up five fingers. We all know this means five minute warning. Which also means time to go!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cello Baby!!

Michael loves music! He loves the sound, the rosin on our instruments, the tuner, and the violins! His greatest joy is when Erin lets him hold her violin. Tonight she asked him if he wanted to play cello. (Erin wants a cello) and he said, "DA!!" Which means yes!

This picture was SO precious I just barely had time to hit the button!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan!

We love you buddy!
Happy 10th birthday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Just Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just kidding!
Yesterday we bought a violin off of crag's list!
A new member to our violin family.
It is very nice.
The case is brown. It has a lock, space for 2 bows, a very large pocket inside and a large music pocket out side, and a E string case -thank you Bethany!-
The violin has a wooden chin rest, pegs, and tailpiece.
Anyway I've got to get ready for our trip to Land Between The Lakes{It's in Kentucky}.
P.S. I will post more on the violin later I'm just in a rush.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


For some time we have been thinking about adding on to our family via adopting and today we welcomed a new family member!
-photos will come later!

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Big 19!!!

We served them spaghetti,


fruit in glasses,

Yesterday we
Anyway we all had a lovely time.
Daddy and Mommy ate in the dinning room and the kids ate in the kitchen.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Have you noticed...

Have you noticed that we do a lot of movies? Why is that? Oh modern technology...


Need we say more?