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It's been quite a while since I last blogged! Oh, I have tried a time or two. But, somehow the words just didn't flow the way they used to. There have been some changes in life.

We live in sunny Central Florida amidst the orange groves now. Obviously the children have grown. The girls are teenagers and my little guy turns 9 years old tomorrow. We gained a daughter-in law and have a grandbaby due any day now!

We still homeschool our children. Our household is still full of animals, laughter, and noise on any given day. I hope to share that with you soon!


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