Here are 15 random things about us so you can know a little bit more as you read later posts. So here they are;
1: During the cold winter months, which we are currently breaking out of, we keep our house warm and toasty, thanks to our wood furnace. So instead of wearing the normal winter attire, we typically wear shorts and tee shirts indoors all year round.
2: We've lived in this house for soon to be ten years in May and have no plans of moving what so ever. Our house has been in the family since the 1800's, when it was built.
3: The Pine Tree Forest, which the title for this blog was inspired by, is a beautiful, serene, wooded area, that hosts an artesian spring. It's situated on a hilltop that descends into rolling hills, down to where our home is located.
4: We started on our homeschooling journey when Madilynne was 3 and have homeschooled ever since, with Madilynne now in high school. It hasn't always been easy or fun, but until Ryder graduates, we plan on continuing.
5: We have been driving our family car since 2004, when we bought it used.
6: As devoted as we are to canning, we can not seem to grow a very successful garden. This year, it doesn't look like we'll be planting one, instead, we probably will be devoting most of our time to a large strawberry patch.
7: We line dry all of our clothes.
8: Some of our favorite family games consist of Scattergories, Monopoly, Checkers, Tetris, Battleship, Skip-Bo and Uno.
9: Everyone in our family enjoys pizza, macaroni and cheese, certain chicken dishes and tuna noodle casserole, along with many other foods.
10: Generally, our family does not enjoy shopping, with making minor exceptions for special trips, like fancy clothes shopping (Madilynne), hunting and fishing supply shopping (Jeremiah and Ryder), and back to school supply shopping (SunnyKaye, Madilynne and Ryder).
11: We try to purchase organic and healthy foods. We read labels and watch out for things that we know are bad. We don't always eat everything healthy, but we try.
12: We are not cheapskates, but we do cut Jeremiah's and Ryder's hair at home. SunnyKaye gets her hair cut at a salon every 4-5 months. Madilynne grows her hair out, with the occasion trim from Jeremiah, then gets it cut off and donates it after its really long.
13: We don't really follow politics, except for when it's time to vote.
14: We don't coupon. You really can't find too many coupons for healthy food options where we live, due to the lack of stores in our immediate area.
15: No one in our family in gifted in the mathematics department, though with our new math program that we've been using, Ryder and Madilynne have been improving greatly.
So here are 15 random things about us. We hope you enjoyed reading them.
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