Author Archives: Laurel

About Laurel

I am a believer in God the Creator as He reveals Himself in the Bible – saved by grace, through faith in the precious blood of Jesus. I am also the blessed wife of a wonderful man, and the thankful mother and teacher of eight Blessings, ages 18 months to 15 years.

Advent is Coming! (A Gift For You)

From ad·vent [ad-vent] noun 1. a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season. 2. ( usually initial capital letter ) the coming of Christ into the world. 3. ( initial capital letter ) … Continue reading

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We have been looking at a family business possibility over the past couple of months that would require a major time-investment from me.  As we pondered and prayed, I realized that to be gone from home more than fourty hours … Continue reading

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Snapshots of August

Only a few more months, and I’ll be caught up! 

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Election Perturbation

I rarely post political stuff, but I’m going to briefly now, because it’s just too important to be quiet.  Following are some of my internal strivings about the upcoming Presidental election: 1) Those of you who know me at all … Continue reading

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July Photo Journal

catching up, bit by bit…

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A Visit from Papa and Mama Byrd

We were blessed by a visit from Papa and Mama in June/July – we got to have them with us for three wonderful weeks!  They brought their camper trailer, which was great considering our small space.  What a blessing to … Continue reading

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Birthday Parties and other fun stuff from the first half of the month… (click to see larger pics with captions)

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May Miscellany – In Pictures

I’m going to make a real effort to get some pictures posted from the last few months. I’ve been totally MIA on the blog and once I get so far behind, it’s hard to just make a quick, “Here are … Continue reading

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Backtracking… A Visit from the Garness Family!

A few days after we started sleeping at the new place (and with the whole moving process very much still in the works) we were blessed by a visit from our friends Joe and Jaine Garness and their sweet daughter … Continue reading

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Backtracking… Miscellaneous May Moving

We closed on our new home on April 27, but didn’t have our first night here until May 5. We spent the intervening week doing lots of scrubbing, sprinkling of baking soda followed by vacuuming, and packing. Saturday the 5th, … Continue reading

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