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Sweet and Lovable, a Delight to Everyone
Julieann, the eighth of the Green children, was born May 2, 2008. A delightful baby from the beginning, Julieann quickly stole the hearts of Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters. In late October 2008, our precious girl was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare form of epilepsy. As her illness unfolded, we began documenting her progress on this page so that friends and family would know specifically how to pray for her. We are so thankful to the Lord that her outcome so far is very good. For now, Julieann is seizure-free. We know that the seizures could return tomorrow, or in 10 years - so please continue to pray for her.

 

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Friday, December 20, 2014

 

Sometimes in the evenings, I hear little whimpering noises. It usually means my children have smuggled in a puppy or two...

 

or three or four.

 

Who could resist snuggling such a sweet bundle by the fire?

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

After breakfast this morning, Nathaniel asked me if he could repair our little rocking chair as his "schoolwork" for the day.

 

Around lunchtime, I noticed that he had completely cut another arm piece out of some scrap wood with the jigsaw. He had drilled the new arm in place, sanded it, and found some brown paint to cover the exposed wood. (This was all done without any help from the older boys. Nathaniel said he wanted to do this job all by himself.)

Nathaniel allowed Pookie to test his repair job this evening by the fire. Perfect...

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing. It makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away. While quite unselfish, it grows small..." ---Unknown

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY ROSIE!

 

Today we celebrated our sweet Anna Rose's 5th Birthday. Our family is very thankful to see such a warm smile radiating from Rosie's face daily, and to experience her affectionate hugs and kisses.

 

We pray the Lord will bless her abundantly this year.

 

And our black lab, Dottie, gave birth to 6 little puppies (3 males and 3 females) on Rosie's birthday!

 

Needless to say, Rosie was delighted!

 

After dinner and birthday cake, this is what the school room looked like...

 

I know...Why do we need a sectional sofa? The Greens always seem to prefer the floor :)

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 

Joy to the World from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 

Frosty the Snowman from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 

Christmas is a time for simple things...

 

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ---Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

 

Today was a beautiful day for a picnic in the woods. Joseph and Benjamin set up their tent for us to enjoy a little relaxation time.

 

Joesph practiced his hatchet throwing abilities.

 

Thomas enjoyed watching Benjamin climb trees.

 

After an enjoyable lunch, It was finally time to head back home for naps and afternoon schooling.

 

Everyone took turns carrying our supplies,

 

especially the "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree...

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

 

6 years ago, Dr. Park treated our sweet Julieann for infantile spasms. We are very thankful that she is presently thriving in all areas of her life. Dr. Park has said repeatedly that Julieann is truly "blessed". Her checkup today was a delightful visit for everyone.

 

And while Julieann and I ran errands after her doctor's appointment, Rosie was at home making pumpkin "mud pies."

 

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

Lots of good food and lingering around the dinner table this afternoon.

 

The Green family...

 

and next year we look forward to sharing Thanksgiving with another grandbaby :)

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

Looking forward to tomorrow.

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

Mr. Dave and Carolyn warmed up with a cup of coffee this morning before playing music at Pioneer Days in Lincolnton.

 

This year we introduced our Gourmet Pecan Brittle and sold out within a few hours.

 

And everyone stocked up on goat milk soap for the upcoming year.

 

This was Charles' first year at Pioneer Days and he LOVED all the sights and sounds.

 

Rosie was sweet to share her cotton candy with Autumn Faith. All in all, we had a very enjoyable day!

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

 

This verse is a favorite of the Green family. It reminds us daily of striving to be diligent, not giving in to "idleness" but rather stretching out our hands to work, and thus minding our own business and not meddling in the affairs of other men.

"And that ye study to be quiet,

 

and to do your own business,

 

and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you..." 1 Thessalonians 4:11

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

Bible Class.

 

Monday, November 17, 2014

 

In the evening after bathtime, Autumn Faith likes to sing to the family. We think she is precious...

 

Jesus Hold My Hand from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

 

Lord willing, we will be introducing some of our new soaps at Pioneer Days in Lincolnton, Ga next Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This year we have His and Her Camo Soaps, Mistletoe and Ivy for Christmas, and Bubble Gum scented soaps for the young at heart, plus 14 other fragrances! Stop by our booth and say hello. The older Green children will be playing Appalachian music throughout the day as well. We're looking forward to a relaxing, enjoyable day!

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

 

Sometimes our life is very organized, structured, and serious...

 

And othertimes,

 

it is not...

 

Tonight we captured our sweet "Little Bear" warming by the fire.

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

 

Pookie's pizza...

 

and seasonal floral and leaf arrangements created by my little ones.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

 

Autumn Faith asked for help putting her sweater on this afternoon.. I asked her if she was going to ride her new bicycle on the patio. She responded, "No.... I'm going to play in the dirt." And she was right...

 

Rosie favorite spot this fall has been high in the dogwood tree.

 

Fisher's Hornpipe from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

And here's a video from last night's performance at "History in the Park" in Lincolnton, Ga.

 

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 

After making almond brittle with the four younger Green children, I found them chatting together sampling their creation.

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

 

Fun with hairdos after bathtime.

 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

 

Friday night's bonfire resulted in...

 

a hot dog

 

and Smore's roast.

 

Today the girls helped me crack and shell pecans to make...

 

pecan pralines.

 

Waiting on them to cool was difficult,

 

but they sure brought a smile to the hardworking boys' faces.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 

Broccoli from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

Harvesting the pecans for

 

delicious, fall and winter recipes...

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

 

45 pounds of ground deer meat

 

and cube steaks to be frozen

 

and cooked for future meals.

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

 

Deer meat for our freezer...

 

Friday, October 24, 1014

 

Enjoyable fellowship with the Hooven family this evening.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 

Everyone enjoyed celebrating Thomas' birthday at the fair yesterday afternoon.

 

Little kids on the little swings...

 

Big kids on the big swings.

 

Autumn Faith loved the slide! Poor Rosie spent most of the time sliding on her...

 

back.

 

Thomas' favorite ride was the bumper cars.

 

And the older Green kids talked Thomas and Nathaniel into riding the Cliff Hanger. Nathaniel looked a little nervous before the ride began.

 

But everyone held on (tightly) and enjoyed the ride...

 

Monday, October 20, 2014 - Happy 10th Birthday Thomas!

 

Today we celebrated Thomas' 10th birthday. He loves to experiment and explore, so a microscope was the perfect gift! We are very thankful the Lord has placed Thomas in our family. He is always available to help and locate things no one else can find. We pray the Lord blesses him greatly this year.

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

Saturday work projects included continuing demolition on the back porch, and

 

wrapping soap and restocking the shelves in preparation for Pioneer Days Saturday, November 22nd in Lincolnton, Ga.

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

 

Having teenagers in the house is always an adventure. When Kenny and I returned home from Costco, I was restocking the storeroom shelves with flour, nuts, canned goods, and chocolate chips. Carolyn thought it was cute to snap a picture of Mama helping herself to a few chocolate chips while working...

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 

Julieann led me through the cow pasture today to show me what the boys have been building...

 

a treehouse in a cluster of sweet-gum trees.

 

Thomas was the first one up the ladder,

 

and then the other Green children followed.

 

Anna Rose decided the ground was a safer spot to admire the boys' handiwork.

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

Baskets of apples received from this past weekend,

 

plus a rainy day this afternoon,

 

equals some delicious, homemade apple jelly!

 

Monday, October 13, 2014 - HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY AUTUMN FAITH!!!

 

Our baby girl turned 3 years old today. The crib that has been standing for 21 years and slept all 10 of our babies was finally disassembled and transported to the attic. A new "big girl" bed now stands in its place. Oh, how the years have gone by. We are very thankful the Lord has blessed our family with our sweet, Autumn Faith. She is a delightful child who is very serious, yet radiates with joy throughout the days. We pray the Lord will bless her richly in the years ahead...

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

 

The Green family spent an enjoyable Saturday at MULE DAYS. While listening to her siblings play their instruments in front of the old schoolhouse, Autumn Faith posed prettily by a tree.

 

At lunchtime, the band moved to the main stage where they played for an hour,

 

took a break and visited with friends,

 

then played during a jam session at the old cabin. Today we had a full day of old-fashioned music!

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

 

Charles and Caitlin stopped by for a visit this morning, and I think Charles enjoyed the rides on the back of all his uncles' old John Deere truck.

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 

A beautiful day for a picnic...

 

Monday, October 6, 2015

 

Yesterday we celebrated Benjamin's 13th birthday. We are very proud of the young man that Benjamin has become! He is always willing to help, eager to assist the little ones, and ready to repair or build anything needed. We continue to pray the Lord will bless him this year.

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

 

Enjoying the nice, fall days with apples,

 

books,

 

and sweet, sisterly games of "Ring-around-the Rosie."