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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.

 

The Latest News ....

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 

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We enjoyed visiting with Daniel, Caitlin, and the boys Sunday after church.

 

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And my bowl of trucks and cars are still going strong after so many years...

 

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James loves his Aunt Grace, especially when she shares her plate of Brownies a la mode.

 

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And this evening Kenny led the younger Greens in a painting party for the old well house.

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

 

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Today everyone worked hard digging trenches to lay wire and pipe...

 

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for electricity and water down to the barn.

 

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The girls helped with a picnic lunch and...

 

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much needed water breaks.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

 

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Evening milking chores...

 

Monday, August 15, 2016

 

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A Coke and a smile...

 

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On top of the world...

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

 

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John helped Kenny and Benjamin repair an old milking stand today for...

 

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the newest additions to Shakerock Farm: East Friesian Dairy Sheep!

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

 

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Yesterday we visited The World of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium.

 

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And we had lots of fun with our 4D glasses!

 

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The highlight of the tour was tasting all the varieties of Coke from around the world. I believe Julieann really wasn't impressed with the samples by the look on her face :)

 

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And the weather was overcast and 87 degrees, perfect for just strolling around the city of Atlanta.

 

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After lunch at Johnny Rocket's Burger Joint, we headed to the aquarium.

 

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These two giggly girls enjoyed themselves immensely.

 

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Everyone learned quite a bit about both small...

 

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and large sea animals. And Mama's favorite has always been the Beluga whales...

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

 

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Saturday we celebrated Grammy's birthday with cake and some family dancing to "Cotton-eyed Joe". Wonderful memories!

 

Hoedown practice from greenkenneth@bellsouth.net on Vimeo.

 

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

 

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Carolyn and John worked together assembling a peach pie for our church's General Meeting this past weekend.

 

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Weaving the dough before baking in the oven...

 

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and the final product!

 

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After lunch at the General Meeting, all the Green kids spent time visiting with friends before the afternoon service.

 

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And Monday we had the privilege of playing with Charles and James while Caitlin went horseback riding. Of course the Green kids have to play "dress up" and Charles was such a good sport posing as an Indian.

 

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And it's that time of year again...I was glad to see everyone taking their studies so seriously.

 

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Rosie and Pookie enjoy working their school lessons in the other half of the school room :)

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 

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Summer is a time for...picking zinnias in the garden,

 

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eating watermelon on the front porch,

 

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and spending evenings with family

 

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at the lake.

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

 

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Sweet conversation between Rosie and Pookie while brushing Mama's hair:

 

Rosie: "Pookie, you know how Mama gets gray hair?"

Pookie: "How?"

Rosie: " When we be bad..."

Rosie : " Mom, it's only gray at the top, and brown on the bottom."

Rosie: "Pookie...we haven't been bad enough for it to go all the way to the bottom..."

 

Oh, how I love my sweet children :)

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

 

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The hot summer days are perfect for putting a puzzle together,

 

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baking homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast,

 

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picking juicy ripe peaches,

 

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and peeling them for...

 

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delicious peach jam!

 

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And we've been spending a lot of time at the lake! My darling children have been helping Mama cross the muddy waters to explore island...

 

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after island. Thomas actually found a nice arrowhead or possibly spearhead.

 

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Then Daddy joined us after his conference in Savannah for some lake fun!

 

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And he brought us (packed in dry ice all the way from Savannah) Leopold's ice cream! Notice the Tutti Frutti just for Mama :)

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

 

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Harvesting purple hulls...

 

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for tomorrow's dinner :)

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

 

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Our Fourth of July celebration would not be complete without Carolyn and Grace's traditional star cookies!

 

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And the Green and Naas children worked together setting up tents, tables, and citronella candles for the picnic.

 

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Aunt Dorinda and Grace enjoyed an Irish Cream Soda on the new back porch swing.

 

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And Grammy and Marianne spent time visiting inside in the air conditioning.

 

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While the men were grilling hot dogs,

 

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everyone else spent time relaxing,

 

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snacking on ice chips,

 

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playing badminton,

 

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petting the dogs,

 

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and drinking ice cold strawberry soda!

 

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After the picnic and fireworks show,

 

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it was time for the sparklers and more fun! And we remember that we are free to do all of this because of the sacrifices of so many...

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2016

 

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26 years of togetherness...

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 

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Daddy, Mommy, and the boys headed to Savannah this weekend for the GMA conference and dinner parties. And of course Joseph's guitar travels everywhere he does :)

 

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Everyone enjoyed the balcony view overlooking the city of Savannah.

 

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We filled lots of baskets full with goat milk soaps for dinner gifts and headed from the Westin to...

 

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The Pirates' House.

 

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While Daddy was at the conference, Mama enjoyed a delightful breakfast with the boys.

 

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And then it was time for traveling on the ferry for some shopping on River Street.

 

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Nathaniel was shocked to see the platter of Huey's beignets, and was stuffed after eating one or two.

 

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And my sweet boys treated me to Leopold's ice cream for brunch one morning! Nothing like a little Tutti Fruitti to brighten your day :)

 

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On the way home, we spent some time strolling through the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum. I remember Daniel enjoying the museum on our Savannah trips too. Wonderful memories!

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

 

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Yesterday we celebrated James' 1st Birthday at the lake with lots of swimming, boating, and just "being".

 

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Joseph and Grammy enjoyed a little "chat" time,

 

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and then he and Benjamin headed out on the lake in kayaks.

 

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Daniel's raft soon became a favorite of all the Green kids.

 

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And some of them even tried riding it by twosies.

 

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Aunt Grace helped Charles paddle the kayak until...

 

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he set his eyes upon the big beach ball.

 

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Autumn Faith joined Charles in the fun!

 

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Julieann watched Charles while the men grilled hot dogs,

 

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and then these three kept us entertained after dinner.

 

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Julie and Pookie were honored to take Charles and the birthday boy on a little ride in James' new wagon.

 

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Finally, it was time to cut the cake,

 

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and watch the birthday boy "dig in"...

 

Monday, June 20, 2016

 

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The family celebrated Father's Day and Grandpa's Birthday yesterday evening after church. Grandpa was happy to receive a gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods for golf supplies.

 

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And Rosie was an excellent babysitter during the celebration :)

 

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Sometimes there's nature study class with all the siblings and lively discussion...

 

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and other times there's private study with deep concentration :)

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

 

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Picking lots of cucumbers results in...

 

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a cool, refreshing cucumber tomato salad.

 

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And Carolyn and John worked together zesting limes,

 

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and cooking pudding for...

 

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a delicious Carribean pie!

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

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"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes,

 

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but when you look back everything is different." ---C.S. Lewis

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

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"A child has not begun his education until he has acquired the habit of reading to himself, with interest and pleasure, books fully on a level with his intelligence."

 

---Charlotte Mason

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

 

 

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After a hot day...

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 

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"Everyday, Do some of what you HAVE to do,

 

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With some of what you LIKE to do, And you will do well..."

 

---Charlotte Mason

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

 

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It's nice to have a little help wrapping goat milk soap :)

 

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I'm very thankful everyone enjoys working together to assemble puzzles in the Green house.

 

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Autumn Faith was happy about her ability to assemble puzzles too.

 

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And John and Kenny started working on the railing for the pool deck this weekend. I believe we had a fun and productive Saturday!