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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 ....

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

 

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The past week included sweet Valentine nap snuggles,

 

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Chemistry class with worksheet questions

 

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and younger siblings that knew the answers and had to keep quiet...

 

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Benjamin made a sail for his canoe,

 

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launched his sailboat,

 

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and then...a gust of wind came by...

 

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and Benjamin went down....

 

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but was soon rescued by his sister :)

 

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Grace snapped this picture of Carolyn and John after church today...

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

 

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Yesterday evening was an enjoyable time for a tractor ride with the whole family including Charles and James. The older boys were kind enough to find Mama a chair to ride in comfort...

 

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but then Daddy hit a bump, Mama's chair broke, and everyone got a good laugh :)

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

 

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Since Daniel and Caitlin are probably seeing lots of dolphins on their Bahamas cruise, we had a llittle fun today with the boys' snack time: dolphin banana eating a goldfish in a sea of blueberries. The boys were delighted!

 

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And the weather was perfect today for a tractor ride through the pastures...

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

 

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Benjamin has been working hard in the workshop on his X-wing fighter plane! And only months ago this plane was an old cedar tree in our woods...

 

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Charles is very thankful for Benjamin's workmanship :)

 

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We are excited about Charles and James staying at our house for about a week! Today (being only the 2nd day of their stay) I found this sticker on James. Is someone trying to get rid of this sweet little snugglebug?

 

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And the kids took this shot of a wonderful evening at Shakerock Farm...

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

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Spending time with Aunts and Uncles is loads of fun!

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 

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Training the next soaper in the family...

 

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and our new sheep milk spring soaps are luxurious!

 

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Today was a beautiful day for spending time just a swingin'...

 

Friday, February 3, 2017

 

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"We are not yet what we shall be but we are growing toward it. The process is not yet finished but is going on. This is not the end but it is the road." ---Martin Luther

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

 

CHEMISTRY CLASS: Learning about geysers and nucleation with Mentos candy and Diet Coke.

 

Nucleation from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

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THANK YOU, LORD

 

"I thank You for the sun that shines

On soil and sea and grasses;

Whose warming rays bring forth the flowers

In fragrant, showy masses.

 

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I thank You for the wind that blows,

Disturbing air and ocean;

That tosses clouds and kites on high,

And keeps the leaves in motion.

 

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I thank You for the rain that comes

To water fields and flowers,

And for the bow of color bright

That follows summer showers.

 

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I thank You for the food which grows

In fields and lakes and mountains

I thank You for the waters cool --

For wells and flowing fountains.

 

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I thank You for the big wide world,

With all its love and beauty.

 

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And for the joy of living here

I'll try to do my duty."

 

---Edward L. Kauffman

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

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An umbrella,

 

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a basketball,

 

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a field full of daffodils,

 

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and an ice-cold drink are just a few of the simple joys of life...

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

 

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GOLF 101

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

 

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Ice Cream at Grandma and Grandpa's house :)

 

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And fun on the trampoline with family and friends.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

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Pecans, pecans, and more pecans...

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

 

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Charles enjoyed playing with Aunt Rosie

 

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and James loved tagging along with Thomas

 

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yesterday at Daniel's birthday (actually January 11th) celebration.

 

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Sitting and talking and singing with music is always a fun visit for everyone. Happy Birthday Daniel! We are so very proud of you and your family and love you very much!

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

 

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Nathaniel and Julieann enjoy working together for the evening chores.

 

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And soft hands are a bonus after petting the sheep each day.

 

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Sometimes Nathaniel takes his job a little too seriously.

 

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After sheep-feeding time, it's a race to the house for our evening meal :)

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

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The Junior Green Chefs! And they put a lot of love, thought, and energy into their desserts!

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

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"Joy is not in things; it is in us." --- Richard Wagner

 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

 

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This evening we enjoyed a Low Country Boil for our New Year's Eve dinner.

 

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The food was delicious and we also spent time...

 

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sitting around the fire recapping the best memories from 2016 :) Happy New Year!

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

 

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Shopping in Columbia, SC for a wedding dress...

 

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and then spending the afternoon on the ice!

 

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Daddy snapped this shot of the Green family waiting to venture back out onto the ice after the rink was scraped smooth:)

 

Monday, December 26, 2016

 

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We spent the afternoon trying to find the perfect trees for the new zip line.

 

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Joseph and Benjamin's job was to secure the cable downhill.

 

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Meanwhile, Rosie waited patiently for her turn on the "zip line" while I snapped pictures with my new camera!

 

Rosie rides the zipline from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

 

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The boys decided to give everyone a little "boost" for the ride downhill.

 

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At the end of the day, nothing beats a warm beverage and a good book.

 

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Merry Christmas!

 

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The Green children love helping Grandpa place presents around the tree each year for our Christmas Eve Eve celebration.

 

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This year the dessert table included lots of delicious cakes including an Italian Cream Cake for John's birthday celebration.

 

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And then the feasting began with lots of traditional and new Southern dishes.

 

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There is always a lot of fun and laughter during our gift exchange time too.. We are very thankful for this time of year as we celebrate Christmas ... Merry Christmas from the Greens!

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Congratulations John and Carolyn!

 

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We are excited to announce that Tuesday at Lights of the South, John and Carolyn became engaged!

 

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We look forward to alot of fun planning a 2017 Summer wedding and pray the Lord blesses the happy couple :)

 

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Happy 7th Birthday Anna Rose!

 

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Rosie spent an enjoyable birthday at Brother Donald's house after church service Sunday. Aunt Rosie loves

"mothering" both James...

 

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and Charles.

 

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Everyone had an enjoyable time feasting and fellowshipping together.

 

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And then it was time to come home for Rosie to try out her new pottery wheel ! We love Rosie very much and are thankful for the last 7 years with our smiling, singing little girl. We pray the Lord blesses her richly this year!

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

 

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Today John, Carolyn, Mommy, and Daddy enjoyed the Washington Tour of Homes and Candlelight Dinner.

 

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At lunchtime, we found a quaint pizzeria to relax and take a break before venturing on...

 

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to the next home on the tour. Caroyn took lots of pictures to send back home to the Green kids. Thanks to Joseph, Benjamin, and Grace for babysitting!

 

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Carolyn and I thought this picture was cute of Kenny and John examining all the archictectural details on one of the old Southern porches.

 

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Overall it was a delightful day!

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

 

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Bible class with Charles and James.

 

 

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And this week, Benjamin received his learner's permit. Congratulations!

 

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This evening it was Joseph, Benjamin, and Grace's turn for a Christmas party at Social in Augusta.

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

 

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Christmas parties...

 

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More deer meat for the freezer...

 

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And still more chess while enjoying Eggnog Ice Cream :)

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

 

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Our evenings after dinner have consisted of a warm fire, Christmas music, chess...

 

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and more chess :)