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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 ....

 

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!

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 

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We spent the weekend renting a lift to paint the roof of the church,

 

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and scraping and painting the front steps.

 

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The weather was wonderful for some of the Greens and friends to kayak down the Ogeechee River.

 

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The journey was peaceful until everyone hit a sandbar,

 

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and took a little break for swimming and dragging the kayaks to deeper water.

 

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Carolyn spent Monday with John at his Memorial Day church picnic at the lake with more swimming and boating.

 

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Then later in the day it was time for games,

 

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helping Kenny build a deck for the pool area,

 

 

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and grilling honey-lime chicken kabobs.

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY NATHANIEL!!!

 

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Today we celebrated Nathaniel's 10th birthday with a pool party! For he's a jolly good fellow...

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

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John and Carolyn after church Sunday.

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

 

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The Jekyll Club Breakfast is always a favorite highlight of our beach trip.

 

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And afterwards we always enjoy a game of croquet on the front lawn.

 

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This year we had two little boys wanting to learn to play croquet.

 

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Julieann and Anna Rose enjoyed taking James on a walk while the older kids...

 

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all seemed to congregate at the same spot on the croquet field.

 

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Thomas really turned his game around and hit some great shots.

 

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But Benjamin remains the champion for two years in a row!

 

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And my job? Watching the littles and taking pictures :)

 

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After a delightful morning, we spent the remaining afternoon on the beach taking turns in the kayak.

 

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What happens when everyone wants to be in the water at the same time and needs Mama to watch the sunglasses? Kenny and I made a Costa tree for sunglass storage.

 

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At the end of a long day, the little girls enjoyed blowing bubbles before bathtime on the front lawn to the beach house. Wonderful memories!

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 

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The Green children loved catching the big waves while boogie boarding today.

 

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Nathaniel was sweet to take Rosie on a boogie board ride through the tidal pool.

 

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And Charles was fearless when it came to jumping and splashing as the tide came in to the shore.

 

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John and Carolyn helped serve as lifeguards to make sure everyone was safe.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 

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The Green family posing for a picture after...

 

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the Annual Low Country Boil at the Georgia Rural Water Conference.

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

 

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We're glad to be at Jekyll Island for Kenny's annual Georgia Rural Water Conference and some fun family time!

 

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The guys cooked a BIG Mother's Day breakfast for everyone to enjoy Sunday morning.

 

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Scrambled eggs, Daniel's famous sausages, buttered toast, and most importantly...

 

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chocolate milk!

 

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Several of the Green children have been working on a 500 piece puzzle in between swimming and biking.

 

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Boogie boarding is always a favorite!

 

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And of course just relaxing in the sun is enjoyable too.

 

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It is always fun to set up base camp for a day on the beach!

 

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Having the whole family together is a treat,

 

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and this year James is a part!

 

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Charles loved swimming in the tidal pool and helped Benjamin and the boys find...

 

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blue crabs. Daniel told the boys if they found 10 crabs, he would cook them for dinner.

 

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Daniel kept his end of the bargain, but I don't think Thomas found them too appetizing.

 

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Everyone sampled some of the crab meat for the evening and then it was time for...

 

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more bike riding and Dairy Queen blizzards!

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

 

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Yesterday evening, some of the Greens enjoyed watching Jennifer and Jeremy Naas' recital performance.

 

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Then everyone headed to Chick - Fil - A for frosted coffees! It was a delightful evening of fun and fellowship!

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

 

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Julieann: "Charles, do you know how a storm starts?"

Charles just listens intently.

Julieann: "The thunder and the lightning get in a fight."

 

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Meanwhile, Joseph teaches James a few things about music and drums.

 

Monday, May 2, 2016 - HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY JULIEANN!!!

 

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Today we celebrated Julieann's 8th birthday. We are so thankful for Julieann's energetic personality and fun-loving spirit, and we pray for God's blessings in her life this year.

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

 

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This weekend we were busy planting the garden,

 

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and horseback riding with some of the Naas family.

 

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We were very excited to find a honey bee tree on our property. Rosie and Pookie enjoyed watching the bees flying back and forth to the hive.

 

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We were brave enough to get a little closer for a picture :)

 

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Before dinner the Naas and Green families enjoyed playing games,

 

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and more games...

 

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The little girls played sweetly with their sticker pads.

 

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And before dusk, there's no better place to be...than high up in a tree.

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

 

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Time for the first hay cutting!

 

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Daniel helped Mr. Chalker rake hay in the past - now it's Joseph's turn.

 

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I believe Thomas was watching Joseph and looking forward to the day when it would be his turn to drive the tractor.

 

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There are always spectators waiting to see the first bale of the season :)

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

 

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We've had a lot of fun playing with Charles and James and taking pretend boat rides,

 

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climbing trees,

 

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eating ice-cream cones,

 

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snuggling uncles and aunts,

 

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and taking pleasant spring rides on the golf cart!

 

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 

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This past weekend we spent time repairing the holes in the chicken coop, and the little girls enjoyed running back and forth carrying staples to Daddy.

 

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Autumn Faith is indeed my affectionate little girl.

 

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Joseph and Jeremy were thankful for a safe, adventuresome horseback ride down our dirt road,

 

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and everyone listened intently to some of Daniel's business stories after dinner.

 

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And once again the evening would not be complete without music...

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 

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What makes wrapping goat milk soap more fun? Sharing music, earphones,...

 

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and sisterly love :)

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

 

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"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again." ---Elizabeth Lawrence

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

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Autumn Faith learned to ride without training wheels today because of the patience and persistence of her big brother Benjamin :) My baby girl is growing up...

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

 

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Pookie's first fish!

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

 

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My fern watering team in action :)

 

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And today was great weather for enjoying each other's company on the front porch.

 

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Anna Rose loves Grace to experiment with new fancy hairdo's.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

 

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Mr. Dave and the Green children performed Appalachian Mountain Music at Railroad Days this past Saturday.

 

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Afterwards, the Green and Naas family grabbed some BBQ sandwiches for lunch and headed back home to enjoy the beautiful day and good fellowship together.

 

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Crokinole is always a favorite because kids of all ages can play.

 

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The little Greens thought playing with Jennifer was a lot of fun!

 

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And Joseph snapped a selfie of himself, Jennifer, and Jeremy on horseback.

 

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Then the two families trekked through the woods for a picture on the Shakerock.

 

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Before dinner there was a little time for kayaking, canoeing, and floating away on the old dock...

 

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Of course playing a little music together ("Southwind") brought closure to a delightful day...