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.

 

September 2010

 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

 

Mommy, Daddy, and Anna Rose are at the lodge at Callaway Gardens. We forgot the camera cord, so pictures will be uploaded tomorrow evening.

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

 

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY

 

There's not a better way to celebrate than with an after dinner coffee on the front porch!

 

And of course Daisy has to celebrate as well!

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

 

The tree...

 

with little monkeys and...

 

big monkeys...

 

and a pretty little songbird.

 

Now the seriousness begins: the plan for the descent.

 

Monday, September 27, 2010

 

Rain on the roses...

 

and a little girl engrossed in watching it quench the land.

 

The finish line...

 

and the race to get there.

 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

 

SOAP, SOAP, AND MORE SOAP

 

A BUSY day!!!!! We have been wrapping LOTS of soap at the Green house, making display signs, and labeling lotions, all for the Oliver Hardy Festival next Saturday. We are excited to premiere our "FOUR SEASONS" line of soaps and also another "NEW" exciting item, so be sure to come out and visit our booth!

 

Friday, September 24, 2010

 

"Father, I abandon myself into your hands, do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you. I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me..."

 

--Charles De Foucauld

 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

 

A delightful way to spend an evening: friends, dinner, apple pie, and...

 

music to soothe the soul.

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

 

This is what...

 

the Green children...

 

look like...

 

when they have to...

 

dispose of "gifts' from Dixie and Daisy.

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

 

What could have caused a little girl such heartache?

 

And what could have caused a little boy such troubles?

 

Maybe....just maybe....this guy?

 

Monday, September 20, 2010

 

Several weeks ago we studied cotton plants in science class, so today Daddy was travelling and brought home a sample. Everyone enjoyed pulling out the seeds, feeling, and...

 

smelling the cotton. And yes, Nathaniel learned if you smell REALLY hard, cotton seeds WILL go UP your nose. Carolyn didn't know one of her privileges as the big sister was to extract cotton seeds out of a little boy's nose. She is going to be beyond prepared for her role as a mother someday.

 

Benjamin and Joseph decided to venture out a little further this evening in the new improved (with keel added) wooden boat. We still have some leak issues.....

 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

 

DANIEL'S HELPERS

 

This week Daniel spent a lot of time working in the yard and...

 

bush-hogging the pastures. I found it very sweet to see little brothers wanting to be of service to big brother.

 

Friday, September 17, 2010

 

"I am bending my knee

In the eye of the Father who created me,

In the eye of the Son who purchased me,

In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me,

in friendship and affection."

 

--Carmina Gadelica

 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

 

Anna Rose's favorite play toy while I'm taking pictures: the lens cap attached to my camera.

 

And this evening Benjamin worked on a keel for his boat, while Joseph...

 

made a bow and arrow out of maple limbs. When you have boys, it's amazing how many things can be made out of maple branches.

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

 

Tonight it was the boys turn to prepare dinner. They love to bake potatoes, add salt and pepper, sour cream, cheese, and barbecue sauce to make...

 

STAR - BE - CUE potatoes!!!!!

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

 

Even the littlest Greens can help in the soap production!

 

Julieaann loves to show us how strong she is by carrying our soap oils to the ktichen.

 

Monday, September 13, 2010

 

HAT NIGHT AT THE GREEN HOUSE

 

Don't mess with Thomas.

 

Grace's reflective side.

 

And our sweet, sweet Julieann.

 

Friday, September 10, 2010

 

TIME TO GO TO BED

 

"It is evening. The sun is setting behind the mountains,

 

and the shadows begin to darken the forests.

 

The birds have ceased to sing, except a lonely robin or a thrush, that sits upon the top of a tree, and sings a plaintive hymn.

 

The farmer has left the field and is going to his happy home.

 

The bee is silent in the hive. The buzzing insects are still, and the fowls, who, a little while ago, were filling the air with their notes, are heard no more.

 

All around us seems to seek repose,

 

and the very hills and valleys appear to be sinking into gentle sleep.

 

We too must now retire to our pillows.

 

Before we close our eyes, let us lift up our hearts in gratitiude to that Great Being who never sleeps, but watches over his flock.

 

Let us ask His forgiveness for our faults and His aid to avoid every sin. Let us seek His friendship, and ask Him to assist us to be kind and amiable to our brothers and sisters, and companions - to be gentle to every living thing, to obey and love our parents, to respect the aged, and to be kind to the sick and to the poor.

 

Above all, let us ask God to fill our hearts with love for Him, to inspire us with a love of everything that is good, and to refrain from everything that is evil. Let us ask Him to make us love to tell the truth, and to be ashamed to tell a lie.

 

Let us ask Him to watch over us in our sleep when darkness is around us, and none but He is awake to keep us from evil."

 

--William H. McGuffey

 

- From one of the children's school lessons - something to make the children ponder over at the close of day.

 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

 

We were out late tonight burying Margie, one of our registered Toggenburg dairy goats.

 

Margie has been with us since the beginning of our goat milk soap business and faithfully gave us milk morning and evening. She will be greatly missed by our family.

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - HAPPY 14 th BIRTHDAY CAROLYN

 

Today Carolyn spent some free time relaxing and knitting while her siblings...

 

baked her a birthday cake. Carolyn has always been so selfless and giving of herself to others that today everyone wanted to let her rest while they worked on a special cake. Thanks Daniel for running to the store to purchase all the necessary supplies.

 

Grace wasn't quite sure Joseph displayed the right icing technique.

 

While everyone was busy, Julieann snuck in a lick or two of icing.

 

Grace rolled out the fondant while...

 

Benjamin measured and cut the necessary pieces.

 

Then everyone helped assemble the cake.

 

Even Thomas placed pieces carefully.

 

I spotted Nathaniel in the corner having a little mid morning snack.

 

Grace concentrated hard on the piping.

 

And the final result: a PIANO cake. Everyone enjoys the nightly music Carolyn blesses our family with in the evenings, so they wanted to make her birthday memorable with a special cake.

 

Thank you Carolyn for your giving spirit and for giving your parents 14 years of pure joy.

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

 

What do Daddy and Daniel do for some excitement on an early September morning?

 

Climb a water tank!!! Outside and...

 

inside. Yes, I was very glad when they both returned home at lunchtime with no injuries. I wanted pictures of their climb but decided I should stay home instead. It was Kenny who took pictures (while climbing) to remember the adventure. I'm glad I wasn't present to see only one hand on the rail in the previous picture. I will sleep soooo much better tonight than I did last night.

 

Monday, September 6, 2010 - LABOR DAY

 

Since we have been working all week on building and floating boats, Kenny gave a lecture today on applicable topics.

 

I believe there may be some Green boys trying to improve their boat designs.

 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

 

BENJAMIN'S BOAT

 

This week Benjamin has been building a boat: measuring, sawing, and hammering continuously. Around the Green home, if you dream of a project, usually you have a fan club of supporters.

 

Daddy showed Benjamin how to caulk all the crevices.

 

After anxiously awaiting the caulk drying, Benjamin decided this was the morning for the maiden voyage.

 

Of course Joseph was right by his side.

 

And the boat actually floated! Everyone took turns riding with Benjamin.

 

Carolyn and Joseph had a little too much fun.

 

Yes, they had to jump ship.

 

Daniel and Anna Rose had observed their adventurous brothers and sisters for long enough.

 

A wonderful fun filled day!!!

 

Friday, September 3, 2010

 

Look who's pulling up...

 

to reach the telephone.

 

Mission accomplished.

 

And guess what Benjamin found underneath the little kiddie pool today?

 

Yes, a baby.........well, we're not quite sure what venomous snake it was. We researched baby copperheads and they have a distinct yellow tail until they are 3 years old. So, maybe a rattlesnake or water moccasin? If anyone knows, please email us. He was a very aggressive snake when Benjamin lifted up the pool on the concrete patio area. . I do not like snakes around my babies. Little Julieann and Nathaniel thought it was a play rubber snake. Falling limbs, poisionous snakes, I know the Lord's hand controls everything and I know He is teaching me to trust Him in ALL life's occurences.

 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

 

FLOWERS OF THE MONTH

 

Everyone enjoys smelling the flower bouquet of the month. Today Nathaniel thought the flowers smelled pleasant.

 

Julieann thought they smelled "choooo weeee".

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

 

"In the dust of defeat, as well as in the laurels of victory, there is a glory to be found if one has done his best."

--Eric Liddell's favorite motto recited at the fourth modern Olympiad held in London in 1908

 

When the tall grass has just been mowed, the rows make great running lanes!

 

Can you tell one of our favorite movies is "Chariots of Fire"?