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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.

 

 

November 2012

 

Friday, November 30, 2012

 

It's always a joy when checking the photos on my phone. Different family members shoot photos from different perspectives. I thought this picture was cute of the Green crew lined up last weekend to decorate the tree.

 

And tonight while listening to Christmas carols, Julieann thought she would "act out" Frosty the Snowman.

Julieann just corrected my blogpost. She said she was trying to be Frosty the "Snowgirl".

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

 

PIRATES OF SHAKEROCK FARM

 

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 

Sunday after church, the Green children asked to walk down to the river before heading home. In the 1800's there was an old woolen mill nearby the church.

 

Julieann was just a "little" excited.

 

And Kenny tried to locate where the old mill stood 150 years ago.

 

Monday, November 26, 2012

 

"A full and complete family is one in which there are both brothers and sisters,

 

and where all dwell together in tender love."

 

--J. R. Miller

 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

 

A little boy can always find just the right materials to use as a weapon. Today Nathaniel made a bow and arrow from...

 

a rubberband and Q-tips.

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

 

EXPRESSIONS when...

 

a little sister pets a chicken,

 

a boy conquers with his hatchet,

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and a sweet baby hears the dinner bell.

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

Before Thanksgiving...

 

and during. Both the Green and the Fanning families had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving with LOTS of good food and fellowship.

 

After dinner, the Green children entertained everyone.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

 

Today we prepared lots of food for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow afternoon.

 

And everyone helped by cleaning indoors and outdoors.

 

And sweet Autumn Faith couldn't resist being "underfoot" today, so Julieann agreed to "swing" her.

 

Monday, November 19, 2012

 

Since everyone LOVED the apple fritters at Pioneer Days, we tried to recreate them at home. Caitlin and Joseph were in charge of the cooking. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun, but you can tell Joseph takes cooking rather seriously :)

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - Pioneer Days

 

This morning was a little chilly while we were setting up the booth for Pioneer Days. Rosie found a nice warm spot in Caitlin's lap.

 

Carolyn helped arrange the soap booth before she, Grace, Joseph, and Benjamin went to play the fiddles and banjos.

 

Thomas and Nathaniel loved their coonskin hats.

 

And Julieann and Rosie were content to stay bundled in blankets and scarves.

 

When the blankets and scarves weren't enough to keep them warm, the little girls snuggled in Grammy's lap

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Mr. Linton Neal, who owns the pharmacy in Thomson where our goat milk soaps are stocked year round, stopped by with his family to visit.

 

Miss Autumn Faith was a sweet girl while our family was busy at work in the soap booth.

 

My sweet Julieann.

 

Anna Rose enjoyed listening to her brothers and sisters playing music.

 

At the end of the day, Caitlin snapped a picture of our family.

 

And we snapped a picture of the Pioneer couple :)

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

 

We have been busy working on our soap display for Pioneer Days in Lincolnton, Ga tomorrow from 10 am until 4 pm.

 

We have all of our soaps and lotion sticks ready to go!

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

Rosie looked at my new socks and remarked, "Mom, you have rugs on your feet."

 

And tonight after dinner everyone wanted to make gingerbread men for dessert. Carolyn and Joseph left the kitchen for milking chores, Kenny and I left to take care of Autumn Faith, and the little Greens took over the kitchen sending sparkles and candy balls everywhere!

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 

FOR MY DEAR FRIEND IN CANADA

 

"Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?

-- Richard Bach

 

Katherine, we love you and are praying for you...

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

 

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The Green children have enjoyed tarping behind the golf cart ever since Daniel was a young boy.

But today everyone got a little creative...

 

Even Daniel was impressed!!!

 

Monday, November 12, 2012

 

This is Nathaniel ready to swat the hornet that was flying around our kitchen tonight. Nathaniel wanted dessert and Carolyn refused to enter the kitchen unless the hornet was caught! Our fly swatter has disappeared so he grabbed the next best tool - a broken flipper doodle (that's what they're called in the Green house).

 

Daddy finally caught the hornet in a glass jar (he wanted dessert too) :)

 

Carolyn made delicious gingerbread cookies,

 

and everyone enjoyed them very much.

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

 

Carolyn snapped this picture of the girls playing "shopping" today. I will have lots of help running errands in the future. :)

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

 

 

A cold night, a good book, and a warm fire. There's no place like home ...

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

 

 

Rub a Dub Dub, three Greens in a tub.

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

 

"Mommy and Daddy saw a healthy baby's heartbeat on the sonagram today. The doctor says everything looks great!

 

I wonder if the baby will be a boy or a girl?"

 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

 

Julieann asked for an apple as an afternoon snack.

 

Then she discovered swarms of ladybugs flying all over the yard,

 

and landing on her apple.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

 

We're home, and the farm duties resume. We discovered a dead chicken when we arrived home this afternoon, and Thomas immediately took charge of the situation. Of course, he had some helpers. Thank you to Daniel and Mr. Chalker for milking and taking care of the animals during our trip.