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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.

 

October 2013

 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

 

Daniel and Caitlin invited our family to their house tonight for an evening of fun, hot dogs, s'mores, and campfire talks.

 

Caitlin was organized and prepared for our family with a beautifully decorated fall table.

 

The hot dog skewers and s'more roasters were lined up and awaiting our arrival.

 

Joseph and Benjamin made sure the fire did not get out of hand. One bucket was full of water, and the other one full of sand.

 

Relaxing and enjoying each other's company.

 

The fire was a little "too" hot for roasting our hot dogs. Notice the stance of the Green children.

 

The older boys made a "mini" fire for roasting our hot dogs and s'mores. We spent a delightful evening together visiting and talking. As I type this blog, Carolyn, Joseph, Benjamin, Grace, Thomas, and Nathaniel are camping out by the fire. I'm sure they will have stories to tell me about their experience in the morning...

 

"The one fear that America is missing is a fear of the Lord. As a people, we no longer fear God. Because we do not fear God, we no longer hate evil (Proverbs 8:13).

 

Instead of hating evil, Americans toy with it. We toy with holidays like Halloween that were conceived in evil and that promote the "cute-ification" of evil, whether that evil takes the form of witchcraft, sorcery, ghoulishness, or some other form of malevolent imagery paraded before our children. We laugh at the very things that the Lord describes as "abominations", and we find ourselves obsessively fascinated by, and attracted to, all things dark.

 

The scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to not make light of evil. Halloween was conceived in evil and has remained a celebration that uses children to promote a fascination with darkness and superstitious fear. Simultaneously, it makes light of things that the Bible describes as evil. Stand against such things, and the world will find you very scary indeed. The fear of the Lord makes men turn from evil (Proverbs 16:6)." ---Doug Philips

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 

"Hence a still higher test of a gentleman is his treatment of his own mother and sisters. His chivalry must show itself first toward those who are closest to him in natural ties. He must show them the truest deference. He must treat them with that delicate regard, that gentle, affectionate respect, that tells of the loftiest gallantry. He must consider himself their true knight, whose office it is to throw about them every needed shelter, to serve them, and to promote their highest good in every way." ---J.R. Miller

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 

Back home,

 

watching children play,

 

and enjoying the sights and sounds of Fall...

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

 

We are back home from our trip to Myrtle Beach!

 

We had a very enjoyable week visiting the aquarium,

 

and viewing lots of interesting fish and sharks!

 

During Autumn Faith's naptime, the older Green children enjoyed Bocce ball

 

and golf.

 

One advantage to visiting the beach this time of the year is that our family practically had the entire pool to ourselves!

 

The little girls enjoyed big sister joining them in the kiddie pool.

 

Jumping in and out of the pool became a game for Roise and Pookie.

 

The outside pool and waterslide was heated too!

 

Autumn Faith was fearless in the water.

 

Carnival rides were also a highlight of the trip!

 

And we could see for miles down Myrtle Beach from the Skywheel.

 

Everyone worked up an appetite while swimming, and Fuddruckers' burgers hit the spot!

 

Mommy and Daddy shared an old-fashioned milkshake.

 

Of course a visit to Myrtle Beach would not be complete without a little shopping. Thomas spotted the perfect color outfit for his wardrobe!

 

And Bass Pro Shops was a favorite for everyone in the Green family. Our family experienced a wonderful getaway, but we are very thankful to be back home tonight and resuming our normal routine...

 

Monday, October 21, 2013

 

Yesterday we celebrated Thomas' 9th birthday! Thomas loves to give of his time and labor to other members of our family. We pray the Lord will continue to bless him with fine character traits.

 

After church service, we enjoyed a peaceful fall afternoon with birthday balloons and bike rides.

 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

 

The stone wall makes a perfect resting spot while waiting for the mail to arrive.

 

Silly girls!!!

 

Friday, October 18, 2013

 

Anna Rose enjoyed watching Nathaniel carve a slingshot today.

 

Ready for a trek in the woods with boots, slingshot, ammunition pouch, game camera,...

 

and big brother :)

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

 

The next Shakerock Farm string band!

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

 

I found Benjamin building a "cart" yesterday afternoon,

 

and today he was giving his siblings rides around the yard.

 

"Twentieth-century man needs to be reminded at times that work is not the result of the Fall. Man was made to work, because the God who made him was a "working God." Man was made to be creative, with his mind and his hands. Work is part of the dignity of his existence." ---Sinclair B. Ferguson

 

Monday, October 14, 2013

 

Yesterday we celebrated Autumn Faith's 2nd birthday. We are very thankful the Lord has blessed us with such a sweet, little "Pookie" over the last 2 years. She is a delightful child who adds joy and laughter to our lives daily.

 

Autumn Faith was treated like royalty by her brothers and sisters during the birthday parade.

 

The birthday festivities ended with singing and a delicious carrot cake!

 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

 

Mr. Dave and the Green children played Appalachian Mountain Music at Mule Days in Washington, Ga.

 

Thomas and Nathaniel were faithful supporters.

 

People that gathered around the old school house listened quite intently.

 

Julieann and Anna Rose spent time listening to the music and reading Bibles from the Gideons.

 

And of course there was time for a good ole' fashioned see saw ride.

 

Sitting in the one-room school house, Grace resembled a girl from the 1800's.

 

A cup of ice cream was perfect to end the day...

 

Friday, October 11, 2013

 

My sweet Anna Rose, looking longingly at her precious curls...

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

 

Joseph snapped a picture of Autumn Faith trying to "clip" her toenails. I guess she thought she could clip right through the socks!

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

 

I think Autumn Faith was a a little tickled about her outfit today: polka dots, flowers, and stripes!

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

 

Kenny snapped this picture with his phone when everyone decided to take a break from riding and polish their bicycles with such effort and detail...

 

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJAMIN !!!

 

Today our helpful, resourceful, able Benjamin turned 12 years old! We love you and pray the Lord will continue to bless you!

 

Pumpkin Birthday Pies!

 

And an after dark celebration!

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

 

Enjoying the beautiful fall weather...

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

 

Future blacksmith?

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

 

While the little ones were playing outside, Carolyn joined me for afternoon snack time...Somehow my plate did not look the same as Carolyn's plate :)