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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.


September 2013


Saturday, September 28, 2013


A perfect Saturday for a lemon lollipop,


and a homemade kite.


Friday, September 27, 2013


Homemade bubble solutions are always the best!!!


Thursday, September 26, 2013


Ever since Autumn Faith was a baby, the Green children have called her "Pookie". When anyone asks her name, she says, "Autumn Faith Pookie". Here she is with her favorite book...


Wednesday, September 25, 2013


The Green kids are excited that they finally get to purchase a pair of little John Deere boots! Yes, Daniel and Caitlin are having a boy!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013


It was a sweet moment this morning when Thomas took the time to help Autumn Faith with her phonics lessons.


And it's not every day when you hear your child say, "Mom, I ate ALL my brussell sprouts!"


Monday, September 23, 2013


A lazy, Monday afternoon reading with Smokey,


and resting with Phoebe.


Friday, September 20, 2013


Carolyn, Joseph, Benjamin, Grace, and the rest of Mr. Dave's band performed at the opening ceremony for the Arts in the Heart Festival this evening.


Fine young musicians,


and a few of their wonderful supporters...


Thursday, September 19, 2013


Carolyn and Autumn Faith spent time swinging in the magnolia tree this afternoon.


After carving numerous sticks for a "country" version of bowling pins,


the boys amused themselves on the front lawn with some good old fashioned fun.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Mommy and Daddy at the South Carolina Rural Water Conference.


Monday, September 16, 2013


The pitiful expression on Autumn Faith's face when told there are no more cupcakes...


There's blowing bubbles the old fashioned way...


and then there's blowing bubbles


the golf cart way :)


Saturday, September 14, 2013


Today Grace showed the boys how to play "Barber Shop".


Of course, Grace used goat milk shaving soap,


and Nathaniel found a pair of play, plastic scissors to use for shaving.


Later in the afternoon, the girls made cupcakes, and they made LOTS!


Thursday, September 12, 2013


Today, Joseph and Benjamin enjoyed building a model of the Jamestown fort.


The finished project!


Grace began stitching a bookmark using her Williamsburg gift supplies.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Back home coloring ferry pictures to remember our rides on the "Pocahontas" ferry each morning and evening.


Back home enjoying music on the front porch.


Back home reuniting with Daniel and Caitlin in an evening of delightful conversation.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013


We gathered everyone together for a final picture before leaving Williamsburg.


And the children volunteered to take Mommy and Daddy's picture too.


An eight hour drive can get very monotonous for children, but Autumn Faith occupied herself well :).


Most of the drive time the Green children read books, but there were times...


that everyone fell asleep together.


Monday, September 9, 2013


We have studied Nathaniel Bacon in the past in our homeschool and finally received the opportunity to tour the Allen plantation. Bacon and his men took up residence at the Allen plantation during a 3 month period when they burned Jamestown and led a rebellion to overthrow the government. Nathaniel Bacon's army felt as though the Governor was not providing enough protection from the nearby Indians."Bacon's Castle" is the oldest brick home (1650) in North America.


The Allen plantation's English garden is also the oldest in North America.


After touring the house and grounds, we found a nice shady spot for a picnic.


Smith's fort was a delightful adventure in the woods, but when you have a farm and animals, you must handle emergencies at any time and place...


Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Happy 17th Birthday Carolyn !!!


Carolyn celebrated her 17th birthday in Williamsburg, VA today! Thank you, Carolyn, for 17 beautiful years of sacrificial love to each member of our family. We pray the Lord will bless you this year and help direct your paths.


Carolyn's choice of cake was chocolate ganache. Since we didn't have a candle in the rental house, a lighter worked just as well...


Saturday, September 7, 2013


Today we visited the Yorktown Victory Center.


Joseph and Benjamin participated in an artillery drill after touring the museum.


We visited a replica of a Lieutenant Colonel's tent and viewed some maps.


Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Green.


Now we see the significance of yesterday's post...


Joseph pretended to be a young soldier writing a letter home.


This afternoon most of the Green family walked the actual Yorktown Battlefield,


and studied the artillery, while...


Autumn Faith took a nap,


and Mama enjoyed a rest in the shade...


Friday, September 6, 2013


This morning we were back in Williamsburg watching the "Storming of the Governor's Palace".


My sweet Autumn Faith.


Thomas seemed to be enjoying the foot stocks a little too much.


Brothers serving punishment together.


And after many years, we bumped into the artist, Dr. Edwin Green! He saw Carolyn rolling her hoop in front of one of the merchant stores in Williamsburg 10 years ago and painted her portrait. We have the picture hanging in our living room to this day.


Taking a little break watching the carriages pass by the road.


Experiencing prison life from the 1700's.


Benjamin contemplating life as a prisoner.


There seems to be a theme with today's Williamsburg experience. Maybe it has something to do with the Green family living in Georgia, the penal colony?


The children had the priviliege of speaking with Patrick Henry this afternoon before touring the House of Burgesses.


Another reenactor explaining life in Williamsburg to the Green family.


And after dinner, I found Carolyln and Joseph reading a book on Williamsburg together.


Thursday, September 5, 2013


This is a view of our rental house on 85 acres that is part of the property Chief Powhatan granted to Pocohantas and John Rolfe. Today we spent time relaxing and enjoying the house and surroundings.


There were LOTS of butterflies in the English garden,


and of course Julieann was observing them closely.


Anna Rose and Autumn Faith spent time sliding and riding.


During afternoon rest time, Carolyn read the girls several books.


The property has a beautiful hiking trail that everyone explored this afternoon.


My sweet Anna Rose sitting nicely and looking at books before dinner.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Today we visited Jamestown.


Our family had the privilege of speaking with a member of the archaeological society this morning. We learned about the recent digs in the cellar of one of the Jamestown structures.


We also were excited to view the spot where Pocahontas married John Rolfe. Our rental house sits on part of the property that Chief Powhatan granted to the married couple, so our family is soaking in Jamestown history this week!


My sweet Julieann.


Another highlight of the day was visiting the glass house, and


dressing in Jamestown armor.


We finished the day touring a replica of the Susan Constant which brought over the first 71 people to Jamestown.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Breakfast at our rental house before venturing into Williamsburg, VA.


Autumn Faith loved playing the harpsichord this morning after breakfast.


Touring the Powder Magazine and...


the cabinet maker's shop. Carolyn was asked to play a song on the harpsichord.



Yes, sheep say baaaa.


Posing for a picture after the tour of the Governor's Palace.


I was watching Anna Rose and Autumn Faith this afternoon during naptime, looked up from my bench, and saw this sight coming from the merchant store. Everyone picked out a special souvenir.


Taking a break and enjoying each other's company.


Our rental house is across the James River, so we must ride the ferry to and from Williamsburg each day. The children love it!!!


Monday, September 2, 2013


On our way to Williamsburg, VA the Green family stopped in North Carolina to tour the battleship, the USS North Carolina.


Grace was impressed with the giant dough paddle!


And all of the Greens were interested in how the laundry was performed on the ship.


Lined up ready for lunch trays! A big thanks to Daniel and Caitlin for house and farm sitting. We miss you and wish you could be here with us...