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.


January 2015


Friday, January 30, 2015


Grace (Miss Polly) took a carriage ride with her maids and footman this afternoon.


And another windy day brought out two sailors and two sails...


"I can only spread the sail; But God must breathe the auspicious gale."


"Only be sure you have the sail up. Do not miss the gale for want of preparation for it. Seek help from God, that you may be more earnest in duty when made more strong in faith..." ---Charles H. Spurgeon


Thursday, January 29, 2015


Future mandolin player...


And he's sooooo proud of himself.


We have 4 puppies remaining at Shakerock Farm (2 males, 2 females). Contact valerie@shakerockfarm.com if you know of anyone who needs a sweet, snuggly Valentine's gift ready to go today.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015


"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." ---Albert Einstein


Monday, January 26, 2015


A windy day is great for reading...


and transforming a canoe into...


a sailboat.


Saturday, January 24, 2015


"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."

---Anna Quindlen


Wednesday, January 21, 2015


"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." ---Mark Twain


Tuesday, January 20, 2015


We have six Black Lab/Blue Heeler puppies - free to good home - just in time for Valentine's Day. There are 3 males and 3 females with sweet temperaments and great with children!


If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please email me at:


valerie@shakerockfarm.com. Yes, one of the females has a heart marking on her forehead, perfect for a February gift.


After tucking the puppies away snuggly for the night, Joseph snapped this picture of the sunset at Shakerock Farm.


Monday, January 19, 2015


Daniel and Caitlin visited after their sonagram appointment today. Caitlin gave all the Green children glow sticks to take outside in the dark to discover if the baby was a boy or girl...


The Green kids had a lot of fun and put their glow sticks together!


We are very thankful for this sweet, new addition to the family coming this summer...


Thursday, January 15, 2015


Charles enjoyed petting Chico tonight while we gathered together...


for a Christmas celebration with Grandma. Playing games is always a favorite at the Green house!


Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Happy Birthday Daniel!


We had an enjoyable time celebrating Daniel's 22nd Birthday this evening. We are proud of him and his family, and pray the Lord will continue to bless them this year.


Friday, January 9, 2015


When you're out running errands and shopping, it helps to find a comfy chair to manage the affairs of home.


Wednesday, January 7, 2014


Benjamin volunteered to make cookie bars for dessert tonight. The question of the day while baking was...

"Mom, if the spoon breaks, does that mean the batter is too thick?"


Tuesday, January 6, 2015


"Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful;


For beauty is God's handwriting..." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saturday, January 3, 2015


A little Pookie sweetness...


Thursday, January 1, 2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!


"Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be


In working or in waiting, another year with Thee;


Another year of progress, another year of praise,



Another year of proving Thy prescence all the days.


Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,


Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;


Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast;


Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.


Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,


Another year of training for holier work above;


Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be


On earth, or else in Heaven, another year for Thee."


---Frances R. Havergal