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Tahara
Homeschooling mom of three boys...
Interests: I have been blogging here on and off for the past 6 years...I have written many posts, but not nearly as many as I would have liked to...I can't really say that the blog will have a single focus because I don't have a single focus...I am an Orthodox Christian, a homeschooling mom, I love to decorate my home and I enjoy knitting and learning to spin wool...I am also a part of 4H with my boys and we raise rabbits...There is no way I could blog about one particular thing!...I am not an expert at anything, so this will not be one of those "how to" blogs...This will simply be a place for me to share a bit of my life and my loves...
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We had our home blessed today for the first time... Many Orthodox Christians have their homes blessed once a year...More info about it can be found here... Until next time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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Well, I just turned 40! Artwork by Mekai I didn't do anything that would be considered special or out of the ordinary...Germain and Mekai made breakfast... I spent time with Germain and the boys, went to my favorite thrift shop,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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I love New Year's Day...I always look forward to what seems like a fresh new start... We went out yesterday to have brunch as a family...We talked about 2014, the things we liked and the things we didn't...The great things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Autumn Oak Homestead
Of course Emily :-)...Email me or send me a message on FB with the email address you want the pictures sent to...
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on A Spiritual Retreat at Autumn Oak Homestead
That sand art was amazing...I am not sure who did it, but they are very talented...
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on A Weekend Getaway at Autumn Oak Homestead
It was a profitable time...Hopefully they will have it next year and you will be able to come :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on A Spiritual Retreat at Autumn Oak Homestead
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We were very fortunate to be able to attend a spiritual retreat this weekend as a family...Metropolitan Tikhon lead our thoughts for the weekend on the topic of "Ancient Christianity" and served Divine Liturgy this morning...He is a wonderful man... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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We went away this weekend for the first time since last summer...We went to a wonderful retreat (more on that later) and got to spend some time at the beach...The sand art above was not done by us (of course... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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Keanu turned 14 today and I can't believe I have been a parent for 14 years...I can't believe 14 years have gone by so quickly... Keanu, if you ever read this, I want you to know how much you mean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
It was great to meet you too...Nice to "see" you here...Hopefully I will see you again soon :-)
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Happy New Year to everyone who celebrates the liturgical year...We went to church this morning to pray for the start of the new year and to reflect on the year that just passed...I couldn't help but think it has been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
It sounds so lovely...I have never tried this before but your post makes me want to...And Myra's comment makes me want to dry herbs :-)
Toggle Commented May 9, 2014 on Tumblersful at Assortment
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Mekai's nameday caught me by surprise this week...I realized the other day that I didn't know when the boys patron saints were remembered, and then discovered Mekai's was Friday after looking them up...I wasn't sure what to do for him,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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I hope you had an enjoyable Easter weekend...Easter is known as Pascha in the Orthodox church, and we went to our very first Pascha service at 11:00 Saturday night and it was a beautiful service...We are meeting in a temporary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
Thanks to both of you :-)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on Becoming Orthodox at Autumn Oak Homestead
Thank you MaggieAnnie!...Yes, a year can change many things :-)
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2014 on Becoming Orthodox at Autumn Oak Homestead
My family was received into the Orthodox Church this past Saturday through baptism...It was a beautiful day, full of warm sunshine, smiles, and celebration...If you missed my original post about my decision to become Orthodox, you can find it here...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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It's been awhile since I posted...I thought about posting, just didn't actually get around to doing it... But first things first, Happy Valentine's Day!...The boys and I have been sick all week...Keanu has been laying on the couch since Tuesday...Mekai... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
I really wish my washing machine was in my room or close to it...That is very convenient :-)
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2014 on Becoming Home: The Laundry at Assortment
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My very last year being in my thirties... Here is a pic from 30 years ago, my very last year as a single digit... Mekai got such a kick out of the fact that I was his age in this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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I know, such a long title!...I have been organizing the house, sorting through school stuff, and doing a little knitting... I made this cowl, and I love it!...I finished it on Christmas Eve and wore it to liturgy on Christmas...I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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Merry Christmas to all of you... Christ is born! Until next time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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Table arrangement Keanu made for me...It has nothing to do with this post, but I love it! With the exception of food, I usually buy most things online...I have an Amazon Prime membership that is worth its weight in gold... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Autumn Oak Homestead
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Our first experience of what service is like when the bishop is there... Until next time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Autumn Oak Homestead