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Kirsten Butler
USA
Catholic Homeschooling Wife and Mom
Interests: Knitting, Running, Reading, Gardening, Farming. I love being a stay at home wife and mom.
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Hi Julie, Isnt Matthew Kelly awesome? Terry and I are going to his marriage retreat this weekend. Cant wait. Laras book is amazing. Youll love it. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on Make it Happen at Sonlight Garden
Hi Ann Marie!!! I have been slacking on the blogging lately. I am resolving to do better. I was looking through my blog last week and was so glad I had recorded so much through the years. I want to keep it up. TULIPS! YES! I would LOVE to go to a tulip festival. Can you imagine Holland? Anyway it was good ago see your name!! How are you doing??
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on Pretty Happy Funny Real at Sonlight Garden
Thank you Laura! I love that couch. We got it online from Home Decorators Collection. It was very reasonable and we were pleasantly surprised. It is a slipcover loveseat and it washes really well. I am going to get a chair in the same line.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on Pretty Happy Funny Real at Sonlight Garden
I wish we could sit and chat also!! So much swirling in my mind! I miss those days when the kids were little and life was simple!! I miss you Julie!! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on Hello February at Sonlight Garden
Just beautiful Tracy! Your family is just awesome!! I know you know that!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2014 on On the Feast of St. Lucy at Pinewood Castle
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no pressure at all, (whoops, comma in the wrong spot!)
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2014 on First Quarter at as cozy as spring
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"Their folders also contain the Table of Contents from all of their textbooks to facilitate weekly lesson planning for me and give each child a clear overview of their coursework." YES!! What a fantastic idea!! I have never thought of doing this. No pressure at al,l but I would love to see their folders. We have also always struggled with morning time here. My youngest is three today! And I have to say it has gotten easier with morning time as he has gotten older. So, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Have a great day and a great visit with your SIL and new niece!! Kirsten
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2014 on First Quarter at as cozy as spring
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Beautiful pictures Tracy!!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on Where the Wild Things Are at Pinewood Castle
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Tracy, Your pictures are breathtaking!! I can't even imagine how beautiful it was in person. You did a great job!! You guys have had quite a fun summer! Happy planning!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Yellowstone at Pinewood Castle
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Happy Easter Tracy! I hope the weather is improving for you all.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2014 on My Nuns! at Pinewood Castle
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Tracy!! You have very creative kids. How sweet to see all of their creations. I love that last photo. How incredible that She was able to stand in the same place the picture was taken!! Happy New YEar!! Kirsten
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on Gifts from Hands & Hearts at Pinewood Castle
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Hi Tracy, A lot of your questions are the questions I ask myself when I have quiet to sit and think. The quiet and stillness doesn't happen enough for me. I am looking forward to some quiet and home time starting Christmas Eve. Still running around crazy with activities. The big kids get bigger and life gets busy. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your day! Enjoy your quiet.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2013 on When it's Quiet at Pinewood Castle
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I feel you on the not having done anything as far as Christmas prep goes. We have been so sick here with the flu since before thanksgiving. I think it is finally leaving us. Our gingerbread day is going to be next week. We started that tradition about five years ago after being inspired by your posting about it. It is a treasured time that my kids and I look forward to every year. Thank you for linking to those boots! Are those the boots you wore on thanksgiving? I admired them when you posted yourself wearing them while knitting. They look very cozy. I am a huge dansko fan. I don't feel guilty about the price because they last forever!! God bless! Kirsten
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You got snow?!?! Oh my! I am so not ready for winter. It looks like the kids had fun!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2013 on Wordless Wednesday at Pinewood Castle
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Oh Dear Elizabeth, My prayers are being said for you and Mike and your children. We love so deeply, we grieve so deeply. Much love, Kirsten
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2013 on Beautiful Dance at In the Heart of my Home
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Tracy! Happy Blog-a-versary! Thank you for sharing beautiful photos and beautiful thoughts. Many, many times you leave me inspired. I should let you know that more often!! I'm glad you are here in this space! Have a WONDERFUL week!! Love, Kirsten
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I love it! Very bright and cheerful! I have the same abc and number cards on our classroom wall! I was also going to put a "clothesline" across our windows instead of curtains. Love it Tracy!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2013 on IKEA School Room Makeover at Pinewood Castle
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Aug 5, 2013
Praying!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2013 on Lord, Hear Our Prayer at In the Heart of my Home
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Mar 7, 2013
Tracy, I can so relate over here. I am totally feeling the big burnout blah. I just want to hibernate in my bed all. day. long. But, indeed, so much to be thankful for. I love your list. It has inspired me a bit! And your pictures are gorgeous!! They look all warm and cozy. Blessings, Kirsten
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2013 on Thankful this Thursday at Pinewood Castle
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Much to think about on this one Tracy!!! I especially like this "being faithful to our daily routines is the best way to make progress." I feel like if I just stuck to this so much progress would be made, not only in my surroundings but in my spiritual life as well. Happy New Year!!! Loved your photo recap!
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Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your precious moments. Just beautiful.
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Thank you for sharing that video. So beautiful. Praying for all of you this day!! How wonderful!!! Congratulations!!
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