Spring Projects & A Fun Week

We found Starling birdies in our attic... making a HUGE mess... our poor visitors over the last few weeks have had to watch out and "duck" from incomings...Now they are safely out and in a new home not far from where they were located in our home!Another Piano Recital... this time at our home... what a joy to have worship music and fellowship together... with such young musicians! Thank you Sarah you bring a joy [...]

By |May 29th, 2010|Blog, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Saving Babies 2010

Saturday was a fun day in Portland as we participated in the 2010 Steps for Life Walk-A-Thon!My mom joined our team to raise money and help us with the "walk!" The kids had so much fun... thanks for joining us mom!The PRC was blessed by receiving around $122k...Thanks to all of you who sponsored our family in the walk. Look at how much joy they get from "Saving Babies!"

By |May 18th, 2010|Blog, promotion events, Scrapbook|0 Comments

Austin is Seven!

Happy Birthday Austin!My second child, my first born son turned seven yesterday!Here are some highlights from celebrating with him...Our date night with Austin...Dinner @ California Pizza Kitchen, a trip to Home Depot to use his birthday gift certificate from Gramma and Grampa (Thanks guys... great idea)... adding to his tool collection... a trip to the bank to exchange all Austin's coins from over the past year or so. He has basic chores around the house [...]

By |May 16th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|1 Comment

Nature Walk

The other day I went on a Nature Walk around the property to enjoy the "new life" of Spring. I had such a fun time taking pictures of everything starting out and found myself so excited anticipating what everything will look like in full bloom this early summer.Rhubarb, chives, herbs, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes and a few apples!Then the Lord has blessed us with these beautiful flowers...My favorites are Lilac, Hydrangea, Wisteria, Roses, Bachelor Buttons, [...]

By |May 12th, 2010|Blog, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Yummy Blessings!

I have to show you this lovely Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!This was part of my Mother's Day Blessings Yesterday!Kelsey made this delicious pie from scratch by herself (well Drew helped a little)...I also got homemade cinnamon rolls in bed yesterday morning!Children are such a blessing!

By |May 10th, 2010|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greenhouse Update!

I am so thankful! My boys all worked so hard this weekend and got my new greenhouse built!I am so excited because this means, regardless of my back issues... I can garden... a little bit at least. Our season can now be extended and we can have some produce year round!Here are some pics of the guys hard at work and with the completed project!Littlest Man Hard at Work!Losing Bolts!

By |May 10th, 2010|Blog, Living Green|0 Comments

My Mother’s Day Gift

Oh, I am so blessed...My husband woke up this morning got on the tractor and started tilling the land,leveling it for the building of MY GREENHOUSE!Yeah! I am SO excited!The Greenhouse was my birthday present last summer and I have been just waiting to use it!It's going to be a busy weekend around here!Thank you Honey!

By |May 7th, 2010|Blog, Living Green, Scrapbook|1 Comment

Help Save Babies!

Help Save Babies!It's that time of year again & we need your support raising funds for the Greater Portland Pregnancy Resource Centers. The PRC serves about 8000 women and babies annually. Offering free services like counseling, labor & delivery education, maternity clothing and baby clothing, ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and so much more. We will be participating in this year's Steps for Life coming up on May 15th, 2010! To sponsor Team Tolpin go to: "Saving [...]

By |May 2nd, 2010|Blog, promotion events|1 Comment

Drew’s Bug’s Baby Scrapbook

As a mom of almost 6 little ones I am WAYYYYYYYBehind in Scrap booking...Who isn't right!?I had given up completely a couple of years ago for the sake of "parenting" my children instead of scrap booking... which is what I would have had to be doing all the time in order to properly archive every photo I took. He, He.... I like taking pictures!A friend of mine mentioned this online scrap booking company called smile [...]

By |May 2nd, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|0 Comments