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Resurrecting the blog

I was looking back at my blog and so grateful for the insight into my thoughts and life from years ago.  It is time to start it up again.  So here I am.  Can't even begin to fill in the gaps except with the real short summary. I now have 8 kids and my husband serves as Bishop of our ward.  That means that we are very, very busy. This fall I am looking forward to 2 kids in each school- 2 in high school, 2 in middle school and 2 in elementary and 2 at home.
I am certainly busy and have no time to blog so we will see where this goes.
Things that I love that we are doing in our family:
Camping: We have been on 2 camping trips this year.  Our family is learning to love the outdoors and the wonder and experiences that we can have.  Mom and Dad love the price and watching the kids work together to hike and set up camp
Using hymns: We are getting better at using music(singing) to help bring peace to our home at certain times like family scriptures and prayer.  It is far from perfect but with my kids growing up and learning to sing harmony, there are a few perfect moments.
Accountability: We have the kids fill out charts daily to account for jobs and positive behavior. This determines their commission/allowance.  It can be a lot overwhelming but we know that it is a good thing.  
 Paying down debt: We have been working hard most recently to pay down debt which is only our home mortgage.  It has led to us being good at budgeting and planning and we can see the difference in our total owed.  And the blessings have been pouring in like refinancing for 2.75%.  


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Have other exciting news for another time.  Hopefully a little closer together than my last posts:)