In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

One Hundred

    This is my One Hundredth post! How exciting! I don't even have anything overly special to write about tonight. It rained on and off all day so the kiddos and I stayed in our jammies and played and watched a movie and I caught up on my blog. It was a relaxing day before we head into the end of our week. I want to say weekend since Hubby starts his days off tomorrow. It is our weekend when everyone else is still working.
     I have decided to start addressing my children by name on here, as typing their first initial is starting to annoy me. Most of my readers know me and the children personally anyway. So here goes. S is Spencer. M is Maycee. T is Thane. I am Amanda and Hubby is Matt. He will still be known as Hubby though. And there you have it.
   Thank you for reading along as we travel down this crazy path called life. I will leave you tonight with a picture of sweet sleeping children and their kitten.


  1. Happy 100! I like the new arrangement too. You've been busy.

  2. Amanda thank you for sharing a glimpse into your families life with your blog, you really capture the essence of Barn Raisin' here's to the next 100!