living life...

We have been busy living life around here.  Experiencing the same ups and downs, ins and outs that you have in your home.

One thing that is a constant for us, is the steady flow of teenagers that travel in and out of this old house...  I love it.

And so does this guy.

He is in hog heaven when those big boys come over.   High time for talking football, tackling and the like.

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We recently had a house full of teenagers, and the drill usually goes something like this...

We do a little prep.

{Have some fun in the process.}

We order up pizza and hot wings, and then the fun begins.

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The kids start filing in the back door, right into the kitchen, and the once tranquil room bursts to life.

I wish you could see it.

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After a while, everyone heads back outside.

{Almost everyone.}

This is the heart of it all.

They gather around the fire and talk.

One of the kids provides a topic, and then my husband leads a discussion on it.

One of the guys had just finished reading this book.

So that was the topic for the night.

Pretty simple, right?

But it's huge.  Huge.