About Annette Heidmann

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I'm a homeschooling mom of four (two of whom have graduated) & wife to a very smart mathematician; I dabble in photography, blog a bit, paint in bright colors, and love being Catholic!

Posts by Annette Heidmann:

At Last!

At Last!

I have lived in Arizona since August  of 1997.  That is seventeen years, by my reckoning. And in that time, I have had a total of ZERO visits from my brother Doug and his family.  Yes, I have been miffy about it from time to time, but not because I think he doesn’t love me(…)

Upended

Upended

That sounds like a good working title for my autobiography… at any rate, today it was literally the case. One of the consequences of seeking a foster care license is that there are innumerable rules and regulations that begin to apply to licensed foster care providers, which do not apply to cases of kinship placement,(…)

Boys on a Swing

Boys on a Swing

Sometimes I bemoan the fact that we have not been able to afford to purchase any play equipment for the children.  Although for years we’ve had a trampoline, they do deteriorate in the summer heat here.  Ours is now gone, replaced by a clothes line — which has helped our energy consumption, but is not(…)

Surprised by Beauty

Surprised by Beauty

Let me start by saying thank-you to whomever it was that grabbed my camera (or perhaps merely snagged my memory card) and took some recent photos in the back yard. I was so surprised when I downloaded them, as I was expecting to find something quite different!  What a nice little present. I enjoyed editing(…)

Surfacing

Surfacing

Hello, dear blog.  Hello, dear few and faithful readers.  I am surfacing after my bloggy break…. let me skim just a few highlights of the last few weeks: We are now a household of 11, up from 9 – that includes six Heidmanns, two Holstons, and three Fosters. If you imagined that adding two small people to(…)

Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

Well, if you read the Drudge Report, you know yesterday was incredibly rainy in Phoenix! It began in the middle of the night, and the rain had been pouring down in buckets for hours before most people were up and began their trek to work.  Paul usually leaves before 6, and he drove the whole way(…)

Devotionals

Devotionals

or: Things Junior Likes Today he first came running with the Holy Water; he has always loved to be blessed with Holy Water, usually at bedtime, but pretty much any time of day.  I believe he has poured the entire bottle out on himself more than once…  This little bottle was given to Jeff by(…)

Punched in the Face!

Punched in the Face!

So my daughter comes home from college today and tells me this tale:   I was in the bathroom before class washing my hands, when this woman came in and tried to steal my backpack. I pulled on it to get it back, and she punched me in the face.  So I punched her in(…)

Labor Day 2014

Labor Day 2014

I love it when a plan comes together!  Or in our case, a whimsy! When I was doing my shopping on Friday, it was in my mind that we would be having a bar-b-que on Monday, so I talked with the girls and they told me the various things they wanted to make (Not have(…)

Back Home Again

Back Home Again

My glorious vacation and family time in Minnesota was finished off on Monday night with a late dinner at the Blarney Stone Irish Pub with Vicki. It was definitely a place I would visit again, as were Spitfire Bar and Grill — Dinner with Doug, Sarah, Vicki, Lauren, Mom and Jeff Doolittles Woodfire Grill — with Vicki, Lauren and Mom(…)