Thursday, April 9, 2009


I had the privilege of watching a great video documentary about the Huron family called, "This Life I Live." It was produced, filmed, and directed by one of my friends and her family. Go check out IVL Media. They have this totally awesome intro video on their site... it's worth going and seeing!

Our family watched "This Life I Live" on Sunday, and we loved it! What a beautiful family with a beautiful spirit. The Hurons have 12 children, 2 with disabilities. Angela said her favorite part was how they all worked together to help each other out. Josiah also liked how their faith was strong even through hardships.

Matt liked how God provided for their needs. Anna loved how they enjoyed each other. I liked their table and how they set it... Eunice - was that special for the video or do they do that every day? Yeah, I am a spiritual wimp.

The movie was enjoyable, and strengthened my faith.

I have the ability to give one DVD of the movie away to one of you beautiful online friends!!! Here are the rules:

1) Go visit IVL Media's page and let me know what was your favorite part of their opening video. Leave a comment. You will be entered once.

2) Link to us at your blog (and let us know the link so we can visit too!) and you
will be entered again.

3) Make up a haiku about how much you would love to win this wonderful, uplifting video, how great the IVL Media is, or whatever you think relates to this contest, and I'll give you 5 entries.

4) If your Haiku makes me spit out my coffee all over the laptop, I'll give you an extra entry. ;) I love a good laugh.

I will close all entries and draw a winner on Monday. I know better than to tell you a specific time. I do have 9 children, you know. So get your entries in early!!!

If you are not feeling creative (to stack the drawing with a haiku), let the IVL Media Moguls know you are my friends, and they will give you a discounted rate on flat out buying one. (* I have just been informed that they have generated a coupon code just for us to use... I'll get it to you as soon as I have it!)

Have fun, and check IVL Media out!

[I am linking this to Frugal Fridays at Life As Mom]


  1. This seems like a very interesting video. I love watching and reading about large families. Especially ones that are firm believers in our Lord and Savior. We have a large family according to some, but not by comparison to yours or thiers. We only have 7 children, don't ya love that "only have." Cracks me up every time I say it. But no one truely understands that it really doesn't seem like a lot of people in one family once you've got them all. Anyway, I would love to win this video.

  2. This life I Live--Great!
    IVLeague Media Rocks
    A Great Family!

    I already own the DVD--just wanted to have fun!

  3. Loved the video! Especially the horse drawn carriage and those red bridesmaid dresses... red being my favorite color and all.

    Now for a haiku... you're taxing my flabby creative muscles here, you know!

    Nothing good to watch.
    Family friendly most are not
    Yay, This Life I Live!

    or how about this:

    Weddings and sunshine
    The promise of happy days
    of endless laundry.

    OK, not very funny but my laundry pile is calling me so it seemed appropriate! ha!!

  4. Argh! I hate being called upon to stretch my brain. But here's my best, didn't go to bed until 2:00 this morning, effort....

    family with love and god
    too big to live in a pod
    teach us how they're shod

    OK, not great. LOL!

  5. I would like to be entered! Sounds like a great video.


  6. I love being encouraged by other large families. Please enter me in.

  7. I love hearing honestly from large families. It blesses me and usually challenges me.

    Thanks for saying we didn't have to haiku


  8. We would love to be blessed with a large family and like seeing how they really work since we don't know any personally.

  9. Large families are
    great for football or chore time
    more love all around

  10. OR

    Many children give
    stretching to bellies and hearts
    shaping lives of love