Pat and Ilonna Burdette moved from Boston to Pat’s hometown in rural Kentucky for a simpler life focused on faith, modest living and time spent with their children Anna Stewart, 7, and Tibor, 4. Mountain Workshops 2004 Lebanon, Kentucky.
Anna Stewart Burdette, 7, and brother Tibor, 4, curl up in bed as they sleep late Wednesday morning. Ilona is relieved that homeschooling allows for less harried mornings.
Anna Stewart Burdette, 7, swings on a rope swing in the front yard while her father paints an upstairs window of their house. The Burdettes were given an abandoned two room board and battan house which they refurbished in Marion County.
Anna Stewart Burdette laughs at a story about her little brother as a child during an evening before bedtime. Ilona Burdette said that some of their favorite times of the day are in the evening, talking and laughing.
Anna Stewart Burdette, 7, lounges in a comfortable chair near the window during reading time, a part of her homeschool day.
Ilona Burdette sits with her son Tibor, 4, an energetic child who has trouble being still, so he will read during a homeschool day.
Tibor Burdette, 4, squirms in the bathtub as his mother hurries to bathe him and rush the children out the door for an appointment.
Father Pat Burdette and daughter Anna Stewart, 7, have a disagreement on when she can watch the movie 'Ella Enchanted' as her grandfather reads the paper after dinner.
Anna Stewart Burdette, 7, and Tibor, 4 play together on a pickup truck as the sun sets over the vista of rolling hills and fields behind their house.
Pat Burdette reads to the children at bedtime as they fall asleep together.