Ever since the kids were little it occurred to me that I might could make more useful time out of our mornings. So after breakfast and clean up we would gather for a memory verse, a short lesson on some topic such as "A is for apples", a little Bible story, and small craft. It … Continue reading Morning Time
"Hey mama, would you say that you are easy going?" I glanced over to see what our 2nd born, Caleb, was up to at the school table while I was whipping up a meal of scrambled eggs (thank you dear chickens!) for dinner. He was making an acrostic for me with my name C-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E- As … Continue reading E is for Easy going?
As I am writing, we are just pulling into our town from an amazing family vacation at the beach. It's been a week of building sand castles, riding bikes, meeting new friends, celebrating my sister in law's birthday, and even swimming with a big sea turtle that they spotted out playing in the ocean. There … Continue reading Happy at The Hub
I have been hearing our oldest son give weekly reports on how much longer it is until the University of Tennessee has their first game of the season. "Just 6 more weeks!" "19 more days." "Only 2 weeks." "Hey kids, just 5 more days if we don't include the rest of tonight." Today I captured … Continue reading It’s Football Time in Tennessee!
I am always sentimental on the kids birthdays. One birthday, when Alexandra, our oldest turned 10, I was crying (actually sobbing) at breakfast. The children got real quiet and asked if someone had died. Some may call it concerning, but Blake wisely says that I am a tender flower. 🌸 So that story brings me … Continue reading Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Theodore!!
The kids were having a day off of farm chores recently so I was out early this particular morning taking care of all the new and old life on the farm. As I walked out the front door the frigid air surprised me. The sun had just risen and it was so clear after a … Continue reading Spring has Sprung on the Farm
I recently discovered that International adoption has dropped 81% since 2004. In 2004, there were 22,989 international adoptions. In 2016, there were 5,370. Oh how grateful we are that it wasn't 5,369. Yes, Theodore has blessed our lives in ways we never could have imagined. And since adoption has changed our lives, we would like … Continue reading Will you help be a Voice for the Voiceless?