It was an incredible time getting to be a part of preparing the camp for families to attend this summer. It snowed around 2 feet over the 5 days we were there. It was magical. Easy for me to say since I wasn’t shoveling snow each day in order to reach the mulch to spread … Continue reading Serve Week
Our girl has graduated and off we go!! Travel day 1 has been awesome. Maybe it’s because I am remembering our last “first travel day” on our first Trip West. I mean that travel day was fun just a bit unexpected with an RV crawling it’s way to Denver. We put in a 16-17 hour … Continue reading Colorado’s Calling our Name
It’s a May Saturday. A day in which many a mother has awoken to find that it seemed like just yesterday she gave birth to her now senior. On THIS May Saturday it was ME who is the mother of a graduating senior. I actually liked it better when it was “other mothers.” Weren’t we … Continue reading What greater JOY??
The day began just as the sun rose. I had a nervous stomach as we loaded up for a BIG appointment day for Henry at Vanderbilt Hospital to assess and get a plan of action for his next cleft pallate surgery/ surgeries. In addition to my nervous tummy, somehow we ended up having our big … Continue reading Marshmallow Icecream
I love the first few months of each year. There is something so magnificent to me about the trees going dormant and my garden taking a rest before planting season. The clear, winter, star-laden sky amazes me. The crackling of our wood stove, and the extra read aloud time with hot cocoa all add up … Continue reading Winter Musings
Here it is -the season of Advent! I am loving our Christmas school that we have been doing along with our daily Advent readings. Sugar cookies, warm tea, candles lit, and good books have all made for a special December! Our family has used several Advent books during December since the children were younger. Here … Continue reading The Season of Advent
Last year, I reported in a Christmas Post about how I had the bright idea that the children draw names for Christmas. I learned my lesson and therefore I HAVE not nor WILL not be making that announcement this year. However, this Christmas season Blake and I had a new announcement that I once again … Continue reading Hey kids, Let’s Put up The Christmas Tree!
On this Thanksgiving weekend I wanted to send a big: I am Thankful For YOU! It is one of my favorite times to reflect on all that I am thankful for. The list is so very long this year as I have been counting my blessings and the list absolutely includes you readers. Your time … Continue reading So Thankful For Each of YOU!
We decided this year that we are canceling Theodore’s birthday. But don’t worry, we had a celebration and we still gave him presents in honor of his birthday. Age 7 is the year that we want to bottle up and keep frozen in time. This is the year that Theodore has been home 5 years! … Continue reading THE One, THE Only, THEodore
Even though we were with Henry for his last year’s birthday, this was his first birthday that he “GETS IT!” He has talked about his birthday for about 4 months prior and asked for everything under the Sun. Balloons for my birthday!! Ice cream cake for my birthday! Legos for my birthday! A horse for … Continue reading Henry’s BIG Birthday