Are you a “regular” at a local restaurant, nursery, grocery store, or coffee shop? In our small town, I am a regular at our local coffee shop. I FEEL known there. I AM known there. I recently saw a barista that used to work at our coffee shop. Amber was dressed as a shepherd in … Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name….
I am about 3 weeks late on finishing this post but wanted to make it happen...... I was tucking Theodore into bed the evening before his birthday and this is our conversation: “Tell me what you love about our family?” Me “Well, I love my bed.” Theodore “And our farm. “ “And freedom. “ “I … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Theodore!
The day began with our arms loaded down with boogie boards, buckets, shovels, a multi colored umbrella, towels hanging around the kids necks, bottles of water, snacks, and sunscreen. It was a crystal clear day. The long walk to the beach down the board walk was magical. The trees hung overhead as squirrels scampered across … Continue reading “Excuse Me, Ma’am”
Some time ago, a friend asked if I would be on a panel that was made up of homeschool moms to help give a bird's eye view to people considering homeschooling and for encouragement for the weary homeschool mom. As I was preparing for it, I kept coming back to the same question for myself … Continue reading Are We Having Fun Yet?
Therapy for Henry Connor has also been therapy for me. In this context, when I say therapy I do not mean a therapy away from the home or with another individual in our home. In Webster’s 1828 dictionary the definition of therapy (treatment) is this: Manner of applying remedies to cure. It has been therapy … Continue reading You’re A-Mazing!
Friends, we NO longer have ordinary Wednesdays. THIS is the kind of Wednesday that you are excited to wake up for! The kind of Wednesday that you know is going to be fantastic simply by hearing the whirring sound of the Kitchen Aid Mixer. Because you know that inside that mixer are fluffy, peaked egg … Continue reading Waffle Wednesday, Woohoo!
I have struggled lately to have a sense of wonder with our children since I have been laid up for a few weeks. This is a first for me. I know some of you readers are in unusual circumstances which are much worse than me including heart surgeries, having covid, etc. You have come to … Continue reading A Sense of Wonder
With Labor Day upon us I have been reflecting on summer’s end. My favorite summer nights are the ones that include our family heading into the garden after dinner to work a bit while we watch the sun go down behind us. I have sure missed those nights with my current handicap. The clouds have … Continue reading Southern Summer Nights
TODAY’S CHORES: ✅ Sweep your jurisdiction ✅ Unload the dishwasher ✅ Feed the animals ✅ Put bikes away ✅ Wipe down the bathroom ✅ Wash the chickens Say What?? Wash the chickens?! This may sound normal to you perhaps if you have ever showed 4-H chickens before.... but this city mama (turning country) has NEVER … Continue reading Hey Kids, Wash the Chickens!
Our Domestic adoption differed from our China adoption. In Tennessee, and in most states, the child must live with you 6 months before the final adoption takes place before a judge. You could have heard a pin drop as I clambered into the court room. I sure didn’t expect for it to go down like … Continue reading It’s Official … Henry is Ours!