It was a chilly 1st day of March as we watched my father’s SUV pull up our long winding driveway. The children saw him as well from another window and began saying, “Papa is here! “MAMA!!!“ “Papa is ready to pick you up.” Then Caleb (2nd born) said, “No need to hurry, Mama. If there … Continue reading Kentucky Road
In all of my life (and from what I can tell most people in West Tennessee) this is the MOST SNOW we have ever seen! I believe 3 years ago we received 2 inches or so but our children have a saying. “33 degrees and raining- a West Tennessee Winter. “ HOWEVER, this week we … Continue reading I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Snow Cream!
We have had a fun full week of Valentine crafts, chocolate strawberries, and looking at the real life of a man named Valentine. There are a variety of stories about the real St. Valentine but Father Frank O’Gara from Dublin, Ireland shares this account from history. “He was a Roman Priest at a time when … Continue reading St. Valentine ❤️
Blake has had a new phrase for our family as squabbles arise this past month. “Let’s Be a Family That Spreads Sunshine” Blake has said this as a little reminder that we get to choose whether or not our words criticize, tear down, or bless one another. This has also been a great phrase for … Continue reading Spreading Sunshine
This is our third year to participate in the Read Aloud Challenge from Read Aloud Revival. Can I just say that it has been one big gift to MYSELF?? - I printed the challenge. - Next, I had the kids make their challenge sheets personal with their name and embellishments before taping them to the … Continue reading Read Aloud Challenge (Book Ideas for the whole family included!📚)
This is a week that includes one of my favorite things of the whole year: A time to pray and reflect on all that God has done, is doing, and will continue to do. I have grown to a place of great comfort as I take the extended time to pray through the year. To … Continue reading A Time to Reflect and A Happy New Year!!
It was a lovely early December morning with piles of Wilks’s blueberry pancakes on a giant white platter. I had a BIG announcement and cleared my throat to get everyone’s attention: CHILDREN, This is the year that we are going to begin a new tradition. I have slips of paper right here and you will … Continue reading The Grinch that TRIED to Steal Christmas
From our family to yours! Today, in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
You are a miracle, Henry!! What a year to come into our family. 2020 has been one roller coaster of a year. The world has been turned upside down yet our family was a consistent place to find love and care. We haven struggled to know how to best help sometimes but LOVE PREVAILED. You … Continue reading Gotcha Day
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….