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….
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