My little girl

This is my little girl, Brooke. She is a toddler now, and is so curious and inquisitive about everything. She’s also very loving. This week, I was sitting down, face in my hands crying with frustration over our latest parenting challenges. Brooke came over and touched my face, wiping away my tears. She looked very […]

Our little Christmas

For the first time in the longest time I can remember, we had some family visits for our Christmas week. Good family on my side that I have not seen in a long time. They enjoyed the tractor, wagon, and bikes, I fed them a big crockpot chicken salsa meal. Watched some big tv downstairs, […]

Our snow day!

Last Friday, we woke up to snow, and lots of it! It was coming down softly. Ethan freaked out and was outside playing in it by 8am. Forget breakfast! Time to play. He happily made a snow angel and enjoyed swishing the snow of the fence railing on our deck. We all bundled up and […]

Homeschooling thoughts

Kevin is a monkey. He always climbs on us, always, and laughs the whole time. Just had to record that:) So, I’ve never really blogged too much about our homeschooling journey yet, simply because it’s the first year and I at times I’ve felt like I have no clue how to do this. Yet, as […]

Today’s adventure

The winter weather is settling in up here. We finally have gotten over a long episode of a lingering cold, and can go out and about more often. Grateful for health. The days are a little more grey in the winter here, but not every day. Last week was nearly all sunny, but around 45 […]

To think of others

Sometimes when I read the news or hear of hard things going on in the world, I get overwhelmed with emotions. There’s so much I want to do to help. I want to be better, and know how I can ease someone’s pain. I want to teach my kids how to be kind and help […]

Little blessings

The kids. That’s what they are; little blessings. As crazy as parenting can be some days, the kids are gifts from above. They are growing way too fast. Some things to write down that I want to remember: We finished reading “Charlotte’s Web” to the boys. Each night, we would read a chapter. At dinner […]