Kindness

My family has had an idea brewing in our minds for a year or more now. It was a little bit out of our comfort zone. But it also sounded like SO MUCH FUN. We finally did it last week. The kids and I loaded up in the Suburban with fresh baked cookies. Next stop: […]

Books Abound!

Books. They are everywhere in our home. Piles of them by each of our beds. Bookshelves in nearly every room. Overflowing. Where do we head when we go to junk thrift stores? The books, of course! I love that my hubby and kids are all readers along with me. What a fun treasure to share. I make […]

There is Fun to be Found!!!

Our family has fun. There is always fun to be found. Sometimes it is right out in the open and easy to find. Sometimes fun has to be searched for. We have been wishing for fun this week as we have been sharing a lovely coughing, fever, sleep-all-day-long bug in our family. Only one has […]

This Homeschoolin’ Gig Rocks!

We began homeschooling a year ago for a variety of reasons. We’ve never once regretted it. I thought I understood how the whole homeschooling thing would play out for us. I pictured a schedule we would happily work through each day. I am a schedule person. A check list person. I pictured me being a […]

What a Privilege!

God has given me yet another chance to go to Haiti. February 9-16, 2015 I will be serving at Nehemiah Vision Ministries on a mobile medical mission team. Words can not describe my feelings over this adventure. Excited and grateful seem far too mild words but we will have to go with those words for […]

Why?!

Something has been brewing in my mind all summer. As many of you know the last few years of our family’s life involved adding three children to our family for nearly two years and then having them taken from us. Our hearts were ripped out. We could barely breathe. We have asked God why this […]

Fundraising Fanatics!

Our family is heading to Mexico this summer. No beaches and sand for us. We will be spending a month with Fishers of Men-Mexico. We are less than 2 weeks out from boarding the plane and being on our way. When I came back from a mission trip to Haiti last summer I was convicted […]

My Mom

With yesterday being Mother’s Day extra thoughts of my mom came to mind. Since being a mom myself for the past 12 years I get kinda selfish on Mother’s Day thinking about ME being a mom. But who taught me so much about being a mama? My own mom, of course. How grateful I am […]

Be a Blessing

Have you ever heard of “blessing bags”? I first noticed them on Pinterest (of course!). I thought they looked like a great idea but didn’t really feel motivated to make any. What a great idea for SOMEONE ELSE to do, though! If you have never heard of  a “blessing bag” they are items homeless may […]

God’s Wisdom

I have taken so long to write this post because my heart just can’t handle to put some things down in words. They seem so final. So REAL. But it is time. Some of you have known our families story for years and some have picked it up here and there along the way. We […]