The weather is definitely changing! It's actually been a little brisk in the mornings, and we haven't turned on the window air conditioning lately. I see people mentioning pumpkin spice on Facebook, and even though I'm a fanatic....I'm not ready to dive into fall just yet. We have one last summer get together at the … Continue reading Is it fall already?
Part of why I love fall so much is the opportunity to slow down and cozy in. This summer we spent hiking, visiting parks, spray parks, the zoo, and lots of play dates. Summer break for school kids goes so fast, that we try and cram in all the fun with our friends we can … Continue reading Listening for the music
After a busy couple of days of end of summer play-dates, visiting the dog groomer, and running errands, it's been nice to be home in our normal routine today. Our family thrives on simple habitual actions through out the day. Each morning, the kids and I meet over breakfast to read our Bible, pray, work … Continue reading Habits are the ribbons that hold our lives together.
We just met this morning to map out our school year with our co-op, so my head is spinning with books, classes, nature journals, and hikes. I also just received a copy of the Gentle and Classical Preschool Guide (I won the giveaway!) and am anxious to peruse that to make plans for this fall. … Continue reading Preparing for the unknown
Sleep is a precious commodity around here. I'm usually still up at least once a night for an hour with our youngest (and sometimes the others). The rare nights where we sleep all the way through are miraculous and remind me that the seasons pass quickly. I try praying and I've thought about reading, but … Continue reading Stop the glare!
So you guys know one of my goals this year was to learn to cook "all the things". So it only seems fitting that my Mother's Day gift was this delightful book The Prairie Homestead Cookbook by Jill Winger! And I just received From Freezer to Table and Love Real Food in the mail for my birthday. 🙂 Now....to make the … Continue reading Dreaming of all the things!
Hello, Hopefully you are able to stay cool this week! We've been having 90's coupled with humidity, so we are staying indoors each afternoon. Since summer came, my reading has certainly slacked off. I keep seeing these posts about people's summer book lists since they aren't busy with school. Do you read more in the … Continue reading Being grateful while you are in the middle of everything!
Since last time's post went much longer than I expected, here are the remaining three lessons. If you didn't read that one, you can find it here. 5. Find out what's most important to the other person. This could be in figuring out their love language. It could also mean what's most important to them in … Continue reading 7 lessons in 7 years: part 2
This last week we celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary. Time goes so fast! Our lives are full, often tired, but so very thankful! I feel like many movies focus on the sappy drama of meeting someone new or the sad drama of losing someone. But there so much day to day life that happens … Continue reading 7 lessons in 7 years
I feel like summer took forever to start and now it is rushing by! My husband just had his monthly manager meeting today, and I said "All ready? I feel like you just had one!" We just celebrated Father's Day and it's already the weekend again. Time flies when you have three little ones running … Continue reading Midyear Goals update