Memorial Day Murph

Memorial Day is always a special time to us, and we annually seek out a ceremony to attend in order to show honor to all those who have lost their lives for our country.  Yesterday, Rob and I participated in a new (for us) Memorial Day event that I was introduced to through my Crossfit box . . . → Read More: Memorial Day Murph

Mommy Daughter Day

Today I had a much needed date day with my daughter, Emily!  As a homeschooling mom, I am with her 24/7, but we are usually focused on making sure chores, schoolwork & errands are done.  We don’t always make the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.

Today was just a day to do . . . → Read More: Mommy Daughter Day

Earth Day Green Cookies! (Grain/gluten/egg/nut/dye FREE)

I am always looking for fun science experiments to incorporate into our homeschooling, and this one did not disappoint us.  What a great experiment for Earth Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or just anytime for a tasty science lesson.  Not only is this recipe FUN, the results are extra yummy!

If you are a nut-free family, you may . . . → Read More: Earth Day Green Cookies! (Grain/gluten/egg/nut/dye FREE)

Easter Weekend

Happy Easter! 

This year our family celebrated Easter a little different – no egg hunts, no baskets full of candy & gifts.  We decided to just keep it simple and instead just enjoyed a full weekend of fun family time.   I don’t have anything against baskets & egg hunts, but Emily hasn’t believed in the Easter . . . → Read More: Easter Weekend

My talented husband!

10 years ago if someone asked me or Hubby what our favorite hobby was we would have answered in unison, “SCUBA diving!”.  These days, we are more land-locked so we had to find some new hobbies for this season of life.  I’ve started sewing and embroidering again, and Hubby has entered the world of woodworking.  We . . . → Read More: My talented husband!

Why we won’t be adopting…a revelation

A post of a thousand words begins with a single keystroke.

I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting my blog.  I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite some time.  I’ve been desperate to sit down and share so many things with you.  The problem is that I have so many words swimming around in my head and . . . → Read More: Why we won’t be adopting…a revelation

Secret Keeper Girl Mother-Daughter Time

A couple of nights ago, I had the privilege of attending an incredible event called Secret Keeper Girl Pajama Party with my daughter, Emily.  We even wore PJ’s that I made myself!  I made matching ones for Emily and her sabertooth tiger, and a different set for myself. 

The 3-hour event was an evening for moms . . . → Read More: Secret Keeper Girl Mother-Daughter Time

I’m back!

Did you think I neglected my blog?  I didn’t mean to, but it’s been over a month since my last post.  I’m recommitting myself to writing, so you should expect to see a lot more of me.  The problem isn’t that I don’t have anything to write about.  Rather, I have too many things I want . . . → Read More: I’m back!

A beautiful mess

Be careful what you ask for!  A couple days ago, I was thinking about how nice it would be to have an entire day to spend in bed.  A whole day to read books, write, pray and talk to God, and just rest & be lazy with no scheduled appointments, errands to run or places to . . . → Read More: A beautiful mess

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I’m a few days late, but I wanted to share with you how our family celebrated Thanksgiving this year.  It was our first Thanksgiving completely on our own as a family of 3.  For most of our marriage, we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving with our parents – usually with both sides of the family coming together . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving!