Happy 6th Birthday!

Time passes so quickly. It seems like yesterday we were welcoming this baby girl and now she is turning six. It’s just unbelievable. Here are some quick pics from her birthday: …that was the best bicycle hat EVER. I’m praying the Lord will bless her in big ways this year. May she have a good year and grow healthy and…

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ETHAN Project- Week 4- Enjoy the Water

It has been scorching this past week, in the deep south. We’ve planned most of our activities around the rising temps and while we’ve worked and played outside in the early morning and late hours (like our early morning blueberry picking), the middle of the day has been a good time to focus on inside projects. This week’s Ethan Project…

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Book Review: Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Some of the sweetest family time takes place during evening devotions each day. The day is winding down, everyone is just a little more quiet, less busy, and more relaxed. My children are extra-snuggly. 🙂 It’s a perfect time to grab a book and share some peaceful moments with your children. This month, Tommy Nelson sent me a copy of…

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ETHAN Project- Week 3- Enjoy the Flavor

Are you enjoying your summer? We have been having a blast! Last week’s Ethan Project challenge to Share the View was very special for our family. I took two of my boys to the place where Paul proposed to me so many years ago. Thinking back to that time has been good for my marriage. It was a special memory…

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Unexpected Excitement

Paul heard the cats hissing from his office window a few weeks back. Look what we found in the driveway! (Well, technically the cats found him first.) The unexpected things make for the best homeschooling days, ever!

Happy 4th Birthday, Darby!

Darby’s 4th birthday was actually last week. I’m just now finding time to post these photos! 😀 We had an

Happy Birthday, Matthew!

Each year I’m astonished by how much Matthew changes. He was a gift to our family during a time when there was much sadness. Paul’s mom had passed unexpectedly. Matthew’s birth was joyful. It was sweet to watch those who were so sad, looking at his tiny hands and feet, and into his tiny face and smiling once again. We…

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Book Review: Noah’s Noisy Zoo

My little ones adore new books. We look at thrift stores and yard sales. Occasionally, I will find one in a store I want to buy for the littles, but generally, we find them used. I love to find books that inspire their imaginations and feed their curiosity. They need to have a wholesome message and I love when they…

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We’re Off to Tennessee!

Last week, found us in Tennessee! Paul had a work event planned for Blountsville. That is quite a drive! So close in fact, that we found ourselves accidentally crossing over into Virginia at one time. I’m always thankful for the quiet time during the day while he works. This time, I worked on some book reviews I needed to finish.…

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ETHAN Project- Week 2- Share the VIEW

Last week’s ETHAN Project challenge was to find time to make some new friends or reconnect with old friends. I enjoyed reading your stories, and I hope it inspired you to make time for your friends. I’ve had the most fun with this project. Our summer is off to a fantastic start and only a couple of weeks in, we…

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The ETHAN Project- Week 1

I asked this morning on Facebook if there are friends from childhood you wish you could find again. Christy R., was my childhood friend. We went through a few grades together. She spent some time at my house and I spent lots of time with her. I was always amazed at her big, Italian family. I remember her mom brushing…

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