Jacob’s Gift

Tracy / January 14, 2015

Jacob won the prize for most exciting Christmas gift this year. He bought three used go-carts. He’s worked and worked on them over the past couple of months to get them ready for Christmas. (He’s also planning to sell a couple of them. It was an investment for him, too.) It was cold Christmas. (Jacob never gets cold unless he…

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Birthstone Necklace

Tracy / January 13, 2015

I’ve been trying to find jewelry for mamas with “larger than average” families for years! I was shocked and actually had tears running down my cheeks when I opened this lovely gift. Courtney made it. Each little stone represents the birthstone or the birth pearl for each of my children. I’m so proud of it and she did such a…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Tracy / January 11, 2015

It’s amazing to me we manage to grow vegetables though the winter- especially when we have struggled since moving to this house with our spring garden. Still, we have lettuce and spinach. We made a small investment into plants earlier in the fall. It continues to pay for itself! (We normally pay $5 for a container of salad at SAM’s…

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Tessellation Book

Tracy / January 9, 2015

Jessica is enjoying her new coloring book! She sits and works on the pages at the end of the day. I think it’s relaxing for her and she enjoys playing with color. It was a Christmas book similar to one sold at a local Christmas show. I was thrilled to find one in a local store (but I just realized…

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Mama’s Memory Wreath

Tracy / January 8, 2015

I’m not sure why I’m sharing this other than that I’ve been missing my mom lately. This is a wreath that hangs in my hall just outside of my bedroom. I’ve made memory wreaths for people in the past- this one was so hard for me. When I’ve been asked to make them before, I usually will visit a grave…

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Micah 6:8 NIV

Tracy / January 7, 2015

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV

It’s Been Said…

Tracy / January 5, 2015

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” ― Elisabeth Elliot

My Scripture Notebook

Tracy / January 4, 2015

A new family heirloom in the making….my scripture notebook. Memorizing scripture is a meaningful way to start a new year. I’m recording it in a very special book my mama gifted to me on my 37th birthday. The Lord willing, generations from now, my family will be reading the word we stored in our hearts in my handwriting. May those…

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Free E-Book

Tracy / January 4, 2015

I adore ebooks! Amazon’s deals have allowed me to read countless books this past year. This is one that looked interesting for today. I thought I would share!! These deals normally only last for one day so please check the price before you download it–

Photo Storage

Tracy / January 3, 2015

THIS is where my 2015 goals begin. I have purchased several thumb drives with the intention of organizing and storing my digital photos. This was one of my *favorite* Black Friday purchases! I’m still trying to figure out if I use Photoshop Elements to label the photos, will that carry over to the thumb drive storage?? How do you organize…

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Owen’s Bunny

Tracy / January 3, 2015

He has a big sister who loves him a great deal and worked very hard to make this little guy a special bunny for Christmas. He *loves* it!