Fall is by far my favorite season! I love the cooling of the air, the shortening of the days, and the invitation to prepare for winter by preserving the harvest (even if its not from my own garden). It is the time of returning to routines and the home is central to it all. […]
This summer I read a wonderful book by homeschooling veteran Cindy Rollins. It is called Mere Motherhood: Morning Times, Nursery Rhymes and My Journey Towards Sanctification. She is the mother of 9 kids. Eight of which were boys. It is a memoir filled with funny stories and peppered with amazing tips and advice for not […]
Years ago when we set out upon this journey of raising our children we set down some things that we wanted them to be able to do by the time they were adults. Our oldest turned 17 a couple months ago. It has really brought to our attention that our time with her is waning. […]
“Do you want to know what my super power is?” my 5 year old son asked me the other day and so began a conversation that continued for the next several days. The list started with things like super strength, the ability to see what is happening in his mind (his form of imagination), and […]
Love one another with brotherly [& sisterly] affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:10) Maybe its because its February and winter is dragging on, Maybe its just our sin natures showing through, but our house has been full of bickering and just plain meanness. After a particularly terrible fight between a couple of […]
I can’t believe that August is almost over. This year has been such a roller coaster ride. It is time for me to settle in and prepare for the baby. He or she could arrive in just a couple more weeks. Its funny but I am trying new things for baby number 6. I ordered […]
Just wanted to post a quick note to let you all know that we are expecting blessing #6 to arrive in September. We heard the heartbeat a couple weeks ago and everything seems to be going well. Hope you are well and maybe I’ll have time to write more often on here. I have posted […]
This is a commercial from Germany promoting having children. It’s amazing!
I still can’t believe that Emma is walking already! She is the earliest walker of any of our girls by at least 6 weeks. Here is a video clip of her: Enjoy!