Good Gifts

My daughter wants an umbrella. Why or where she got this idea of needing one, I have no idea, but for a couple months now she’s had it in her head that we need to go to the store and buy her a little umbrella. I guess I wasn’t seeing the need so clearly, forContinue reading “Good Gifts”

Books [No Longer] on Our Floor #4

Here is why the books are no longer on the floor: Not a grand photo, I know, but I just wanted to show you our newest idea for storing library books. We now have a baby crawling everywhere, putting all of Raelynn’s library books (and our reputation at said establishment) in jeopardy. I don’t haveContinue reading “Books [No Longer] on Our Floor #4”

Saturday Snippets – January 15, 2022

Hello from our frosty little corner of the world! We’re just over here trying to stay warm, keeping busy with daily life, and enjoying good gifts from God! • Hatching chicks – Here’s our latest adventure. It’s time to add to our flock (and to delete some old hens) so we decided we’d hatch outContinue reading “Saturday Snippets – January 15, 2022”

Tidings of Great Joy

Wait. Christmas is over, is it not? We’re back to singing other songs, outdated decorations are waiting to be swapped out, family gatherings are history, and it’s time to just settle into plain old winter. Even the New Year’s resolutions are teetering, because – surprise – we’re each still living the same life with theContinue reading “Tidings of Great Joy”

Saturday Snippets – July 24, 2021

Here are a few of our simple joys from the last few weeks… •Library books – Raelynn loves going to the library. She was especially stuck on this Richard Scarry book, wanting to find Goldbug on every page. Ben was a good teacher, and pretty soon she was picking out the bug almost as soonContinue reading “Saturday Snippets – July 24, 2021”

Saturday Snippets – March 6

Here’s a sneak-peek into a few things happening around here these days. PA Weekend – Feb. 26-28 “What so amusing this early in the morning?” I yawned, eyelids squinting against the bright kitchen lights. “How would you like to go see your folks for the weekend?” Ben grinned back at me. Go him! pulling offContinue reading “Saturday Snippets – March 6”

Yet Will I Not Forget

“Be-bee?” Her small finger pointed toward the door, a mixture of desperation and request in her little upturned face. Ben and I looked at each other, amazed. How was Raelynn remembering so well? The previous evening, our wonderful neighbors had gladly shooed us out the door for an evening alone while they kept Raelynn (blessContinue reading “Yet Will I Not Forget”