lessons learned

Well, I have missed the last three days.  I have been so busy, I haven’t had time to pick up my camera or sit at the computer to blog.  Finding gratitude has still been my heart’s goal each day. I think I have started to notice a link between gratitude and grace.  The more I…

short walks and cute boots

It was a much needed family day.   We visited my dad and Joy.   I got some time to take a short walk with just my dad.  Today I am thankful for short walks and these cute boots. 

this journey

I am thankful for this journey I am on. I am thankful for the things I have learned along the way. I am thankful for the things that offer themselves today. I am thankful for the things that are waiting for me tomorrow. I am also thankful for old photos that I have never posted…….

coffee… strong coffee

Andy brought coffee home from Vietnam.  I only use it for special occasions. I was out of coffee this morning. That makes this morning a special occasion. What do the Vietnamese do to their coffee? I have never had such strong coffee in my life.  I was able to clean the house and shower before…

pure sweetness

Twice a week I get to love this little bundle of sweetness.  When I said yes to having him, it was because I really love his mama and pops.  In a few short weeks, I have fallen in love with him.  He reminds me of the season when my girls were little.  I had forgotten…

5 on 5 october

October flew by so quickly, I had a hard time remembering all that happened.  Looking back, I found some wonderful moments among the busyness. Some were full of love…. and wonder. Some were still and quiet.  Others were gentle and kid… and simply sweet.   I am grateful to be a part of this project…

morning thankfulness

This morning I am thankful for sizzling bacon, homemade creamer for my coffee, and the light in my kitchen.

finding gratefulness

We made a huge mistake with our bills this month that is leaving us very cash poor for the next two weeks. I was out of coffee creamer and really really really don’t like black coffee.  I also can’t start my day without a cup of  the sweet java nectar. In the first hour of…

Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, I asked the children if I could take pictures of them all together.  They were happy to oblige. They are each so different.    Kyle is sassy, strong and confident.   Dani is gentle, kind and exudes joy.   Sammy is an old soul full of curiosity and wonder. They are comfortable with…

thankful for homeschooling

This month I am doing a thankful project.  When I began this project, I knew that one blessing that I  would have to list would be homeschooling.  As I was making my list of why I am so thankful for homeschooling, I started to realize that I am not only thankful for the experience of…