He’s Here!

Meet our son, Henrik Weston Our bouncing baby boy entered this world at 10:30am this morning, weighing in at 7 lbs even, and measuring 19 inches long. Happy Birthday, sweet boy! Mama and Papa are so proud and we love you so!

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To My Children

I'm writing this in anticipation of the birth of my third child, a son. I have so many thoughts and feelings encircling my mind I was finding it truly difficult to sit and read my Bible this evening, so I decided to get them out. Most of my thoughts are centered on time. There is … Continue reading To My Children

Planning for Spring 2018

Here are the things I need to address this winter: Bees- order 3lb package locally Chickens- decide on breed for flock expansion and set up brooders Garden- what to plant and where; seed start area Goats- build shelter; fencing; milking stand; water and feed; medical preparations; get goats Fermentation- start brewing ACV; kombucha; kefir These … Continue reading Planning for Spring 2018

Homestead Updade

It's been nice to shift our focus the last few weeks. Call it my nesting instincts kicking in, but I've been really in to increased productivity and efficiency as of late. Something about entering 2018 with three kids under 3 years old, a new business, and new livestock is motivation to run my life as … Continue reading Homestead Updade

You’ll Have 3 Under 3!?

In my high school years, I never understood the desire for motherhood. Partially because of how my mother and father's marriage crumbled and disintegrated into a steaming pile of brokenness devoid of integrity. It made me a bit of a cynic regarding wifedom and motherhood. Flash forward to 23 year old me, I'd been married … Continue reading You’ll Have 3 Under 3!?

Budgets, Babies, and Back seats

I hate budgeting. I'm good at formulating budgets. I'm even diligent in saving and tithing each month. But I'm not good at change, unexpected expenses, or STAYING WITHIN my budget. Now, that said, I've taken Dave Ramsey's financial Peace class and I've tried the cash  envelope method. All that does to me is say, "oh, … Continue reading Budgets, Babies, and Back seats

Changes Coming

Now is as good a time as any... We're expecting again!  Baby #3 was completely a surprise to us. Our other two children weren't necessarily planned either, but my husband and I were able to at least vaguely pinpoint their conceptions. We are both befuddled as to how and when this little bean was conceived, … Continue reading Changes Coming

Reflux

Holy over diagnosis, Batman! Every newborn has reflux? False. *DISCLAIMER* I speak only from my own experience, I am not attempting to solicit medical advice. Always consult a physician with your concerns regarding your baby's health. As a mom, nothing is more disturbing to see than your newborn projectile spitting up what appears to be … Continue reading Reflux

Baby #2 is a… ?

Before I get to the exciting part, the "gender reveal," I'll tell you all a little story, 'cause blog. So with our first child, a son, we initially elected not to find out the gender until baby was born. Because in the words of my grandpa, "If God had wanted you to know ahead of … Continue reading Baby #2 is a… ?