I decided to have the kiddos draw names to make gifts for each other this year. I told them they could draw, paint, color, sculpt, sew- whatever they'd like to do. My oldest got my youngest's name and was pondering out loud, "What can I make her that she won't just break?...I got it! A … Continue reading Making Christmas Gifts with the Children: A “Stuffy” Ball
I love when my in-laws visit-- my productivity quadruples! We had a lovely Christmas together, delayed shipping notwithstanding. We even were blessed with a gorgeous Christmas Eve snow!! It's only the 2nd white Christmas I cam recall since we've lived in Tennessee. We also celebrated our Baby Bear's first bear-thday 🐻 And delayed our Christmas … Continue reading Holidays and Project Updates!
Hello all! With the weight of anxiety lifted by combination of prayer, preparation and good old-fashioned positivity, I was able to give ponderance to more writings on the incarnation of Christ. Being that C.S. Lewis is one of if not my favorite author, as well as sharing his distaste for all the consumeristic obligation this … Continue reading Advent Poetry: The Turn of the Tides by C.S. Lewis
My family and I had a spectacular Christmas holiday with my husband's parents and grandmother. I have to say, it was so nice to not have to pack up the whole crew and travel. Once Flynn is with us and (God willing) the dairy goats, I don't think picking up and heading out of state … Continue reading Happy Holidays and other Updates
My great granny was a proper southern woman.Full of grit, faith, and I don't think I ever saw her without lipstick and painted fingernails.Her kisses were inigmatically sharp and abrasive! She smelled of peppermint and stale cigarette smoke. And I loved my granny so so so much!My great grandfather built their home on a hill … Continue reading She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
My kitchen... *Sigh* It's the most used room in the house and the least functional. Go figure that one out. I long for the day when we can finally afford the remodel. In the meantime, I am making do with a good pre-Christmas clean. I got the oven scrubbed out and ran a self-clean cycle … Continue reading A Little Holiday Cleaning and Updates
I. Love. Christmas. Especially with kids in the house. As a child, I loved the holidays during school. All the crafted Christmas ornaments, the Christmas word searches that filled time when my teachers had gotten through the required materials ahead of schedule (or maybe just given up?) I love being able to do those things … Continue reading It Has Begun…
My observation of Christmas has nothing to do with the solstice, or yule, or Santa, or the actual date and month of the birth of Jesus. It has everything to do with the incarnation meaning Christ's life in exchange for mine.
Yes, I'm aware it's still November. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and overall, it was pretty good. Pros: Family, friends, safe travel, great food with no food allergic reactions, 4 of 4 chickens present and accounted for (and living) when we returned. Cons: LONG trip, little sleep, fussy kiddos, a day of mucous induced vomiting … Continue reading Christmas on the Homestead
I was having a conversation with my husband and mother-in-law and we ended up on the subject of Christmas. She mentioned that she believed one of the younger ladies she works with is unfamiliar with the Bible, specifically the Christmas story. As a Christian, it's my responsibility to make sure people hear the message of … Continue reading THE Christmas Story