Today was bee installation day! 1) nucs are way easier than package bees. 2) that's a LOT of bees. 3) the trepidation goes away after you've done it once before. It was an adrenaline rush for sure, or maybe I'm just a scaredy cat... Either way, I'm happy with how it went. I had to … Continue reading Havin’ Fun Just Messin’
Oh my goodness. I've got stories. It's been outrageously busy around here, so I'll just apologize up front- I miss you all, and I miss writing. So this brief respite before summer kicks in is nice and much appreciated. So we have a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a 1 year old … Continue reading Story Time!
Christians know and cherish the story of Elijah hiding in the mountains, waiting for God to speak to him. The Almighty's voice was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. He was in a still small voice. This is sometimes used to promote disciplines of silence and solitude, meditation on Scripture, or cultivate … Continue reading God Speaks
Parenting is always a little stressful. That just comes with the territory of being responsible for other tiny, virtually helpless humans. But there are certain circumstances that can make parenting particularly challenging. For my husband and I, that is being introverts with extroverted children. I am an introvert. I never knew that, because I've always … Continue reading Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children
My niece is out of surgery now. They fused C1 and C2 vertebrae, performed a bone graft, and she has use of all her limbs. She'll be in a brace for 3 months, but praise God, she is beginning her road to recovery. God is faithful! Thank you, God, that you hear the prayers of … Continue reading Sufficient Grace: Update
I read an editorial last year about the author's late wife. He was honoring her memory by going over all the many things his lovely bride could accomplish in a single day. It set a goal for me then; to read more, plant more, care more, serve more, give more. what I really wanted was … Continue reading What Do I Do All Day?
I am realizing more and more my issues with control...😬 Kids have a way of reflecting your poorest qualities back at you. I believe God designed them this way as a means of conviction to bring parents to greater sanctification. Or maybe He just finds it entertaining; I don't know. My husband was at a … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism
This post is a little ironic because my middle child was in bed with a pretty high fever as I wrote this... But, I know several stay-at-home moms who almost avoid getting together because every time they take their children out in public, they return home with some kind of viral or bacterial illness. It's … Continue reading How I keep my Children Healthy
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'm an oldest child. I'm told that means I'm bossy and authoritarian. I don't know about all that, but I am pretty strict about certain things. I have conceded letting the kids pick out their own mismatched clothing (so long as it's seasonable) and allowing my daughter to have her hair hanging in her face … Continue reading Being a “Mean Mommy”