Faith, Homemaking, island life, Marriage Mondays

Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Today is our Anniversary!  27 years ago I made the best decision of my life! As I sit here and think about what had transpired over these years, I am in awe. There is a phrase I like to use about Tony when people are talking about marriage and so forth- "Just as the sun… Continue reading Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Faith, Homesteading

The Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

The longest night has just passed. Did you feel it? We did, we kept noticing the time, thinking that it should be much later than it was in reality.  The evening wore on with cookies baking, gift baskets being stuffed, and herbed salts, salamoia bolognese, being prepared.  It was a quiet night, the rain that had… Continue reading The Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

Faith, Family Fun, Holidays, Random Thoughts

Mary, Did You Know?

During the Christmas season when we focus on celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, I can’t help but think of the Crucifixion as well. They are inseparable, without either one there would be no salvation and redemption. For many years I pondered on Mary, what it must have been like for her. The… Continue reading Mary, Did You Know?

Family Fun, Homemaking, Homesteading, Parenting

Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’

This past July I sweated profusely as I put 30 pumpkin seedlings in the ground.  I didn't mind the heat or the sweat because in my mind I could see my children, my nieces, and little cousins picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch not from a bin or pile at the store, but from a… Continue reading Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’

Faith, Homesteading

Faith & Farm

As a blogger friend posted about the rain and hay making- which can be very dicey- it occurred to me that anyone who farms has so much to contend with on a day to day basis.  There is the weather, insects that destroy, insects that help, insects that are neither and the job of telling… Continue reading Faith & Farm

Faith, Homemaking, Mothering, Parenting

The Most Powerful Woman In America

As I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day, Time magazine caught my eye.  An attractive woman was on the cover with the line "Don't hate her because she is successful" and under it was her name and claim that she had "a mission to reboot Feminism"  I guess being the… Continue reading The Most Powerful Woman In America