Faith, Family Fun, island life, writing

A Writer’s Day

Today was a perfect day. I woke up happy. Spent time with God on my balcony. Reflected on a sweet evening with daughter #2. Did my workout. Snuggled with a grandbaby. Worked a couple hours at my paying job (transaction coordinator) Worked several hours and wrote 5000 words at my dream job. (Writer) Marked chores… Continue reading A Writer’s Day

Faith, Marriage Mondays

The Best Belongs At Home

So often, we give our best to our boss or our coworkers or our church family and we are so spent when we get home that our family gets the leftovers. Leftovers are, 9 times out of 10, gross. Nobody wants leftovers, certainly not on a regular basis. If we want a thriving marriage, then… Continue reading The Best Belongs At Home

Family Fun, Homemaking

Ornaments, Tradition, & Tapestries

When Cheyenne was about 3, a wonderful lady shared about buying ornaments for her grandchildren to hang on the "cousins tree" in her house.  Each Christmas the cousins would all come over and were given a new ornament to go on the tree and would then decorate the tree with ornaments from years past.  I… Continue reading Ornaments, Tradition, & Tapestries

Faith, Family Fun, Parenting

Divorce & The Holidays

As the holidays approach, life can really get complicated.  Add in blended families and divorced parents and it can be a real mine field. So I am going to offer something that, I hope will make your holiday what you hope for.  Sit quietly and think about what memories you would like to make with… Continue reading Divorce & The Holidays

All Year Round

A Season of Transition- Are We There Yet?

tran·si·tion noun the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. This has been the definition of our lives over the past three years.  In reality, we are all in a constant state of transition as nothing stays the same.  We either move forward or we deteriorate.  However, so often… Continue reading A Season of Transition- Are We There Yet?

Faith, Parenting

For The Love of Bunnies

About a week ago, I rounded the house to find our dog, Duckie, sitting with purpose on the sidewalk giving me a look that said, "You need to deal with this."  As I walked closer I spotted the littlest brown bit of furry cuteness sitting at her feet.  I picked it up and was surprised… Continue reading For The Love of Bunnies

Homesteading

Biggest One Acre Farm In Texas

You might have noticed that my blogging has been a bit irregular lately- there is a good reason for this.  We are moving!  I love my hill, it is so picturesque- but...  Farming is hard enough when you are not battling gravity and facing the North.  This land has been maximized as best we can,… Continue reading Biggest One Acre Farm In Texas

Homesteading

A Sad Day On The Farm

It's one of those things that you know will happen, but you hope, somehow, it never will.  Kandi, our goat, died yesterday.  Death is something you live with on a sustainable farm, a homestead on which you produce your own food.  But you do get attached to the breeding animals, the ones who will live… Continue reading A Sad Day On The Farm

All Year Round

Easy Breezy

The weather the last few days has just been wonderful- cloudy with the sun peeking through from time to time, breezy and just warm enough to be so very comfortable.  Our windows have been open and the air is cool, humid from the misting rains and reminiscent of summer evenings.  The summer evenings that arrive… Continue reading Easy Breezy

Homesteading

A Beautiful View

My daily trip to the barn to feed "my boys" (the jersey bull bottle calves) was made through a very foggy morning on Tuesday.  Each morning when I start down the hill, Effie- the pig- starts to grunt excitedly and runs from stall to stall then up and down the fence.  I would like to… Continue reading A Beautiful View