Family Fun, Holidays, Homemaking

DIY Keepsake Ornaments

As I spoke about in a previous post, the children are given a new ornament each year.  I try to buy the ornaments while on our summer vacations, but to be honest that is hard to do sometimes.  If I was content with buying a mass produced ornament at a big box store it would… Continue reading DIY Keepsake Ornaments

Family Fun, Holidays, 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, 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?

Faith, Family Fun, Holidays, 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

Family Fun, Holidays, Vintage Home Decor

Wall’s Family Farm- A Great Place for Family Fun

I am one of those who likes to give Thanksgiving its due.  I don't take down the pumpkins or the garlands until Thanksgiving has arrived and we are stuffed full of good food.  But once that happens- we roll into Christmas with gusto.  First stop on the Christmas parade is the tree. Each year it… Continue reading Wall’s Family Farm- A Great Place for Family Fun

Holidays, Recipes

Chicken & Dumplins- Now that is comfort food!

A favorite food of the whole family is chicken and dumplings.  No matter the size of the pot, the pot will be empty.  As a matter of fact, no holiday meal is complete without this dish and  much to my surprise, not all families feel this way about dumplings.  I was shocked the first holiday… Continue reading Chicken & Dumplins- Now that is comfort food!

Family Fun, Holidays, Random Thoughts

Gingerbread House 2011

All in the family, a great Gingerbread House! 14 years ago I was a Pampered Chef lady and I sold enough to earn a stoneware mold for a gingerbread house.  Technically is is a schoolhouse, but no one really cares.  That Christmas we made our first gingerbread house, Cheyenne was four and Savannah was two. … Continue reading Gingerbread House 2011

Faith, Family Fun, Holidays, Random Thoughts

Mary, Did You Know?

During the Christmas season when we focus on celebrating the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, I can’t help but think of the crucifiction 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?

Faith, Holidays

The Leading Lady

When I think of the Christmas story I am amazed at the strength of character in these simple people. Thinking about Mary- she was only around the age of 14 when God asked her to carry his son. She said "yes". What would have happened if she had said "no"? Then I ask myself what… Continue reading The Leading Lady

Random Thoughts

A new calf

Last night we brought home a new heifer. She was orphaned when her mother died. The kids were very excited- any new addition is cause for celebration. Penelope is her given name and she is snuggling down in the barn. While the kids and Tony got the calf settled in, I got dinner ready. I… Continue reading A new calf