Family Fun, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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, 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, 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

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