Bring it On, 2015!


Yesterday I shared our year in review, and it was amazing to look back and see how much we seriously did – whew!  Starting the week of Christmas, I intentionally was offline (except for IG!) and while I missed blogging and twitter and reading all YOUR stories, it was good. I focused on craft projects [Read On]

Our Top Moments from 2014 – they aren’t what you might think!


2014 brought a LOT of changes to our little family and it’s been a little crazy to look back and see what all happened this year!  In a very brief synopsis….. In January we started the reunification process with J, and my mom needed surgery so I spent a very snowy and icy week in [Read On]

Monday Facts on Tuesday – Aquarium Style


I need to apologize to my readers. Yesterday I had a scheduled post go live, except it was a blank post! I noticed it when I checked my email on my phone, but since Monday is family day and I’m never online my blog looked odd all day long.  I had a bit of a [Read On]

Taking on New York City with Kids


A few weeks ago we hopped on the train and made our annual trek into NYC to visit Santa and see all the wonderful lights of Christmas.  I have to admit that there is something magical about NYC when it is all decked out with lights and decorations!  From where we live it’s about an [Read On]

We Have Our Winners!

A Star for Me and God Bless our Christmas

Thanks to everyone who entered the Flash Giveaways from Tommy Nelson! Here our winners: Kenda, who won *A Star for Me* and Nikki, who won *God Bless our Christmas* Both winners have been notified and accepted! We’ve got some more giveaways coming up, so stay tuned!

God Bless Our Christmas – Flash Giveaway!

God Bless Our Christmas

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit behind this week, and to be honest I’m not sure what happened.  We have been spending more time together as a family which we have been intentional on, but I’ve also let a few things slide while we become a little more unplugged to spend time [Read On]

A Star for Me – Flash Giveaway!

A Star for Me

It always amazes me that despite all the planning I do, we always end up crazy and behind during Advent, and this year is no exception!  While we have been much more intentional with our time (and I’m grateful for that!) we have had a few things come up and now, here we are NINE [Read On]

Blessed Chaos – A Honest Look at Adoption from the Fostercare System


You all know that fostering is dear to my heart, and it’s a journey that I feel blessed to be on.  It has been 5 years since our first tiny placement and my assessment of the foster care system has changed over the course of the years.  We’ve done reunification, we’ve placed babies in private [Read On]

We have a Winner!!


Congrats to Kristen, who won the VeggieTales Netflix giveaway, along with the cute Bob and Larry mini plush!  Kristen, I’ve emailed you!! Thanks to all who entered!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Christmas Fun with CurrClick and a Giveaway!!

two thumbs up!

You may have noticed in my weekly Classical Conversations posts that we use quite a few CurrClick resources!  This year I decided to give lapbooking a try with my girls and they love it!! Sophie and Bella love all things crafty, so letting them color, trace, cut and paste during our school time has been [Read On]

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