Country Living {At the Creek}

tossing rocks

A couple weeks ago I woke up and thought, "I want to take the kids to the creek and let them swim for the first time this year."  Since I homeschool, I had grand plans of getting school done early, packing a small lunch and heading out with them to the creek just down the road. Upon their waking up I announced my grandiose idea and then stepped back waiting for the squeals … [Read more...]

“Little Poopie”…It’s catchy, be careful!


Here is a little bit lighter of a topic for today:  I am going to share a few poems with you, but first you need the background story. . . The year was 1999, me (7 months pregnant with Garrett) and my husband of 4 years moved in with my parents while we waited for our house to be built.  My father worked for the Navigators, and met with men one on one to disciple and encourage them in their … [Read more...]

Belonging everywhere… Settled nowhere


As I wrote in my last post I have been having a difficult time writing lately.  I have realized more and more why and the reality is, I have so much to deal with each day that at the end of, or even the beginning of the day, I have had very little brain power left to use on creative outlets of any kind.  However, many of my writings come from moments or events in my life that strike me when I … [Read more...]

Animal Party {wild wilderness drive through safari}

CAMEL! "Do you want to come pet the camel?" asked the animal handler. "No, it is too big," responded Bear.

"No, Bear" I replied, "we are going to an Animal SAFARI, not party." "AWWW, NO MOM, I want to go to an Animal PARTY please!" It didn't matter what I said, Bear's excitement was contagious and soon Bug was screeching "Mamimal Potty!!!" We drove last week to Gentry to go to the strange but wonderful Gentry Animal Safari. I say strange because it's really strange to me that it exists here in … [Read more...]