Wow! Three Years Here

Hey y’all.  I have slowed down in my blogging, but enjoy getting to know people in this personal way as well as share my life with others in this public way.

Something fun on the home front, the kids and I are going to take an art class.  Apparently that’s the things ladies do these days. *smile*  Before we were blessed with kids the ladies got together to scrapbook or quilt, now it’s painting.  So, I try my hand at painting. *smile*  Another mom I met at the library asked if I wouldn’t want to meet up at a paint class so, we are going to meet up with her and her nearly 12year old daughter.  It should be a treat, we’ve not payed for an art class yet, so I am interested to see what we learn. *smile*  I’m looking forward to trying something new. *smile*

I just noticed that I’ve been blogging here on WordPress for three years now.  That seems like a short time in the time line of creation, but it’s a long time to keep a journal on line without it being for financial gain. *smile*  So many ladies use blogging and Instagram with the purpose in mind to make money.  I suppose it’s another way I am a little different. *smile*

Something we are revisiting is to do some aerobic movement intentionally.  So this is our second week now, and I am pleased to share that we have been doing some intentional aerobic movement each day in one way or another. *smile*

I hope this has been a fun little update on what we’ve been up to lately and that your summer is going well.  Share something you have done this summer that has been new to you.  Also, please share a reason or two why you blog or use social media.  I’m interested. *smile*  Remember to pray always thanking God for His many blessings.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

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Watch “Like Arrows – Trailer” on YouTube

Hello dear readers.  It’s been a season.  Summer in itself is not so bad, in fact I have come to really appreciate all sorts of things in Summer, but this summer is about midway and I ma done with it. *smile*  The thunder and lightning storm that passed through with its muggy temperatures.

And honestly, I don’t understand why people decide to set things up for kids only to not be organized when the rubber hits the road.  It’s magnified now as both of our kids are involved in the teen volunteer summer reading program at our local library.  Some kids are not in the system properly because different people are putting peoples names in the computer.  This is really bungling up our kids who are all about organization when the adults are not organized in these areas.  They have great ideas, but don ‘t seem to be ready to teach kids how to do the work that needs to be done rather they want the kids to just know how to do things.  This gets old really fast, for this momma who prefers organization and actually thrives on organization.  I love to help others so the plans they have actually work with ease so I like to be in the background organizing and prepping so when it’s time to do things the person at the front is organized and ready to roll.  They look organized because of the help they get in the background.  I enjoyed helping in the AWANA program in the Cubbies group doing the awards and bookkeeping of sections completed…this way the teacher could focus on the lessons to be taught each week.  I loved that.

Following is a movie clip from youtube.  The movie is about intentional parenting and is titled “Like Arrows”.  I stumbled upon it over on Amazon and found great encouragement.

What are you enjoying about this summer and what are you looking forward to having come to a close?  I hope you have been counting your blessings and have been enjoying the time you get each day with your blessings.  Remember to pray always.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


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Fourth of July at Home

Hello dear readers.  Thank you for making the time to pop in here.  I didn’t take a lot of pictures this year on the fourth of July, but I did get these to share. *smile*  We didn’t get fire works until the night of and I was pleasantly surprised to get them at a stand that was selling some for buy one get one free. *smile* We selected some that don’t scream or screatch because we don’t like that kind of fire work.

We each picked out something and then later in the evening we all enjoyed them with our neighbors across the street. *smile*  We were still hearing fire works in our area past midnight, which is way too late for our little family. *smile*  We had a good time watching the fireworks at our home. *smile*   We had some favorites of the ones we got one of them were called “Phantom Funnies”. *smile*

I hope you all have enjoyed our humble sharing of fireworks with you all. *smile*  I also hope you had an enjoyable end of the work week as well as a lovely weekend. *smile*  Share in the comments, what are you thankful for this lovely summer month of July.  Let me share a few things I am thankful for here: smiles, written word, God’s love for His creation and His people. *smile*  I am also thankful for the freedoms I enjoy like being able to home school, to choose my faith, and the joy of enjoying my marriage to my one husband. *smile*

Have a wonderful day thanking God for His many blessings as you remember to pray always.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

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Curious Chickens

Hello from our little “neck” of the woods…er…home.  Here are some of our curious ladies.  Here is an update, pet style. *smile*  I hope you enjoy. *smile*

Welcome to our safe place, mom says she’ll let us out once we let her clip our wings.  We’re not sure we trust her with scissors just yet. *cluck cluck*

Well, hello there.  We were just out playing in our yard when you popped in.  It’s good to see you.  Do you want to scratch us or play a few rounds of fetch?

Come back again when you have time to play even if it’s just a little longer. *woof, woof*

Sure, you may admire me, just don’t think I let everyone love on me like my girl does.  She likes to carry me to some of our favorite napping spots in the home, but I would rather you just admire me from afar, thanks. *prrr, prrr*

Are they gone yet mom?  If so, I’m going back to my hiding place.  I’m not sure they are trustworthy and not trying to offer me poison with that outstretched hand. *meow, meow*

Hello there.  We have decided that if you have come this far, then you must have brought us a treat.  We like the good soft “sheba” ones best, but so long as you scratch us a little we will pardon you for coming in our space.  Well, maybe for a short visit at any rate.  Our boy loves to give us treats often so if you don’t have some of your own, just ask him and we’re sure he’ll show you how to give us ample treats. *meow, prrr, meow*

Thank you for making the time to pop in to see our sweet pets.  The hens are growing so fast but are more distant than any hens I’ve had in the past.  They are funny girls. *smile*  Ada and Anna are growing nicely and have shown more interest in listening to our words the older they get.  I think they are about four years old now. *smile*  Pal is growing older and tends to instigate the barking and growling in their play time together.  They are funny, those three dogs. *smile*  Sampson is just a sweetheart and loves his girl…our girl. *smile*  If she doesn’t grab him for a snuggle, he tends to go looking for her and makes himself at home right beside her for snuggles and a good book. *smile*  Caleb is our little scaredy cat who hides when others are here only coming out when he deems it safe to do so.  He is so sweet and has some amazing hiding places in our home. *smile*  Finally, to close your visit, you see Tiger and his sister Fluff.  They are such good garage cats.  We had voles in there only one time and those two were all over it.  I think they gave us one or two gifts that year, and have been able took keep our garage space free of rodents.  We are so thankful for our pets and their sweet dispositions. *smile*  Have a lovely day enjoying the sweet things in your day to day life be they pets, plants, or people. *smile*  Remember to pray always thanking God for His blessings in your daily life.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

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Getting Involved In A Different Way

Hello ladies.  So, this summer, with the encouragement of a kind lady at the library, I decided to share a little bit of artwork that I did at home and at an art endevore program.  It was fun to put it together and she was so sweet about my humble book that I took her advice and entered it in the art competition for the summer reading program.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for making the time to see what I put together.  How about you, do you enjoy doing art work?  If you do enjoy art work, what is your favorite medium to use?  Have a great day knowing the God who created this amazing planet and the beautiful stars in the sky also created you and loves you very much.  Remember to pray always thanking God for His many blessings in your life.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

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Projects To Make This Place Our Own

Hello ladies.  Here is a project our boys are doing around our home.  We’ve lived here for a little over three years now, and are just getting going on our first project.  At the moment our patio is quite small and not very private at all so in an effort to gain some privacy on our patio and to have more space to actually enjoy our patio with a fire pit or hot tub or some such patio activity. *smile*

The project goes slowly but is coming along, and for that I am so thankful our two boys are able to do this amazing task. *smile*

Share in the comments some fun project you are working on this summer around your home.  It will be fun to hear what you, the readers of my humble little blog, are up to. *smile*  Remember to pray always thanking God for His many blessings.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

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Sew Much Fun

Hello ladies.  I have been sharing in my Instagram feed about a fun thing in this season of life as a home school mom of a 12 year old girl who has been more of an Anne or Laura Ingalls than like other home school families we have met with calm homemaking kind of daughters.  She’s an active girl who loves mystery active filled books and video games. *smile*  She is making her own quilt for her twin sized bed.  I’m so excited for her.  This came about by me asking again, I have asked several times in different seasons, if she wanted to make a simple quilt only this time she chose to pick out several fabrics and proceeded to cutting out her blocks, laying our her pattern selections, and enjoying the process of making quilt blocks.  It’s so much fun!  I love watching her grow and learn in this arena and to see her growing in confidence in her sewing and so much more. *smile*

While she sews, I come along side her and pick up some of my own sewing.  It’s been good to get some of my projects done knowing she is not just sitting there watching she’s sewing her own project beside me. *smile*  It’s such a treat to finish my projects and to have a little sewing buddy beside me doing her very own projects beside me. *smile*

The following very loved quilt is one that my great great cousin hand stitched that inspired our daughter to get going on a quilt of her own.  I love it!  My love for sewing, but also my great great cousin’s love for sewing has also inspired our daughter to give another craft a try. *smile*  I find this encouraging. *smile*

In closing, I have hoped that our daughter would enjoy some of the home making tasks that I have come to love over the past fifteen or sixteen years.  Each season of parenting has it’s blessings and hard bits.  This is one of the many blessings I am thankful to enjoy in this season of parenting. *smile*  Join me in counting your blessings in each season of your life. *smile*  Remember to pray always.  Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

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