Boys and Their Fishing Flies


  As a summer project, our boys adopted the art of tying fishing flies.  They read a few books from the library, watched some youtube clips on fly-tying, and voila . . . they took off! What has been interesting was their quest to find hair for their flies.  One day I was missing my good … [Continue reading]

Berean Call Conference . . . Plus Q&A on “Another Jesus Calling”


  I receive weekly emails from The Berean Call and wanted to let you all know about their Berean Bible Conference coming next weekend.  (In case you're not familiar with Berean Call, you might recognize the name of the founder - Dave Hunt, who has since passed away.) The conference is … [Continue reading]

Prayers for the Brown Family

Prayer Request Family Blog

      I know some of you have heard of the tragedy that fell on the Brown family the beginning of this month.  I had not … [Continue reading]

Applesauce Making


  Apples, apples, and more apples! We are loving having fresh fruit just a few steps away in our own orchard this summer.  The early apples … [Continue reading]

Peanut Blossom Cookies


  These are Terrel's favorite cookies.  And so we made a batch to take along camping!  Which was postponed due to weather, and so we popped … [Continue reading]

The One Thing To Never Say To A Tired, Stressed-out Mama


  We've all seen her.  The tired, stressed-out mama with a trail of little ones behind her. She's the one who looks to be battling tears at … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 8/14


  In the past couple weeks, we have had some more special company come to visit us way out west!  Lowell's Uncle Benny and Aunt Miriam dropped … [Continue reading]

A Healthier Me, Update #1


  Yesterday was three weeks since I began my eight-week journey to a healthier me.  So I'm probably past due for an … [Continue reading]

Daddy and Dallas . . . One Year Later


  Remember this picture?       I had taken it when Dallas was somewhere around a month old.  One year … [Continue reading]

Freezing Fresh Green Beans


  We are in the middle of green bean season here.  Of course, it's even a bit later for me personally, since I had to replant most of my green … [Continue reading]

Gardens of Summer


     Come walk with me . . . through gardens of summer.    You must leave your sandals at the garden gate to enjoy it … [Continue reading]

This Land of Ours ~ Hiking To Myrtle Creek Falls


  When it's beautiful outside, sometimes we pack the children up and head out for a hike.  However, as close as the mountains are, we … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By


  I'd like to meet the person who coined the phrase "the lazy days of summer." I really think what they should have said was "the crazy … [Continue reading]

When Conviction Comes With Blonde Curls


  It was cleaning time and I was on a rampage.  Everything in my path was getting either pitched out or put away!  After a while, the house … [Continue reading]

Eight Weeks to a Healthier Me


  Summer is in full swing and Dallas has rounded that huge milestone of turning one!  With it came some growing up he had to do, especially in … [Continue reading]

Our Trip East { Part 8 }


  This is it, folks.  This post contains pictures from our way home back to Idaho.   The Way Home   We started our … [Continue reading]

Our Trip East { Part 7 }


  Thursday   On our trips back to Indiana, we try to split our time between both sides of our families.  When you consider that … [Continue reading]

Our Trip East { Part 6 }


  Wednesday Morning   As we got ready to leave Kenny's place and head over to Dad's Wednesday morning, we had a friend that … [Continue reading]