I used to think spring was my favorite time of year. But this spring has been rather cold and cloudy . . . and I'm thinking summer is sounding really really awesome! I wonder if God ever looks down at us and shakes His head at how we have our favorite seasons - when He gave them to us for specific reasons. Life is like that, I guess. There are blessings in the summer and winter … [Read more...] about Spring Greenhouse
School mornings are a whirlwind of sorts by the time we get 8 people with eyes open, clothed, and fed. Then to get 6 of them out the door with lunches in hand. Somewhere in this whirlwind a little voice begins to yell, "Mom, I need dressed!" Oh yes. One got missed in the "getting clothed" part of the morning. So off to the bedroom we trot. Actually, I shuffle because my coffee … [Read more...] about These Days . . .
I will have to confess that my husband is the healthy one around here. This is true. He knows more about what our bodies need nutritionally than anyone I know! My idea of health is eating salad and all kinds of fresh fruit. And then playing in my garden and riding my bike. I know this makes me feel good mentally and physically - but he is the one who knows why it makes me feel … [Read more...] about Our Real Food Venture
If we don't keep at them, habits are easily lost. Such as writing on here. Even though I haven't written much this year, I realize it is something I don't wish to lose. Sometimes writing looks huge - especially when I am in the middle of winter doldrums and feel tired from serving my family in my day-to-day life. But Christ never stopped giving . . . He never stopped loving . . . … [Read more...] about Monday Thoughts
I was going to quickly put up a recipe post using an oldie goldie that I tried this Christmas. However, I got to looking through pictures, then we also went sledding, and now that one post will turn into three. Or more. You're welcome. These jello squares were a new recipe I tried for Christmas. I quickly took this picture using one of the leftover squares - just … [Read more...] about Christmas and Snow
Well these Mennonite guys did it again. :) They spoiled us women by cooking supper! And like the previous year, it was awesome! Some of us even talked our boys into helping. Would you like to know what they served? In the words of another wife: "Meat, meat and more meat"! When I looked over the dishes as they came in the door, I tried to ask this question very respectfully: … [Read more...] about Mennonite Men Can Cook – Season 2