• "family",  "life moments",  "life",  "weekend"

    carbon copy weekend

    Our weekend was a carbon copy from the weekend before that.  A little bit of cooking here and there mixed in with great fall weather that allowed us to either stay outside and play for hours or cuddle inside when it started to rain.  As mundane as it seems, it was a great weekend that allowed me to finish my book, make a dent in my knitting, and of course clean and take care of little ones. //1  My Mexican Rice.  Recipe will be posted later this week. 😉 //2  My peppers have been growing like wild flowers.  It feels so satisfying to cultivate and grow your own food. //3 …

  • "family",  "kids",  "Rori"

    Rori Update

    Age: 10 months Weight: I can’t remember Nicknames: Baby, Sissy, Little girl, Lucy, Princess, Pumpkin, Cuddle Bug Vocabulary: “Mama” “Daddy” “No” Foods:  She has moved on to finger foods!  She still takes formula with her meals, but for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, she is eating regular foods.  (I still haven’t given her eggs.  I’m nervous!)  So far she is doing great with her food and eats just about anything you set in front of  her. Development: She can shake her head no at you, climb, crawl, pull herself up, clap, and tries to stand on her own. Her personality:  Rori has been growing in to herself, expressing her independence, facial…

  • "Birthday",  "family",  "kids",  "Rori"

    My First Video!! + Stills

    It took three tries to make this video, but I think it was worth the headache.  It has turned into being such a great memory for us as a family instead of being for kicks on this blog.  It still isn’t perfect, but we have fallen in love with homemade feel of it.  If you watch it, and I hope that you do, be sure to have your volume on.  The music is really cute and sets the tone for the video. Having my last baby turn one is very sentimental and exciting all at the same time.  I’m happy to see her grow into the person God has planned…

  • "Art Journaling",  "family",  "hobbies",  "homeschool",  "kids"

    Let’s Make Some Great Art

    …have you heard of this book?  It’s pretty cool, and so far, it is getting the thumbs up from Nathan.  I bought this book for a whopping $2.48, used online, with the sole purpose of integrating it into our homeschooling routine.  In the last two schools Nathan attended, neither of them offered Art class anymore, which I find a bit sad. Back to the book.  If you haven’t guessed by now, the book is called, Let’s Make Some Great Art.  It’s geared towards younger kids, although my husband and I have found ourselves wanting to do some of the projects, too.  My philosophy:  there is still a child left in…

  • "family",  "guest post",  "life",  "Liz"

    Hello, Happy

    Jessi, from The Hummingbird Memoirs, proposed the idea to participate in a series on her blog that challenged me to find doses of joy in a regular day, and then document them through the lens of a camera.  How could I pass up an opportunity like that?  Above is a snippet of the post.  You can see the rest of it here.  I do hope you take the time to hop over and read it; just don’t be surprised if you fall in love with her blog; your eyes will become lost in her photos! Plus, she offers so many homemade beauty products that have me inspired enough to start…