Monday, August 1, 2011

New Plan

Hello There Blogosphere! Long time no see!!!

We are completely moved and starting to get re-settled. The process of moving was easier than I thought and that was a huge blessing. We love, Love, LOVE our new place and are looking forward to the good times ahead!

The move proved to be a blessing in numerous ways. We had the internet disconnect for a week before we officially moved and I discovered that just a mere week break from facebook drastically changed my desire to check it. It was refreshing to not have that pull of computer. This made me think about blogging.

The original purpose of this blog was to update family and friends (but mainly family) about things going on in our lives. And while I am still doing that, I often struggle with how vague I have to be about details because this is after all a web address and not very private. I feel like in all the vagueness I’m not really giving a good updates. In addition, life is getting busier. We’re not pregnant again, but that idea isn’t too far off. We want more kids and I want to homeschool, and garden, and craft, and read more, and make yummy meals from scratch, and line dry my clothes, and… well, you can see how blogging weekly needs to take more of a back seat for me to be better at my job.

So, my solution is to do a quarterly update via email. I plan on continuing to flood my facebook account with pictures of John (after all pictures are worth a 1000 words, right?). But by emailing specific people I will be able to share details and be a bit more personal because I will have control over who receives our update.

The plan is to do the first one this September and then one around Christmas and so on. So if you would like to start receiving my updates comment below or email me at Or tell me in person if you see me often enough!

Thanks for following. It’s been fun… just time consuming : )

Sunday, June 19, 2011


"doo doo do do doodo doodo do do..."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Garden Update & a Change

My blog is turning into a Vlog (video blog)... and I've got another video for you! Seems like the only things I'm doing these days is taking care of John and gardening. I do have something that has slowed the blogging lately, but more on that a little further down.

Right now, I've got a video of our produce. John is featured at the beginning, but that's clearly for grandparent's sake.

I've made tomato sauce (turned out excellent!) with the tomatoes in the video and about half of those green tomatoes turned into fried green tomatoes. Although the tomatoes look a little rough it's been our best tomato year yet. We really wanted them to ripen on the vines, but I think we will have to invest in a net to keep the birds out. A friend's husband built a frame out of pvc and used to irrigate their garden... they also used the pvc to hold up a net. Smart. Really Smart.

Anyway. This will probably be the last gardening update for the spring for us. One because it's getting really hot and everything is starting to burn up. And number two leads into the reason blogging has turned into Vlogging (because making a video is so much faster for me then sitting down and writing a post).

We're moving!

Not blogs (our web address will still be the same), but to a house across town.

We've been looking into it for several reason... nothing bad or terribly wrong with our current place, but God put the idea in our lap and didn't remove it... even when I thought it was gone several times. It's a pretty long story that I will probably only share in person, but I'm telling everyone out in my little blogging world so you will know what happened to the gardens and the main reason I'm going to put blogging on hold for a while.

Losing the gardens is kinda sad consequence of moving, but we're moving to a place closer to Steven's work and that is a huge plus. In addition, the place we are moving has a large backyard as well. It will take some work but MAYBE I'll have some fall tomatoes & squash going. Hopefully I'll have time to do a pumpkin patch... but the pumpkins may come in for Christmas instead of Halloween. Anyways, those are all BIG maybes because I've got a lot of work to do packing up our current place and I may just want to sit down and relax for like a month once we get everything settled. And then the fall garden window may be closed. We'll see.

More to come, I promise... just not any time soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Toddler Hygiene

I taught John how to brush his hair... well, I'm not sure if I taught him or he figured it out. Nonetheless, it's cute!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Have you heard of Seed Family Worship?

They are pretty Amazing! I've been listening to them and I've had a verse in my head everyday this week. I'm meditating on the word of God thanks to song written for children. Seems silly, but I'm totally digging it. I think I might wear out my CD before John is old enough to enjoy it.

Here are some of the videos they have online, but I highly recommend purchasing one or two of their CDs to keep in your car while running errands.

Here is my favorite...

Here are two more that are great!