Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, September 25, 2020

Band is Back


Oh my goodness. When I look back at the photo above, from 5 years ago, I can't believe so much time has passed. Five years ago, my girlies joined a local homeschool band which kindled in them, a love for music. It's been a great experience for them. The families are wonderful, and my daughters have cultivated some fantastic friendships. 

The arrival of Covid put a damper on things for awhile, causing most everything, including band, to be canceled for a time. Happily, with some restrictions, precautions, and social distancing, band is back for this year. What a grand reunion it was this week for all of the students. It's nice to have a small piece of "normal" back in our lives. Here's to a great band year!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Dog and His Popcorn


That cute little dog featured in the photo above is our little buddy, Crosby. He is a lover of many things- walks, the backyard, a cozy blanket, and...snacks. Crosby loves a good snack.

Two of his favorite munchies are crackers, and popcorn. Now, I prefer to discourage Crosby from begging, so for the most part, he knows that hovering near me while I’m eating is useless. My husband on the other hand, is a soft touch, and despite my protests, always has a treat for him. 

My 14 year old and I were sitting on the couch, watching tv, and eating Skinny Pop popcorn. Crosby didn’t bother with me, and when I heard him crunching something on the floor, I figured that a stray piece of popcorn had found its way to the floor.

Over the course of the next few minutes, he continued to enjoy several more pieces. I became suspicious, wondering if my daughter had accidentally spilled the bag on the floor. So I looked over, just in time to watch Crosby stick his head into the Skinny Pop bag, and carefully pull out one single popcorn kernel! I didn’t stop him, and he repeated this at least 3 more times. The stinker! 

The funniest part was how careful he was in pulling out each piece ­čśé It didn’t take any time to decide that the bag of popcorn was now all for Crosby. Our little guy is too much!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

End of Summer

 I can’t believe that this next week will officially bring in the Fall season. We’ve been cleaning up our yard and garden these past few weeks. 

I was so excited to successfully grow artichokes in our garden this year. We’ve held off the clean up of those, as their end of the season growth is so pretty. Here are a few photos of them in their prime, and then as they go to seed.

Monday, September 14, 2020



How many times have you heard, “I’m bored!”, from your kids? This is a great way to teach your children how to occupy themselves. Would you change any of the letters?

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Thought For the New School Year

As we begin a new school year, this is a great reminder to remember what’s really important.