Wednesday, April 23, 2014

House Hunting


Some relatively new news around our house is that we are planning to move.

We are preparing our current home to go on the market, and we are also house hunting for a new home.

We're moving about twenty to thirty miles west of where we currently live to be closer to church, and also nearer my parents who are needing a little more help as they get older.

Here's the thing though.

I HATE house hunting.

I would just like the looking process to be over.......yesterday.

It seems like everything in our price range is too small, in the wrong location, or has no place for a few chickens......all important things for our family.

To keep things in perspective I made a list of the "requirements" for a house for our family.

It's pretty short really.

1. Enough space for our family, and animals, both inside the house and outside. ( No, we aren't planning on putting the chickens in the house, or the children in the yard.)

2. A basement.....doesn't have to be a fancy one.....just a place to store things.

3.  A garage, or barn for hubby's tools and lawn mower etc.

That's pretty much the list.


So, I'm curious............

If you were in the market for a house, what would be on your list?

Friday, April 4, 2014


It's raining out today.

My boys ( 11, and 9) are bored.

So, I put them to work cleaning out the fridge.

They now know how to use the word repugnant appropriately in a sentence. 

I'm not telling how long it's been since the fridge was cleaned.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Where In The World

have I been?

I wish that I had some profound excuse for my lack of posting here........alas I do not.

Real life has filled my days and stolen my nights.  I'll try to do a quick update here and pick up posting from there.

My two older boys are wrapping up their school year.  We have about five or six weeks left.  I'm ready to be done, they are ready to be done......enough said.

My two younger boys are doing well.  They have both made some monumental progress in their emotional growth over the last six months.  It's amazing how secure they both seem compared to when they first came home almost three years ago.  They play, and fight, and play......just like normal little boys.

Sugar Pea has had a really rough winter.  She has had five ear infections since Christmas.  Currently we are scheduled to see an ENT about tubes for her ears.  She doesn't sleep well at all.  We are hoping desperately that she will sleep better after that procedure.

Noah is currently teething.  Lots of drool, and a little fussiness.  He is still a very happy baby.  He gets up about once a night, eats, and goes right back to sleep.  He rolls over, and pushes himself up and rocks back and forth on his "haunches".  He is a little social bug, he likes to be in the center of the activity at all times.

My husband is starting back to work a little more.  The income is much appreciated, but we all miss him.

I'm feeling really ready for spring.  Our area has had a monumental amount of snow this year, and I'm itching to be able to be outside a little more.

Hope to post more soon!

Friday, January 10, 2014

All Her Life

She's spent all her life second-guessing herself.

Never recognizing herself for the treasure she is in Christ.

She is a talented seamstress, but all she sees are the flaws.

She has gorgeous curly hair, but she hates how contrary it is.

She can cook mouthwatering dishes, but she always thinks she didn't add enough of this or that.

And now?

Now her life is slowly ebbing away as cancer takes its ugly toll.

Why am I telling you this?

Because with the exception of the sentence about cancer all of this post could be written about me.

I see the dark side of things, and my fear holds me back from doing what I should.

And as I watch my friends grasp on this life become weaker I'm inspired to live each day like there's no tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm Still Here

I'm adjusting to being a mom of six.  Sometimes when someone asks me how many children I have I still mentally count them off.

Noah is a very content baby.  He eats, sleeps, and smiles.  His siblings are loving him to pieces.  Sugar Pea tries to sit on him and lick him and all sorts of other ridiculous things--he just grins at her.

We are preparing for Christmas around here.  Our celebrations will be very low-key this year, but that's my favorite way to celebrate the season.

We are beginning paperwork to finalize Sugar Pea's adoption.  If all goes well it should be done in several months.

I'm hoping to blog a little more regularly now that my life is settling into a new normal.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

He's Here!

Noah Eli  arrived safely

October 23, 2013

At 11:04 am

He weighed 7 lb 9 oz

He is 20 inches long

More info to come.