When did I grow up?

Do you ever wonder when you grew up? Now I am not talking literally growing up in terms of height, age and stature.  It’s more of an inside thing I’m meaning. I watch my children as they play with a sense of awe and wonder. They have a fantastical imagination. They see joy in EVERYTHING….

I’m Staying Here… It’s Nice Here.

You may or may not have seen that I was thinking of moving over to a wordpress.org site. I have decided that I am going to take the comfortable option and stay here.  I like it here.  Why move? It’s nice here. My readers are lovely and I love following their adventures, too. I know…

Kitten Therapy

Thought it was time to post some more pictures of our precious Max. Max has been with us for 3 weeks now!  And it turns out sweet Max is a SHE! She has proved to be a perfect fit with the family.  Wonderful with the children and excellent with our unruly 1 year old cat,…

Apple Pie and Christmas Movies

I’m not sure which thought came first. “I feel like apple pie…” “I KNOW, Let’s watch a Christmas MOVIE!!!” Haha they both seemed to come at once and they both just HAD to be done. I COME from a land of White Christmas Wonderland, Hot Cocoa, Snowmen and Cherished Family Traditions.  I LIVE in a…

Blogger Recognition Award

Big thank you to Teenage Nomad for nominating me! Check out her award post here. Winging it by Grace also reached 200+ likes over the weekend!! Thank you everyone for following.  I am honored. The rules to this award are: 1. Write a post to show your award. 2. Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you. 3….

Music Moves Us

“I like big butts and I cannot lie..” Wait, WHAT?? Have you ever caught yourself belting out a catchy song and then gone, WAIT, what!!?? Music is powerful. It makes us feel. It makes us move. It can instill a passion in us that may or may not be just or appropriate. While the lyrics…

To Post or Not to Post…

I’m sitting here with a piece of imperfect cake trying to decide whether to post the recipe or not.  You see it’s very yummy, but it didn’t meet my expectations.  This is what happens when you make up recipes sometimes.  I think I’ll keep messing around with the recipe until it’s perfect. Here’s a little…

Take Heart, Find Peace, We Are Taken Care Of.

Sometimes, it’s those quiet moments with your children where you have an awakening. Our family devotions last night were around the 23rd Psalm. Simple words written for children’s understanding spoke to ME: “All God’s people are Jesus’ sheep.  Jesus takes care of them, just as David took care of his sheep.  Boys and girls are…

Starting with a BANG! and Cookies!

Our morning yesterday started with a BANG! Literally.  Well, more of a screeeeechhhh, BANG, metal crunching and sliding start to the day. We were enjoying a much needed sleep in on a long weekend Monday when we were so rudely awakened.  We rushed outside to find someone had crashed into and completely obliterated our neighbor’s…

Meet Max

Saturday night we had a very spontaneous moment.  We adopted a wee kitten… Max. Max is a 10 week old Bengal x Ragdoll. Max is puuurrrrfect…

The Easiest Doughnuts In the Whole Wide World… Really

Winging my baking… by grace!  Ha, I even do this! Last night, we wanted a treat.  It was a cold evening, deserving of something warm, luxurious and extremely bad for you. Something FRIED…  so I whipped up a batch of my famous Doughnuts. These are not traditional yeast-risen doughnuts, or even a cake based one….

Glorious Cinnamon Rolls… Mmmmm

Step One to making everything better on a not so great day: FOOD. Sugar, Carbohydrates and Fat…. yes, it’s a temporary fix but one that for some people (ME!) helps.  Now I am not talking processed, chemically enhanced super market junk here.  Though in a pinch if you so desire – go for it!  I…