Looking Back: 2015

I hope you all had a really excellent Christmas! It’s almost the end of 2015, and I figured it would be good to do a little “year end recap” and update. For starters, I’ve been rather quiet on the blog front lately, but that’s actually because I’ve been writing furiously … Continue reading

TIMMMBERRR!!!

The terrible spinach reaction was Sunday night, and on Wednesday I was scheduled to return to work for a really difficult 3 day assignment. I still felt sore and achy and NOT my best, but I wasn’t bad enough I felt calling in sick was an option. Besides, thanks to vacation in … Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Potatos

Do you know what I dislike? Working. More specifically, working so much that I’m exhausted while AT work, and so exhausted when I get home that I’m almost comatose for two days after returning. I took my computer to work with me last week, but, thanks to insane delays on … Continue reading

Ritz Cracker Non-Reaction

Last week was brutal. I’m feeling very off my game right now, so this might not be the best writing I’ve ever done. Still, I wanted to give an update on the tomato trial, since I announced it last week. The tomato trial never happened. Zac helped us pick out tomatos … Continue reading

Controlling the Meanies

It’s been a long couple of weeks. We’ve been busily trying to get the homeschool classroom put together, since Jed has announced that he can only go to school IN a classroom. (Love opinionated kiddos!) Really our classroom is just half of our office cleaned out and dedicated to school … Continue reading

Blueberry Picking With Preschoolers

A few weeks ago, I went blueberry picking with my preschoolers. We had to find some organic, fresh blueberries for Zac’s planned blueberry trial, and since I couldn’t find organic blueberries last year at the Farmer’s Market, pick your own seemed the solution! Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it would … Continue reading

Super Woman Needs a Vacation

If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll know where I’ve been the last two weeks. On vacation! Sort of.  June is pretty jam-packed for our family; my birthday, Jed’s birthday, Zac’s birthday, and Father’s Day all hit at once. We have a double birthday party for the boys in June … Continue reading

Letting Your Kids Quit (And a New Series on Homeschooling)

It’s official. Darrel and I have decided to homeschool our sons. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it as a distinct possibility before, but now we have made the call and bought curriculum for Jed’s Kindergarten year. In some circles, homeschooling is perfectly normal and acceptable. For others, though, it’s still considered … Continue reading

Can a Dinosaur Play Tee Ball?

After the Ladies Prayer Retreat in March, I signed Jed up to play tee ball. He’s been doing so wonderfully with martial arts, but I wanted to see him participate in some sort of group activity. What says “all boy” more than hitting a ball with a bat, right? I … Continue reading

Ladies Prayer Retreat: Finding the Outside World Again

With all this updating going on, I’ve been mostly talking about Zac. Jed, however, has not been idle this whole time! He’s had lots of stuff going on in his life. Most of it, though, has to do with leaving the confines of our home, so it’s a good time … Continue reading