Monday, April 26, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

287. The Lord's provisions of a busy spring and work lined up
288. Understanding customers that are patient with our schedule
289. Prospects of new customers and more work

290. Little ones behaving when they needed to.....
5 hours at the MN Horse Expo

291. Imagination
292. Playing without toys

293. Hearing mama and dada from Cori

Head over to Ann's blog to read other Multitude Monday lists. Have a blessed week!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Want to read the Bible with me?

Remember earlier this year when I read the Bible in 90 days? It was a great expeerience and I wanted to do something like it again.

So, starting May 1st (which is only a week away) a few friends and I will be reading the Bible together. This time in 180 days. May through October, we will be reading a few pages of the Bible each day from beginning to end.

Whould you like to join us? If so, leave me a comment or email me at and I will send you the reading schedule that we will be following.

God bless!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

274. Memories amongst the mess

275. Smiles amongst the smears

276. Crawling amongst the crying

277. Songs amongst the smudges

278. Sweet amongst the sassy

279. Growth amongst the grumbles

280. Play amongst the pouting

281. Cheers amongst the crumbs

282. Giggles amongst the grumpy

283. Blooms amongst the bruises

284. Wisdom amongst the whining

285. Encouragement amongst the errands

286. Strength amongst the storms

Have a blessed week!

Love -

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sixty Seconds on Tuesday

Head on over to Jenny's blog to check others Sixty Seconds on Tuesday thoughts.

From Saturday.....only in Minnesota would it seem normal to wear mittens and sandles at the same time.

God bless!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Multitude Monday - Easter (Take 2)

holy experience

We spent Saturday afternoon at my brother Aaron's home for Easter. It was very nice to get together, the weather was beautiful and it was hard to leave.....especially for Charlie. She needed to be carried out kicking and screaming.

260. Little girls having too much fun!
261. Sisters in matching shirts...
262. ...clearance priced matching shirts

263. Being a kid no matter your age

264. Love of grandpas and aunties

265. Contemplating looks of little ones

266. Egg hunting with cousins...

267. ...plenty for everyone

268. Mama arms

269. Smiles...smiles...smiles

270. Great-grandmas

271. Bubbles

272. Cousin's toys and fun rides

273. Growing up together

Have a blessed week!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Links and Stuff

Just want to share a few links and such that I loved recently.

First, if you are not watching Food Revolution, you should be. It is astounding to me what the attitude in this country is in regards to food. And it saddens me when I think about what children are eating. There is no way a french fry qualifies as a least in my opinion.

A few people have asked about the english muffins I mentioned here. The recipe was from The Happy Housewife - here. They were really good and easy to make. I need to make another batch or two.

I won a book today over at Jenny's blog! I can't wait to see, it looks lovely. I think I connected with her through the Gratitude Community at Ann Voskamp's blog.

Speaking of Jenny, she wrote a wonderful post this week - The Worthiness of Ordinary - check it out.

And I always enjoy Ann's stuff. This week there was - weekends are for the mess and When it Comes Time to Really Die.

Kristen over at We Are That Family posted this week about teaching our children. She summed up well how I feel about teaching our children at home.....things that are important to us.....things we may not want them to learn about in a public school system. She made a great point that even if your children are in public school, we need to be intentional on what we do teach them at home as well. It's not just about being a homeschooler, but about being a parent.

That is enough for now. Have a wonderful weekend! We are off this afternoon to an Easter celebration with my family.

God bless!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Charlie, Charlie, Charlie! The girl never stops talking. When she runs out of things to say she just makes up words. I have a note around here somewhere with a bunch of funny things she said one day. It was a couple of weeks ago and now I can't find it.

I do remember a conversation that went something like this.....

Charlie: I don't want pork chops from my cow.
Mom: That's good, pork chops don't come from cows. They come from pigs.
Charlie: No, pork chops are from cows.
Mom: No, steak comes from cows.
Charlie: No, pork chops are from cow and steaks is from pigs.

You get the idea. We went back and forth a couple more time.....I got nowhere.


We were driving home from the grocery store and there was a school bus.

Charlie: Look mom, a bus.
Mom: Buses are cool aren't they?
Charlie: Yeah, cool. Dad is cool like buses.

Joe taught her to say "Dad is cool" a long time ago.

It's hard to believe its been almost 3 years since this girl arrived and turned our world upside down. We will never be the same.

We have also been working on normal 3 year old learning.....ABC's, counting and such.

Charlie and ABC's from Holly Neaton on Vimeo.

God bless!