My First Ever 5K

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a couple of months now!  I actually ran the race on October 28, 2012 but just haven’t had the time or energy to do much blogging lately… which I will explain… But first I thought I’d start from the beginning….  I was convicted last winter about how … Continue reading

Fish and Birds

Well, we have made it through Week 5 of our preschool curriculum!  We’ve been learning about Creation one day each week since we started and this week we got to Day 5 (Genesis 1:20-23) when God made fish and birds! There were some really cute crafts that went along with the theme for the week: … Continue reading


I don’t know about you, but whenever I have to fill out a questionnaire about myself and it comes to the section “Hobbies”, I pretty much draw a blank.  For some reason “sleep” doesn’t seem like an appropriate answer, but in all honesty since our 2-year-old was born, that is the thing I most look … Continue reading

Month in Review

I’ve had several people asking me how our monthly meal planning has gone, so I thought I’d post a little review and share what I’ve learned. Let’s start with what worked and what I’ll be doing again this month: Making a menu for the entire month at one sitting saved me a lot of time … Continue reading

Kitchen Curtains

So another thing that I’ve had more time for in the past two weeks is sewing!  I got a new sewing machine a couple of months ago and got two free sewing lessons with my purchase, so I’ve been looking forward to an opportunity to get some projects going. I had made one set of … Continue reading


So looking through my past blogs, I realized that I’ve spent a lot of time blogging about food! Ha!  You can tell where my priorities lie…  :) Well, I thought I’d mix it up a bit and share a bit about what takes up most of my time… being a mom!  It is a real … Continue reading

Menu for a Month of Meals

Since I’ve started talking about my new adventure in planning and shopping for a month of meals all at once, I’ve had a couple of friends ask me for help in getting their own meal planning organized.  I’m still very much a newbie at this, but am happy to share what I’m learning. I thought … Continue reading

Food for a Whole Month!

So yesterday I started on a new adventure… grocery shopping for a whole month at a time!  I was inspired by this pin I saw on Pinterest, which led me to this blog where I discovered that maybe this was something do-able for me. I had heard of women shopping for a month all at once, … Continue reading

Simply Shopping

I’m discovering that being the wife of a pastor does have its ups and downs.  One of those ups or downs (I haven’t decided which) is that whatever he decides to preach about should then be a reality in our lives.  I mean, we aren’t perfect and don’t want to pretend to be, but we … Continue reading

Laundry and Bath Rooms Before and After

I’m back!  Sorry I kind of dropped off the map there for a month or so.  Things have gotten busier over the last month now that we are officially “settled” in our new home.  We’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to have people over more and I love being able to grow in the gift of … Continue reading