I have the honour of being a part of a series called mourning into joy stories started by Sharon McKeeman (@sharonmckeeman on instagram #mourningintojoystories). As I began to write, I realized that there was more I wanted to share than a few sentences on instagram hence this blog post. I feel like sharing my own… Continue reading Mourning into Joy
Each year we paint our pumpkins. I’m not a huge fan of carving pumpkins and I’d much rather clean up paint than pumpkin “guts” haha. So we paint! I started this when Chase was 2, and it’s been a hit ever since!Cutie Concentrating :) Shailo made many things on his pumpkin including an A. Ever chose… Continue reading Pumpkin Painting 2016
This year we ventured to Canon City, Colorado to Diana’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch. It was worth the drive and really reasonable compared to other pumpkin patches around! I recommend it!Searching for their “perfect” pumpkins. Above: I found my perfect pumpkins :) Our littlest “pumpkin” – okay, okay I’ll stop with the fall references ;) Ted strongly… Continue reading Pumpkin Patch 2016
Chaseyboy, age 7. I love this boy’s spirit of adventure. He’s always up for a trip to the mountains, or a nearby creek or trail. Here he is with his newly lost top tooth next to the giant one which came out months ago :)Shai, almost 5-years-old. Literally everywhere we go Shailo collects sticks or… Continue reading Aspens + Kiddos
I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you. – Isaiah 46:4 (statue in Thailand, from one of our times there) I see it on the news, on social media feeds, on newspapers, even if you were to avoid all of that – you still see… Continue reading No small thing.
Yesterday it snowed, and today the warmth of the close Colorado sun melted it away. You can imagine the puddles! My kids were overjoyed to to get outside. I peeked out my window, while cleaning the kitchen, to spot Shailo jumping in the largest puddle. I decided to put aside my cleaning and pick up… Continue reading Spring Puddle Fun.
We’re now a month into what’s called the Wild Explorers Club, and let me tell you, it has been a blast. We heard about it when introduced to the Wild and Free Children, which is equally amazing! Unfortunately, I can’t find any groups locally. But that didn’t discourage us, we decided to do it on… Continue reading Wild Explorers (Club)
This sweet little lady turned 2 this February. TWO?! That happened so fast. Everly is full of beauty and joy, she’s both sweet and sassy, our little wildflower. What better way to celebrate our little wildflower than a wildflower birthday party! I was inspired by beautiful artwork by Katie Daisy. (Plates and floral banner I found… Continue reading Our Little Wildflower
This year we decided to dye Easter eggs naturally. So I thought I’d share our experience for those who would like to try but maybe, like myself in years past, feel intimidated by the idea! I didn’t take photos of the process because honestly I didn’t plan to blog this – but I documented the… Continue reading Natural Dyed Eggs
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” -Mother Teresa Since I’ve pulled my boys from there schools, I’ve returned to a slow paced and calm (ish) life. And I’ve had time to reflect and even look inward. And OH how I’ve missed and needed this! It’s… Continue reading When all we see is our mess, but He sees us.