Friday, September 26, 2014


We are that time of the year when we are soaking up the last warm days of the year. Today we spent the afternoon enjoying some playtime at the park with several other homeschool families. It's always nice for the kids to have some time to hang out with someone other than their siblings and I get to bounce school ideas around with other moms. Our plan is to make this a monthly event as we all need a little recess now and then.


Josh and Nate getting some playtime with their pals.

The girls are outnumbered by the boys, but they still enjoy talking and hanging out together. Of course Maddy fits right in.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tas Philas

I think Every momma needs time to get away and relax. Not only does it give us time to unwind and reflect, but it makes us better mom's to our families. This weekend I went away some of my dearest friends to do some catching up, shopping, laughing, eating pie together in hotel beds while watching a movie, and to top it off going to a Beth Moore conference. Today Beth talked about how important and vital it is to have girlfriends in our lives. Not the number of friends we have on our social media sites, but real face to face girlfriends. I love my hubby with all my heart and can't imagine my life without him. However, I also can't imagine my life without my sweet girlfriends to share our joys and trials together. We have seen each other at our most highest and lowest parts of our lives. We have cried, laughed uncontrollable, praised God, shared secrets, and prayed through life together. Only God can orchestrate such a beautiful thing as our friendships. I pray we will continue to grow and only become closer until our final time here on Earth. You are all a blessing from above and I truly cherish you all. Love you all my sweet sisters!

Me and my tas phials (new Anceint Greek word I learned today for girlfriends) at the Beth Moore conference. There's nothing like worshipping and getting into the word together with your most cherished friends.

I never get tired of going to see Beth Moore speak. She is so transparent and down to earth. But also so full of knowledge and loves the Lord with all of her being. Today she spoke to 190,000 of my sisters in Christ!

Travis Contrell and the very talented worship team is always a special treat. I could listen to them all day.

If you ever get the chance to go hear her speak I highly recommend it. I promise you, you will leave filled and overflowing with then Holy Spirit burning inside you!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Field Trip

It's that time of the year where we get to enjoy going on field trips. Today we went to Conner Prairie as it is Homeschool week there. We went with three other homeschool families making it a lot of of fun for the kids and myself to visit with friends we haven't seen over the summer.

All of the kids enjoying a beautiful day at Conner Prairie.

Our kiddos doing a little housekeeping at the doctor's house.
They all enlisted in the army to fight in the Civil War!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Hanging out at home

Just thought I'd share some pics of the kiddos hanging out at home.

Jeff taught Josh how to mow this weekend. He was excited to do it by himself.

Daddy with his two babies!

Liv is already working on taking pictures for her 4H project next year. I really liked this one of Maddy at the piano. She loves sitting with her big sister and play along.

Nate loves to shoot his bow like daddy. He's been practing, as he wants to get a big one like daddy this year!

I'm in love with this picture of the girls. They are such best buddies.


Have a great week!