once upon a time…

Once upon a time there was a little boy who asked Santa for a white tuxedo. He was 8. Then he grew up, and at 15, went to the prom wearing a white tuxedo. We call that story-telling technique – foreshadowing. ; )

marinating

Marinating in Spring, and Emery, and the boys, and marriage, and chores, and thoughts, and messages of life and hope and God, and ideas, and projects……………

too big for your britches?

I have the most efficient and effective solution. Just hang around a 15-year old, preferably one of your own. Within minutes you will notice that the oxygen you are breathing is completely wasted on yourself. In addition, anything that comes out of your mouth will be treated as the verbiage of a complete idiot, especially…

i dare you!*

*to experience one thing today as if it’s the first time you’ve ever experienced it!

A-List

This one!! This tiny girl is definitely on my A-List! And now I have the Tiny House Swap official A-List: (Please let me know if I’ve somehow missed you!) I’m sending out partner info today. Also I’ve decided to extend the mailing deadline to March 7th since it’s taking me a while to get this organized….

23. New recipe

It has been a while since I’ve shared a recipe.  I stumbled upon this recipe one day when I was following bunny trails. I altered the recipe a little bit. The flatbread itself is to die for, but my addition of serving it with sweet cream butter, honey and sea salt will make you feel…

16. life experience

(I apologize to those of you who are bothered by this.) Photo taken by our friends. I am grateful that Nate was finally able to experience his first successful deer hunt. I am grateful that we have good friends that allow the boys to hunt on their land, and who help us process the deer….

8. NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

1. and now a beard, 2. Beard, 3. Bearded up!, 4.Bearded Elvis, 5. Bearded Niki, 6. Beard Celebrities, 7. Bearded, 8. beard full of love, 9.Honeybee beard Consider this a TMI gratitude post, because I’m not shaving my legs all of November! I’m thankful for the time savings, and the fact that my legs are not dry and itchy this time of…

1. giving thanks – it never goes out of style

Every day this month I’m counting my blessings. This football season I’ve been working with some incredible and fun ladies to feed the football team – Every. Game. Day. Serving 65 hungry boys and coaches. Phew *as she wipes her unibrow* it takes a lot of work. Yesterday was the first play-off game, and it…

just call me grandma

It has been an interesting, dramatic, life-changing year all the way around. Through a series of unfortunate events I am digging my new role as grandma! Yep, that’s right we are grandparents. So today I would like to introduce you to little Miss Emery! From the first minute I got to spend time with her…

driving. yikes!

The 15-year old passed his written driver’s test and now has his driving permit!