Stinky Business

When we showed up at the farmhouse a few months ago, the place stunk to high heavens. Skunks had moved in under the house, bringing their unmistakable scent with them. We could barely stand to be in the house. If it hadn’t been that the weather was frigid, we might have set up camp on…

Go Out and Play

Isn’t it amazing that when God designed us, he included play and discovery to be part of how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made?” Not only is playing fun, it is also necessary to our well-being. So, I say, make time to wander, be amused, have adventures, and just spend time together playing. It will make you smarter and more connected. As for me, I plan to never miss an opportunity for fun. Life is too short to miss out on the good stuff.

Trustworthy Travel

When you’ve got a guide you can trust, you don’t have to worry about the path you’re on. ~Bob Goff I love to travel. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I have a bit of wanderlust in my blood. I am known as girlonadventure on Instagram. In fact, for those…

Traveling at the Speed of Baby

Whoa! It’s been quite a few weeks since I have posted. I am so sorry to have been away so long. I trust you all had wonderful celebrations through the holiday season. We did, but we also have had a very long visit from Cold and Flu. They have certainly stayed too long. We are…

Clean Enough

The holiday’s are coming and there is so much pressure to have everything perfect for our visiting family and friends. It just makes me laugh. With the addition of Baby J to our lives, we’re lucky to get the basics done. Add that to the fact that most of our family will arrive at our…

Be Still and Know

My sweet Baby J can hear me turn on my laptop in her sleep. I swear, it’s true. But it simply doesn’t matter. Writing will happen when it happens. I am not going to make apologies for taking all the time I can for baby gazing, and rocking away endless hours while loving this little…

Peace in the Storm

On our last trip to Oklahoma, we got to experience our first tornado warning since buying the farmhouse. Down to the storm shelter, we went to wait out the pounding wind and rain. Our tiny 8×8 underground room designed to keep us safe has only one drawback. It is about fifty yards from our front…

Summer of Change

The end of another summer break has come, and we have delivered our eight-year-old granddaughter, Hero, back to her parents and a new school year. Time does seem to fly away even when you are looking. The good thing is, we have enjoyed every minute of it and made lots of memories. For the past…

Village Life

It’s been several weeks now since we brought Baby J home from the hospital. Life has taken on a rhythm of sorts. We have grown accustomed to disrupted sleep. We have new routines and priorities. It’s incredible how such a small person can impact a household in such a big way. But we were not…

Knit One, Purl Two

I have knitted several cocoons for some babies who will make their way into the world this spring. It has been such a pleasure weaving yarn together to create something beautiful. I love the process of knitting. It satisfies my artistic soul. Often as I work along, I stop to check the progress of my…