The Art of Unscheduled Wandering

If you have followed A Full Life long or are one of my social media friends, you know our family loves adventures. The middle of July, Paul, Jayme, and I found ourselves on the road to places still yet undiscovered, at least by us. After a year and a half of fostering our little June…

Splish, Splash, Dunk

When We Go a Wandering This week’s Sunday drive landed us in Pineville, Missouri. We visited there before and were drawn back by the Elk River by dreams of someday floating on it again. Since Jayme is only two, it may be a while. We need to do some research on the safety of canoeing…

The Wandering Continues: Human Kindness

Our morning started off with a BANG! We had lots of rain in the night and a bunch of it gathered on top of our awning. The weight eventually bent the awning support and brought everything crashing down. What a sound! Our neighbors heard it and came over to see if everyone was alright and…

Wandering on Purpose

We have been adventuring! We decided that it was time we made a more significant effort to get away regularly. When you travel between homes, it makes it harder to set aside a specific time to relax and regroup. The reality of owning two places is that we go from house to house, spending much…

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.

Go Outside: Jackson Lake

Baby J loves the out-of-doors. So, do I. There is something about being in the open air and seeing something beyond the four walls of home. It feels good. Add that to a little exercise, and you have a win. We are always on the lookout for easy hikes/walks that will be suitable for two…

Peace and Great Joy

I am sometimes the worst . . . when it comes to completing projects. Oh, I start out well but find myself petering out towards the end. Not so with a Christmas tree quilt made I this year. It all started about eighteen months ago when my husband and I traveled up to Hamilton, Missouri…

Urban Hiking

Bandaged and elevated, the foot of a friend rested on a chair in the row in front of her at church. I joined the group that surrounded her wanting to hear the story. Hiking plus rocks on an uneven path had taken a toll on her ankle. Ouch! No surgery needed, thank goodness. I jokingly…

Oh My, Let’s Eat Pie!

I have been at some Thanksgiving gatherings that had almost enough pie that each person could have their very own. Pumpkin, Apple, and Coconut Cream were always on my family’s menu while growing up. There are really so many to choose from, but as of late, a new one has made its way to our table.

Sabbath Sweet Sabbath: Sunday Driving

  Sundays were for going on drives when I was a kid. My parents would load us into the car and we would head out for a day of seeing what we could see. Sometimes the mountains, sometimes the desert, we would take to the back roads just to get out of the house and…