Category Archives: family

wedding….

One of our daughters got married last fall. I’d like to share how we saved money and how we made the preparations easier. One of the biggest expenses, after the hall of course, is the dress.  As soon as she … Continue reading

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Random moments

I love when I catch the kids at random times doing things that I’m not expecting.

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Baking!!

Our 9 year old oven finally gave out.  We were fortunate to find an affordable replacement via Craigslist. As soon as my husband finished installing it, the girls started baking!

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muse….

As I sat, sipping my morning coffee, this quiet morning, I felt the cool breeze coming through the open window next to me. I heard the faint squeals of the new piglets up on the hill.  I heard the dogs … Continue reading

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The best job…

One of my favorite jobs as a mom is to rock a cuddly kid early in the morning.  They come to you all bleary eyed and say “can you rock me?”  Sheer heaven I tell ya!

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Catching up….

At times it seems life goes by so quickly. There are days when everything is in place and running smoothly. Then there are days, weeks even, that seem to a run together in a delightful randomness. We have had many … Continue reading

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Yodel…odel…ye..he..hoooo…

Do you like to Yodel?  I do not know how… but I do LOVE my Jotul! Let me explain…. When we moved into our house about 11 years ago we had no idea, at all, how much oil we would … Continue reading

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