Monday, October 3, 2016

Wait in Expectation

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

When I have a busy day looming, my tendency is to tell God all I have to do and ask him to help me get it done.  Instead, I should lay my requests before Him and wait in expectation.

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Look Who Turned Six!

Happy birthday Mason!  Your birthday wish list included Legos and two stuffed animals.  For your birthday dinner you requested eggs and bacon.  May you always know what you want and try your best.  May you grow in your faith and become a confident man of God.  With your generous heart and cheerful ways, you bring joy to each member of the family.  We love you super tons and God loves you most of all.  xoxo.  soso. 

Look who turned six.  That six year old is our baby!

It's getting more difficult to capture a photo without some sort of antics.

Mason requested a birthday cake with a forest and four log houses at each corner.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

This is How We Kill Flies

Autumn is here and so are the flies.  My goodness.  It seems we can't open the door without one buzzing in.  I've heard you can fill a clear plastic bag with pennies and water and hang that outside the door to detract them.  There is also the fly paper option, which is a great option, if you can remember to purchase fly paper.  For me, that is an ongoing challenge.  {sigh}

In the meantime, this is how we kill flies in this house.
Ethan shot this from the bow.

See it?!  :O

Thursday, August 11, 2016

simple woman's daybook

For Today August 11, 2016

Looking out my window... beautiful refreshing rain is falling on the parched ground!

I am thinking... if you wait until you think you are ready to do something challenging, you'll never do it.

I am thankful... for my thoughtful husband who ordered a birthday cake for me to be frosted in my favorite color, turquoise.

One of my favorite things... the end of a workout!

I am wearing... tank top, shorts and bare feet.  It's h.o.t and humid.

I am creating... a shopping list.

I read...  Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst for a summer study I do with a few friends.  It was fabulous!  I highly recommend it.

I am hoping... to clean the wood floors on my hands and knees today.  Ugh, it's one of my least favorite chores but so worth it when I'm finished.

I am learning... that a minority of jelly belly candy in a Bean Boozled box are actually tasty.  The others have flavors such as Stinky Socks, Rotten Egg, Moldy Cheese and Canned Dog Food.  :0

In my kitchen... Carnitas in the crock pot and a giant cucumber we found hiding in the garden.

It's huge, right?!

In the school room... planning has begun.  Went to the co-op planning meeting earlier in the week and the boys have already been reading some books for the new school year.  Shhh, they don't know they're for school.  I like to be sneaky that way.  Just leave one or two lying around to peek their interest.  I love it when a plan comes together.

In my garden... cucumbers and tomatoes.  The zucchini are not doing well.  I planted them in a new spot this year and they don't seem happy. 

Shared Quote...

A moment from my day...
Megan's portrait of Patrick.  :)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Nailed It!

I was browsing Pinterest the other day and saw this post about homemade sidewalk chalk paint.  When I craft or put my mind to a fun unexpected project for the kids, I like it to be easy and fairly mess free.  That mindset severely limits the available projects.  So, when I saw that there were only three ingredients for sidewalk chalk paint, I had to try it.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Day Six Drive and Day Seven

Day six we awoke to hear the Colorado river outside our cabin.  We hiked to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park and then we headed out for the last leg of the trip, destination

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Day Six

Hiking to Delicate Arch.

Stopping to breathe while hiking to Delicate Arch.

Trail markers.

Is this it?