Creaky Old House , a children’s book by Linda Ashman, arrived in Simon’s Easter basket and we are loving it! The whole story about how to fix a very loved old house when a doorknob breaks is told in bouncy rhyming verse. Michael Chesworth’s illustrations are gorgeous! I love this one at a local hardware store! The end result is that the family decides they love their old house just the way it is, which makes me happy. We have lots of things around our house that need fixing, but this sweet book is a reminder of what truly makes … Continue reading
I’ve posted my homemade salsa recipe before, but here it is again. We’re going through it quicker than ever these days! Somehow, hot weather just calls for salsa and guacamole. For the tomatoes, we use a big (102 oz) can of tomatoes from Sam’s wholesale, so it is super inexpensive to make. My Mama’s Salsa 1 big ol’ can of whole tomatoes (102 oz) 5 cloves garlic 1 large onion 6 jalepeno peppers (more if you like it hotter) 10 teaspoons vinegar 5 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon coriander Puree tomotoes, onion, garlic and peppers in food processor … Continue reading
In small and large ways, when we create beauty–in our environment, relationships, music, cooking, poetry, and celebrations–we push back the effects of the Fall and express our hope for the new heaven and new earth that God promises. When we give artful attention to detail, we point people to a truer and better reality. When we offer beauty, we touch something in the human soul. We remind others of who they are and what they were made for. Andi Ashworth Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring source here
This post from one of my favorite bloggers keeps coming back to me. I loved it the first moment I read it a few weeks ago, and I went back to it this morning. And I’m sure I will go back to it again… So I’ll be glad to have it saved here. I know they’ve always said it, that once you’re gone, you’re gone, that once you’ve turned the corner, you can’t make u-turns, That you can never go home again. But… Read the post in full here.
Five Little Ducks So remember last year when I posted silly videos of Simon singing his favorite songs from Bible Study and you all humored me because of the many purposes this blog serves, one of them is to be a sort of scrapbook of memories. Well, it’s time for one of those again. Simon absolutely loves this song about five little ducks that went out to play. He sings it at school. He sings it at home. He loves it. So, when he decided to sing the entire song for his cousin in the tub recently, I ran for … Continue reading
A new surprise bunny! Hearing both my daddy and my husband tell the story that never gets old. Singing Victory in Jesus with middle school students who had never heard it before. Norhaine’s first Easter. So many gifts in one day that it’s hard to count them all. Hope your Easter was full to the brim.
On Friday evening, Whitney took Taido and me to one of our favorite places along with many of our favorite delights to do a photo shoot that was so uniquely wonderful. We packed up some of our favorite books, a new notebook, a yummy picnic and a borrowed quilt. The whole evening was dreamy and lilting and just easy. See more on her blog. She also re-did my header for me and I love it SO MUCH. Being with Whitney in such an incredibly relaxed setting is when you really get to see her shine. Or when she really makes … Continue reading
Simon came home with fever yesterday so I had some time at home today. Today was a good day for cleaning out. I have been putting away winter and pulling out spring. I was happy to find a flowing spring skirt to put on since the spring sunshine is warming us up. Unearthing an old tub of memories in the process, I found this picture. It is of Peter, Anna and I in the summer of 1984. We spent the entire summer in Connecticut. A couple of years ago at a Snowcamp not unlike the one from which we just … Continue reading