Chipped Plates

This is one of those blessings that you have to go all around the circle and as you're coming back around, you realize that you can be thankful for it. I registered for Wedgwood, Queen's Shape everyday dishes when we got engaged.  I received about 12 place settings.  We don't use them every single day, … Continue reading Chipped Plates

Haiti Trip

A Facebook post from my daughter...May we all find a way to 'turn the blessings around' in 2013! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ‎2012 has been my year of blessings. There are so, so many things I am thankful for.  An always-loving God gave me a trip to Haiti over the summer, my first year of horse shows, … Continue reading Haiti Trip

Chipped Plates

This is one of those blessings that you have to go all around the circle and as you're coming back around, you realize that you can be thankful for it. I registered for Wedgwood, Queen's Shape everyday dishes when we got engaged.  I received about 12 place settings.  We don't use them every single day, … Continue reading Chipped Plates

Differences in Marriage

My husband and I are very much alike in our beliefs and our values.    We agree politically (though he's a bit more verbal and opinionated).    We agree spiritually.    We agree on how to rear our children. In our personalities, though, we are completely different.    He is outgoing with nary a shy … Continue reading Differences in Marriage

Hannah’s Horse Paintings

I was cleaning my daughter's room yesterday and found these paintings. She was working on them last week. I know because I saw her washing out brushes in the kitchen. But, she never showed me the paintings. To my quiet, reserved, humble middle child... I will find your talents and show them to the world!

Playhouses

My sister and I cultivated our housekeeping skills at an early age by always keeping a 'playhouse' somewhere in the house and outside. We would set up play areas here and there, usually with Barbie dolls and baby dolls in the house. One special place I remember in the basement was at the bottom of … Continue reading Playhouses

4-H County Livestock Show

The county livestock show was today.  We had one steer and two heifers.  Here are some highlights... Nanny and Violet came to watch! Backcombing the tail!  It needs to be really fluffy. "Fitting" the heifer includes adhesive, conditioner, combs and even spray paint. Getting ready to go into the ring for the first time with … Continue reading 4-H County Livestock Show