Happenings and Chatty

So much has been happening and so much has been done around here. I feel a little breathless from it all. But so much lovely work has been going on and it has been so much fun to see the results. For some good news, my sweet husband purchased a new camera for me for…

Long Time

It has been so long since I have had a chance to chat with you all dear friends. Turns out that moving across the country to a place you’ve never been and know no one with five children is pretty crazy. Who knew?🙂 I have been so busy with working on trying to make our…

Unexpected

Being a mom is an interesting job. You constantly get to be surprised with the unexpected. The beauty of that is that it is never boring and almost assuredly it is really entertaining. For example, you wake up in the morning and go to make some lovely coffee: You put your little two year old…

Here it is!

Do you see this lovely home? In one month, it will be our new home and we can’t be more excited! It will be so much fun to decorate, paint, and just make everything lovely for my precious husband and children. My Pinterest board is full of wonderful ideas for every room. And I have…

A New Adventure

Blogging has been very quiet around here lately. But big things have been in the works! My husband accepted a new job in Indiana and we will be moving in five weeks. It sure does sound like a lot of time but packing up five kids, two adults, and a huge amount of books and…

Snuggly

Today is an odd day weather-wise. This morning the fog was so thick you couldn’t see and it was cold. It was so quiet and lovely. Then, it was sunny and warm- perfect shorts weather for my never-cold boys. They had all sorts of fun running around. Now, it is overcast and the temperature went…

Making Math Beautiful- Part 1

We started school again this week. I love homeschooling since it is so varied and interesting. Since I write about our life, some posts might not be as relevant to all of you, my dear friends. Sorry about that! This post is all about homeschooling- particularly on a way to make math beautiful. So, please…

The Peanut Gallery

After Epiphany yesterday and our lovely feast with a King Cake (ahem…please ignore the broken bottom), the peanut gallery decided to make a statement today. The kids thought they were so funny!

Pipers Piping

How are you all my friends on this 11th Day of Christmas? Being so intentional this year about celebrating Christ has been so special. Such a beloved tradition it will be! It has made me even more grateful for His gift of salvation and even more grateful for His gift of my precious family.  Both…

Christmas Joy

These days are such beautiful, light filled, messy joy kind of days aren’t they? Bits of ribbon and wrapping paper left over. Little bits of candy cane stuck to your socks. Sweet smells of Christmas baking. Graham cracker house making. New games to be played and new pretending to be done. Books to be read…

Merry Christmas!

Things are going to be quiet here as our family quiets down electronically to celebrate the birth of our precious Savior.  Blessings to you dear friends and may your Christmas season be filled with joy and the hope of Christ! Love, Lauren

Chatty

Goodness, I do love the internet. It is such a wonderful place to “meet” new people through blogs and forums. But sometimes I dearly wish I could meet you in person and we could sit down and just get to know each other better. We could make a lovely pot of gourmet coffee or tea…