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Happenings lately

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary last weekend and enjoyed dinner out and a cozy evening at home.  We actually went to bed early around 7pm and watched the same movie we saw in the theater on our honeymoon, Apollo 13. Thanks Netflix! :-)

Our sons watched Captain America downstairs with Vidangel. If you haven't heard of vidangel, it is awesome! Easy to use and it allows you to filter out the junk from streamed movies, all for a dollar.

Anyway, my husband and I had a lovely time on our date and tried not to talk about our kids. Funny how easy it is for conversation to flow right to them. We are in our final chapter of raising our kids and as a woman, I am geared by God to need discussion time. And nothing is on my mind more than children. I'm not sure if that's a good thing, but that's where I'm at. I want a good return on my investment. I pray for them a lot. A lot, a lot! But still, it was OUR night. Our anniversary is special and sacred so we tried to k…

Purging and Surging

We have been in our new house now for about 15 months now and it has been a roller coaster ride. We've done so many renovations and it's been quite the challenge living through the chaos that deconstruction brings. The dust, oh the dust!! But during all the work, my husband still works full time. Yes, he's amazing. AMAZING.

He's done all the major work by himself, with me and our boys helping wherever we could. I admire his strength, stamina and talent so much. He does everything with integrity.

Interestingly, right before we bought this house, we had a last minute hesitation. We felt at such a crossroad. We prayed and chewed over where God was leading us because all of a sudden, we weren't sure we were supposed to continue living in this state at all.  At the time of that conversation, our older son was gone attending a seminar out of state and only my husband and I and our youngest son were there for this talk.

We sat at our little kitchen table that day and disc…

Dealing With Stress God's Way

Hey ladies, I hope you are enjoying the lovely start of fall 2016! October is here and I am sitting here in my family room with the window open and listening to the trees blowing in the breeze outside. I love that sound and I love fall! 

My family has been going through so many transitions this past year so blogging has had to take a back seat. You know how it goes I'm sure. Seasons. I truly don't know how other mom bloggers can just keep blogging through renovations and life mayhem but my hat is off to them. I guess just different personalities have different strengths. 

For me it takes me time to adjust to transitions and changes and upheaval. I'm an introvert so I'm energized by quiet solitude which allows me to process life and what is happening around me. 

So I thought I'd talk a little about stress.

With all the things that I juggle — my home, my family, finances, schedules, church commitments, education, housekeeping, errands, shopping, meal preparations, housek…

Dealing With Stress God's Way

Hey ladies, I hope you are enjoying the lovely start of fall 2016! October is here and I am sitting here in my family room with the window open and listening to the trees blowing in the breeze outside. I love that sound and I love fall! 

My family has been going through so many transitions this past year it has been a challenge for me to keep up which is why blogging was low on the totem pole! I truly don't know how other mom bloggers can just keep blogging through renovations and life mayhem but my hat is off to them. I guess just different personalities have different strengths. 

For me it takes me time to adjust to transitions and changes and upheaval. As an introvert I'm energized by quiet alone time and lots of mental processing. I like to figure out where I am, what I think about it, how to process what is happening, etc. 

So I thought I'd talk a little about stress.

There are so many things that we, as women, are juggling at any given time — our husbands, children, home…