Deer stand 

Today Jack built a “deer stand” for his action figure, but the hunter was killing a bear.  Notice the parking lot in the background for the hunter’s truck.

 We are still raising city kids if he thinks he needs a parking lot. 



Yesterday we had our sauce day. Krista and tribe cane for the afternoon and evening. 

The prize…


1 for 1

Willow was lost for about two minutes in the craft/music room. 

Praise Jesus it was short lived. 

I don’t think this critter is going to have a long life – between 8 kids and a dog, poor thing. 

Just Show Up

This came today. I’m excited to read this grace filled book. 



We would like to announce a new member to the family…Willow the hamster. 

  This was one of those “I never will have small rodents in my home” moments. In my desperation of trying to convince Adie on a 16 mile bike ride, I told her if she stopped complaining right now I’d think about getting a bunny. But then we learned bunnies can live 12 years…um nope! Hamsters…2 years, I can handle that! 
And let the homeschool adventure continue…

Silas quote

“Over the years, you’ve generally been a good mom.”


I will take that as a compliment.

Crowded House

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Crowded House is a monthly pop-up restaurant that gathers people to eat and connect.
With a rotating menu and location, our aim is to create space that cultivates community as
we gather around good food.

Many hands helped to make this a reality last night.  Our very first Crowded House went off without a hitch.  I am so grateful for all those who have helped to make this possible.

Conversations were had –

Friendships were made –

And I think Jesus would have shown up last night.

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