Bible study · birthday · homeschooling · mommy monday · schedule · yucky weather

And Here We Go…

Now 2015 really kicks into gear. Keith has basically been off work for the past two weeks. He’s worked, I think, four days. It’s been a crazy schedule! So tonight he returns to work, complete with a new “bid” (every six months the guys choose where they want to go every night; they are awarded… Continue reading And Here We Go…

homeschooling · Lent · mommy guilt · pop culture · running · yucky weather

7 QT – Spring? Edition (with "profanity")

— 1 — Theoretically “spring” has arrived here in central Indiana. Today it is supposed to be 65*, and we will be outside. Next week, another polar vortex. I would just like to say, suck it, winter. — 2 — Apparently we are the only people on earth to have not seen some movie called… Continue reading 7 QT – Spring? Edition (with "profanity")

church · faith · finances · how God works · surprises · yucky weather

Why Am I Surprised?

God provides. And almost every time it happens, I am surprised. It is, yet again, -1 million degrees outside. Okay, maybe just -20 degrees. Not counting wind chill. But… Both of our 15+ year old cars start. Our furnace doesn’t even hesitate. Our pipes haven’t frozen or burst. Our house is warm(ish – we have… Continue reading Why Am I Surprised?

7 Quick Takes · blog friends · fear · Little Man · yucky weather

7 QT: More Snow Edition

  — 1 — It’s going to snow here again today. Another measurable snow. Like 3-5″. This doesn’t include the fact that it has snowed almost every day this week. I would like to move somewhere warm, where it doesn’t snow 30+” before January is over every winter. Any ideas? Anyone want to trade houses… Continue reading 7 QT: More Snow Edition

choose joy · educational choices · homeschooling · real life friends · schedule · yucky weather

Choosing Joy: Lowered Expectations

First, you should go read this. Go ahead; I’ll wait right here. Finished? I love what Heidi has to say about being the type of woman who wants to finish work before allowing herself to play. And trust me; I know her in real life. She is like that. Not rigidly so, but she does… Continue reading Choosing Joy: Lowered Expectations

adoptive parenting · being a mommy · choose joy · family · infertility · life is messy · yucky weather

I Don’t Understand

I don’t understand. We’ve had two snow days. Well, today makes two, technically, as it is only Tuesday, and the snow started on Sunday. Snow. Blowing. Drifting. Frigid conditions. The city, the state, is shut down. Schools closed. Churches closed. Businesses closed. That I understand. What I don’t understand are the people who don’t see… Continue reading I Don’t Understand

7 Quick Takes · choose joy · finances · yucky weather

Seven Quick Takes: 2014 vol. 1

  — 1 — Keith got a text at 7:00 pm on New Year’s Eve that he had to work New Year’s night. At 7:00 pm. So 24 hours away. And he’d slept all of three hours, since he’d assumed he’d actually be, you know, off, for the holiday. Let’s just say it sucked the… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: 2014 vol. 1

busy toddler · family · firsts · Keith · Little Man · yucky weather

Snopocalypse 2012

We have a good friend who is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service here in Indy. Saturday night at church, she told us that we were in for some serious snowy weather come Christmas night. On Sunday we hit up the grocery store for the last few items we needed to host Christmas day… Continue reading Snopocalypse 2012

scary stuff · simplicity · thankfulness · yucky weather


We are in the path of potentially bad weather today. There has already been marble and golf ball sized hail not twelve miles from us. My meteorologist friend has suggested we find someplace with a basement for this afternoon. Having grown up in Indiana, severe weather is nothing new for me. But this morning, as… Continue reading Stuff

life is messy · Little Man · SAHM stuff · toddler activities · yucky weather

Ice Day Fun

We have been trapped in our house since Monday night. Okay, trapped may be a little dramatic. But, still – inches of ice all over EVERYTHING. It’s beautiful, but cold. Keith worked last night. He awoke this morning to me, nagging him to get. me. out. of. this. house. before. I. go. in. sane. So… Continue reading Ice Day Fun