DIY Glass Photo Pendant Beaded Necklaces


DIY

You guys… I’ve been working on a tutorial, but it isn’t done, and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share a photo of one of these necklaces! Consider this a sneak peek because I just can’t help myself. In July, our family celebrated the birthdays of my mom and my husband’s grandma. This year we found ourselves at […]

July 27, 2015

One Simple Rule For Whining


Parenting

Although whining still occurs at our house when children are tired, hungry or bored, one simple rule has been the most effective in turning things around. Whining does not get us what we want. Whining for food? Not getting any. At least not yet. Whining to go outside? Staying inside, for now. Bored and whining? I don’t think […]

July 22, 2015

I am THAT Allergy Mama – Ice Cream Truck Ignorance Is Bliss


Parenting

As our son was standing at the window yesterday I heard him exclaim, “Mom! There’s a short moving van driving in circles. And it plays MUSIC!” Over and over, it drove by our house, announced by its cheery songs. It triggered memories of childhood joy upon picking a treat from a similar mobile merry-maker. What child isn’t excited to hear the […]

July 15, 2015

A Couples Wedding Shower


Joyful hosting

It was our pleasure to host a couples wedding shower in honor of our nephew Brandon and his bride-to-be, Lauren. Our nephew grew up and graduated high school in MN but has since moved out-of-state. Lauren had never come to MN with Brandon to see where he spent his childhood, nor had she met some of his family and […]

July 12, 2015

Open WIDE Your Mouth – Experiencing ALL God Has For Us


I'm a Work in Progresss

Picture a child, head thrown back, mouth open as wide as it can go, with a smile curling up the corners. Then picture this wide open mouth as it is filled with water. So much water, that it cannot contain it. So it overflows, spills out and runs down a giggling chin. I am the LORD […]

July 7, 2015