Dec 6, 2016

November Thoughts

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November Thoughts

 

Each month of this year, I have enjoyed rifling through the pages of my journal, looking back on what I’ve written, and then writing a blog post about it all. You can check out the other posts here-January, February, March, April, MayJune,  July, August, September, and October.

Taking a Step Back From Facebook

This is my moment, to be honest. I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I believe it can be an awesome tool, but it can also be a tremendous time suck. It’s so easy to go on there to message someone, share a ...

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Dec 2, 2016
Everyday Friday-The week we got a huge dump of snow

*Everyday Friday is a weekly feature where I share a glimpse of our week through words and pictures. If you love to get a peek into how other families’ live their lives, you will enjoy this little glimpse into our world.

Christmas Party Fun

This weekend, my husband Bernd and I got to go to his work Christmas party in the city. We decided that we would rent a hotel room so we could spend the night. The food at the Christmas party was AMAZING, but my favorite was spending the night with my hubby and doing some shopping the next day. I always treasure the times that we get a break from the kids and can re-connect with ...

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Nov 29, 2016
5 Reasons to Set Goals as a Stay-at-Home Mom

 

I don’t know about you, but I dreamed of being a stay-at-home Mom from childhood. My Mom always stayed at home with us and I thought that I’d like to follow in those shoes. That dream has come true and I’m truly thankful for a husband who has supported me in this. Once I became a Mom, I learned that it wasn’t as easy as my Mom made it look. There was even a time when I really wanted to go back to work. Today, I’m thankful that I didn’t get the job when I went to the interview.

So I started setting some goals a few years ago.

I have realized that I don’t like living life without ...

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Nov 25, 2016
Everyday Friday-The week the kids got spoiled

*Everyday Friday is a weekly feature where I share a glimpse of our week through words and pictures. If you love to get a peek into how other families’ live their lives, you will enjoy this little glimpse into our world.

Skating Party

I’m a part of a two-person homeschool field trip committee. We plan different field trips or events on an almost monthly basis. This week we planned a skating party at a local rink. We also got to celebrate a birthday with a cake and snack. Our two youngest children are still learning to skate. They both improved significantly during this two-hour block of skating. We’ll have to take the time to take them skating a lot more ...

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Nov 22, 2016
What to do when you feel like giving up

 

The other day I felt like giving up on life.  I  had had one of the hardest 24-30 hours I’ve had in a very long time. For those of you who know me in real life, you know I’m a very positive, glass-half-full kind of girl. Yet Thursday evening I was hit with a huge wave of self-doubt. I went to bed thinking it would be better in the morning. It wasn’t. I was depressed, I was sad, and I just didn’t want to go on.

I questioned my mothering skills.

I questioned why I’m even writing. Does anybody even care?

I questioned my walk with God.

I questioned my ability to Lead Worship.

I don’t have ...

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Nov 18, 2016
Everyday Friday-The Week with Playdates

*Everyday Friday is a weekly feature where I share a glimpse of our week through words and pictures. If you love to get a peek into how other families’ live their lives, you will enjoy this little glimpse into our world.

Time with Friends

Over the weekend, BJ had the opportunity to have a dear friend over for the afternoon. She and her friend have been friends since kindergarten.  After we started homeschooling, the girls have continued to make sure they can get together to spend time together. I really love friendships that can last like that.

On Sunday, we had dear friends over to have supper with us. We’ve been friends with them for years, but don’t always ...

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Nov 15, 2016
God made you valuable and precious (do you believe?)

 

I want to take the time to tell you a little about my story. I grew up in a great Christian home with parents that loved me and treated me well. I was homeschooled and received Christ at the age of 5 years old. Sure I had rebellious moments. Sure I had moments that I didn’t want to do what my parents wanted. But, overall, I have always desired to serve Christ with all my heart.

Yet I didn’t believe that I had all that much value. I have spent years believing the lies of the devil. That I’m not all that special. That everyone else is better than me. That I’ll never do anything of value. I love ...

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Nov 11, 2016
Everyday Friday-The week with gorgeous weather

*Everyday Friday is a weekly feature where I share a glimpse of our week through words and pictures. If you love to get a peek into how other families’ live their lives, you will enjoy this little glimpse into our world.

It’s incredibly hard to believe that it’s already the beginning of November. It has been gorgeous weather this week. It feels like early fall instead of almost winter. I am loving it and I’m sure that all of you are as well!

 

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Beautiful Sunshine

We’ve been able to spend lots of time outside this week because of the warm weather. Dilly has been spending hours outside playing with the neighbor kids. He loves when it’s warm and he ...

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Nov 8, 2016

October Thoughts

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October Thoughts

Each month of this year, I have enjoyed rifling through the pages of my journal, looking back on what I’ve written, and then writing a blog post about it all. You can check out the other posts here-January, February, March, April, MayJune,  July, August, and September.

 

A Month with Mixed Feelings

This month has been a struggle for me. I’ve been confused and mixed up in what I believe. The loss of my sister-in-law has had me questioning what I believe about healing big time. It’s not that I question whether God loves me at all. I don’t. I know he’s been with us holding our hands ...

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Nov 4, 2016
Everyday Friday-The week we spent at home

*Everyday Friday is a weekly feature where I share a glimpse of our week through words and pictures. If you love to get a peek into how other families’ live their lives, you will enjoy this little glimpse into our world.

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This is last year’s community service day. I forgot to take pictures this year.

Community Service

Last Friday, we were able to spend some time with our homeschool group and rake a few yards for some elderly ladies around town. We had a pretty big group come out, the weather was great, and it’s always so rewarding to do things for others. I’m always amazed by how hard even younger kids can work. My 6-year-old who would barely rake ...

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