• Sarah’s 21st Birthday

    It’s so hard for me to believe that we just celebrated my first born 21st birthday!  That 21 years ago I was giving birth to my first child, 21 years!  Goodness, it doesn’t seem possible.  🙂  She has been living with her roommate for the past 3 months, and that’s going well. But we are also getting used to the new normal, celebrating birthdays with her not living at home.  We scheduled it after her birthday, and had her come over for a cook out, cake and a few presents.  It was a good time, and she enjoyed it, but we all thought it was really odd when she had…

  • Fire pit

    Do you have a fire pit where you live?  I didn’t grow up with one or even had any when we lived in Illinois, but out here in Idaho, having camp type fires at home are very normal.  When we lived more out in the country lots of time we just used a burn barrel, but then when we moved into a more town setting, we bought ourselves a fire pit. We didn’t put much thought into it, we just wanted one and bought one.  It was ok, and we used it a lot!  But it wasn’t the best pit out there by any means.  The biggest issue was that…

  • Blessed by friends and family

    As I’m coming up to my 6 week mark since my surgery, I’ve been thinking a lot about the first few days after I got home.  My family and my best friend really rallied around me and took care of me.  They made sure we had food in the house, someone always with me for the first week so I didn’t have to pick anything up myself and around in case I had issues.  Plus just being with me chatting and keeping me company.  You can’t ask for better friends and family than that.  🙂  I wish I had thought to get a picture of my mom and me.  She…

  • What do you do for fun?

    Have you ever asked yourself that question?  What do you do for fun? I have to be honest, I haven’t asked myself that question, purposely and seriously ask myself that, for so long, maybe never.  I’ve thought it, you know with things like ‘This is one of my hobbies.’  ‘Yes, I like to crochet.’  ‘I’m trying to learn photography.’  things like that.  But not that specific question. Then last week I was chatting with a new friend on Facebook.  A woman I become friends with from an online bible study group I was a part of.  We were just chatting back and forth getting to know each other a little…

  • My summer continued

    Like I said in another post, I’ve had some medical issues these past months.  During the middle of May, when we were trying to get schooling done, graduation set up and Sarah settled, I found I was not only highly anemic but had very low red blood count.  I knew I was more tired for the past year or so, but I was always excusing it away.  I just need to push harder, I’m not taking care of myself enough etc…  Turns out there was a very valid reason I was so exhausted.  I had to have two iron infusions, which helped some, but then I had to have surgery…