• 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…

  • 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…

  • 4th of July

    Our 4th was pretty mellow.  Paul had to work, and I did some work too.  Then we had friends over for ice cream and a movie.  They had to leave before it got dark, but once it did get dark, we lit off some simple fireworks we bought.  First, out here in the summer, we don’t get dark until around 10pm.  It’s actually pretty nice.  But also, most fireworks are illegal.  There are fireworks stands all around town for the legal ones, and we got to buy some fun ones.  Sarah and her room mate were here too, so it was nice having everyone home.  🙂 Save

  • Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 11/22

      FOR Sunday November 22nd   Outside my window…Dark, but clear and nice.  Earlier today it was sunny and somewhat warm around 40.  It was very nice   I am thinking…About upcoming Thanksgiving day.  We have plans to go to my parents house, but there is a possible snow storm coming in on Wednesday into Thursday which could derail our plans.  🙁   I am thankful…For so many things, a wonderful husband who works hard to provide for us, 2 beautiful children that love the Lord and others, a mom and sister who love to spend time together having fun and just being silly sometimes.  The list could go on…