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Trip to the Farm

Trip to the Farm

I still haven’t decided if im keeping this blog or relocating to “Grace for that“… but since I don’t know what I will do yet, I figured Id post this post here for the time being :) – do check out and comment, let me know what you think. Yay or nay on the leaving.

Travis and I last week got to go on a short trip. Him and I both have been wanting to take the boys some place fun for a while… but we sadly had very little to work with in regards to “extra” fun money…. to spend on going on any sort of trip. It is just the season we are in right now. There is really nothing left to do much with after we pay our bills… We were blessed by a friend who made our trip to the Georgia Mountains possible. Id love to share all about this person but out of respect for her privacy I wont :) – but she knows who she is and I hope she knows how much she blessed us with this trip.

We also got some big news prior to going on this trip. More on that later… the news though was good too. I look forward to explaining all of that in time… but for now I will share some photos from our trip. This place is an hour and 50 minutes from our home. So not to bad a drive. Its also about 45 minutes from TN. So while there we got to travel to TN and see some caverns. Most of our time though was spent fishing on the farm. The boys LOVED IT!

All the boys slept great. Including Reed! I was so surprised how well he slept. We put him in a queen bed by himself, with pillows surrounding the edges… and he slept all night. So thankful. Most times we go out of town Reed doesn’t sleep good… so this was a blessing too.

Below are a lot of photos but I put over 100 on a Flickr Album for those wanting to see more :)











With all the fishing and creek wading the boys did, they took a lot of baths.
They thought this huge bath tub was the best thing ever.


We had no internet wifi or cell service. So we played a lot of board games :)




and made smores :)




Enjoyed being barefoot :)


and fishing more….. and more…. and more. (The kids wanted to do this like 3x a day)




We cooked most of our meals in the house. This was a funny moment I caught while my mom cleaned dishes.


Walk on the road were barren :) – no cars! rarely any way.







Travis got to go the entire time without shaving. He loved that :)







Rest of our Easter 2015 Pics :)

Rest of our Easter 2015 Pics :)

I totally meant to post these already… but im behind. Here are the rest of our Easter photos. We celebrated Easter with our old neighbors (who we lived beside for two years while in our City of Refuge Home). We have spent I believe every Easter with them since we moved here in 2011. ItsContinue Reading

Egg Decorating

Egg Decorating

I thought I would break these post up a bit… since I took a lot of photos. We decorated some Easter Eggs a few days before Easter with the boys. I haven’t really talked about Easter Bunny traditions on the blog before. At least I don’t think… but for those curious, we do not reallyContinue Reading



Just a couple scriptures that have spoken to me lately. Thought Id share with those who don’t have instagram :) Those btw were made with the new IMAGE option in the Bible App. Its fun to create and free! & to end, a few grams from our weekend…. Our cat lives on the wild side.Continue Reading

Encouraging the Moms

Encouraging the Moms

A few days ago I posted the images to the right on my instagram. It is an image of myself as a newborn in the hospital, shortly after my mom had me back in 1983. That is me in the first container crib. :) When I look at this image the first thing that comesContinue Reading

Snow Days

Snow Days

Snow days in the south are so different than snow days in the north. After two years in Northern Ohio. I learned the difference pretty quick :) I did learn to drive in it better…. … and after a few years in Atlanta, I realized when it snows, its all good and fine, as longContinue Reading

Social Media Heaviness

Social Media Heaviness

Do you ever have those days when you read something else, yet again that just makes you a bit heavy? From a news article. To a blog post. To a persons post on instagram or facebook. Something else that is laid in front of your face to read, that does nothing but cause worry, anxietyContinue Reading

Boy Room Redo

Boy Room Redo

This weekend we decided to finally put forth a little effort in re-doing the boys bedrooms a bit. We didn’t have much money to invest… but I knew I needed to do something. I very much disliked their bedrooms the way we had them. I don’t have recent photos of how Taite’s room eventually became…Continue Reading

Marriage is so much more than “surviving”  it

Marriage is so much more than “surviving” it

Yesterday Travis and I celebrated our 12 year Anniversary. Although today is “technically” it :) We don’t ever really do much for our anniversary… having kids right off the bat and moving so often, has made our ability to travel or do “really big” things a bit hard. In fact with our 10 year anniversaryContinue Reading

Not ideal way to ring in the new year

Not ideal way to ring in the new year

**short disclaimer: This is not a post to build pitty…. It is my processing of a day…. and a struggle. Being genuine as selfish as it can seem some times when written… knowing that I have so little to complain about. Revealing brokenness and struggle are a part of how I process and I haveContinue Reading