Aug 16, 2017

6 Things to Do with Your Kids on Solar Eclipse Day!

In case you haven't heard, on Monday, August 21, 2017 we will be experiencing the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years! This would be the perfect time to do a few fun activities to teach your kiddos a little about astronomy. The boys and I plan to go to a viewing party at our local University. We also plan to do a few other fun activities to learn about and prepare for the eclipse. Below are 6 simple ways you can make the most of the solar eclipse with your kiddos to!
 Happy (and SAFE) viewing!

2. Download a Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer guide to learn more about eclipses. 

3. Watch YouTube videos about Solar Eclipses here and here

5. Eat Moon Pies & Sun Ships for snacks. 


May 13, 2017

No Regrets Motherhood

"You won't look back with any regrets."

My husband's words came across with such a gentle and comforting tone. He knows me well enough to know when my soul is unsettled. 

Sometimes I lose my focus. Sometimes I forget the purposes to which God had called me. I begin to look around at what seems like a "better, easier life." I get so caught up in the daily grind of motherhood that I feel the overwhelming desire to jump ship and change the entire course that has been set before me. 

"You won't look back with any regrets," he said. "You will never regret the choice to be home with our children, nurturing them and educating them. You won't look back and wish you would have done anything differently. This is a short season. Don't give up."

I don't know how I got so blessed in the husband department, but those were exactly the words I needed to hear that day and everyday since then. He never offered me the easy way out. He offered me the encouragement I needed to continue. With no regrets.

"For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!" ~1 Corinthians 4:10 (NLT)

Fellow mamas, as Mother's Day approaches, remember our true encouragement does not come from the pacifying words of others that will momentarily appease our ever-changing emotions. Our encouragement comes from gentle, gospel-based truths rooted in a Biblical worldview with the end goal of glorifying Christ in all things.

So, if you're looking around with waves tossing around you, ready to jump ship don't

You won't regret it. 



May 9, 2017

Liam Turns 6!

I was out of town for most of Liam's actual birthday this year, but he had a wonderful celebration with his Maw Maw Joan, Auntie Sherma, and his cousins. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures, but I got some sweet videos of his cousins singing him Happy Birthday and his really cool Batman cake! Thanks to Maw Maw Joan AND Auntie Sherma for making his day special. 

The following day we celebrated with the other side of the family. Mimi bought Liam an ice cream cake, per his request. Liam indulged in some boiled seafood and swam his little heart out at Aunt Faith and Uncle Henry's pool. Thanks, Mimi, Pop Joe, Aunt Faith and Uncle Henry for making Liam's birthday wishes come true!


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