An evening in the meadow

The house is quiet. There is an icecream dessert waiting for me. Thank you, God! I would quite possibly have brief periods of insanity without this quiet time at night 🙂 I thought I would share a few pictures from an evening down in our meadow, just me, my trusty camera, and Jenna.may 2015 017 may 2015 018 may 2015 022may 2015 024 may 2015 026 may 2015 028 may 2015 031The light was just stunning! I took way too many 🙂may 2015 033 may 2015 036 may 2015 037 may 2015 038I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Come Boldly

I wanted to share a verse from my devotions this morning that really stuck out to me.

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace help in time of need.”

I don’t know if you are burdened today. If you are struggling with a temptation. If you are just simply weary, and feel a lack of joy. But this verse says, come boldly. Ask God for His grace and help. He hears, friends!

I hope you are blessed today!20150628_201047

Iced coffee

10 cups brewed coffee

1 can sweetened, condensed milk

3/4 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1/2 cup instant coffee

Stir together and cool. Just before serving, mix equal parts brew and milk. Serve over ice. Brew can be stored in fridge for 1-2 weeks. * recipe from “Heartwarming Recipes from Our Family’s Table”july 2015 misc 001_edited-1

*I like to add some cool whip and chocolate syrup to mine 🙂


If you’ve followed my blog long enough you know I like a bit of variety. Some meaningful posts, along with some humor, and of course, lots of pictures. Maybe you were thinking that lately there hasn’t been much happening on the meaningful posts. You would be correct. I’m not sure why I find it harder to write lately. Most days leave me feeling drained and weary, ready to fall into a soft bed, cool, crisp sheets, and a room cooled by AC. This summer feels busy, with Tristan’s therapy, tutoring, outside work, and fun days thrown in. You all know that summer is just busier. And I like it that way. Just sometimes I need a breather 🙂

Yesterday, after being worn down by a crying child not wanting to do therapy, and another that wanted to keep running off to the barn, I felt done in! I felt like a good long snooze 🙂 I think sometimes rainy days just affect my mood, which really they shouldn’t, but yesterday just felt tiring.

And I’m starting to realize the older my children get, the less they think I know. Sometimes I just want to tell them I am actually the adult here. If I’m twice your age, I probably know a little more than you do 😉 Ahh, I wonder how those teenage years will be? I’m guessing I will be doing a lot of praying for wisdom. Maybe more than now 🙂misc. april 2015 018 misc. april 2015 020 misc. april 2015 022 misc. april 2015 026 misc. april 2015 027 misc. april 2015 040I am so in love with these unedited pictures of a spring evening in the meadow with my girls. And my 3 yr. old acts like a teenager sometimes. 🙂 Where she comes up with things, I just don’t always know! I blame her siblings 😉 Sometimes she calls me be-dorable (adorable), perfect, cootie (cutie), my darling.:) How I love her, and her sweetness!

misc. april 2015 047 misc. april 2015 053 misc. april 2015 057From back before I planted garden. And a game of tug of war. God just gives such beautiful light! I can’t help but capture these moments.misc. april 2015 061 misc. april 2015 064Jenna helped me plant the garden this year. Which may explain the few redbeets that were hanging out with the carrots 😉

Thanks for visiting, friends! And have a wonderful week!