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Let’s Build a Wall Together!

I have often thought that it is almost impossible for my children to understand how blessed they are. They have walls that protect them at night, a refrigerator full of food, blankets that keep them warm and clothes that cover their sweet bodies. They are loved and wanted. They have everything they need and much that they want. Most of us do. They have parents to care for them, aunts and uncles that adore them and grandparents that spoil them. …

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What Has Been Worth The Time {What Has Been Worth The Money}

Tonight Kelly and I had a sitter so we could get some Christmas shopping done. We have been so busy with the shop that this was the first opportunity we had to pick a few special things out for the children. I love blessing our kids with things that they will love and use. Over the years we have gotten so much better about quality over quantity. Those first years were so crazy, scary overload. Poor kid…..he didn’t know what …

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Handmade Christmas {The Littles}

Did you know that there are only six Fridays until Christmas? Sorry to freak you out. The truth is that we keep Christmas pretty simple around here. We don’t break the bank around here. We either try to buy homemade or make it ourselves. It means more. At least to me. There are so many creative and brilliant small businesses that it would be a shame not to support them and let them know we value their work. For the …

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High {low}

Once a week my children go to an enrichment school for homeschoolers. My kids love it…I love it…all is well on glorious Thursdays! It is nice to have a day that everything they tell me is a surprise. I like to play a game with them on the drive home. We play high/low. They tell me one high and one low. They will also ask me. We also play this game around the dinner table and it is fun for …