Marriage Building

There are many things that will test your marriage. Your children being sick, changing a flat, traveling with children and learning a new skill are all things that we experienced and witnessed over the past week a few more than once. As the old adage goes: “what doesn’t kill you or you don’t kill your…

Music Camp and Good Friends

The girls attended music camp this past week and enjoyed every minute of it. Last year we discovered this music camp from a friend and it was such a welcoming place of normal in the midst of a weird 2020. Healthy snacks, friends and learning music are exactly what my girls needed. They were both…

Father’s Day Baptism for Nicholas

This year of 2021 has been dedicated to St. Joseph by the Catholic Church. Joseph was a big contender for the name of our first born son. It was fitting that Nicholas’ baptism fell on Father’s Day and at Mass we consecrated ourselves to Jesus’ foster father and pray to him throughout the year and…

First Beach Day of 2021

4.10.2021 I remember the first beach day of 2020, the coast had been closed and it was the first weekend that people were allowed to visit. It was very busy but it was so needed at that time. We absolutely love coming here and try to come as much as we can. We weren’t sure…

Preparing for baby four and home birth

I have the minivan, planned car seat and sleeping arrangements in my mind and washed all the things for a brand new baby. Now we patiently wait as I grow more sleep deprived with frequent trips to the bathroom preparing me for newborn feedings. I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and nearly full-term, which means…

Inks Lake 2020, one to remember

Camping, cold weather and children, what could go wrong? Our camping trip to end this very memorable year was only about three and half hours away near the Austin area. Inks Lake State Park in Burnett, Texas has by far the nicest camping spots and restroom facilities we have ever seen. We had to reserve…

My favorite things for Camping

Our family goes camping year round. During the summer months we camp in areas that are more north. Last year we camped the Grand Canyon with an eight year old, six year old and a five month old baby. We added a few more travel necessities to our list that are a must have for…

Guadalupe State Park

Ryan had a work meeting out of town and we decided that we would tag along last minute. I don’t see how couples can be apart weeks or months at a time. My husband just planned to be gone one night. We threw some things in the car, loaded the girls up and drove four…

Butterfly Home School Project

We have had many ups and down this home school year but even I learned something from this little project that we did with caterpillars. Great things take time, great things are worth waiting for and eventually we will grow into the amazing creature that God intended us to become.