Happy Trails

“Why did I even bother with the hassle of their stroller?!?” That was the very thought running through my head as my toddler took off down the trail ahead of me. If I knew he was going to be so thrilled to take the trails by foot, I would have grabbed my backpack and happily … Continue reading

Deciphering Toddler

I am always up for a good challenge. Lately, that challenge is deciphering my toddler’s very intentional phrases and “words”. It is really quite fun! He recently started to adamantly and carefully put different sounds together as he attempts to say words and phrases that sound like what Dad and Mom are saying. We can … Continue reading

On Purpose

I really enjoy watching our little man play. He is quite often very intentional & thoughtful about what it is he is doing. He carefully studies things indoors and out, but thankfully not trying to taste everything like he often did at first. Watching him explore and bring purpose to his playing and daily activities … Continue reading

National Ag Day – The Day After

Well, in an effort to get back into the swing of keeping up my writing (yes, I’ve done a horrible job of keeping up), here is another post…about time, I know! Thank you for your patience… First things first: “What is National Ag Day” you ask? The simple version: is a day set aside to … Continue reading

Get a Load of This…

Exciting news: our family is growing again and our little man is going to be a BIG BROTHER! It has been so much fun watching our first little person grow through his first year (also very busy). We are looking forward to his continued development and stepping into the role of being a little (at … Continue reading

Season to Gather

Wheat harvest wrapped up in late August, followed by a short break and now soybean harvest is underway. If you haven’t figured it out by now, harvest is my favorite time of year! This year my husband and I are FULLY involved in harvest (well, I am as much as I can be with a … Continue reading

Generally Speaking

I have discovered that raising a baby comes with a lot of generalizations. As if babies all fit into the same predictable category because they are babies – HA! Realistically, they are just itty-bitty people; and let’s be real, we know just how uniquely different each one of us is. Since making generalizations about adults … Continue reading

  • Hebrews 12:1

    "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."
  • Continually still

  • …while runnin’ on the sidelines.

  • Romans 5:3-5

    "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."