Thursday, July 31, 2014

God's Creation

Just a little taste of what we have been doing with the start of a new school year. :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our God is Awesome!

We just had our best camping trip ever and it was our first since my husband and I have really committed our lives to God. It was beautiful, peaceful, enlightening, and so relaxing. I am so full of God's love and joy lately that I just want to shout it out! Our lives were never terrible but we could use some work in certain areas and I am telling you; ever since we have been actively including God in every aspect of our lives, it has been amazing! We are a lot less stressed out about things, we spend so much more quality time together and far less mindlessly plugged into our electronics. Our relationships are thriving, and we are meeting some incredible people in our new hometown. We trust and love our Lord with all our being and He is taking good care of us. If you have not found Him yet, I am telling you now is the time. Our God is so good and we know that no matter what comes along we will rock it because He is by our side! I hope you also get to enjoy his amazing creation a good deal this summer because it is truly breathtaking and therapeutic! 

How can this not leave you feeling so peaceful!? 

Have a blessed week and if you are venturing out over the holiday weekend, be careful! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A little more time!

So my blog, once again... Clearly fell by the wayside, we have since changed our lives a little bit though and spend less time mindlessly sitting at the computer or watching television. We fellowship more, we pray more, we sit down and talk as well as do Bible studies together. We are starting to spend more time outdoors exploring God's creation, and appreciating every little thing He does for us. We have learned to listen to Him and trust Him and it has brought about some major changes in our lives! My husband is no longer active duty Army, and even though we were dreaming of heading west, we prayed and listened and remain in the North Country, but we have moved a little further away from all the madness and closer to God and some amazing people! As I have been sitting here praying over many things lately, I have deciced that I want to continue sharing a little slice of our life with you. Hopefully I have more time to maintain this blog now that we are a little more unplugged from the mindless surfing. 

We are still homeschooling though on summer break currently; my husband has a great new job where he is in charge! I have become so close to our Lord and Savior and have officially accepted Him and devoted my life to him in which I was baptized last week! It was amazing! I will also embark on a new journey this fall in Grad school! So many positive changes! 

So stay tuned as we make so many changes to better our lives and join us in prayer over my educational journey, as well as the next step which will be finding our forever home in the next couple of years and building a small farm. We are taking things slow and know that God already has a plan, but prayers are always appreciated. 

"See" you soon and God Bless!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Yo-Crunch Pumpkin Pie Parfait

What can I say, I'm a "pumpkinhead!" I'm obsessed with all things pumpkin spice that come out during Autumn; I am pretty much drawn to anything in the store that has to do with pumpkins; and here is our latest find.

With only 120 calories when you use the topping (90 if you don't) this is a delightful guilt free snack. Let's face it, most fall and winter treats aren't exactly kind to our waistlines. I had been following Weight Watchers from January-September and I have successfully lost over 50lbs; October-December are my hardest months so I allow myself some slack, but if I am not careful I will put a lot of that weight back on! I'm happy to see there are healthier options out there now for some of my favorite flavors.

What is your favorite pumpkin spice goody or recipe?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

John Hancock

We read about the declaration of independence today and we made a quill pen and some ink from berries. The boys really enjoyed this activity. It's quite simple if you'd like to try it yourself, simply cut the end of a feather at an angle and cut a slit in the point. Squeeze berries to get juice out into a small dish and add a little salt and white vinegar and stir well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Give me butter!

Even before we started eliminating more and more processed foods, one thing we never ate (well at least for several years now) is margarine. We use BUTTER! It may have more fat but it is real! One of our lessons this week after learning bout the pilgrims was to make our own butter! I used a recipe from Fresh Eggs Daily (great blog, you should check it out.) as well as her buttermilk biscuit recipe because of course, when you make butter you also get fresh and delicious buttermilk! The boys made their own portions by shaking the cream and a bit of salt in baby food jars, they had a blast and really enjoyed eating something they made all on their own. I of course used my kitchenaid :)

If you have never made your own butter I suggest you give it a whirl at least once, there is nothing like it! And I shamefully have never made buttermilk biscuits from scratch and must say it will be the only way I will make them from now on!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Summer Break

I always do this, I always let my blogs fall into the black hole of the internet. Life gets busy though and my priorities are my children, not my social media. But I would like to take some time to revive this project so that I have something that even if only for a few minutes or a few times a week, is something I call mine. My life revolves around my husband and my sons; I am a homemaker after all and that IS my job. I take pride in it though and I love what I do, I however often forget to take time for myself. I usually do something mindless like watch a movie or play a computer game; I need that to change. I need to do more reading, and more writing! :) Here are a few goodies from this week, we toured the local cider mill yesterday and the boys were fascinated!

I hope you all had a great summer, we sure did! Ended it with a spontaneous trip to Mass for my birthday, toured Boston, Salem and caught a Red Sox game at Fenway! :) I will devote some posts to that separately. We also went camping and enjoyed the outdoors plenty. We are now back into homeschool full swing since Mid-August and all our fall activities are about to begin. I look forward to sharing more of our adventures with you!
Have a great day and God Bless!