Summer Snapshot #2

This past week we were on the road. We left last Thursday and made the drive down to Texas to visit Jeff’s family. We returned home last night. Two-day drive down, two-day drive home and five days there visiting – it was a wonderful time. Thankfully, my kids are really good travelers. They do not get car sick, and for the most part, the travel goes well with minimal complaining. However, by the end of the second day on the … Read More

Summer Snapshot #1

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The weather in Michigan is finally starting to feel like Summer. I for one could not be happier. We have started attacking our Summer Bucket List, and I am {hopefully} going to be posting a weekly snapshot showing you a look back at our week.   A few weeks ago we received baby caterpillars in the mail. It is one of the recommended activities to do with the Kindergarten curriculum that Cole is using. We watched the caterpillars grow and … Read More

My 5 Favorite Must Haves For A Care-Free Summer

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Are you ready for summer? I know I am! Today, I am sharing My 5 Favorite Must Haves for a Care-Free Summer. There is just something about summer that gives me an image of standing with my hands in the air and just enjoying the season and living a little care-free. So, here are my MUSTS for living summer to the fullest.   Summer Menu I love that as the seasons change, the food we also eat changes. Even though … Read More

Summer – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year {Summer Bucket List}

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  It’s the most wonderful time of the year… SUMMER!! Summer is my favorite season and my favorite time of year. We have a short summer season here in Michigan, so we need to make the most of Every. Single. Day. If you blink, summer may be over. Today at Mrs. Disciple for #FridayFive we are linking up some of our favorite Summer Memories.   For the last few years, we have done a Summer Bucket List. It has been a … Read More

Smiles That Warm My Heart

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There are several things throughout the course of a day that make me smile. For starters when I first saw that the title of this weeks #FridayFive at Mrs. Disciple was Smiles, I instantly smiled. Right after that I thought of the movie Elf and the classic line from Buddy: I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite. After I had thought about the concept some more, I realized that there are things that make me smile and maybe chuckle a little … Read More

The Beach Is Where I Long To Be

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I just need to share my most favorite place on this earth with you… Ocean City, NJ. The beach is where I long to be. It is where I feel most full.   I am sure you thought I was going to say Fiji or Paris, or perhaps Hawaii… but considering I have never been to any of those, I can not claim them as my favorite. However, where I have been and where I have spent much time is … Read More

5 Things I Did This Month That Helped Me Be A Better Mom

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    Motherhood is a tricky thing. We are blessed beyond comprehension that we get to be the Moms to our children. Seriously, the fact that God saw fit for me to be the Mom of 4 little ones blows me away. I love, love, love being a Mom. However, some days, being a Mom is the hardest thing I have ever done. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. I’m not talking about sleepless nights … Read More

Mother’s Day – What Gift Could Be Better?

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    You all know what the next holiday is, right? If you don’t, that is a big, big, huge mistake.   Mother’s Day is 11 days away. Count them: 1, 2, 3…Ok, you get the idea, you are running out of time. Have you thought about what you are going to be getting your Mother for Mother’s Day… or if you are a Mother – what subtle hints you will be leaving around the house???   Well, I am … Read More

Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?

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I recently had the privilege to be on the Launch Team for my friend Lauren’s new book, “Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?” I was able to review a digital version, and I just received my physical copy that I ordered this week. The imagery is absolutely stunning!   In her debut book, Lauren Flake helps preschoolers understand death and eternity through rhyming words and beautiful artwork.   After losing her mother to early onset Alzheimer’s, Lauren was prompted to write … Read More

These are the Best Days of My Life

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  When I first read the topic for this week’s #FridayFive,  “Days I would live again” the first thing that came to my mind was the song, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. I started thinking about days I would want to live over again. For one reason or another, this was hard. There are some days, you think you should want to live over – and don’t. Like for instance, I have four beautiful babies, and I … Read More

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