Family Life, Motherhood, soup, wintertime, Uncategorized

Instant Pot Harvest Italian Soup

GSD In the fall and winter when I ask my family for ideas for dinner I usually get back, how about soup? Nothing is as cozy as a steaming bowl of soup at the table on a cold winter night but I don't always have time. Soup in my opinion takes a little effort. When… Continue reading Instant Pot Harvest Italian Soup

Family Life, marriage, empty nesters

After the Children are Gone

Thirty-five years ago, I married my sweet Hart.  Fifteen months later our first daughter was born.  I was immediately thrust into a lifestyle of babies and toddlers, with three kids within five years. Then we had a five year stretch before our last two daughters were born.  This made their ages span from 1-12.  Soon I was teaching my girls from… Continue reading After the Children are Gone

Family Life, love, new year goal

Small Beginnings

I met an old farmer today who told me my eyes looked like his wife’s who had passed away. His had a grey sort of lostness in them. He was a hay farmer and when he spoke he weaved his big, worn hands in and out of each other, as if he had more to… Continue reading Small Beginnings

Family Life, Motherhood, new year goal

Here’s to a peaceful 2019

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you" Isaiah 26:3. This is the verse that helped me survive, grow and become stronger in 2018. It was a crazy year of unknowns, death, disappointments and lots of travel up and down I85. But it was also a… Continue reading Here’s to a peaceful 2019

Family Life, wedding

The Magical Wedding

It's come and gone. After months of planning and buying and preparing and agonizing over the weather, it's over. December 8th is a day we will never forget. A day of witnessing and celebrating the marriage of two very special people. Nan and Perrin got married on a cold day right before a major snowstorm… Continue reading The Magical Wedding