faith · life · new year · special days

faithful and full of faith

Home again, Home again, Jiggedy jig. When my Alberta girl was little she loved to read a book of rhymes at my mom’s home. She particularly liked “To Market, To Market” and would often happily repeat “homey, homey” (which was her version of the home again line) when we’d pull into our driveway after traveling. We…… Continue reading faithful and full of faith

christmas · family · life · special days

o tannenbaum

It’s been three years since we’ve had our own tree. (You can read some of our story here, here, here, here and here) Because we have not been in our own home, most of our belongings were in storage and we did not have our Christmas decorations with us.  That’s a long time when you’re a kid.…… Continue reading o tannenbaum

a page from our story · faith · family · home · life

a page from our story & a home tour

We finally have the last of our things here with us.  It’s been quite a chore even now to keep eliminating the extras, as this home is quite a bit smaller than our last home, or even the camp house where we lived for a year after that.  We gave a large portion of our…… Continue reading a page from our story & a home tour

coastal livin' · family · life

summer + family = love

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything…… Continue reading summer + family = love

chaos control · family · homeschool · life

fresh starts in homeschooling

“…isn’t it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In the book,  a discouraged Anne Shirley bemoans her proclivity for faux pas to Marilla.  In the movie, Miss Stacey reassures a penitent Anne that a second chance is but a day away. I confess that I comfort…… Continue reading fresh starts in homeschooling

diy · family · penny pinchin' · pinteresting · upcycling

pallet desk

My df girl is anxious to finish decorating her room. It has been a long time (2 years!…see this post, and this one and one more) since she’s been able to do so. While it has been exciting to find things that have been in storage purgatory, some of our belongings are still in another…… Continue reading pallet desk

coastal livin' · family · home · life

feathering our nest

Have I told you I’m excited to have a place to call home?  In case this is news to you, I have been living a nomadic life for two whole years.  You can read a little about my journey here, here and here. It’s been fun uncovering long forgotten treasures as we go through box…… Continue reading feathering our nest