I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.

My Life Happenings



I have found a treasure trove of old digital pictures in a folder brought over from a hard drive. Yeah, baby. I think I’ll share a few here for posterity’s sake, and also because they are just awesome. So, many years ago, Josh and I got into Lolcats (man, it sounds like a drug or something). Read More



Having a GREAT day today. Little bumps here and there. But mostly, days like this, make me feel like YES! This is what I am supposed to be doing! And look at my children blossoming! Before my eyes! And I feel wonderful and blessed and thankful. Also, the boys are being pretty good. That helps. Read More

Jack Loves His Sword


Jack hits Caleb with the knight’s sword. I intervene & deal with the fall out. This is the conversation we had after the intervention. Remember that Jack is a sweet 2-year-old with a soft, tiny voice that occasionally gets a little growly. ME: No more sword, Jackie. JACK: Okay, Mommy. No more sword. (pause) Hey Read More

Hysterical Child


The Olan Mills representatives recently came to our church to snap pictures for the new church directory. Caleb apparently thought the photographer was the most hilarious person ever made. Hee-lar-ee-ous. Seriously, this photo shows him at his best from this photo shoot. Also, I didn’t realize I was in my 30’s until I looked at Read More

Outward Signs of Life Trials (Miscarriage & Infertility)


I find it interesting that the more serious of spiritual and life battles are often fought internally or in such a way that they are not public. I have been specifically considering families that have dealt with miscarriage or infertility. The only outward sign of this life trial is that the couple has no children, Read More

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