The Day I Never Want to Forget

Today is the day I never want to forget. It started with howling winds and pouring rain. I was warm and snuggly when my newly eight year old bounced on my bed. Shelton’s been planning this day for weeks. Church then breakfast at the Waffle House, lunch of rice and beans, followed by dinner of…

Football • Food • Family

My idea of a great Fall Saturday involves drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking in my jommies. Family, Football, and Food, are definitely a few of my favorite things. My uncle Marshall always put a roast in the crockpot when we were all coming home. Since we were all coming from different directions and arriving…

Exciting Adventure

Another September 1st marks another new beginning, another birthday, another year to plan, pray, and dream. But the most amazing part is that I’m exactly where I did not pray to be. That’s the exciting part of surrendering everything { I Mean Everything } to The One who knows what you need better than you…

Thank You God

I smile as I sit for a photo shoot directed by my seven year old daughter. Payback for the 7+ years she’s done the same always smiling in love. As I sit while she styles me I thank God for answered prayers. For this sweet baby I never saw coming and the miraculous healing of…

Let Your Light Shine

I started a 21 Day Bible Challenge this week called Out of the Shallows 21 Days of Deep. Day 2 is about letting your light shine before others and that they may see your good deeds and see Jesus. I immediately remembered a picture I took of kids running into bible school a few weeks…

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings when I was growing up we went shopping. We may have had a soccer game or basketball game but we always ended up shopping for groceries and clothes at Seessel’s, Easyway, Goldsmith’s and Dillard’s followed by a treat at La Baguette. I have fond memories of those days but choose a slower paced…

Memorial Day /Decoration Day

As I lay in my bed tonight with a full belly of ribs and all the fixings I know not everyone celebrated Memorial Day the way we did. Grilling and an over indulgence of food are how we celebrate most holidays. Not being geographically close to my family or the servicemen of my family it…

New Beginnings

New beginnings are not just for New Year’s, New Months, or New Weeks! They can come on a Thursday the ninth day of May when you least expect it. Grief does strange things…we grieve the past, a person, a feeling, a season, or a hobby. However we hurt, we cannot dwell in that grief. We…

Tea Party Saturday

The cafe we played almost daily in the winter has been closed for some time now. The lure of longer days and warmer temperatures have drawn us outside. Yesterday we played outside after school thinking the rain was on its way for the weekend. So we decided to skip our chores and play as long…

Taco Tuesday

Super Simple Taco Tuesday Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 1 lb grass fed beef 1 can organic pinto beans drained 1 can organic diced tomatoes 1/4 cup homemade taco season** Corn tortillas Directions: Sauté onion, then add ground beef. Once the meat brown add the pinto beans and tomatoes. Add taco seasoning and simmer 15 minutes….

Sausage egg & cheese biscuit

Today I updated our biscuit recipe to remove the goat yogurt since we recently learned that Shelton can no longer have table sugar and lactose. Previously we were told no cow dairy and now it seems no goat or sheep dairy either. This morning we had chicken sausage, egg & cheese biscuit! It was a…

February 25th Christmas 🎄

Today it’s February 25th and our second living like Christmas of 2019. This month Shelton decided to buy items for the animal shelter. The last time we made a donation at the shelter they said they always need paper towels and bleach. So along with food and a toy we were set to live like…