Back-to-School

Happy Back-to-School Day, friends! My house is quiet this morning and when my house is quiet my mind can think. full. thoughts. Yay! Today we dropped off a 9th grader (high school - eek!), a 7th grader, and a 3rd grader. At no time is it more apparent than the first day of school how …

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Back-to-School Perspective

I hope you all don't mind that I often just post to give you links to other blogs! But sometimes I find something that just needs to be shared. This post really hit me, because as I've mentioned before, God's got me on a journey of trusting Him more and relying on myself less.  I …

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When my babies were little, I really didn't believe those experienced moms who told me to "enjoy this time" because it goes "so fast"! I couldn't help but thinking, "What are you talking about, I'm not getting any sleep here!?!" Well, in my 11 1/2 years of mothering, I guess I've just been gathering evidence …

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Summer’s over? Already?

I cannot believe that school starts tomorrow! We really have had a fabulous summer.  I thought I'd wind it down by posting pictures of a few of my favorite memories from the summer. Mini cherry pies for the Fourth of July (this recipe was definitely a keeper!), with cherries from our own backyard.  Overall, it wasn't …

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Bittersweet Back-to-School

For about 30-some years of my life, I excitedly anticipated the arrival of fall.  I was (maybe still am?) a total nerd growing up, so I loved back-to-school time.  Cooler weather, new clothes, a return to routine, new school supplies, beautiful landscapes, the anticipation of what lay ahead. I find these days that the approach …

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