Category Archives: maternity

Canning Pickled Beets!

Pickled beets, you may ask? Well, yes, if you have never tried them … you should. They are a family favorite around here! I never thought my children would like beets so much but they do and I am grateful. Fairly easy to grow in our climate, they are a great vegetable to grow in […]

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When Having Baby #8 is Not the Same as {Shelling Peas}

I had to laugh the other day as a dear friend expressed a comment that someone had said to her, when she had told them our family was about to have baby #8. “Well, I guess at that point, it’s like shelling peas …” Hmmmm. Well, let me just say- with a smile and some […]

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Making Soup {but not excuses}

{Happy campers: group shot of our children at our recent family camp} In my family, the term making soup means you’re making excuses and procrastinating on a job that needs to be done. For example, imagine a challenging, annoying chore needs to be done around the house. If I say, “Well, I’m not ready for tackling that chore” […]

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Baby #8 Update

    It is still a surprise and a wonderful delight to be carrying a new baby inside my womb yet again. God is very generous with His blessings with our family and I am so grateful! A little update about the pregnancy, as I have not written too much this time:   We are […]

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A House for {Ten}

Our family has some sweet news to share … ❤   We will be a family of ten this fall! God has blessed us richly with the anticipation of a new baby in early October. The girls were absolutely delighted when we told them …we set up a treasure hunt with clues throughout the house […]

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