Home Again, Home Again.

Well, obviously, we have been “Home Sweet Home” for a while now – but it took about two weeks for us to recover with all our extra chores, laundry, gardening, unpacking, etc. Amazing how much effort it takes to take a group of 10 people away for a week!

Despite the very long drive on the U.S. highways, a near border failure to cross into the United States and quite a few wrong turns … we had finally made it to the homeschool Family Camp in Iowa.Β  We had a fantastic time – the children loved every second of the week –Β  and our spirits and faith were refreshed. We come home with a desire to serve the Lord and study our Bible more faithfully and deeper. We already do devotions and read through the Bible, but this is a Living Word – and if you’re not moving forward with your learning, you’re moving backwards. There is not standing still in a Christian’s life.

It’s time to move forward and train our children in a deeper manner! Very inspiring!



This is the little cabin our family slept in – snug and cozy in the Iowa hills. There were plenty of storms and rain but the Son still shone.


We are home now and ready for Autumn! It is in full swing now and I am in the middle of preserving and putting up beautiful apples, apple cider, apple pie filling and some more stews. I will be posting again soon.

It’s been busy here on the home front as well – the internet was broken, our vehicle broke down a week ago (thanking God it did not break down on our road trip!), we had a birthday, an anniversary, guests from out of Canada visiting and started school full time.


Thank you for wishing us well and patiently awaiting an update. xo

October 5, 2019 - 7:52 am

Ourhomeofmanyblessings Wow,we were so close!Bummer that we couldn’t of met up!Hope you had a wonderful time.I wanna know more about that camp!

October 1, 2019 - 4:55 am

Linda I knew you’d be busy and recovering from the big camp. It was lovely to see an update, the camp sounded fantastic. I bet your kitchen smells delicious with all those beautiful apple aromas πŸ™‚ Blessings to you ~ Linda

September 30, 2019 - 8:20 pm

Kristal Oh I wish I could attend! But Iowa would be a multiple day drive for us coming all the way from Washington, but if the Lord ever provides a way for it to happen, it would be wonderful to go and meet some online friends! Their camps always look like so much fun. Were there any pearls of wisdom you would be willing to share about in a blog post? I’m so sorry your vehicle is still broken. We had make car problems this summer and it’s not fun. Praying that it gets fixed for you all!

September 30, 2019 - 4:25 pm

Gigi Teresa, thank you for missing me. πŸ™‚ I am glad to be back. Home is sweet, isn’t it?
It sounds like you attend a wonderful church! You are so blessed!

September 30, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Gigi Monica, yes, very rustic! πŸ˜‰

September 30, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Gigi Kristal, yes, that is the camp! There is no website to link to and very little online details – but let me tell you, it was worth the drive! We had such a great, wonderful time. Would you ever attend? It would be fun to meet in real life, wouldn’t it?
Vehicle is still broken, but we are praying to find out what to do next.
Thank you for your note.

September 30, 2019 - 9:59 am

Kristal That cabin is gorgeous!!! Might this be the family camp hosted by a talented singing family ? So wonderful you got to go and that you made it with no major hiccups. Vehicle break downs when out of town are no fun. Hopefully it has been fixed! God bless you this week!

September 29, 2019 - 10:24 pm

Monica Oops, I hit the comment button too quickly. I love what you said about the Word being Living…and we are constantly moving forward in Christ. No standing still. So true! So wonderful to have our spirits renewed and refreshed. xo

September 29, 2019 - 10:21 pm

Monica Wow, the cabin is not what I expected. Wow, very LHOTP!

September 29, 2019 - 4:31 pm

Teresa @ SF Gigi… I have missed you! There is nothing like a refreshing for the soul. I can’ t wait to read your posts on canning and about your trip. What a cozy cabin. Thank goodness you all had safe travels. We just went through a refreshing revival at our church this past weekend. So, encouraging to walk deeper with the Lord. Mounds of laundry, house work and full time school awaits me as well. Hugs sweet friend.