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Foto Friday Challenge: Happy

Posted in Christian Life, Family, Outdoor Adventures, and Photography

As I looked around this week and thought about the theme for this challenge – happy, I realized, once again, how blessed I really am.  A simple photography challenge put my mind in motion.  So many different thoughts filled my head.  This week’s challenge became more of a way to capture the moment of some of the things that make me happy instead of taking “the perfect” shot. Happiness is… My true happiness (joy) comes from within because… I know that no matter what happens in this crazy life that I love I can find peace in my Savior.  I…

Strawberry Jam

Posted in Gluten Free, Homemaking, and Outdoor Adventures

On Wednesday, we headed over to a local berry “farm” (or so we thought). It turned out to be a field on the side of the road, but we didn’t care as the strawberries were very tasty. We picked 3 very full buckets of strawberries. We enjoyed just eating them fresh and with some whipped cream. D enjoyed them on his cereal. But, I wanted to make some strawberry freezer jam like my mom use to make us growing up. So, I spent a good part of the day hulling and cutting up the strawberries. D was amazed at how…

Thursday’s Happenings

Posted in Family, Homeschooling, and Outdoor Adventures

Today (7/13), Munchkin and I headed over to Locust Shade Park to see Reptile World. It was a bit rainy, but we still had a great time. The show contained many different snakes including an anaconda and a python. We were able to touch the anaconda after the show which was a fun experience. Other things in the show that Munchkin found particularly interesting were the alligator snapping turtle and the alligator. All in all, a little rain didn’t spoil the show for us. Munchkin is learning about snakes in school, so this was a great way for her to…