Category Archives: Saturday Snapshots

A Beautiful Mess in Photos

Life is a beautiful mess around here…

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Ride em’ cowgirl into Saturday Snapshots with my friend at An Ordinary Mom.

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Here is the beginning of our Advent Jesse Tree.  This is our first time doing this for Advent.  I love how it takes us all over Scripture to prepare for Jesus’ birth.  We have studied Jacob, Moses, Abraham, just to name a few.

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This last week found me tackling make homemade bread.  The first attempt was a bomb, the second was yummy cinnamon bread.  I even got Caitlyn involved with kneading the dough.  10 minutes is a long time, yo.

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I also dug out my old cross stitching materials in hope of doing a project for my Grandma (see the red Cardinal?).

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FYI, my house is almost always a stage of disaster, but this little girl declared me the best mommy ever as I allowed her to destroy my kitchen in order to paint.  I’ll take that over clean any day!

Saturday Snapshots–Noah’s Ark Style

I am making a return to my blog with a little prompting from An Ordinary Mom.

We went to a Fun Friday for homeschoolers this week.  And fun it was.  The girls got to play in a gynormous gym and then we checked out a visual representation of Noah’s Ark.  There was not enough lawn to show the whole size of it, but they were able to show half the size to give the kids an idea of how, well, gynormous the ark was.

And they got to dress up as animals.  What’s not to like?

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And then the girls came home and did a building project with daddy…

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Here’s two side notes:  Sue declared today she loves homeschooling (yay!) and homeschooling requires you to meet a lot of people and be friendly to a lot of people.  Sometimes that is hard.  Just sayin’.




A favorite from the recent Birthday party

Nag, nag, nag

When the Mitten is Unseasonably Warm

I don’t normally post twice in one day…but hey, since the post I did earlier is probably a repeat and it is my blog…

This winter has been so mild here in the mitten and just odd.  Tuesday it was 21 degrees, Friday it was 55 degrees!

Today was 40+, so what do Michiganders do when it is warm…get outside!!!

we took the tree to the park for recycling

Then Caitlyn got in some fun (don’t tell Sue who slept through it all)

Saturday Snapshots–Bunches of Random

Please also pray for my friend Ali and her family.

Torn, Which Blog Hop to Do?

You all know how much I love

This lovely lady and her great blog hop were a lifeline when I was searching for reasons to hang on during the depths of postpartum depression and anxiety.  It is now my privilege and honor to pray for her family as they walk an extrememly hard journey of brain cancer with their eldest son.  Every week I think of pictures I can post, even when Ali is, understandably, unable to post. 

And this week I actually wanted to post one from LAST Thanksgiving that popped up on our computer earlier this week.  Tpo bad I can’t find it…sigh.  I will find it and I will post it, I promise…

Here are some sweet ones…

And then I stumbled upon this blog and her fun hop.  I love the idea of linking up some of my posts that got overlooked….

Top 5 Posts:

1.  Our Cozy Kitchen

2.  More Thankfulness

3.  Cider Mill Snapshots

4.  Fall Thankfulness

5.  Super Birthday Fun

Head on over and see what others have in their blog!

Saturday Snapshots

It is Saturday, very early Saturday, but it is still Saturday. I have been up messing with photos.  I had a groupon that expires, well, today and a coupon code for photo posters, that I got from this fab blog, that expires Sunday, so that meant I had to get them USED!  I am absolutely exhausted, but thought I might as well continue with pictures.  Here are some of Patrice playing her first musical instrument!
Head on over and see how you can pray for my friend Ali.

Sweetness, Crazy, Crazy Sweetness

Yum Nutella!!
Nectar of the gods, Nutella
No bread, just nutella!
There’s the great Pumpkin
See my butt…er…bottom?
Did you see the great pumpkin?
I’m telling you he’s there…
Did you see him?

Today.  Today is good.  Today is better than I ever dreamed life would be.  A year ago life was harder than I ever thought it could be. A year ago today I went to my midwife and asked her to take my kids home and love them.  Because I didn’t?  No way.  Because I loved them so much but could not figure out how to be mommy to them.  My anxiety was so high.  She let me cry and got me help. A year ago today I spent 24 hours in mental health institution.  It was hard, really hard.  And I can’t really tell you that story today.  I can’t go there today.  But know today is so sweet.  Especially since today, a year ago, was so hard.  Please know if you are dealing with a postpartum mood disorder, there is help, there is hope.  It won’t be an easy journey, but it is worth EVERY.SINGLE.MOMENT of the hard.  If you are walking the hard, please check out my page of postpartum resources, read my posts under depression, contact me on twitter at @signingcharity.  Reach out.  You’ll be glad you did.

Also head over to my friend Ali’s and see how you can pray for her and her family.

You Know that Moment You Realize You’re In Trouble???

Daddy dressed me.  I fed me!

 Yeah, here it is!  We are in big trouble.  She won’t let go to walk, but I’m sure some time today she will figure out how to get on this chair, and from there the table…

Please head over and see how you can pray for Ali and her family.

Cider Mill Snapshots

We went to a cider mill a couple weeks ago.  And here are just a few of the pictures we took.

Linking up at What I Love. And Amy Blogs it All.

Please also stop and see how you can pray for my friend Ali.