Thursday, September 29, 2016

House Love or Not on a Walk

Fun parenting tip here: If you announce you are going to go on a walk, the 6 year old will groan. 
If you rephrase it to say, "We're going on a scavenger hunt", she will instantly perk up and be excited.

So. Natasha, Lincoln and I went on a scavenger hunt. Not a walk. 

First on our list was a house with a red roof that Daniel told me about and said it looked like a gingerbread house. I loved it. 

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The rest of the houses pictured here were just ones we came across and I liked. Look at all the stone!

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I was trying to be inconspicuous with my house admiring, so these are all phone pictures. Thus, you see a lot of the street, and a little bit of the house. Ha!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Scenes from Daily Life in...


Canada! We are staying in Quebec City for a month and are settling into our new surroundings. You can follow along with more of the travel/adventure side of things on our adventuring blog over here.

We're doing some family bike rides, watching the neighborhood children play hockey in the driveway, going to church with French being the main language spoken and layering our clothes since we left summer behind in the States. It's much chillier here, for sure.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lincoln and Us

With Sister


With Momma


With Daddy


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July Days














July has treated us very well.

We spend our days watching the lil' peanut grow.
Visiting the zoo.
Kissing a baby's head.
Celebrating Independence Day at the Lake.
Holding a sleeping babe.
Learning to play piano.
Relishing summer evenings with white clouds and blue skies.
Cooing and talking to the little brother.
Baking with Momma.
And otherwise relaxing.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Reading Time




Reading to the little people in my house during a summer thunderstorm.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Welcome Baby Lincoln

Lincoln Daniel
June 2, 2016
7:02 a.m.
8 lbs. 14 oz.
19 1/2"








All is well. We're happy, content and thrilled to have a little boy in our family.
His birth went smoothly and uncomplicated here at home, and the days following have only been getting better and better.
He sleeps well, nurses well, and is such a relaxed baby. (Maybe the lecithin capsules I took before his birth helped with that.)

We're so happy he's here.
God is so good.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

In the late Spring...







I find myself thinking a fair amount about when this little one will arrive. It's so close, but seems so far away at the very same time.

There are lots of things to occupy my time while waiting though. Such as, going to a nearby greenhouse for some pictures to remember these fleeting days by. And, to select some plants for our new raised beds. I keep wondering if planting flowers will bring on labor as it did for my Mom and my younger sister's birth. It's been a well repeated story in our family all growing up from Mom: "I planted flowers the night before and then..." :)

Paulette's Potting Shed was a lovely location to spend some time in the other morning, and I'm very grateful for Paulette being gracious in letting us have a photo session there. She hosts the most lovely and inspiring open house every year right before the greenhouse opens for the season and it's a highlight of my year. Of course, now that it's warm enough, getting my hands in the soil with plants makes my heart happy as well. Speaking of, I need to go out and water my drooping kale. The forecast has been tempting me with rain for days now and not near as much as predicted has come, so I must attend to my little seedlings.