Steve is on his way to Ethiopia.A 12 hour flight .. followed by 2 more flights to get to Mwanza, Tanzania.This is my first Thanksgiving without him in 17 years!I’m sad he’s not here … but I’m so very thankful he gets to go!His trip is more than funded!Between he and David, they raised an […]


Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience—at times, blind obedience. […]

Littleton Museum

I love our CC community.After 3 1/2 years in Castle Rock …and 2 CC communities later …we have dear friends with whom we can share our homeschool journey. Yesterday, we went to the Littleton Museum, a working farm.Many of the buildings are from the early 1900s. We had fun “schooling” in the school building – […]

Craft Fair Season

It’s a busy time of year for our family.Nearly every weekend is a craft show for Mavuno Market. Castle RockLakewoodEvergreenBroomfieldCentennialArvada We’ve sold out of all the metal art, nativities, and most of the new ornaments.We still have 2 events and a couple of home parties. I love craft shows.I love talking about what we do.I […]

Daddy Princess Ball

It was our 3rd annual.Daddy and Shiloh have gone 2 times now.And finally … Liberty was old enough to join in on the fun! Dressed in matching Christmas dresses, and braids, they could hardly contain their excitement.Dinner, a chocolate fondue fountain, carriage rides, and dancing …they were even given a necklace with a key – […]

The Best One Ever

That’s what Landon said about Halloween this year.With Trunk or Treat at Ridgeline …and then a fun fest at The Rock. We just went to the dentist, who told them he is offering $$ for candy.A $1 coin for every pound that is taken to him.So, the kids wanted to get LOTS of candy … […]