Tuesday, March 30, 2010

babies at the farm

Our friends are back! Daniel and Kristin and Zeke are in KY and I'm so glad :) Kristin took these pictures of 3/4 of my kiddos and they are beautiful! Just thought I would share.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Top 5

Here's what's up in our corner:

-I'm still keeping the house clean!!! This is bringing such peace to me and making home so much better for us all.

-WE GOT A VITA MIX!!!!! Grinding grain, pulverizing fruit, making sauces.... Good times.

-The first seeds are planted inside for our mondo garden this year.

-House plans are coming slow. We really need to get on the ball with that.

-We're listening to a lot of Laurie Berkner lately. She sings goofy fun kids songs that I'm addicted to.

Friday, March 5, 2010

{this moment}

Participating with SouleMama this week... A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Messy Me

I am not organized. I am not neat. I do not "have it together". I am seriously messy, and always have been. I have been trying to figure the homemaking/housekeeping thing out for years with little to no success. Last week I found this website and although I have only been doing this for a week and a half or so, I feel like it could change my home life forever. I don't know if you were born organized like some people I know, but if you struggle with day to day basics like I have for years and are actually ready for things to be different then I highly recommend this system. I hear the system is great for anyone, really, who doesn't like to spend huge amounts of time cleaning. Apparently if you do things this way you never have to spring clean again, you just have to follow a few routines and spend 15 minutes a day plus one hour a week or so on cleaning. The thing I like most about this is that I don't have to feel guilty about what I'm not doing. Instead I can feel good about what I have done for the day!

So I guess the cat's out of the bag. I'm messy. But maybe this will be changing as I form good habits over the next weeks and months. Ask me about it in a few months. Ask me after the excitement has worn off if I'm still with the program. I'd say I probably will be. I feel better about myself than I have in a long time just after this first couple of weeks. It's amazing what wearing tennis shoes and cleaning your sink can do for you.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday, Toby!

Yesterday was Toby's 2nd birthday! It's hard to believe two years have passed since he was born. I love this boy. He makes every day joyful.