Oh dear. So much for my fresh desire to write more. It’s been a month since I pushed publish. (And if this is my form of baby books, a family scrapbook, and photo album of sorts — well, I need to start doing a better job at being consistent!) And what a month it’s been! A gift… Continue reading March!
“Are you going to like country living?” I got that question a lot when we first moved a few miles outside of town. My only experience up until then had been small-town living. (But I seriously wondered how different living a short four minute drive from the nearest store would actually feel after having grown… Continue reading Winter Days
Hey, Louissa. Remember how this past fall you dove into September with a freshly printed chore chart and daily schedule and you were so excited that although official schooling wasn’t starting in the Tabolt house, you were going to get some semblance of order & structure going? And remember how you would have one good… Continue reading Learning Happens
She knew better than to waste that time. There isn’t always someone who wants you singing to him or nibbling his ear or brushing his cheek with a dandelion blossom. Somebody who knows when you’re being silly, and laughs and laughs. So long as he was little enough to carry, she could hardly bring herself… Continue reading my boys
It’s dark. Quiet. My coffee is cooling while I try to drink it as quickly as possible because lukewarm coffee is probably one of my least favorite things in life. (I tell Josiah that he eats his ice cream too quickly — one can’t possibly enjoy such a delight when consumed too fast — and… Continue reading Early Mornings
If you were here, I’d ask if want a slice of leftover Rhubarb & Mixed Berry Slab Pie. The crust is a tad bit soggy — it being leftover from yesterday and all — but it’s still quite tasty. It’s a little chilly outside so I don’t think sitting on one of our rockers would… Continue reading A quiet Sunday afternoon.
I seem to only take the time for this space when big life changes happen. Well, the selling of our “town” home and purchase of our country home feels significant. Three years ago we looked and looked and looked for the country home of our dreams but couldn’t find it. We settled on a home… Continue reading The Farm
Our beautiful princess, Josephine Bliss, was born on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:45am. She was born at home — a planned home delivery with the area midwife who was also with us for Ellis’s delivery. Josephine was one of our midwife’s last babies she’ll “catch” before retiring, and I was so incredibly thankful that… Continue reading Josephine’s Arrival
The other night, as we laid in the dark and sleep started to overtake me, the husband suddenly said, “Wow. Six years ago I was reading your blog and falling in love with a girl I didn’t know.” I chuckled at how… 2011 we were. Falling in love and saying yes to a marriage proposal… Continue reading a little something
Ah! The afternoon. Laundry is rolling, soup is simmering away on the stove, two little boys sleep upstairs, and I’m sitting down to pause for the first time since this day started rolling and I think, “Ah! We made it!” (Made it = mama had a great attitude all morning long because maybe all that… Continue reading a little something