Striving to preserve what we have graciously been given.

First and most importantly I’m a Christian. My identity is found in Christ. He is my center, my focal point, my priority...
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Kiddo Khaos

Kiddo Khaos

I don’t often blog this kind of stuff, but I also don’t have this much chaos in my house in one given day. There are always mishaps and frustrations and thoughtless things kids do, but these last two days are about all I can handle. I can say I’m SO glad they are all in(…)

Book Review {Real Life Paleo}

Book Review {Real Life Paleo}

This review is A LONG time coming! There has been a lot going on in the lives of our family  and the blog took a back seat. And in the late fall I was given this book to review. I’ve actually used it A LOT, but never had the presence of mind or the ability(…)

Processing LOTS of Cherries

Processing LOTS of Cherries

Over two days I was GIVEN 62 lbs of cherries. 50 lbs were seconds and were small Tartarian cherries and the second batch was 12 lbs of large champagne cherries. Both tasted fantastic and were a huge treat! But to process all of these! There were certainly some late nights involved. But Brian stayed up with(…)

Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday America

I can easily grow accustom to this ole land and take for granted the freedom I have and it’s great cost.  There is really something special about seeing our grand ole flag and hearing the Star Spangled Banner. Pride and love swells in my heart for this land and it’s people. I’m forever grateful for(…)

Return

Return

Well, I think it may be about time to return… but slowly it will be, I’m sure. Life feels somewhat back to normal, although what is normal now? Normal will now be different for the rest of my life. Normal will still include the loss of my baby boy and a day doesn’t go by(…)

A Glorious Easter to You!

A Glorious Easter to You!

I originally intended to post this on Easter Sunday and then completely forgot.  It was written and ready to post…  I didn’t want to scrap it and thought it was still good to share; even though it is quite a bit after Easter. It’s so easy to get caught up in the here and now;(…)

A Temporary Pause

A Temporary Pause

It has been a few weeks since I’ve posted and blogging at the moment has not been much in my thoughts during that time. I actually forgot about it for a bit. That said, my heart really isn’t in it’s usual place. What I find fascinating and excited to share with you isn’t as exciting(…)

Birth of Avi Tobias Mintz

Birth of Avi Tobias Mintz

Avi (God is my Father) Tobias (God is good) Mintz was born this January 5, 2015 at 6:02pm. He was only 21 weeks 2 days. He never took his first cry, he never got to see his papa’s face or know his mama’s love, but he is with Jesus and that love is a much(…)

Family Christmas Letter 2014

Dear friends and family, Each year I start a letter to send out and never get it completed. I also usually have a photo to attach and even that doesn’t get sent out. I plan on sending it via email, even though it’s much more fun to get mail… so this year I’m starting earlier(…)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

May God richly bless your Christmas Day! May your celebration be very special and enjoyed with family and friends. Remember the reason for celebrating… that by the miraculous virgin birth of Christ Jesus and His death and resurrection we now have an everlasting hope. Hope that pervades our days, provides rest for our nights and(…)