Grief at Christmas

Grief at Christmas

I know my posts lately haven’t been the most joyful, especially as most seek to ‘enjoy the Christmas season’. But with the comments and feedback that I’ve received from those around me, I am more aware of trial and grief this year than ever before. I’m usually one to find the silver lining in all(…)

Family Christmas Letter

Family Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas from the Mintz Family, This has been a very full year for us! I hardly know where to start! We have had lots of time at home, time with extended family, a few local and out of state car trips, field trips, trips to the pool, birthdays, picnics, concerts, plays, a few trips(…)

Overwhlemed

Overwhlemed

What does it mean to be overwhelmed? To me it means to be overcome completely in mind or feeling, to be overpowered or over come, crushed. And that’s how I feel right now.

Dear Jussi

Dear Jussi

Last Friday we had a little memorial service for our precious little boy, missing from our family. We had it at home and it marked one month since he was delivered. As a family we buried him next to Avi a few weeks ago, but waited a bit for a good day to hold a(…)

Birth of Jussi Emmanuel Mintz

Birth of Jussi Emmanuel Mintz

Jussi (YU-si) (God is merciful) Emmanuel (God with us) Mintz was delivered today, at 9:29 AM, November 4th at 19 weeks gestation. He is now safe and well in the arms of Jesus. The whole family grieves the loss of this precious little one, but also find strength and provision in Christ. We would appreciate(…)

What is ‘your life’?

What is ‘your life’?

I haven’t really ever done a post like this, but this seems to be a new season in my life, in our family and for the blog too! This post is definitely a bit more philosophical than most, and I think we often don’t take time to slow down, think and contemplate or meditate. So(…)

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(…)