Thursday, April 19, 2018


April has been a weird month, beautiful and warm one minute and then bitter, cold, and windy the next. 

We have an older rabbit that had to have a tumor removed earlier this month.  This rabbit is my oldest child's favorite, favorite thing in the whole world.  He is the sweetest bunny I have ever seen.  This Friday he gets his "helmet" (that's what I call his cone) off.  He had the stitches removed last Friday.  To say that we are thankful that he made it through the surgery and is almost now fully recovered, would be the understatement of the year.  It was touch and go for a few days after his surgery, with many trips to the vet, but he is now almost all better!

We are currently reading The Shakespeare Stealer and the second half of Little Women.

Shipping boxes make the BEST tools to showcase imagination.  Here is a cottage, in which our chihuahua has decided he will commandeer it for his own private place :).

I have discovered the author Kate Morton.  πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

I introduced my kids to Jane Austen this month.  I LOVE Jane Austen.  I think I have one child who loves Jane Austen tooπŸ’›❣❣❣πŸ’™

We finished Wind in the Willows.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE that story!!❤❤❤

We have experimented with fish flakes, tissue paper, dandelion fluff, fingerprints on tape, and flower petals under the microscope.  SO neat!!

I just got an email that Joel Rosenberg's latest book The Kremlin Conspiracy is now available for me to check out.  SQUEE!!!!  Here is hoping for a long, peaceful DEAR later today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

What I am reading -

I have read some awesome books so far this year...

Next, I checked out Radical by David Platt from our local library.  I went on to recheck it out three times because I found that book sooooo frustrating to read.  I would read a chapter and then have to put it down.  I love David Platt, and this book is amazing.  This book is one of those books that inspires you to get up and go do something about what you read.  However, my life is not a 'get up and go do' type of life.  My three children have varying degrees of chronic health issues, which makes it hard to consistently do anything.  I wanted to open the front door and chuck this book right out several times.  But, through the last few weeks I think I have come up with an idea about how to do something, it won't be radical, it won't be adventurous, but it will be faithful.

I discovered that Nik Ripken has another book called Insanity of Obedience, I started it, but didn't get to finish it before it was due back to the library.  I will have to recheck it out, maybe this summer.

I am currently reading How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life.  OH MY.  This is a great book.  Small. but mighty.  My favorite quote so far:  "The regular reading of significant amounts Scripture is absolutely essential to your prayer life."  I need this reminder, daily.

Unseen by Sara Hagerty "Our hardest circumstances are often the ones God uses to call forth the deeper reach for Him."  This quote is so beautiful, this book is even more so. 

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors.  I read this book late 2017 and it came at just the right moment. I still find myself thinking about it all the time.  My favorite thing : Katie shares about she struggled through grief and loss, struggled to find hope and faith in the midst of goodbyes and unanswered prayers.  So she began posting pink post-its with scripture and with words describing tiny gifts she noticed tucked into each day, I went out and bought a jumbo pack of post-its.  I want to surround myself with His Words and even more so, I want to have eyes that see His fingerprints, evidence of His presence.