Crayons can be humbling

McKinley & crayons! I’m ecstatic that McKinley is starting to color. I’m an artsy gal- so I’ve been strongly looking forward to sharing that passion with her. The minute I gave her the crayons her whole being lit up with joy. It was humbling to see.   ~The chance for growth is infinite!~ Georgia

How to: First Birthday Party

Planning can be overwhelming.  Who do you invite? How long should the party last? The cake, the invitations, the theme…oh and scheduling around snacks and naps… exhale. The first birthday is special.  Granted, it’s not like they will remember it or anything, but it’s still special.  A right of passage for both the parents and…

An Awing Nomination!

A blog milestone! A nomination for the LIEBSTER AWARD!! Woohooo! Such exciting news!  It means a great deal to be recognized and nominated by a fellow blogger! The word liebster is german, meaning “favorite.”  Seriously, what an honor to be nominated as a favorite blog. Thank you kindly to Hannah at Pocketful of Motherhood for…

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries…how can you go wrong? Ingredients: Fresh organic Strawberries (and bananas too!)  Dark chocolate (high percent of cocoa) – the higher the better for you! pots (one the slightly fits inside the other) spoon to stir! Step1: Get out ingredients, put a pot of water on stove- turn to medium high heat, then place…

A Human Experience

This morning was peaceful. Grandpa pulled out the ole guitar. And it’s been awhile since he’s done that.  He even said, “I’ve just had an urge for pickin’.” Then my mother jumped in with her banjo.  and in seconds we were singing, She’ll be comin’ round the mountain. An awing moment.  My parents are baby-boomin’-spirit…