Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Working Wednesday!!

Most of you know this used to be Woodworking Wednesday.  The hubby and I have finally opened a small shop named Addison's Memory, and I thought I would take Woodworking Wednesday, turn it into Working Wednesday and showcase what we've created or what we're working on.  The hubby has been making beautiful wood pieces and furniture for a long time, and I have been crocheting and sewing for a long time, so we decided to start sharing them with the world.  Don't worry, I'll get back to the homeschool posts soon. Now, this week I wanted to show off this cute little piece that I was working on this week.  Basically it's a beautiful crocheted sleeve for a glass candle holder.  I have several of these around my house and decided to give them some crochet bling.  I am definitely considering adding these to my shop, as they would really be beautiful at Christmas time.  They can be done in any color and any size.  Don't you love it.  Well, I'll try to limit to one piece a week.  Maybe we'll throw in a sale every now and then, so spread the word.  You can find our pieces by emailing us or shopping on Etsy.  The larger wood pieces are not listed due to shipping costs.  All for now.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Back to School

I know what you're thinking.  I've been neglecting this blog, and you're right.  Life happens and I prefer not to spend my life behind the screen.  I am going to try to get better about posting and updating.  Lots of changes are going to be happening soon, but recently I have been asked many questions from homeschooling to homemaking, meal planning, scheduling and just how to tame the impending chaos of a large family.  So instead of one long post, I decided to take it one step at a time.  Please, if you have any questions or things you want me to talk about, feel free to shoot me an email or leave me a comment.  I'm pretty good about getting back to you.  So we started school last week and it was a very successful week.  I wanted to get a jump on this year, because we always seem to take lots of breaks during and I prefer to be mostly finished by the time we get to spring.  So this post I'll start with what we put first in our day. Bible time.  Yes, the first and most important part of our homeschool day is Bible class.  What we have chosen this year is Who Am I?  And What Am I Doing Here? by Apologia.  We are in Volume 2 this year and we love it.  The kids actually asked for it this year.  The teaching book can be accompanied by a journal for the kids to work through.  There is even a junior journal for younger kiddos which I love because then everyone can be a part of it.  The kids have learned so much and this is definitely a fantastic buy.  If you would like to check it out.
  Here is a link to check it out.Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here? V2  Now remember, this is Volume 2.  If you are interested in Volume 1, it is also located on that page.  Ok, that's where I will leave it for today.  All for now.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Reflections of 2015

It's that time again.  You get to see how much God has blessed our family.  I'm not saying everyday is roses and sunshine, but I am so thankful for the ups and downs.  God absolutely carries us through the downs so we rejoice even more in the ups.  You know what I'm sayin.  Without further ado, I hope you enjoy our Reflections of 2015.

One month after this pic was taken we found out #6 was on the way.

I Love You

Love, love, love that man

Still Laughing

One of our funny family Christmas shots.

Winter Wonderland

This is Florida. This is as good as it gets.


We welcomed Mr. Caleb to our family.


Our church friends.

I was Inspired

When I design, hubby builds.  I love my new side table.  It organizes all my diapers and wipes, complete with a small shelf for my Bible and Kindle.

Spring Fever

The duck in our neighborhood had her chicks.

Travel or Vacation

Pregnancy halted a lot of travel and our schedules were crazy so we just traveled to the zoo and beach a lot.

Summer Days

Having a blizzard on a hot summer day.

A Day in my Life

This is where he stays.

All Smiles

Pretty happy with their new brother.

Autumn Harvest

At the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin.

Family or Home

Love this bunch of crazy folks.


Celebrating a new member to our family.

Let's Do It Again

We love when family comes to stay for Christmas.

I Miss You


The beautiful harvest moon this past year.

Dress Up

This little girl loves to dress up and she certainly did for her birthday.



No pants and reading a book by the tree.

My Favorite

It's always so hard to choose this one, but this was definitely one of the top this past year.

Don't Ever Change

I am so in love.  He is a fantastic husband and father.

Just Because.....So There

Gotta love a child who climbs on the table to eat M&Ms like a dog.

Hopes and Dreams

Like always, my children.  I'm hopeful that our 2016 will be full of the presence of God, and that we will seek him more each day.  Happy New Year!!!