Dear Montana, we’re coming for vacation soon … I can’t wait. Seriously Montana is one of my favorite places on earth. We lived there for fifteen years, and I never took it for granted– its beauty, the people, the peace. Ten years ago, I was a mom of three (nearly an empty nester), serving in… [Continue Reading]
22 Great Summer Reads for Your Kids!
I’m a mom of ten kids and a book addict. This means we do a lot of reading! I’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite books. These are perfect for summer reading. Boys ages 6–12 Henry Huggins Series by Beverly Cleary Book 1: Henry Huggins Book 2: Henry and Beezus Book 3: Henry… [Continue Reading]
FREE Summer Printables for Your Kids
Summer is here and one of my favorite things is spending time in nature and teaching my kids how to enjoy God’s creation. To do this better my daughter-in-law and I created some printables! You can download them here. We’ve also created a large pack of printables that you can buy for $4.50. This pack… [Continue Reading]
Count Your Blessings
Is there such thing as “too much of a good thing?” Yes! In fact that’s what my life feels like right now. There are a lot of good things happening: I’m celebrating the 70th reunion of the liberation of Mauthausen camp during the whole month of May with a special WWII series hosted on my… [Continue Reading]
Branson for Big Families (Plus a Giveaway!)
Big Family Holiday Vacation! If you’re part of a big family you know how hard traveling can be at times. We love going on vacation with our six kids (ages 25, 22, 20, 7, 4 and 4.) We also have an amazing daughter-in-law, and two grandkids (ages 3 and 1). Big family vacations can… [Continue Reading]
Branson: Family Fun for Labor Day!
Looking for a fun family getaway over Labor Day? Consider Branson! Branson, Missouri is one of our family’s favorite places to visit. In fact, after spending at TON of money going to Disneyworld earlier in the year my husband and I agreed, “Why did we spend all that money in Orlando when we could have… [Continue Reading]
Best Places to Spread Out a Summer Picnic
Best Places to Spread Out a Summer Picnic There is nothing more romantic than a summer picnic with the man I love. Maybe you feel the same? Do you like the ocean or the mountains? Would you rather stretch out a blanket on a mountain meadow or on the sand? Do you want to be… [Continue Reading]
Happy Memorial Day!
Wishing you a blessed holiday surrounded by family and friends as we remember and honor those who’ve sacrificed for our freedom. I have a few books on sale right now! Generation NeXt Marriage is $2.99. You can also get my four World War II novels in the Liberators Series for $13.99. Are you new here? You might want to subscribe… [Continue Reading]
Best Places to Spread Out a Spring or Summer Picnic
Best Places to Spread Out a Spring or Summer Picnic I don’t know about you, but about this time of year, I am ready for summer. I’m ready for flowers to bloom, leaves on the trees, stepping outside and feeling the warm sun on my skin, wearing shorts and sundresses. Do you feel the same… [Continue Reading]
A Visitor’s Guide to Berlin, Ohio
I’ve been married to John for twenty-four years. Some women show their men they love them by providing a back rub or going on a hike. I display my love by bringing home cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. Thankfully, I found the perfect place to stock up when I visited one of my favorite… [Continue Reading]
West Kootenai Kraft and Grocery
Have you ever been to a place where you stepped through the door and knew you’d come upon some place special, knew you’d come back, and knew this place would be a forever deposit in your memory bank? That’s how felt when I walked through the doors of the West Kootenai Kraft and Grocery. It’s… [Continue Reading]