Let’s Go Outside


Life has been a little chaotic this past week but we’re taking time to enjoy this beautiful April weather!

Our new home has large windows and glass storm doors and there is no lack of sunshine inside! We’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the sunshine and Paxton enjoys standing at the doors looking outside and he frequently ‘asks’ to go out. I love this!

It has been absolutely amazing to see the world through the eyes of Paxton! In the past few days, he’s picked his first flowers, walked barefoot on grass, touched his first earthworm, played in freshly tilled soil, examined a magnolia leaf and played with sticks.

What fun we’re going to have outside all spring and summer long enjoying God’s beautiful creation!

A Glimpse of the Everyday

These days, Paxton is always into something, exploring or making a mess. It’s so much fun watching him learn and experience new things for the first time and answer his questions {he’s frequently pointing and saying ‘dat’? We love it!}

While I’m keeping my house clean, it’s not always neat. You will find crumbs on the floor, baby dishes and ‘kitchen toys’ all over the kitchen, books pulled off of bookshelves and toys all over the nursery. Some days I’m amazed that I’m even able to get supper on the table with a little one constantly tugging at my leg wanting to be held.

Some days are long but I try to appreciate the beauty of the every day.

My days are spent playing, nursing, wiping, reading, cuddling, bathing, singing, dancing, snacking, answering, telling and learning! I’m so thankful that we live frugally¬†and simply and I’m home with my little one enjoying these simple moments!

It may seem like my life is boring but in reality, every single day is a new adventure!


Last week I discovered blackberry bushes in our yard! And when I say bushes, I mean many bushes. On 2 sides of our property there are blackberry bushes lining the property!! I just love blackberries….jam, jelly, cobbler, frozen for smoothies, they’re just great! I was incredibly excited about this discovery! Now I am anxiously awaiting the berries.

Just one of the many bushes.

One side of the property lined with blackberry bushes (& honeysuckle which smells amazing!)

Almost time to make my wonderful Blackberry Cobbler with fresh blackberries!!