Faith · Family · Inspiration · Life · Ponderings

It Takes Faith to Climb a Mountain

We were getting tired. One of my daughters was in tears not wanting to continue. In her mind she didn't have it in her to continue the journey up the mountain. She struggled with wanting to quit and give up even before gaining the reward that awaited at the top. Exactly whether or not this… Continue reading It Takes Faith to Climb a Mountain

Family · Holidays · Home · Life

We Celebrated

I hope you all had a very Happy Independence Day yesterday.  We had a really great day. We spent the day with family and friends at Norris Lake and then at the Smokies Ballpark watching our favorite local Minor League Baseball team win a good game. Which was followed by a really great fireworks show.… Continue reading We Celebrated

Family · Homeschool · Life

We’ve finished…

Yep. Last Friday we completed our 180 days of school. I really can't believe it's over and that we are officially on summer break. My kids did well, of course there are areas that need improvement. But, isn't there always.  Even when school has ended and we move into the adult world there is always… Continue reading We’ve finished…

Faith · Family · Home · Homeschool · Life · Reviews

March re-Cap

I know I've not been around here much and I'm very sorry. I've gotten quite a few review posts done but otherwise I have been really busy this month working on a brand new project that my sister and I have been working on. On March 20th my sister and I launched Aspiring to Be… Continue reading March re-Cap

Family · Life · Photography

10 of My Favorite Photo’s from 2015

I’m going to continue with my Top 10 series this month. This week I’m sharing 10 of my favorite photo’s that we took over the past year.  I hope you enjoy it. 1. From January of 2015.  This squirrel was cold and was staying up against the trunk of the tree to stay out of… Continue reading 10 of My Favorite Photo’s from 2015

Family · Just For Fun · Life

YamaCon 2015

We are a geeky kind of family. We love Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies. But I love all things that are considered creative. I have many interests.  But my girls are into Anime and cos-play and many other things that I did not get into until I was an adult.  This past weekend my family went… Continue reading YamaCon 2015

Family · Holidays · Life · Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for coming here and supporting me week after week and year after year.

Family · Field Trips · Homeschool · Life · Tennessee

Family Time @ the Knoxville Zoo

When you have a family you are always looking for ways to enjoy some time together that won’t break the bank. Normally a Zoo trip will cost close to $100 for a family of 5. But this past weekend we were able to go for $5. You heard me right. It was Dollar Days at… Continue reading Family Time @ the Knoxville Zoo

Family · Life

Savor the Little Moments

The word “savor” has been on my mind a lot lately. Merriam-Webster defines savor: 1:  the taste or smell of something 2:  a particular flavor or smell 3:  a distinctive quality As I have been thinking about this word and all the things it could mean, the last part of the definition really sticks to… Continue reading Savor the Little Moments

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It’s Fall Ya’ll

Oh how I love fall. The leaves changing. The crisp cool air. The pumpkin and apple everything. You just can’t get away from it. Especially living in East Tennessee. Being in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains ensures I have a very beautiful and colorful fall. Of course the days begin to get shorter… Continue reading It’s Fall Ya’ll