Mountain Mama!

Mountain Mama!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Water colored cross

Easter is just around the corner. I found this BEAUTIFUL easy craft for the kids to make @ Housing a Forest. It is Christ centered and kid friendly for all ages. Now I am off to go get oil pastels.

Monday, December 19, 2011

FL Resident!!!

Our Family has made some big changes in the last few months. We have moved south. It all happened so very fast but God was definitely in it. Hubby accepted a new pastor position that God opened up the door for. So, December 1st we moved to FLORIDA!!! I am home again. It is still a few hours from where I grew up but a 4 hour drive is a lot easier than 14 hours. Hubby's sermons will now be found @ . I have really missed blogging and crafting and reading crafting blogs but hopefully things will settle down and I will get back to it.

Costumes better late than never

I dressed the kiddos in Mountaineer gear for our annual Fall Festival @ the church. J ended up winning in his age group. I made his costume. He wanted to be "The Mount-meer".

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paint Pikeville Pink

Hubby ran in the Paint Pikeville Pink 5k in memory of his Mommy. The kids and I walked...well, I walked and the kids got pushed! I could hardly walk afterward from my hipflexers being so sore from steering the double stroller. We had a blast and Hubby was in the top 20. He ran a 5k 2 weeks later and got 2nd place. I am so proud of him! I think he looks good in Pink! ;)

before and after

Just a brief before and after. My husband and I have debated when to cut our baby boys hair. We were torn because it was so beautiful, and it just gave him so much personality. He was a spectacle. You don't see a five month old with hair on his shoulders everyday. About a week ago hubby woke up and thought our little girl was laying next to him because he had long flowing hair in his face. It was our baby boy. I cut his hair that night. In the bumbo seat on the bathroom counter. He didn't like it! He hardly fits in the seat to begin with but he kept throwing his whole body backwards in protest. But I got it done, and I think he looks so cute! I know I am partial.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Raising homemakers.

Just found a new blog I am excited to follow. Maybe you would like to check it out as well. It is a blog about teaching our daughters the art of homemaking and encouraging them in do it for the glory of God.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hand Prints

I love this! I am such a sappy person, who gets attached to small treasures like this. I wish I would have done this with G & J from birth, but better late than never!

1st Day!

For the past few years my husband and I have debated over the homeschool option. We have felt strongly that this was the best option for our family for so many reasons. We both attended public school as children, and turned out just fine but that wasn't the reason for this choice. We wanted the chance to teach our children about this world from a christian worldview. We wanted to be hands on to relay to them that it is all about Christ. Everything from A to Z is from Him and for Him.
We have a number of homeschoolers in our lives, family, friends, and former church members. Some are just beginning and some have homeschooled numerous children from Kindergarten through 12th. We have received lots of advice and some sneers from folks who aren't so supportive. I am sure that it is a drastic choice in the minds of some but it is the best choice for us.
We want our kids to experience the same special moments that every other kid does when they start school. So this past Monday we began our new adventure of Homeschooling. We took pics of our Big Kindergartner. We made a special space for her downstairs. She has a desk, art center, a huge white board, a reading nook, and computer. We are using A Beka Homeschooling curriculum. We are so pleased with it. It is so Christ centered and I feel that it is excellent academically.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Just discovered Just one more thing for me to gaze at for inspiration and to get the creative juices flowing. Really love the DIY section.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My kids love this!

Kitten's inspired by Kittens.

Isn't this beautiful!

My SIL wrote this on her blog and it is so sweet I had to share it! She is truly a blessing to me and I am so thankful to have her as a sister! God didn't bless me with a biological sister but he blessed me with a Sister in LOVE! Thanks Amy!

Decor ideas.

G got a "NEW" room due to gaining a new brother. The boys will be sharing and she go to move into Daddy's former office. He still has a few things (a desk, and filing cabinet) left in the room. However we are looking forward to decorating her new space. I found this picture today and thought it would be really cute to add color to her room that is wood paneling. They are just left over scraps of fabric inside of embroidery hoops. I think it is a great way to use some scrap fabric we have from hubby's Mom's stash that I was given!