I think of this blog as something of a scrapbook to share bits of my life as a wife, mother, and homeschooling family. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I love domesticity, whether this finds me in the kitchen  fermenting, baking bread, and cooking nutritious meals, or creating by knitting, sewing or embroidering.



Forty years I have lived with this man, my treasure. I love doing life with him.


Witt and his wife, Claire. They were wed on May 29, 2010 and I call them my most favorite couple. We are fortunate to have them living nearby. Witt and his father are backyard beekeepers. As of December 2016, Witt and Claire are fostering two children. It is a journey of faith, love, and courage.
And when you think you might have reached as high as you can, Breanna was adopted in the month of November, 2018  and joined our family with great fanfare. I love her spontaneity and resilience.

Alan lives in Bangkok, Thailand where he teaches English in a private school. He has been coming and going for these past three years.

My mother said, "You must have a daughter". Twenty-one years ago Rose entered my life. She was wed on a crisp, cold day in January 2015 and left amidst an umbrella of long stemmed sparklers.
 Ivy Elizabeth was born on March 10, 2016. 
Rose's path is not an easy one, but she has persevered, this daughter of mine does not give up. She lives in Northern Virginia.

Charlotte, age fifteen, loves to dance. We homeschool with a mixture of classical and Charlotte Mason materials. I love to hear her play the piano and the violin. She brings life to our middle-aged years.

reading and knitting with "small things"

I was pleased to discover Ginny had brought back her knitting and reading yarn along, because frankly I do find myself enjoying  the ...