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.



Thirty-eight 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.

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, the exact day my mother gave birth to her first child sixty-one years before. Rose is presently living in Quantico, studying to be a phlebotomist.

Charlotte, age fourteen, 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.

wintry day things to do

Knitting a new project:  This particular pattern was gifted to me by Charlotte's piano teacher just last week. I gladly offered to p...