Welcome to my blog. I’m glad you’ve come to visit and get a glimpse of my crazy life. I live with my husband, Rob, and our youngest daughter, Patsy, in a small house right in the middle of a small city in Oregon. We love children, and have 8. We also spend a lot of time with our nieces and nephews, and any other kids or babies we can borrow. I love to garden, preserve food, sew and cook. Between those things, homeschool, and all the time spent with kids, I don’t have a lot of time on my hands. Through it all, I keep things frugal, so that I can have money to do the things I love.
We love camping and go whenever possible, often taking our nephew, Jake, along. He loves it, too!
We love to garden. We had a bumper crop of onions this year. Right now, at the end of October, the garden about over for the year. It’s messy and used up. I’m trying to clean out anything usable from different areas and plan to put some steer manure on the empty places. I’m not sure if we will get everything done I want to this fall, but we are sure eating like kings and queens and will continue to do so with what I’ve preserved.
I can and freeze everything I can.
After about 15 years off, I have recently taken up quilting again. I’m rusty, but I’m making progress.
We have a few challenges we are living through, as every other family does. Our biggest one right now is that my husband, Rob, is embarked on a serious weight-loss journey. In the past year, he has lost over 100 pounds. He is very serious about this weight loss, because he needs hip replacement surgery. As soon as he reaches the goal the doctor set, he will get that surgery.
So far……he’s lost over 4 of these rice bags full of weight. Insane!
We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Maui. One of our daughters has been living over there, and she sent us some plane tickets so we could come over and visit before she moves back here. It was amazing!
I’m glad you could join us as we navigate our wild life—all the while relying on the Lord to help us through each and every situation we face, because without Him, it would not just be a crazy life, it would be an impossible one.