Month: July 2015

SQT: Summer Fun

This week’s seven quick takes comes to you from my parents’ house. ~1~ My husband insisted the kids and I needed to take an “end of summer” trip to see my family. We coordinated this trip with my sister’s visit. Since she is a high school teacher, this really...

When Whispers Shatter

This post is part of the One Word Blog Linkup hosted by, Janine and Lisa! This week, the word prompt choices are Whisper and Shatter. If you would like to join the linkup you can find more information HERE, sign up for weekly emails HERE, and/or join our Facebook group HERE. Every Friday, two prompts are emailed. Choose...

More about this Transitional Life

Ten Things That Surprised Me about Our Transitional Life This list will include items from our transition from living in Germany and returning to the states in addition to leaving the military culture. Though I married into the military, leaving it and getting used to civilian life again has...

Up the Stairs, Out of our Home

When we moved into our apartment, Madilynn refused to come down the stairs by herself. After about a week, with some assistance and modeling by Big Brother Dietrich, she started to scoot down the stairs on her bottom. This past week, she began walking both up and down the...

SQT: Mostly about Insurance Issues

Though I am catching up and I did more writing this week, I’m still feeling incredibly behind. Maybe that is the definition of life as a mom. Without further stalling, here are this week’s Seven Quick Takes. ~1~ Dietrich participated in a summer reading program at church. Though we...

New Lenses, Better Vision

I wear contacts. Without them, my vision is blurry. I am nearsighted with astigmatism. Due to the move, Peter’s job change, and waiting on insurance, my last pair of lenses were getting a rather thick film on them. One or both may have had other imperfections as well, like...

After… Then What?

After worship last week, I planned to make cookies for Vacation Bible School. Instead, I took Madilynn to the Emergency Room due to an allergic reaction. After the Emergency Room, I messaged the few people in the short window of time in which I had no control over Madilynn’s...

Conquering Housework, One Landmass at a Time

Life is a balancing act. For a mother, whether working in the home, out of the home, or as a keeper at home, that balance can easily become overwhelming. What do you do when the mountain of laundry becomes too high or the chasm of dishes too deep? How...

Chicken in Apricot Sauce

This is based on an old Weight Watcher recipe, but I tweaked for my family’s allergy needs and my love of crockpot cooking. 1 lb. chicken*  1 Tablespoon Garlic and Herb Seasoning** 1 Jar of all fruit Apricot preserves 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard I combined all the ingredients in...

SQT: VBS, Guest posts, and reviews

With the Domain move last week, I missed Seven Quick Takes. The past seven days have been full of scary, happy, and exciting things. This week the Caswell household has been Growin’ up in the Lord for sure. ~1~ Obviously, in the past week, my blog moved to a...