Family Snapshots

This week has flown by! We have had snow and super cold weather, but no more pipes freezing! It sounds like we will finally get a contractor working on our basement this week, so we just might get back to “normal” in the next couple weeks!

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

It has been so cold, the kids haven’t spent much time outside. There was talk of building a snowman and a snow fort, but it’s all stayed in the planning stages – where it’s warm. :)

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

The community of believers that we are connected with here is going through a transition (that we are a part of), and we had a big community-wide meeting to start talking about that this week. It was so fun to see folks that I haven’t gotten together with since we started the craziness of the business and blog! It’s hard to explain what our “church-life” is like up here unless you can just come and experience it. You might call us a “house church,” but we don’t really all meet in one house – it more like a bunch of families that love the Lord get together in our homes and talk, and pray together, and we have teachers come in to teach from time to time. Anyway, it looks like some exciting changes are around the corner, and it was good to get everyone on the same page.

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

Business has been tough this month. We are making it, but, quite frankly, it’s been by a very thin thread. We are working as hard as we can, trying to work as smart as we can, and praying that the Lord will bless it or show us what we should do instead. We are still committed to working together as a family for as long as we can possibly figure out how to make it work, but it’s been a very lean time.

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

I had the rare treat of getting to see the baby on an ultrasound this week. Since we have homebirths, we don’t usually do an ultrasound unless something needs a closer look. This week we needed to check on an unusual fibroid that had popped up this pregnancy. It is thankfully benign and no problem to me or the baby. At 15 weeks, the baby looks perfect and everything is going very well. I teared up when I got to see that little heart beating away on the screen. No matter how many babies I have, it is always such a powerful moment to realize that there really is a life created inside of me, that another little one already has a claim to another piece of my heart for the rest of my life. Here’s a profile of our newest little’s face (looks like he/she may be sucking on a thumb):

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

How was your week? Are you getting out in the “polar vortex” or plotting from the warm indoors?



  1. Eight below with a 28 below windchill yesterday with a blizzard, ten below with a 20 below windchill today with sunshine. Haven’t left the house except to take the dogs out, and to spend a few minutes communing the the snowblower yesterday to clear the front walk. Good days to just stay inside and write!

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