Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Cold Never Bothered me Anyway

   Hi friends!  It's been awhile, right?   We've been very busy with our minisry since Christmas.  Well, since before Christmas, but just, in general.  Since, as of yesterday winter is officially over and I'm anxiously awaiting spring, I wanted to give an update and share some photos with all of you!  Also, my family blog has been mia for awhile now...  sometimes we just need a break.  Hopefully I'll be more consistent in keeping up with it this time around.   Without further ado...
School has been going great!  We are thankful that Lacey is back at home with us!  We seem to be finishing later in the day lately...  but we do have a lot more work to do, especially my 5th and 11th grader.  It's still such a blessing though.  I love days when school is all that we have to do, they are amazing!  I'm so thankful of this beautiful life God has blessed me with!  

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Somewhere only we know...

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand

I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river, and it made me complete
Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Baby, its Cold Outside!!!

    Hi friends!!  Welcome to my family blog!  I hope everyone is doing well!  This may be the first time some of you are visiting, since I posted the address on my instagram.  If so, welcome!  I like to update about our family and share photos here at and I'm glad you're here!
   I'm deleting the instagram app off of my phone for a little sabbatical.  I tried really hard to make my smartphone a little less smart this weekend.  Today has been the first day in a LONG time I haven't had my email sent to my phone.  I already had turned off notifications, but without instagram or email, I really didn't mess with it other than to send or recieve an occasional text.  It's been wonderful.  I don't think I'll put the email back on there..  its been so quiet and welcoming today!  So I wanted to share a few photos :)  I also updated with our Christmas photos, I hope you liked those as much as I liked taking them.  I miss the ocean so bad!
   But I digress!


     I just love decorating the tree.  We have so many ornaments that bring back memories and tell stories.  We have such a big story to tell in this life that we lead...  and its always a flood of those memories when the Christmas boxes are opened and the ornaments are out!  Lots have dates written on them.  The kids reminisce while they are decorating..  its such a precious moment for me each year.

Christmas Photos

Mele Kalikimaka friends!!!!
So maybe its not quite that tropical.  We've had some really chilly days!  But I HAD to do our Chrsitmas photos this year on the beach.  So Merry Christmas from the Duncan's and Nags Head!!
The sun and the wind were both really uncooperative this time, but I still think they turned out pretty cute!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Late Fall, Early Winter

It's been awhile friends!  Wanted up update with some photos from the beginning of Winter!

Callie joined the local 4H Sewing club and loves it!  She's hoping for a sewing machine for Christmas.  She just might have!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Teacup Exchange Reveal!

This year, we participated in the Teacup Exchange from Stephanie's beautiful blog,
Do go check out her blog, it is so incredibly beautiful!!!  I just like looking at it, it makes me feel like I could put on my pearls and just be at home with her!  

Today is the big reveal!  EEK!  How Exciting!!!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Roanoke Island Festival Park

    We finally got our first field trip in of the year!  Unless of course you count mental health days to Subway and to visit Edenton field trips...  which perhaps they are, since they are so very rare lol!  But I digress!
   When we moved here this summer, some friends of ours treated us to the outdoor drama, The Lost Colony.  It was fantastic.  Who knew that this area was so rich in history, that there was a settlement of colonists who landed here and the first English child born in America was born in Dare county!  I never did!  We were fascinated by the tale and mystery of the Lost Colony, and were very excited to schedule a visit to Roanoke Island festival park!
   Dad had a last minute ministry obligation and the other family who was supposed to go with us ended up with a virus, so it was just me and the kiddos, but we had a blast!

   First we visited Indian Longhouses.  This was fun because we have studied these in our history lessons before!  We remember longhouses from Kaya's time, and we enjoyed visiting one!
  One of the fun things about the longhouses was the tables where you had to imagine what it was like communicating between the English and the Indians, who did not speak the same language.  One person on one side of the table was speaking for the Algonquin, and had to try to convey the questions to the Englishman on the other end of the table.  It was far more difficult than they had imagined!