Because there was a fast-approach­ing ice storm, we got to come home ear­ly from work on Fri­day. It was sleet­ing on on the way home, and by the after­noon, every­thing was fair­ly well crys­tal­lized. Before din­ner, we put all the boys in the show­er. Just as they were fin­ish­ing up, the lights flick­ered a few… Con­tin­ue read­ing Win­ter­scape

Great Comfort

Mon­day evening, Ariel and I, along with all of the adults of Rose Creek Vil­lage, came togeth­er for a manda­to­ry, last-minute meet­ing called by the lead­ers in the vil­lage. We were giv­en some ter­ri­ble news: one of the fam­i­lies who had been liv­ing in the vil­lage for many years had decid­ed that they were going… Con­tin­ue read­ing Great Com­fort

Pork what?!

My sec­ond old­est, Ronan, turned six last week. As part of the cel­e­bra­tions, I woke him up ear­ly and took him out to break­fast, just him and I. In this town, if you want to get food instead of just edi­ble sub­stances ear­ly in the morn­ing, you go to one of the local mom-and-pop restau­rants which… Con­tin­ue read­ing Pork what?!

Happy New Year!

I know, I know. It’s been awhile since my last post. I apol­o­gize for that. But, hap­py new year from our fam­i­ly! There are a lot of excit­ing things com­ing up this year, start­ing off with the new baby com­ing right at the begin­ning of Feb­ru­ary! We hope that your year is blessed with ways to… Con­tin­ue read­ing Hap­py New Year!

Waiting for stragglers

Mon­day morn­ing the bus for Yachad Dis­tri­b­u­tion leaves a bit ear­li­er so the work­ers can get a head start on the orders that have accu­mu­lat­ed over the week­end. Every­one looks a bit more tired than usu­al Mon­day morn­ings. It’s amaz­ing how much of a dif­fer­ence 20 min­utes can make.