The many uses of coconut oil

 Recently, I’ve been on an unintentional quest to see how many [legitimate] uses I can come up with  for coconut oil.  Cooking is probably what first comes to mind on how to use coconut oil.  And yes, even though it is great in the kitchen, I have found a greater advantage of this product in […]

Baby Dedication

We finally dedicated SK this past Sunday.  Poor kid had to wait until he was almost a year old before we ceremonially committed to raise him in a christian home.  With the girls, I had planned their dedication way in advance knowing shortly after their birth exactly when the event would take place, and EK […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you are reading this, know I love you.  You are one of the dedicated few that have stuck with me these past months of blog silence, and yet you continued to hope that maybe one day I would return.  Well, return I have.  Whether permanently or temporarily is to be determined.  Nevertheless, I am […]

Easy Crusty Bread

Homemade bread is the best, but the process of making it can be laborious.  Well, that can’t be said about this bread.  As the title states, this bread is really easy to make.  Plus it has wonderful texture; crusty on the outside and airy and chewy on the inside.  I will say that the only […]

Starting baby food

SK had his first taste of baby food the other day.  He is now 4 months old, so I mixed up some rice cereal for him which he seemed to mostly enjoy. For comparison, here are pictures of the girls eating baby food. I wish I had a picture of EK’s first feeding, but here […]

Homegrown fun

What goes great with summer?  How ’bout watermelon eatin’ and a seed spitting contest.  Our watermelons are maturing now, and we were able to partake of our first one this week. In other news, it’s been a real scorcher here lately.  I’m talkin’ triple digit temps, and it’s only officially been summer for a week […]

This year’s garden

Year after year, the garden continues to expand despite its growth restriction of the fence.  Hubby added potatoes this year to the produce list, and yielded 27 pounds.  Needless to say, we were eating potatoes in almost anyway they could be prepared.  Remember Bubba from Forest Gump listing all the ways to eat shrimp…yeah, that […]

SK at 3 months

As I have gotten back to blogging, I have been reading my old posts.  I came across this post which spurred the following.  It is funny (& a little sad) how much I had forgotten about the girls, so this post is to serve as a snapshot of life when I try to think back on […]

EK’s first haircut

EK had her first haircut yesterday.  I know this is probably no big deal to most people, but it was something special for me.  It was a milestone; similar to her first steps.  Instead of transitioning from a crawling baby to a walking toddler, she has now transitioned into girlhood.  I wanted to wait until […]