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Joyfully... Chas · 9h ago

Blood Mountain

My men participated in a hike early this month... not just any hike! They hiked Blood Mountain! It was their first time on the Appalachian Trail. And as with most anything when it's your first time, they learned a lot! Things they should definitely d...
Joyfully... Chas · 1d ago

VBS '17

Each year for VBS, I think... "THIS is my favorite theme so far!" but, this year may actua...
Joyfully... Chas · 4W ago

Baking

Over the weekend I did a lot of baking and cooking. We had Homecoming at church and I always try to prepare a lot of delicious food to share with my church family and guests as well. We want to make sure everyone has plenty to eat and enjoys their ti...
Joyfully... Chas · 4W ago

Fishing

The week before family camp, the kids wanted to take some of their money they earned and buy themselves a fishing pole. None of them had much knowledge on the subject... but Eli had been several times before. We visited Bass Pro Shop and the kids fou...
Joyfully... Chas · 1M ago

Family Camp '17

Something my children and I have looked forward to all year was our next family camp in TN. We planned it LAST year for this year, that's how much fun we had and were eager to do it again! I remember when we would camp with our cousins when I was a k...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

What??

Yesterday we had a fun day planned with some of our most favorite friends coming over for a going-away party, play-day. We had a lot to do to get ready and got started very early yesterday morning, but woke up to quite a bit of rain that we thought w...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Weekend happenings

Over the weekend we worked on the chicken yard some more. Preparing for Eli's new hens to be on the pasture. We secured fencing, made sure there were no obvious holes in the hen house and go...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Strawberry Days are here again

Each year a little group of ladies that I am friends with gets together and buys a BUNCH of strawberries from a local farmer. Last year one of my friends told me of a trick to making the tas...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Getting our ducks... and chickens in a row

Yesterday the weather around here was GORGEOUS! I got outside almost as soon as the sun was up. We had some chores that needed tending and ideas we wanted to accomplish. Only bummer was the ground was STILL too wet to plant. Sigh. Soon it will be dry...
Joyfully... Chas · 3M ago

Life these days

I found this Luna Moth late last week. It's wing was damaged and it looked to be dying. I brought it home to show the kids and to add to our nature collection once it was dead. I sat it on our shelf and it remained there for hours and hours. Then, th...