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Joyfully... Chas · 4W ago

Climbing for fun

Several weeks ago we were invited to a birthday party. It was to a rock climbing gym! Somewhere that we have never been. The kids had a BALL though! SO much fun! Even those who were a little scared of heights (Carlie Jean) conquered some of their fea...
Joyfully... Chas · 1M ago

A Day Trip to Nashville

After reading so much about Greece this year in our lessons, I had the idea lurking in the back of my mind that the children and I should head up to Nashville one day and visit the Parthenon! I tried many times to just plan the day, but nothing worke...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Bowling with the Youth

Each month we try to do something fun with our youth department. Last month we had game night at our house. This month we went bowling. We will also have a work day at church this month. We try to make sure we have a time of service as well as play.....
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Sunshine on my table

Last week, our very springtime weather was about to take a major turn and remind us that w...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Yellow and Blue and Sunflowers too.

Right in time for the cold snap... I got out some of my spring decor. Which is usually the way it goes, right?  Or is it just me?I saw this idea on pinterest with this galvanized 'tire swing' and filling it with pretty spring flowers. You can find so...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Strawberry Jam! WITHOUT pectin!

I LOVE to learn new things. I also love to learn how to do something the "old fashioned wa...
Joyfully... Chas · 2M ago

Water Kefir

Several years ago, I had many probiotic ferments going in my kitchen, but one of our absolute favorites was water kefir. Sadly, I neglected my old grains to the point of losing them without a chance for recovery. Thankfully though, with the wonderful...
Joyfully... Chas · 3M ago

The boys adventure

My computer is finally fixed again and I can update again! Several weeks ago my boys were able to go on an adventure to a state they have never been to... Arkansas! They were able to go on t...
Joyfully... Chas · 4M ago

The long way home...

As we left from our little trip in the mountains, we decided to go home the 'scenic' route and we are SO glad we did. We went through Cherokee, North Carolina and over the mountain into Gatl...
Joyfully... Chas · 4M ago

Cabin time with family

While we were gone over the weekend, we stayed at a cabin with the family. It was really c...