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Joy ..

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I am Joy, wife to Daniel and mother to Elaina, Abigail and Zoe. I am a breastfeeding, baby-wearing, pierced pastor's wife. I am in my mid-20's and a crunchy mother who is striving to be a better cook, better provider and to express myself creatively as much as I possibly can. I often admit how... Full Bio
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I Regret My Front Loader by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The day we went shopping for a new washer was like Christmas. Momma was getting a new toy and it was going to be fantastic! I fell in love with this shiny blue washer and fo ... Read on »
SONOGRAM DAY: We are having........... by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting  .............. a baby! Before we left for the sonogram we asked each of the kids what they thought we were having (all the girls said GIRL and Judah said BOY). When we aske ... Read on »
Guess what, guess what, GUESS WHAT! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This Friday I will be 20 weeks - already to the halfway point. And we are getting our sonogram! I haven't seen this baby at all yet. And I barely feel baby. Every now and th ... Read on »
Spring Cleaning Tech Style by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Okay so I just spent an hour going through all the blogs I follow on GoogleFriendConnect. I started with 152 blogs that I followed (including my own and my husband's old blo ... Read on »
Will I Ever Stop Painting?! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It seems I am forever changing the paint palette around our house. I put my business on the backburner, moved everything out of our smallest bedroom where I had set up shop ... Read on »
Brothers by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting These boys are like night and day, and I'm not just talking about their coloring: dark-haired, brown-eyed Judah and blond-red haired, blue-eyed Silas. But despite their many ... Read on »
A Change by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Okay so I've actually been thinking about this for awhile now but it's time to change the blog name. As we drift from one season to another in this life I find that changes ... Read on »
Curriculum For Sale by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's that time of year... spring cleaning! I'm going through our books to see what I won't be using and I'm listing them for sale at Homeschool Classifieds. Click the photo ... Read on »
Spending Time Outdoors by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I was a child I lived outside. Okay, not really. We had a home. But almost every waking moment of my childhood was spent outside, playing in the wooded area behind our ... Read on »
Vegetable Gardening by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've planted several plants/flowers before but never have I grown an actual vegetable garden. This year I really wanted us to use our yard more efficiently and create an urb ... Read on »
The EDD of Baby Numero 6 by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well my childhood friend, Miss Chelsea, asked me a question on my last post but I couldn't reply except in the comments so I thought I'd do a post on the bun in the oven. Sh ... Read on »
Sugar, Sugar by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I was pregnant with my last baby, Silas, we chose to not find out his gender before birth. When I first found out I was pregnant with him, before I really started havin ... Read on »
Speaking of Surrendering... by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In my last post I talked about my word for 2015 being SURRENDER. WHAT?! I honestly thought Silas was our last. So while this wasn't my plan or Daniel's plan, we a ... Read on »
Surrender by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I must admit I've never been one who was into resolutions. I see I'm not alone in this. Resolutions seem to say, "I suck and don't like who I am" rather than "I can transfor ... Read on »
Good grief! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My husband left a comment on my last post: "When are you going to post again?!" Uh now, duh! Cool your jets, Danny-boy. So my youngest little man is 17-months-old and ... Read on »
Dreaming by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our heads are full of daydreams lately. We've been scrubbing, cleaning, simplifying, destashing, recycling, cleansing. Working to get this old house into an attractive state ... Read on »
So far, so good by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Week one of school done and about to embark on week two! My kids were so excited the night before our first day that it was like trying to go to bed on Christmas Eve. ... Read on »
This Year.............. by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The beginning of the school year is full of so much motivation, determination and spirit! By the time winter break rolls around you're definitely in need of the break. We ar ... Read on »
Just a Walkin' by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This week has been a week of many firsts. Silas, 13-months-old, is officially a walker. He stands right up and toddles all over the house. Mostly following me around like a ... Read on »
Transformed Dining Room by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Summer slump has hit so now is the time to do a lot of house projects that won't easily get done once school starts or the holidays hit. I bought paint for my dining room ba ... Read on »