Monday, April 29, 2013

Well, instead of making a pillow-case dress today, we spent the evening in the ER with our youngest. She choked on something and we still aren't sure what it was. So, I will hopefully have something for you all tomorrow. I just want to remind everyone that it is moments like this that really put it in our faces to be grateful for what we have. Say your prayers tonight and hold your family tight, because none of us know how long we have on this earth.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


We had an amazing weekend.  The whole family went on a trip early Saturday morning to meet my brother and his family in Menominee, to pick up a piece of equipment from Minnesota they picked up for us.  Between us we have five kids, and the six hour drive for each of us was extremely fun with a two and a half year old and eight month old..... But with a little careful planning it really isn't that bad.  We make sure that we stop several times to let them out in the fresh air and the older one to run around.  We got to play at a lovely little playground in Menominee that was right on Lake Michigan, beautiful view!

We got home about midnight last night, and had what is probably a normal night for us. This would involve wrestling babies into jammies, begging them to fall asleep, and then waking up a dozen times in the night to put the two-year-old back to bed.  I think that she might sleep walk.  I woke up at one point to her sleeping on our floor and when I tried to pick her up and bring her into our bed, she fought me off and climbed back into her own bed.... it is a wonder that any of us function in the mornings.
We had great weather today, it was almost 70 degrees.  For Northern Michigan that is great.  We had a lot of out side time, working in the yard.  I discovered that the neighborhood rabbits have been munching on my Burning Bush and fruit trees.  I am going to try some natural rabbit repelents and let you all know what works. 
My big girl was cleaning up her toys and layed down right on the floor to "just rest Mama", love my babies!  Have a great night, tomorrow I will show you all the dress that I am working on! 


Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to be starting this blog! I have had this in the works for a while, but I wanted to come up with the best name for it, which reflects its purpose.  This blog is for anyone that has the desire to go back to the way things used to be, more like things were for our Grandparents.  I have always been a little different from the people my age, I love to sew, crochet, garden, cook, bake, can, etc.  Being a 32-year-old that isn't the norm.  The girls of my generation rarely do most of the things on that list, and a lot of my friends can't even cook a simple meal.  I have a lot of friends husbands tell mine that they wish their wives could cook like me.  Well, I had a stay at home mom until high school, at which point she went to work so cooking became my job.  A lot of moms did not have/take the time to teach their children the art of cooking.  My mom was no gourmet cook by the way.  She in fact liked the heartier types of food.... you know the type that you can get fat on.... :) I still cook like that sometimes, but I prefer to make healthier food for my family.  I have always found joy in baking.  With baking you get to give people a gift.  I have yet to find someone that will refuse a fresh baked gift. I love to see the smile on someones face when you hand them a bag of fresh cookies!  I want to share the same joy with you all!  So, I will post more soon, I would love to have requests about topics so I can help you all get closer to your roots.