End of Summer, Blog Updates, and Random Thoughts

                Where did summer go?  Back to school already?

The end of summer vacation and the beginning of fall has always been bittersweet for me. It is difficult to send the children back to school, but knowing that fall is coming makes me extremely happy. The changing leaves, cooler weather, and pumpkin spiced everything are my favorites of the season.



And even though summer vacation was too short and it was not exactly beach weather, we still loved every moment of it.  Sunday was one of those days.  The sun was out and it was very comfortable to be outside.  The children spent nearly all afternoon and early evening outside playing.  We also were able to use the SB2K17 (Sap Blaster 2017) that my husband designed and fabricated.  It achieved boil through a test run of the system.  We are pretty excited about this upcoming winter and doing our own syrup on our property.

Collecting maple sap is a green, environmentally sustainable process.  The process of tapping maple trees, collecting the sap, and making maple syrup (one of the many uses of maple sap) is actually quite simple. It does, however, take some time and a willingness to get outdoors and experience this miracles of God’s creation.  We will be doing this as a family this upcoming winter.  I am excited for the many lessons and experiences we will be able to provide for our children and ourselves.

Snacky Dinner

At one point during our practice boil, I went and made us a “snacky dinner” as the kids call it.  Our snacky dinners provide us with a quick protein, fruit and/or veggie, and a sweet and/or salty snack. The kids love these because it is always different and we are usually not at the dinner table. This meal happen to be eaten lounging on the sandbox which is located next to the SB2K17.

Back to Blogging

Now that summer vacation is officially over I will be able to do more blogging and writing.  It is difficult to write when you have an endless procession of six children parading through your room when you are attempting to write.  Like a runner that misses running, I miss writing and as I sit down today it feels so welcoming as my fingers glide over the keyboard.

Even though my writing had slowed to a trickle during the summer, it wasn’t for the lack of not trying. Six children, being a help meet to my husband, and trying to manage the household and family affairs are my first responsibilities.  Writing allows me an outlet to equip, encourage, and educate women in their roles as wives and mothers. I consider this my ministry and it is something I am very passionate about.

So while my youngest is napping, the sun is shining, and all of my chores are done for the day; I am going to take advantage of this opportunity to do some much needed blogging.


Have a blessed day my friends….



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