I’m in a season of choosing my “Yeses” wisely. In fact, the summer is nearly over, our son goes off to collage in just a few weeks and I’ve watched days turn to weeks, turn to months and those moments are slipping by. I don’t like it one bit because I feel as if I’ve let some intentional moments slip by in a hurry.
Unless I choose those moments wisely, build life into community and set aside time to embrace the little things, which always tend to be the big things, I blink and I’ve missed out on the most important moments,
So I am saying “yes” to building community and going deeper with my kids and “no” to the things that won’t make a difference one year from now.
I’m hosting a gathering of friends this week. Those are the moments that I cherish: catching up, sharing life, acknowledging that life can be messy, yet we are all in this together.
I don’t want the busy-ness of life to get in the way of saying “yes” to those things. When my friend asked if we could do a going away party at my home, I responded, “I would be thrilled, but it’s a crazy week and I won’t have time to do all the food. I can do drinks and a few snacks.”
There’s freedom in just putting your expectations out there. So, we’re having a play date lunch/going away party potluck. Everyone is pitching in on bringing the food and I went into “15 minute party planning mode.” I want things to be special, but acknowledge when I can’t do it all. [Read More...]
Our family eats a lot of chicken breast and our family eats a lot of carbs. I started playing around with this recipe when I was eliminating various carbs from my diet, but my family still wanted meals packed with their favorite flavors.
Since we tend to eat pizza more than I’d ever care to admit, I knew that using our favorite pizza toppings, plus blending them with this great lean protein just might be a hit.
Since then, I’ve used this base recipe, added, subtracted and just had fun using whatever favorite toppings we had on hand.
If you love mushrooms, add them. We love onions, so I use two. If you hate green peppers, don’t think twice about kicking them to the curb. This Chicken Pizzeria is yours to experiment with and once you do, let me know your favorite flavor combination.
Every morning as the sun shines through our french doors, I sip my morning coffee, remind myself to begin each day with a grateful heart and think fondly on my power tool wielding son.
As a little girl, I remember spending time in my grandpa’s woodworking workshop. It was always packed with projects in all stages of completion and he’d share stories about how his grandfather taught him.
I didn’t appreciate the legacy of that then, but I sure do now. Out of all his many grandchildren, it was my eldest brother who learned my grandpa’s handy ways. On our homestead, my brother lives next door to us, and out of the 19 cousins/children who had the opportunity to learn woodworking from my brother, no one took him up on it…until this past year.
Yes, that gorgeous swinging bed is finished and has been the hit of all our gatherings. Our #2 son sought out the power tool wisdom of my brother and gained the DIY bug. I’m so grateful because I am reaping the benefits of it for a few months before he heads off to college.