Mixed Emotions

64 Degrees North | Kim Lowry Photography

This handsome boy graduated from his nursery class (for kids 18 months to 3 years) today at church and moved in to the older Sunbeam class  (for ages 3-4).  It as bitter sweet for me to see him move up.  My baby isn’t a baby, he isn’t even a toddler, he is a pre-schooler now!  Where does the time go?  And while I am feeling sorry for myself because he is growing up so quickly, I am really enjoying the fun kid he is now and am excited about all he is learning and becoming.

And I guess I am feeling a bit about the new year in the same way.  I’m sad 2016 is going.  It was a great year!  Our Epic Adventure was incredible, and we learned and grew so much as a family.  It’s hard to say good-bye to a year with so many good memories.  One more year means my kids are a year older, Jarom will be moving out in 2017, and another hole will be added to our family.  But, in spite of everything I’m mourning, I’m also really looking forward to the new year and all the new possibilities it holds.  I’m looking forward to growth, learning, and new opportunities not only for me but for my kids as well.

Life really is a magnificent adventure………… I just wish my emotions didn’t always have to be so mixed up about everything.


Hey, Good Lookin’ What Ya Got Cookin’

Moments 178-179

Last week, Logan wanted to make biscuits,right before it was time to go to piano lessons.   I told him he could make them when we got home to go along with dinner.  Mya was so thrilled to help him and told me that she was so happy to, “have some dough of her own”.  I thought the homemade biscuits would go along great with the bean soup I was making for dinner.  Well, for  some reason my pressure cooker, which can cook beans in 30 minutes as opposed to 3 hours, wasn’t working correctly, steam and bean juice were shooting out all over the place.  I shut it off before the lid could blow off and shoot beans all over the kitchen.   Without, the pressure cooker the bean soup wouldn’t be ready to eat until around 8 o’clock.

I broke the news to Shawn that we  had nothing for dinner and he said he would take care of it.  He called in an order for pizza, ran over and picked it up, and we had biscuits and pizza for dinner. collage biscuits1 collage biscuits2

While he was out picking up the pizza Shawn stopped by the store and got the ingredients for a recipe he had seen posted on my facebook page one night.  I looked up the recipe for him  we had “Apple Pie Bites.”  for dessert.   MMmmm,  mmmmm,  mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.  Are they ever good.  (recipe here).  We added whip cream to ours and of course that added to the yummyness.  collage apple dessert


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