About Us

We’ve been married since March of 2005. Some times it feels like we’ve been together forever. But there are other days when we kick ourselves for not having this marriage thing figured out yet. In the end, we are simply two sinners in desperate need of God’s grace. A little grace from each other doesn’t hurt either.

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Those five little kiddos make us so happy. But don’t get me wrong, life is definitely not all roses and there are plenty of times that they drive us crazy.

We try to take our task as parents very seriously, we’re sure you do, too. The privileged of bringing up these five beautiful (and highly rambunctious) children is definitely a tall order. We thought we had it just about figured out with our first, but then our second was born…then our third…then our fourth…and then our fifth. Whew, time sure does fly when you’re not sleeping through the night!

Joking aside, Tim and I know that it is our responsibility to train our children in the way God would have us and to be examples of godliness in their lives. Parenting with purpose is a whole lot harder then just letting them run the roost, but we know that the hard work we put in now will set the groundwork for a more joyful family in the future.

Tim and I both strive to make our family the most important thing in our lives, after our relationship with God. We both slip up from time to time, but we encourage one another to keep pressing on. Maybe you could use a little encouragement as well?

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Tim is a great husband and daddy! He is a true visionary and a very hard worker. He’s also an early bird and is up before the sun on most mornings. Tim has a heart for sharing his faith with others and would love to be involved in full-time ministry one day.

A few years ago, Tim discovered a passion for gardening. A year later our garden was actually double the square footage of our house! Since the beginning of his gardening adventure, Tim has been committed to learning more about organic and sustainable gardening practices. He is determined to garden on a limited budget and uses creative ways to get the most bang for his buck. I help out a little, but normally only when I can do it without getting too hot (I get cranky when I sweat). Tim loves to share about what he’s learning in the garden and dreams of having a little homestead of our own.

I love being a wife and mom! In my spare time (ha, what’s that?) I can be found elbows deep in what ever craft project I’ve recently discovered. I’ve done everything from sewing bridesmaids’ dresses to building bookshelves. I love trying my hand at new crafts, but I will admit that I have a difficult time committing to just one thing. These days, my projects are typically the quick and easy variety that can be squeezed into a nap time or at the most a couple of evenings. 

I also love blogging, sharing blogging tips and making printables for our kids to use in homeschooling. My background is elementary education, and I’ve always wanted to homeschool my children. While it has always been a desire of mine, this past year has shown me the reality that it will not always be easy. Although some days are rough going I love seeing my children grasp a concept for the first time and knowing that I was a small part of making that possible!

Together we enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Tim loves cooking. I love baking. And we both love eating. Over time our eating habits have changed to include more real foods and less and less processed “foods.” We are committed to taking care of our bodies through the things we choose to put in our mouths. This is definitely a place of growing for us, but we’d love for you to join in as we learn together.

All in all, we love sharing what we’ve learned from our successes (& failures) in order to help you save time and a few tough lessons along the way. 

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