Bits of A Simple Life

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." J.R.R. Tolkien


October 20, 2014

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I am thankful for this morning, quiet and peaceful.


I am thankful for the weekend.  It was full of family, projects and worship.


I am thankful for the caffeine that sits in front of me, helping me to wake up and look forward to the day.

I am thankful for the food that gives me nourishment so I can start the day off strong.


I am so thankful for the week that is beginning.  Fresh, new, full of wonders and new experiences waiting to happen.


I am thankful for my family, and the joy they bring to one another.


I am thankful for this blog, and the community that is being built all over the world.


What are you thankful for today?  I would love to know.



October 16, 2014


This Week in my Kitchen-Casserole Making

Joining Heather From Beauty that Moves for her weekly kitchen blog hop.


This week I was busy creating casseroles to place in our freezer.  It seems that full school year schedule is upon us, and making dinners everyday is not part of the schedule.  I want to make sure there is no excuse to eat out!  Waste of money and health.  We have so much from our garden and chickens, so I made egg casseroles, eggplant lasagna, my husbands favorite casserole (which is also what it is called), macaroni and cheese, the list goes on and on.  We are stocked up through October and then some.  On the days casserole will not be served, I have plenty of ingredients for soup which is so perfect to have this time of year.

I look forward to seeing what you all are doing in your kitchens!



October 15, 2014


What are They up To?


I knew the minute I saw Middle and Little Bits with rakes that it was not for work.  With so many leafs on the ground, how could they resist the temptation?  On this day, the sun was shining and bringing warmth to the ground after a very chilly night.  And there they were with rake in hand pulling the leafs closer into a big pile.  Even the dogs were anticipating the fun about to take place.  And I could not resist the urge to go and take pictures.

These two bicker so much, but on this day, they put their bickering aside to laugh together.  This is why we homeschool, to bring our family closer together in love and laughter, to come together as a team.  Some days are better than others, and this was a great day.

Hope you are all enjoying your fall weather!



October 11, 2014

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My Sleepy Child


(Sleeping at the dentists office.)



(Fell asleep on his sister in the car.)

I think growing is getting to my youngest boy. Middle Bit plays hard and does everything so passionately, that when he sits, he seems to just fall asleep.

All on or all off.

He is really active playing soccer, going to mixed martial arts, cub scouts.  Not only that, we do have school, and on Tuesday we call it hobby day, he cooks pastries.  This is his goal in life to become a pastry chef.

He is such an amazing boy, and I am tremendously thankful to have him, in his busy moments as well as these sleepy moments.  He will always be my little boy, and I think when I see him sleeping, I think back to when he was a little baby in my arms.  Time does fly and change, but love never changes.

Hope you are all enjoying all of your moments this weekend!




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