9 month update – Story Capri

9 month update – Story Capri

baby girl turned 9 months yesterday. she's scooting backwards, she's babbling, she's grabbing everything and holding tight, she's shaking her head "no", she's playing peek a boo, she's taking two naps, she's sleeping through the night, she's eating solids three times a day, she's nursing and taking bottles with my pumped milk, she's sitting up, [...]

prepping the compost + weekly chores + NEW CHANNEL

prepping the compost + weekly chores + NEW CHANNEL

oh, hey there. if you're into youtube videos on beginner homesteads, PLEASE support us. we just started our channel: Steady Faith Steady Home. sharing our journey as we make our homebody dreams come true! I feel so much more productive at the beginning of the week. It's truly amazing. Monday I think I prepped and [...]

today we unschooled.

today we unschooled.

I spy with my little eye, a precious 2 year old is his element.  stone never cares if it's cold or raining outside, he just wants to go "ouch-side." i try to do independent play daily, and when the weather is nice, it makes things much easier. but on a rainy day, I'm more reluctant. [...]

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

yep. after living here for almost a year, we are starting our first garden. things to still do: research the best method for our raised metal garden beds research food that can grow starting in May research and find local plant starters we can accumulate from locals and friends find time to garden . . [...]

my 33rd birthday

my 33rd birthday

the birthday recap on the blog is always so fun, because it's sharing when we do all the fun things on purpose. with an excuse. with happy moods and calm spirits. with flexible schedules and lowered expectation. with surprise texts and calls. well, surprises in general. with spontaneous songs and giggles. it's the best. yesterday [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

BEST JOB I'VE EVER HAD. it's not lost on me how sacred and important and fragile the mother-child relationship is. I cherish each day I get to walk in this role. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful people!

Story is 2 months old!

Story is 2 months old!

Story is our sweet angel baby. She endures the screams, cries and pouncing of her brother while giving us the sweetest side smirk there ever was. She's sleeping in the snoo in our room with stretches of about 4 to 8 hours at night. Last night, to celebrate being a big 2 month old girl, [...]

Stone is 22 months old!

Stone is 22 months old!

Yup. two more short months until my first babe is TWO. He's quite my sweet character - making me laugh all day long. He's a whopping 28.4 lbs of pure emotion and passion and chill. He's cautious, a good listener, yet feels so big that sometimes he outbursts in a way that we don't understand. [...]

28 weeks.

28 weeks.

28 weeks. Third trimester. To my sweet baby girl. I feel you wiggle and kick and dance all day long. I love how much you want to be known and loved, even in the womb. I pray you always know how much we love you but even more how much God loves you. He knit [...]