Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fort Rock Mother/Daughter Retreat


Earlier this fall, Madisyn, Felicity and I attended a Mother/Daughter retreat at Fort Rock Family Camp.  This was my third trip to Fort Rock and I just can't say enough good things about the whole experience. If you know anything about our family, you know that we love to do things that involve the whole family. Fort Rock is wonderful for that. The entire family can visit and work and play together.


One of families we met at family camp last year was also in attendance. We bought some wonderful handmade soap by the girls. We're years away from thinking of creating as many wonderful soap variations as the Runyon family, but Madisyn and I might have to try our hands at making some goat milk soap this winter.



Of course, we did all the iconic Fort Rock things - archery, shooting range and even tomahawk throwing. Who knows, if we attend a few more times we might be able to get all the arrows in the target {archery and shooting 22s with a baby in a Ergo requires extra skill}.

The highlight of the event was the workshops. Michelle, Jana and Jinger Duggar and Nancy Newport brought wonderful sessions on strengthening our Mother/Daughter relationship. Michelle and Nancy are both wonderful Titus 2 ladies. I really wish more older and younger ladies would try to learn from each other. These ladies that have raised faithful, Christian adults without rebellion have so much to share.


I have to say, Michelle Duggar is just as sweet and wonderful in person as she is on TV. It's too bad she doesn't do home visits ala Super Nanny style. I would be first in line to sign us up!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Culinary Cutie



 One of the best things about having older children is their abilities to be independent. Madisyn has turned into quite the little baker. She's a kitchen whiz. You never know what she's going to make next!



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils

Back in the spring, I was invited to an essential oils class. I had been looking for a class to attend for quite some time. After doing some research, I determined that I felt most comfortable with Young Living essential oils.



Young Living's Seed to Seal method gave me great confidence in their company. After using essential oils over the summer, I was very impressed with my success. I am now a distributor for Young Living. I would love to have you join me on my journey to improve my health with more natural products.


Hickory Fest Fun




Today the girls and I visited Hickory Fest. Some good friends organized the festival and we wanted to check it out.



We started off visiting the vendors and played a game at the 4-H booth. Liberty and Mary Claire each won a pair of disguise glasses. 



After we dropped off some food for the local food pantry, we found the mini tractor pull was about to start. We had never watched a tractor pull, so it seemed like something to check out. 




While we waited for the excitement, was played around with the glasses a little more. 



When the tractor pull got to the non-stock engine heats, things got exciting. 




I hate the boys missed this!




Friday, March 7, 2014

March Flexi of the Month - 15% off 2 days only!


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