We’re Back … in more ways than one!

Hello friends,

We are back! We needed some time away to work on some personal healing in this household (thus the lack of blogging this week). And now we are well rested, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world (or at least our enormous pile of laundry). We even found our first blooming flowers of the season … talk about hope restored! There were MANY seemingly endless days of Winter that left us disbelieving that spring would ever come again. Daddy thought it would be romantic for him to pick me some … and it was …

I have been working on getting some of my finished crafts & clothing up on Etsy. I am very excited, but also a little nervous. It is always an ego risk to put yourself “out there” in hopes that someone will like your work enough to actually pay money for it. I am hoping to have several items posted by tomorrow … and will provide links here … so please come back for more info.

Halis has started a new project that we are all so grateful for. He is rebuilding our modest side porch. No more tripping over loose boards. No more dogs scratching at the door to come in (it will be enclosed & gated now). No more wood rot. And easier on fragile knees, as the drop will not be as high as it has been (you’re welcome Dad). Thank you Halis/Daddy.

And we all found some time this weekend to do a little “riding”. The kids think this is the greatest activity in the world. *Disclaimer: Before you look at the following photos and think that I am the world’s worst Mommy … please KNOW that my kids DO wear their helmets when riding. These photos were taken in our yard when Daddy was parking the ATV … and helmets had already been removed.*

Today’s Gratitudes ~

We are grateful for : calm minds, warm hugs, silly card games, lifelong friends, new friends we have yet to meet (but we are coming to see you in CA soon – you know who you are), luscious brown skin, full bellies, yellow flowers, clothes that fit, soft rain and green trees.

Lots of Love,


Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.