It's hard to believe that we are still blogging after 2 years. When I first began this journey, I was focusing on writing and possibly creating a book about how to live sustainable and off the grid. Since then, we have done many projects, but our biggest project was our adoption and becoming a family … Continue reading Living a Sustainable Dream’s Second Anniversary
During a beautiful sunny weekend in the month of October, we made our traditional family trip to Hickey Farms. This year we decided to pick out pumpkins for baking instead of the culturally accepted jack-o-lanterns. We love harvest time and celebrating the harvest of our garden as well as getting into the spirit of canning, … Continue reading Harvest Festivities: Creating New Family Traditions
Father’s Day was great. I didn’t have to do chores, and I was served my breakfast and coffee. My son presented me with a cup of coffee and a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup. He then brought out a box of his Legos and said I could play with them that day, watch the news, or … Continue reading Happy 1st Father’s Day
Thank you Mark and Kirt for making Mother’s Day a day I will remember for a long time.
What a great gift – No chores for Mom today.
I woke up to my husband, Mark, saying, “Do not worry about the morning chores, Kirt and I have this.” When I came out of our bedroom, I was greeted with “Happy Mother’s Day!” and was asked by my husband if I wanted to have a cup of coffee. My son proceeded to tell me that I could do whatever I wanted today, like read my Bible, do crafts, read a book, play games, and my son said that I could even play with his remote control car outside if I would like. I had been hearing my son and husband the past few days talk about “Mission Mom” and now I was beginning to see the mission.
Bringing a cup of coffee to Mom. What a great helper he was with Dad.
I read my Bible while they finished…
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April 3rd is forever declared Webber Forever Day. We received the final court documents signifying our son is officially adopted. His new middle name is Josiah and last name is obviously Webber. Josiah has a duel meaning; it means God heals. Not only is our son going through a healing process through the adoption, but … Continue reading Webber Forever Day
It feels like I have lived a year within the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was celebrating my parents 50th anniversary on the Big Island in Hawaii. My credit card was shut down because I couldn't pass the company's security questions when I called to warn them I was in Hawaii. Last … Continue reading A year within a few weeks…
I have been a Mom now for a little over a month and I am loving it. As I was looking around our home, I noticed that there are now three of things where there were two: Three pair of “muck-luck boots”, three hats, three pair of work gloves, three bikes, three bath towels, three … Continue reading Three is a Magic Number
During the month we were waiting to bring home our son, we decided to keep ourselves occupied with homestead projects. Here's the list... Create a secondary water system for the orchard Dig trench 2' deep x 25' long, build box, and install electrical wiring for the secondary cistern pump Restore Krista's grandparents' Adirondack chairs and … Continue reading Preparing for our son
This weekend my wife and I are putting the final touches on the house before we travel to Oregon to meet our new adopted son. We have never met before, and have not been allowed to talk to him via phone or Skype, which seems unusual. All he knows about us is what the social … Continue reading Our new son is coming home?
Living a sustainable dream is finally starting the next stage in life and that is starting a family. We have been trying to have children without success for the past ten years and decided it was time to look at other options. Being a teacher in the school system, I see many children who had … Continue reading Living a Sustainable Dream is Expecting!