Lots Going on Around Here!

Lots Going on Around Here!

There are so many things I haven’t caught you up on since April ended.  That was a really crazy month for us with me doing so much traveling and James wrapping up tax season.

1. Our daughter Hope is graduating this year.  She has worked really hard to finish all of her school and be done with it.  She’s not a natural student, so I think she’s looking forward to having time to do some things that are more of her own interests.  We are not having a graduation ceremony.  She didn’t care about it and we couldn’t find a good time to do it, so we’ve decided to take a little trip instead.  That fits her personality better.  But we will send out announcements.  Here’s the picture we are using….she’s a beauty!

2. Speaking of traveling, I’m planning a few simple summer trips:

*In June some of my daughters and I will head to Kansas City for the One Year Adventure Novel Summer Workshop.  If you have a budding writer, this workshop is fabulous!  We went last year and my kids were so inspired that we can’t wait to go again.  I’d be glad to answer any questions about it if you think it’s something you might want to do.

*Most of us will be attending the Teach Them Diligently Marketplace in Houston in July.  I don’t know if my whole family will go since we have the farm animals to tend to.  But it will be nice to also visit with my parents while we are there.  If you’re going, please let me know so we can meet!

*In August I will be heading to California for a women’s retreat in Rancho Mirage, CA.  I will be the keynote speaker and I am super excited!  If you are in the area and are interested in attending let me know and I can email you more information.

3. We’ve got new products in the shop and more on the way!  I’ve added Mason Jar Straw Lids with Acrylic Straws for the kids.  We did a fun photo shoot last weekend for those and my boys clowned it up for the camera.

4. Lastly, I have a great series coming up about siblings.  I get so many questions asking how we did it….our kids get along so well.  So I am working on a 6 part series starting in June on that subject.  Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your family!


  1. Ypur daughter is lovely….she looks just like her momma! 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to read your sibling series. (!!)

  3. She IS beautiful!

  4. Congratulations Hope! She is so pretty.

  5. Looking forward to this 6 part series!! I am home schooling four of my own and interested in anything that will bless my day. Thank you for sharing!

  6. What a great summer you have coming up! 🙂

    Congratulations to Hope. What a beautiful girl she is! And I know she’s a beauty inside and out.

  7. Hope does look like you! Beautiful!

    You do have a lot going on and it all sounds like good, good stuff!

  8. She is so beautiful!!!

  9. Congratulations Hope (and her parents!) our graduation celebrations have always been family style BBQ. No pomp and circumstance, but that does not take away from the importance of the milestone. Enjoy your trip!
    It will be an exciting summer in your family. We’ve heard such a great things about that writing workshop. Friends have attended and gained so much from it. Maybe one of my younger guys will be interested in a few years.
    And love the pic from the straw photo shoot. Your boys are such dolls (don’t tell them I called them dolls, ok?) You are a blessed woman and you bless us – thank you for sharing your family with us.

  10. Hello Lisa,

    I love going to your blog you always make me smile or laugh and some days I just need that. I do have some questions about the adventure novel if you have a min.. Please email me if you do. Thank you, Denise