Tag: family

Easter Sunday Side Dishes

Easter Sunday Side Dishes

We love getting together as a family on holidays. Most of the time, family members will bring the same dish year after year. It’s the dish you look forward to – tradition. Once in a while, we will bring a new dish to the table,…

2019 Family Portraits ​

2019 Family Portraits ​

Happy One Year Anniversary to Mother Hen Five! We are so honored that you came along for the ride! Our family has grown quite a bit in the last five years, we’ve added a few sons-in-law and many grandkids. Christmas photo cards have become quite…

Fall and Family

Fall and Family

Fall & Family

Fall is one of my favorite times to bake. I love anything apple or pumpkin. We were having a family get together so I decide to try these pumpkin cookies for the first recipe of the season. I found this particular recipe on Pinterest on TwoSistersCrafting.com

Everyone loved these cookies.  This one will go in the family cookbook!

We all were working on getting our parents, (grandparents and great-grandparents) home ready for the winter.  Families should work together.

We enjoyed a chili dinner (hot dogs for some members of the family – AKA Jordan) and the pumpkin cookies were for dessert.

Enjoy spending times with family and missed those that couldn’t be there.


Vacation 2018

Vacation 2018

We had a great vacation this past week.  Our last with Olivia before she entered college.  It is a sad part if life when your children leave home either for marriage, college, missions trip, etc…  But knowing they are in God’s will for their life,…

5 Easy Steps To a Family Vacation

5 Easy Steps To a Family Vacation

Who doesn’t love to get away and go on vacation!  Some of you just fainted!  If the thought of a vacation overwhelms you, read on.  People plan a vacation in two ways:  You “plan” or say, “whatever happens, happens”. When you say, “whatever happens, happens”, chances…

Life Lessons 101

Life Lessons 101


Death & Life

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
1.”To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”


Solomon just gave us what life is all about.  Sometimes we can control some of these things, other times, we cannot.

One thing we know is that God is in control. Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”


The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die”.   This past month as been a month for life passing into death.  Both of Ken’s parents went to be with the Lord.  It was actually quite sudden, even though they both had health issues.

They were such good examples in so many areas for their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and everyone they came in contacted with.

  • faithfulness
  • courageous
  • kind
  • loving
  • respectful
  • responsible
  • brave
  • funny
  • hardworking – and so many more!

Timothy 4:12 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”


We are expecting two new grandbabies this year!  We are so excited! We want to be all those qualities to our grand children that Ken’s parents were to their grandchildren.

Read Natalie’s Blog Post Here!

Read Kimmy’s Blog Post Here!

One things is certain, life is short and we don’t get second chances.

1.God – God wants us to love Him with all our hearts.  He is a jealous God when we let other things interfere with Him.

2.Family – Love your family and spend time with them.  The older they are the harder it will be to do things with your children.

3. Others

  • church ministries – teach a Sunday School Class, Jr. Church, Nursery, work day, special events, etc . . .
  • community – Volunteer for clean up day, parades, special events in your town, etc. . .
  • missions – Give to missions, send missionary packages, write them letters, go on a missions trip, etc. . .

There is something in our lives we can always improve on!


P.S.  Update on “Weighing In” in next post!