Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Tea Set

Well, maybe a few words are needed....
This was given to me for my birthday from my sweet family.
A tea party is in the works :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cookies...YUM, Cookies!!!!

Susanna ate her first cookie last week....
She stole it right out of Madison's hand!!!
Now this is the child who ~hates~
baby food....

But obviously, she loves,
What a little stinker she is!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

15 Passenger Vans

Our (family) van, next to, THE VAN!

You know we own a 15 passenger van, and have for the past 12 years.
It's roomy, and well, roomy...
And let's just face it,  it's the transportation of  most large homeschool families.
Our Ford van drives smooth, and gets us where we need to go....
And who cares about looks or gas mileage, since that's really not an option when you need something that can haul a big group around.
Then we saw this at Wal-Mart......

Oh, this is it!!!!!!
you know, the van of all vans....
4x4, brush guard,
BIG tires,
and a Cummins engine!
I could hardly believe it my kids called a 15 passenger van~ COOL!
OK, this was no ordinary van and I'll have to admit, it was impressive...
I wouldn't mind driving it ;)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Girls in Pink

 Ruth Ella...AKA Ruthie
Mary Ann....AKA Mare-Mare
These girls are a mess....
They sure keep life at our house fun!

I love them to pieces!!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sights from our February snow....

This was our BIG snow of the year.....
we enjoyed it snow much ;)

 Mary Ann's first time in the snow!!!

 Carrot eating and sharing.....

Ruthie attacked the snowman chair....
poor guy never had a chance, she ate the whole nose!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Eating Crow

Eating crow, well, plain and simple it's just NOT fun! It can be very hard to choke down, and often times it feels as though it's completely impossible to digest!

It seems as of late I have had several meals of crow. You know I'm thinking I should have learned long ago to not say "never"....well, I guess I didn't learn! I haven't had to partake of the whole crow, more like a nibble here and a nibble there, either way it's not tasty! My pallet and stomach are screaming.....
"I hope you have learned your lesson now,
 please don't subject us to any more crow!"

Over the course of the past year, we have encountered many changes....
With the change of life seasons, I began to see that one can't live a life of
"I'll Never" !
I boxed myself in by using those words,
which in the end gave me crow to eat~ Yuck!

Where am I today after the crow feast?
I'm grateful for the humbling crow eating experience,
however uncomfortable it was....
I'm different today and I'm happy to be free from the bondage that
"I'll never" placed me in.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blogging....Keeping it Real?!?

Blogging is something over the past few years that I have come to not just enjoy but love. I started out blogging to help family keep up with our happenings, over time it grew into more. I found a group of friends in the blog world and over the past almost 5 years I have met some of these friends face to face...and broken bread in their homes. What an unbelievable treat that has been. I have always tried to be real on our blog, yet, knowing that some things are, well, just for our family.  You know, our family is made of flesh, we the parents and our children are sinners... thankfully saved by His grace. Lets be real we live in a fallen world, and it's a battle daily not to succumb to temptation....for temptation is all around lurking and waiting. This is where the keeping it real comes into play. My hope is to always be real, to write what the Lord places on my heart....not what I think man will approve of or be entertained by, because I feel at times I've done just that, shame on me!

This blog has always felt like "home" to me, some where I could share my heart and ramble. It was a good fit, so to speak. But now it's doesn't feel as much like home as it once, I'm praying about this. In the past year so many things have changed, the seasons of life are truly ever changing. I have had very limited amounts of time on the Internet due to our move, so blogging has been sparse. I had once thought of closing down the blog all together, but after much prayer and talking with Arthur I don't fell that's the answer. In many ways I think a blog name change would make this blog feel more like home again. I love The Munck's Quiver, it is part of who we are....But our lives go much deeper than that. There are a board spectrum of topics I would like to chat and share about, for the few that are still here reading.

For now my hope is to catch up on all our birthday parties, our new to us country living, and home building. I want people to stop by here and feel at home, be encouraged, and see a "Real Family" living life, walking a journey of the unknown, but placing our faith in Him. We have shortcoming and we're far from perfect, we are real ;)