Author Archives: Sonja

About Sonja

I am a wife, a mom, a homeschooler, a Christian, a scrapbooker, a cook, a baker, a reader, and a thinker. I am many other things, too, that are not so easily defined. Right now, God has been calling me to be faithful in what He has given me to do – to be the best wife, mom, homeschooler, friend, etc. that I can be. In essence, He has told me to “bloom where I’m planted”.


Oh my goodness!  It’s 2016 already!!  And it’s ten days in – ALREADY. Ok, so I know I’ve done this before, but I’m going to try and start blogging again.  Not that I think anyone will read this, but more … Continue reading

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Update and thoughts

First, update on the chicken dinner – it turned out ok, considering I wasn’t too sure about the smell while it was cooking.  🙂  Everyone loved the chicken.  It didn’t need 6 hours, it could have stopped at 4, I … Continue reading

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Fabulous Dinner?!

Well, here goes … I’m attempting using my crock-pot again, in an attempt to feed my family better AGAIN.  Seems like I’m always failing on the whole menu planning, grocery shopping, saving money and eating well areas of my life!  … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells

No, we’re not renewing our vows or anything ~ yet!  😉  Summertime is here, and that usually means weddings … when we were in college, the first weekend after Graduation a whole slew of our friends and acquaintances got married!  … Continue reading

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Blessings upon blessings

What have you been up to so far this summer?  Our summer has been fantastic already, and it looks like it will keep being fantastic!  We’ve started writing down all the stuff we’ve been doing in a “thankful” jar so … Continue reading

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muffins gone wrong :(

Two mornings ago I made Cream of Wheat.  Cream of Wheat and I have a love/hate relationship.  See, I love to eat it, but the family only tolerates it.  I love to make it, but am usually trying to do … Continue reading

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Old Facebook Discussion

Ok, so awhile back, I asked these questions on Facebook – Why do Christians feel they have to act differently than non-existent stereotypes the world chooses for us? Have you ever run into a minister like the guy in “Footloose”, or … Continue reading

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Baked Oatmeal

My friend Mary, over at Barefeet in the Kitchen, sent me this recipe for baked oatmeal.  She is so awesome, she just wrote it off the top of her head!  I’ve tweaked what she gave me originally, to make it … Continue reading

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For real this time! (for sure!)

Okay, so here we go again … Jeff is awesome (as always) and has made it so all my old posts are here together.  🙂  He also made it so I can blog from my phone, a device I am … Continue reading

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Fox! He blends, doesn’t he? Thankful we were able to take this trip! I’ve been wanting to do more stuff like this!

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