Family Joy Blog Linkup #68

Family Joy Blog Linkup #68

I’m hearing sounds of  people saying their school year is winding down. For my husband, school is finally over. He’s been in college pretty much constantly since August 2010, except for the summer after he graduated nursing school. It’s been a long haul, but he persevered and finished, and has completed his BSN. As of now there aren’t any plans for more schooling,  although it hasn’t been ruled out. It could be a future possiblity someday, to go on for more. Don’t worry though, he already has started on the…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #67

Family Joy Blog Linkup #67

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7  Be at peace this day, and be blessed. Join us at the linkup party and share your posts that bring you joy! Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @ Sammy Approves: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Cristina @ Ava’s Alphabet: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Charlotte @ Pursue Your Project: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #66

Family Joy Blog Linkup #66

It’s been rainy here lately, which is good for the gardens I reckon, but it might be making the weeds to grow too! A kind co-worker brought me newspaper again this week for my garden weed prevention like I wrote about in Spend Less Time Weeding Your Garden. However, we have not implemented using it yet this year. What do you do to get rid of weeds in your garden? My kiddos started another swim class session. Both of them got to advance a level. We don’t do a ton…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #65

Family Joy Blog Linkup #65

Yesterday we got started on our new chicken coop! Well, my husband did that is. 🙂 We have 14 baby chickens right now waiting on that new house. Some are in our shed and the others are in a mini-coop outside. Our butterflies also appeared this week, but unfortunately all of them did it when no one was watching. The last two made their appearance during the night it seems. We already released the first three. If you would like to hear more about our caterpillar experience you can view…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #64

Family Joy Blog Linkup #64

What have you written this week that you want to share? Family Joy Blog Linkup is back for another weekend of sharing and fun! We appreciate those of you who come back weekly and if you are new, then thanks for joining us! This weekend was an event I’ve been anticipating, the local “chicken swap”! I brought home 10 new chicks. Four are Cream Legbar to add to the ones I’ve hatched once they are a little bigger. The other six are Speckled Sussex. I was disappointed that the day…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #63

Family Joy Blog Linkup #63

Happy Easter!  “He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Luke 24:6,7 NIV. I wish you a joyous Easter with your family and friends. And I also welcome you to join us again at Family Joy Blog Linkup!     Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @ Sammy…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #62

Family Joy Blog Linkup #62

It’s Sunday! And that means it’s also Family Joy Blog linkup time! I’m feeling quite a bit tired this weekend. That’s due at least in part to the hatching of our new baby chicks. Look for a post later this week about that. My two oldest kids were delighted seeing them hatch. I also recently ordered some other “pets” for them. But you will have to hear more about that later! It’s time to party!     Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #61

Family Joy Blog Linkup #61

It’s time for our Family Joy Blog Linkup #61! Here we are in April already. How is your spring shaping up? Are you diving into spring-cleaning and de-cluttering? Planting flowers? New projects that you are blogging about? Or maybe concocting new recipes? Whatever it is, we are appreciate you joining us to share. Please follow your hosts on social media and take the time to visit some fellow bloggers.     Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @ Sammy Approves: Facebook, Twitter,…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #60

Family Joy Blog Linkup #60

  So who is garden planting yet? Anyone? We need to till ours and get some potatoes in the ground. Have you made Easter plans for your family yet? We will probably be spending ours with extended family again. Do you have any favorite Easter traditions to share? If so, you are welcome to share them at the party. The warm weather and spring are here, and I would like them to stay. Who’s with me? Let us know what’s happening for you this spring! Now Let’s Party!    …

Family Joy Blog Linkup #59

Family Joy Blog Linkup #59

  I want to encourage everyone this week. Sometimes life gets you down, you think you don’t have what it takes, or you think you’ve failed. KEEP GOING! We’ve all heard it. Life is a journey. We are imperfect humans. Isaiah 43:2 says, “When you pass thru the waters I will be with you, and thru the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk thru the fire you will not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Be encouraged this week with whatever you are facing. So…