After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Happy, Belated, Epiphany

Zac was working out of town on Epiphany, so we pushed it back and celebrated yesterday.  We had a WONDERFUL evening..... one of those evenings where I just wanted to hunker down and stay in that moment, just us 5, forever.

The kids had a fun time making their crowns.

They loved wearing their crowns and marching their wise men through the house while singing "We Three Kings."

Then they opened their stockings, much to their delight!

Look at this poor baby!  He was feverish and just so pathetic.  We're hoping he's just working on his 2 year molars.

Monster trucks are very big in our house right now.  I'm dealing with it ok.  :)

And now, FINALLY, our three wise men have completed their long trek to their Lord.

You can see last year's Epiphany here.


  1. Hi Jenny! I love your nativity scene - where did you get it?
    I can't seem to leave comments on your posts that have 1 comment - it's like the "post a comment" box is missing. I did notice however that you have a reply choice on already posted comments! Please tell me how you did that. It is the one thing that I have always wished Blogger would start doing - having comment reply choices - does that make sense?

    This next comment belongs on your Jan 23rd post:
    Wow - you are a trained school teacher, and unschooler and a waldorf inspired homeschooler! Impressive! I hear you about curricula - I know so many mothers who seem to wing it quite well, but not I. I need a little guidance:) We really liked Gr. 1 Christopherus, I'm finding Gr. 2 Christopherus a crazy amount of work/activities if I was to do it all. I also find that I have to tailor it to our values and biblical views. I guess that could be with lots of different curriculum. Keep us updated on your success findings regarding curricula :)

    1. Patty-Jean, I think the nativity came from Christian Book Distributers. Not the sturdiest thing though, so I don't let the kids play too much with it as its our only nativity. I'd like to make them a peg doll nativity by next year that they can fully interact with and won't break. I did nothing to get these reply boxes. Blogspot just did it. I think they did a few changes b/c I was having trouble posting comments on other blogs too, and now I can, and now there are these comment reply boxes. Maybe they'll just pop up soon on your blog too.
      Yes, I'm a trained public school teacher. I'm not a trained unschooler (is there even such a thing?). I just naturally lean towards waldorf and unschooling. But yes, I need the guidance/accountability of a curriculum. I looked into Christopherus and though I love waldorf, I think I really need a Christian based keep me on track. Logan would totally click with waldorf education though. I guess I just don't want to count out the Bible based curriculum idea before trying a few. I like the thought of having the Bible incorporated into a lot of the curriculum, instead of doing a secular curriculum and adding in a bible program. Right now I'm looking into Sonlight. I downloaded a 3 week sample and I plan to try it for those 3 weeks and see how it goes. We won't be able to do it all b/c we won't have their readers, etc.....but I think it'll give us a good enough taste....I hope.