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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Daddy, Daughter Project

Zac has been working on the second planter bed for our yard, but today he added the finishing touches on the first big planter bed, with Felicity's help. 

Zac had added posts, made from our last year's tree trimmings, up the center of the whole bed.  Today, he drilled multiple holes in each post.

Then, Felicity thread wire through all the holes.

This is her proud face.  She was excited to be such a big help.

And here's her concentration face.

And this is just her being cute.

Now I have a husband and daughter made trellis to grow beans on.  So, naturally, I had to plant some beans (oh, and some tomatoes, eggplant, basil, zucchini, yellow squash, calendula, cucumbers, gourds, and greens too).  Its been so warm here, that I decided to just plant the seeds straight into the soil, instead of starting them inside.  We'll see how that experiment goes.  We are awaiting the rain to start any minute.


  1. That is so sweet to see. You are both awesome parents. Wonderful to see the time that Zac makes for his kids. Priceless!

  2. such a sweet photo set from a such a sweet project to share! Love that hair of hers!

  3. Oh Wow! Seriously you can actually plant now - wonderful...It will be almost another 2 months before we can put seeds/plants into the ground without risk of frost! We are so anxious tho...we just planted some spinach and tomatoes indoors, on the kid's window sill...we shall see.

    1. I can't imagine having to wait another 2 months! I'm so sorry! We'd love to live where it snowed a bit, and where land was cheaper (so we could buy some) but God has definitely taught me contentedness through this urban homesteading endevor, as I realize what a wonderful growing area we live in. We may not have land, but we have an amazing climate!