Crack knuckles. Sit and stare at computer. Take sip of coffee. Close eyes and think. This is harder than I thought! I suppose I'll start off by introducing us. But I'll probably delete what I type a thousand times before posting it. In the past, every time I have ever started a journal or wrote in a diary, I only made it a few days. Then I would look back on what I had written, blush with embarrassment, contemplate the horrific humiliation had anyone read what I wrote, rip out all the pages, and shred them by hand lest any curious passerby find them in the trash and read them. And here I am posting my life and thoughts for anyone in cyberspace to find! GASP! ....Here goes nothin'.We are five and we are fabulous. I am Elle, married to wonderfully handsome and helpful Jay. We have three children: Bug and twins Dee and Bex. Bug is a toddler who won't be boxed in; she is an outdoor-lovin' tomboy who loves to be pretty in purple. Bex fits the stereotype of "boy" with gusto. He's solid and robust, reflective and goofy. He smiles easily, and loves to eat, poop, and sleep. Dee, in contrast, is much higher maintenance. She's small and delicate, likes to be entertained, and doesn't take kindly to being ignored.
I think we have a dog and two cats.... Yes, yes I'm sure of it. (Sleep deprivation makes the lesser-cared for members of this family fade to a distant, foggy memory).
We are a family that loves to be together. We are a family that's ever-growing and learning. We are a family that doesn't quite have it all together yet, but we're joyful. We are a family that knows how blessed we are. We love eachother and we love God.
John 15:19 (NIV) If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
What We Do
We're a composting, rain-water-collecting, clotheslining, organic-backyard-farming, organic-food-eating, reusable-bag-toting, backyard-chicken-raising family that strives to put God first in everything we say and do. (Is there a political party for that?)