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Because Yarn is for more than Crochet….

If you happen to be over on our Welcoming House Facebook page, or even on my Handcrafts page, you would be seeing some fun new crochet animals I have been working on for Spring events coming up, and for filling up my Etsy store later in February. Actually, one of the fun things I have [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Adoption, Craft, Kid Fun, To Wear|Comments Off on Because Yarn is for more than Crochet….

And then they turned SIX…….

You know, its funny when I look back. For some reason when we brought these adorable beautiful, curly headed Littles home I never envisioned them finally growing up and deciding it was time to lose teeth and learn to read, to be able to ride a bike without training wheels, or jump rope with each [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Adoption, Faith|1 Comment

Choosing Thankfulness….

It is November. And what does that mean around here? For us, as a family, we devote a few minutes each day to talking about the many things that we are thankful for in our lives. I strongly believe that teaching your children to find the extraordinary in the every day things fosters a spirit [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Adoption, Encourage Me, Faith|Comments Off on Choosing Thankfulness….

Are you my REAL mommy?

I knew it would happen one day. I guess in my heart I was just hoping it would happen when they were a little older and would be able to understand a little more when we explained it. The other day we stopped in at an old favorite restaurant, where the seven year old daughter [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Adoption, Encourage Me, Faith|8 Comments

Back to A “New” Normal…

What a crazy six months it has been around here. When I look at everything we were going through around Christmas time, and then again through the months of January - June, I just have to shake my head and be very very thankful that we are on the upswing of such a long year [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|Adoption, Encourage Me, Faith|1 Comment

A Simple, Sweet Sunday Post………Meet Kodie

For many of you wondering why in the world you are getting updates from The Welcoming House on Sundays, a first for me, it is because I have accepted a challenge this month to post every single day of the month. While it has been challenging for me as a blogger and writer, and I [...]

By | January 19th, 2014|Adoption, DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, Homesteading|Comments Off on A Simple, Sweet Sunday Post………Meet Kodie

Rainbows, Rabbits, and Family…

Good morning to you! I know I shouldn't be surprised at how when you take the pressure off of writing all of sudden your mind comes alive with all the ideas you want to share with your readers, LOL! I have been writing things down and will be posting as the mood strikes. We have [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|Adoption, Encourage Me, Faith|Comments Off on Rainbows, Rabbits, and Family…

Ten Ways a Mom Makes a Home—from the Sweet to the NOT-So-Sweet…

Hi Everyone!   A little late in putting up the post today due to technical issues, but you all will understand. In bouncing off of the Handy Hubby's idea from yesterday,  about how a man makes a home.. .I just thought I would share my top ten ways a mom makes a home around here.....tongue [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|Adoption, Challenge Me, Encourage Me, Faith, Strengthen Me|Comments Off on Ten Ways a Mom Makes a Home—from the Sweet to the NOT-So-Sweet…

How a Man Makes a Home……A Handy Hubby Perspective

You get a real treat this morning. The Handy Hubby, in all his awesome glory, is volunteering to share his perspective on how a man makes a home......and how important he is in the whole process. Of course, being a woman, I could come up with a zillion ways, but to have this moment in [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Adoption, DIY, Encourage Me, Handy Hubby's Corner|3 Comments

When Mother’s Day Hurts to Celebrate….

Good morning, everyone. I feel compelled to write this post this year, perhaps because I have grown more comfortable with being transparent with my readers, perhaps because as I grow up a little more I realize that keeping silent about personal pain does nothing to reach someone else who is walking through it at the [...]

By | May 10th, 2013|Adoption, Encourage Me, Faith|16 Comments