3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."

Friday, October 17, 2014

The new hair do...

Once upon a time, just a few days ago, a little girl allowed her two older brothers to cut her hair. She had golden locks of curl that went past her shoulders. She decided one day that she did not want to have "purties" (a.k.a barrettes, hair elastics) in her hair anymore. Mom would daily brush her hair, if not twice a day, and with the tangles and hair accessories it was getting to be too much for this four year old. So, the five year had scissors from his kindergarten craft assignment and he suggested to the little sister that he should give her a hair cut. She kindly agreed. He nicely trimmed up the back side making it into a "bob" of some sort. Then the scissors went to the seven year old brother, who did not want to miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to get in on the hair fun. He decided that "bangs" were in order. Bangs much like his! At the completion of this hair appointment, which was given in the bathroom, they decided that mom should be surprised with this joyous event. Needless to say, the four year girl stood back apart from the brothers as they announced there was a surprise. The girl stated, "I don't think mom will like it."  Mom saw. Gasps inspired. Consequences given, apologies made, and forgiveness extended. It will grow, right?

Life on the Bailey Homestead moves on!

Friday, October 3, 2014

4 Years old!

My sweet Hannah is 4 years old now. It happened on September 20th, but I realized that I hadn't put anything up on the blog. 

This girl is a true delight! A few adjectives to describe our Hannah are friendly, caring, playful, nurturing, devoted, kind, outgoing, smart (she's reading 3 letter words now!), and joyful

Thursday, September 11, 2014


That word, "refreshing," is how I would describe the changes that have happened the last few days. I'm not sure how many of you follow this blog, but it is my desire to update on family life, kids pictures and the "happening" that are going on around here more frequently through this blog.

I have deleted my Facebook account this week! I was tired how much of a time sucker it was and something needed to go. So, I decided FB was the thing. For the most part, I don't miss it! I'll miss the updated pictures and pregnancy announcements or news that people have sold their house. But, I'm hoping that I can connect with people face-to-face MORE or even over the phone.

My family taken on our July vacation at Gooseberry Falls 
as we ventured up north to Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Toboggan & Outdoor fun!

Over the New Year, my dad brought us Baileys a restored Toboggan he had gotten 
off of Craigslist. He did the restoring and yesterday we enjoyed the fun!

Mmmm, eating snow and snowball fights
Me (Krista), Micah and Caleb trekking up the hill


 Micah getting ready to snowmobile in the backyard....he's growing up so fast!

  He is such a responsible kiddo

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

God's Faithfulness

Reflecting on this passage this past week:

Lamentations 3:21-27   (NKJV)

21 This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sledding Party and Caleb's Birthday

 On Friday, January 24th we celebrated Caleb's 5th birthday! What a joy and delight it is to have Caleb. He is silly, quiet and noisy at times. He is thoughtful and observant of ALL that goes on in our family!

We had our Joy Homeschool Group over for a day of sledding and birthday cake. What a blast! There were 5 of us moms with 16 kids amongst all of us! Here are a few of the pictures from our day of enjoying this winter weather. 

 Playing "King of the Hill"
 Going down our sliding hill
 Here goes another batch of kids!
 Moms and kids
 Brianne with Hannah and her daughter Mary
 Caleb's chocolate birthday cake!
 Our homeschool friends watching
 A chess game was going on between Will and Nevaeh
 Mary and boys having a nerf gun battle
Later on that night, Caleb opened his gifts from us! What a day full of fun!