Myre – Big Island State Park a Southern Minnesota Gem!

Some of my best childhood memories are of my parents, two sisters, and I loading up in the family van and heading to any number of Southern Minnesota’s State Parks. Now as an adult with a family of my own I love being able to Explore Minnesota‘s State Parks through my …

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The Lovely, Kelly Gau Studio

Our new favorite place in town is Kelly Gau Studio! Kelly has a natural God given talent for not only bringing out the lovely in her art, but is also able to teach others how to make lovely pieces as well! Naomi lives and breaths art, I’m fairly certain that colors …

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Tyden Farm No. 6 the Past with a Touch of the Present

We had a delightful day at Tyden Farm No. 6 in Dougherty, Iowa.  As we drove into the driveway the property owners, Ted and Judy Pitzenberger, greeted us with warm welcoming waves and smiles. We were welcomed into the front of the barn, which is now used to welcome guests as the …

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It’s more than about Christmas…

Mark and I watch as our kid’s get wrapped into the excitement of Christmas baking, presents, and the thrill of the holiday season. We watch and we groan as we watch and listen to them and none of what we see and hear seems to be about Jesus. We wonder …

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Taking responsibility not the blame…

This morning Titus rushed into my room as I was getting our room picked up and announced that Maddie had stuck her tongue out at him. I asked him what I usually ask, which is have you talked to Maddie first. See, I want them to get into the habit …

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When she wiggles…

Maddie is seven and half years old and she finds it almost impossible to sit still while we are working on flashcards, reading, history, anything that requires her to sit. I have been working on Maddie focusing and paying attention. But, what I found was asking her to sit and …

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How much to teach…

Maddie and I have both been looking forward to this school year, this year we are discovering and exploring United States History. We have been excited to learn about successes, failures, successful relationships and failed relationships. We are excited to learn how different parts of the United States became founded, …

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