What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, April 08, 2011

Ordinarily Me

The last time I did an "Introduce Myself" kinda post, I had TWO children. Doubled that now, so I figured it was high time I updated my own summary page.

SO~ for newbies, stop-byers, or my wonderful Renaissance regulars~ here is a rundown of the very ordinary girl taking up residence at Renaissance.

I AM...

~ a Mother of four

~ Wife to one

~ Child of God

~ Teacher of children, mine

~Everyday Chef

~Aspiring Farmgirl

~ Maker of Messes

~ Reader of good books, big and little

~ Seeker of moments

~ Gatherer of Harvests

~ Laundry Hanger-Outer

~ Snailmail sender

~ Fabric stitcher

~ Joy finder

~ Treasure hunter

~ Creator of... creations

~ Waterer of children and gardens

~ Writer of Words

~Kisser of BooBoos

~ Planter of seeds

~ Flower arranger

~ Every(single)day photographer

~ Singer of songs

~ Bedmaker extraordinaire

~ Canner of food

~ Crocheter of yarn

~ planner of parties

~ Try to be Optimist

~ Seeker of all things unnoticed

~ Playmate


~ Baby Sniffer

~ Flower lover

~ Hopeless Romantic

~ Contemplator

I am REBECCA, here me roar.

My husband Matt enraptures me; his kisses are the fuel that keep me going.

Our love gave birth to joy. Four times so far.

Joy named:




We lead strange lives to most modern American families, (we have COWS for goodness sake! and I won't even mention the HOMESCHOOLING! egads!) yet we wouldn't want it any other way. It is all rather delightful really.

Except when I have to haul five gallon water buckets from home to barn a half dozen times in two feet of snow. (just sayin'.)

I have been known to make my children do crazy things in front of the camera for the sake of a good challenge.

I have been known to do crazy things myself in front of the camera come to think of it!

I have many good intentions that never get done because instead of being productive, I am blogging.

I will never give up desserts or feel guilty about eating them. Though, I probably should.

I have a good hair day once every three years or so.

Matt only calls me "Rebecca" when I am in trouble, the rest of the time he calls me sugarbear. I love that.

I *LOVE* quotes but can never actually quote anybody without botching it up horrendously. I hate that about myself.

Though I have confident airs to the unsuspecting, only my husband knows the insecure little monster that takes up residence 24 hours a day.

I fail miserably at being who I want to be/ought to be more often than not...but I am still trying.

And through it all I am forgiven.

And this blog is where I write about it ALL...... every last bit of it. WITH photos.


Thank you to all of you who share in my joys and encourage me in my struggles. This blog wouldn't be half as much fun without you. So thankful for you all.


Bonnie said...

Thats why we like ya :0>

Alida Sharp said...

love your photos! just stopping in from the UBP and it is so great to meet you and your family.

I am your newest follower and am eager to read more from you!

joy & blessings, Alida

Regina said...

((((hugs)))) I appreciate keeping up with you on your blog so very much...even though I don't respond very often.

Leah said...

Every reason you listed is why I love this blog, and as I have said before, I probably would not have ever started blogging (which I love) if I had not found yours years ago.

Thank you Rebecca.

(And I too will never give up desserts or feel guilty about eating them.)

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - trying to visit all on the link for Christian blogs by the end of the day (but I'm not going straight down the list so I still have quite a few to go!). I'm #73 (Being Made New - http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on that list; I hope you might be able to pop in at my place sometime soon.

Unknown said...

I absolutely ADORE those blueish flowers in the fishbowl shaped vase! What are they? What a neat post, Rebecca! :)

MameyJane said...

So may reasons why you're the first blog on my roll that I check to read every day! You're awesome!

LaVonne said...

Love it! I am glad I found your blog. I am doing last minute late night UBP11 partying.

I hope you and your lovely family have a blessed weekend!

BTW, love the photos!!!!
Long Wait For Isabella

Jaya P said...

love the photos and your "myself" . though i do half the things you do, i'd never write about them with half as much clarity and grace, thats why i follow your blog.. to get me more into the 'grace' mindset. thanks for blogging, even in the midst of such busyness.

Catie said...

Loved reading this! :) Your pictures are beautiful! And, Holy Canned Goods, Batman!!!! ;) That's awesome! How do you DO IT ALL!? :)

Rebecca said...

Amy~ Those flowers are called bluebells and I believe are sometimes called cowbells too. I found huge patches of them last year while going walking---right near our house in the woods! I had never seen them before so I looked them up.

The unopened buds are purple/pink but turn blue when they open and they are amazingly translucent and soft in real life. Very fragile looking. Pictures just don't do them justice.

Dee @ Start Dreaming said...

LOVE your photos... love following you around in your little world too. Thanks for keeping us updated though!

And actually... I think I found you through a blog hop last year and it might have just been THIS one. Heh...

Take care!

Full of Grace said...

You are all that and more!

Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias said...

Stopping by from UBP, haven't had much time this week to look at different blogs because we have lots of new farm babies here. We have cows too and we homeschool. Love all your pictures!


Jinger said...

I don't comment much... just preferring face to face, but I did want to say that I get so much from your blog. I would rather be a neighbor who could pop over and glean from you, but since Florida doesn't so much border your area... I'll have to just peep in from the blog. :)

For those who don't want to live like the typical family in our culture, it is a huge support to see your compasion and convictions expressed here. Though I know your blog is for your own family record, it is strength building to others (my family).

We live on a college University campus - my husband directs a dormatory, so we are far from our dream of a farm. It is a delight to visit yours often.

And lastly, I wanted to thank you for some of the home education resources from last year. I ended up getting The Well Trained Mind and have enjoyed it so very much. It was incredibly helpful in tweaking our school days.

TerriG said...

Hello and so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely, and unique, just like your family. Love your photos, I see why you need the disclaimer, they are so tempting, even for us Christians who read the Word. Let Him who stole, steal no more. But what I really want to ask is, can we come to your house for a field trip?
~Terri G.

Anonymous said...

Love it! :) And this blog--why I keep coming back, though I rarely comment. Blessings to you!

Mrs. Rebekah S.

Abigail said...

This was a photographic feast.


Unknown said...

Did I write your blog?? lol

I am sooo looking forward to digging deeper on your .com You sound like me, which can probably be good :)

I blog sporadically at www.carronhefner.blogspot.com