Sunday, December 26, 2010


  Is Santa real?  My five year old son Ethan has asked this question a few times over this past Christmas season.  For most people the answer would be a simple yes or no.  But for our family it is a little more complicated.
  My husband grew up not believing in Santa.  While I grew up believing in Santa.  My husband appreciated knowing the truth and empowered because he wasn't "lied to like the other kids."  I am happy to have grown up with the magic and mystery of Santa.  I remember waking up in the morning and running out to the living room and seeing what Santa brought my siblings and me. 
  And even though I believed in Santa as a small child I knew the true meaning of Christmas and we are teaching that to our little ones.  If you ask Ethan why we celebrate Christmas he will tell you it is to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  And he will even tell you Christmas eve is Jesus birthday eve. 
  I love the imagination that Ethan shows me.  He told me he believed Santa was real and then asked how Santa gets into our house since we don't have a chimney.  I asked him how he thought Santa might get into our house.  He paused for a moment and then said Santa must cut a hole in our roof and then he fixes it before he leaves. 
  What kind of mom would I be to burst this bubble about Santa?  We will have to see what the future holds in regards to the Santa debate.  But, Christmas morning there was a plate of cookie crumbs and an empty glass of milk on the kitchen table.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Starbucks Fusion Coffee 2 for $6.50

Amazon has a great deal on some Starbuck Coffee.  You can buy a two pack of the following coffees for $6.50.  Starbucks Natural Fusions Ground Coffee, Cinnamon Flavored, 11-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2) or  Starbucks Natural Fusions Ground Coffee, Vanilla Flavored, 11-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2) 

*First click on the link above and place your order.  You will get free shipping if you have Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom. 
*Second Place your order.
*Third enter the following coupon codes at check out.  FUSIONC5 ($5 off) and STARBUK3 ($1.50off)
Enjoy your Coffee!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Are we ready for more goats?

Well I opened up this blog account a little while ago thinking sometime in the future I will have something to say and some time to write.  Thinking of something to say is easy.  My life is busy and full of surprises.  Between the kids, the animals, and life in general something is always happening.   If that something is interesting…well that is up to the reader to decide.  Finding the time to write is the biggest challenge. 
I haven’t spent much time outside on our mini farm since the birth of my son Luke in September.  My husband likes to say I have kept myself cocooned up in the house.  So needless to say, I haven’t spent much time around the goats, chickens, or dogs.   With my husband leaving the house when its dark and getting home after its dark he hasn’t been able to see if our doe goat is showing any signs of going into heat. 
Well today when I went out to the mailbox to mail some cards I notice that our goat, Sage, was extra talkative.   So I called the hubby and asked where the buck rag was.  For those of you wondering, it is a rag with the scent of a male goat on it.  I needed to check her response to the stinky cloth to find out if she was in heat.  She seemed pretty excited about it and tried to take it out of the jar.  So hopefully she is in heat and we can get her bred. 
Now I am thinking to myself, how in the world am I going to be able to milk her next spring.  Luke is going to be 9 months old.  Hubby tells me to just put him in the stroller and I reply, “It is not that simple.  Ethan and Hailey will have him pushed down into the gully before I even get Sage on her milking stand.”   Well I guess I’ll cross that bridge when we get there, but maybe I should take advantage of this opportunity and ask for an Ergo Baby Carrier Black with Camel Lining for Christmas.