Kidneys

Today my dad reminded me it’s been 11 years since he got a second chance at life with a new kidney. His exact words, “New life… New kidney.” He’s extremely grateful, as we all are. I mean, we didn’t think my dad would make it this far. I was planning a life without my dad….

Mother

As Mother’s Day is soon upon us, I wrote this two years ago and I still feel all of it. I still think of the family in WA and grieve parts of my own extended family at times. If you are feeling any of this, I want to say that I SEE YOU. I FEEL…

One Less Thing

You guys… I cracked the code to making bread in Illinois!! 🎉 I was basically taking a break from bread making, because it was not turning out since we moved here. One more thing I “lost” on our move…😭 Seriously, read my previous post about all the things I lost in this move to the…

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday… He is risen! This week was my absolute favorite. Thanks for looking and sharing this journey with us. ❤️ Today was filled with Easter egg hunts, a feast, and my youngest little boy’s first birthday. ❤️ With honest intentions, Krista ❤️

Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday… We started the day with TWO Easter eggs at breakfast that were filled with a piece of paper towel and a rock symbolizing Jesus being in the tomb. Originally, I planned to do a resurrection garden with a group of ladies here in IL. Due to the shelter in place, I…

Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday…✝️✝️ There were many heavy lessons today. It was… emotional. I don’t understand what is so “Good” about today… At times, I thought this was maybe not appropriate to teach a preschooler. I mean, the brutality of it all is absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking. There were moments that brought me to tears…

Holy Thursday

Today is Holy Thursday… This lesson was fun, rich, and left my heart heavy. As we are trying to feast, I can’t help but feel sick to my stomach for what is to come tomorrow. I feel sad because though Jesus knew something was happening soon, He was taken so many years ago for the…

Holy Wednesday

Today was Holy Wednesday or “Spy Wednesday.” It was a sad day for me to recount the moment Judas betrayed Jesus. It was a hard concept for Lucas to grasp. We counted out 30 coins and talked about how sad it would be if I decided to sell him or Mike for those 30 coins….

Holy Tuesday

Today was Holy Tuesday! ❤️ We learned about Jesus teaching his apostles after cleansing the temple. I taught Lucas how to make a bird feeder, and he took the knowledge he learned and taught Mike. It was a great way to show the story of what Jesus did so long ago in the flesh. Lucas…

Holy Monday

Day 2 of Holy Week! 🙏🕊️🌴 Today was filled with discussing what Jesus did once He got to Jerusalem. We made a craft showing Lucas what the temple was used for when Jesus arrived. We talked about how selling things would be silly to do inside church these days and what we do when at…