Life in Lape Haven
Making Grandma's Lime Pickles: Life in Lape Haven. While it might seem light just a recipe for making and canning lime pickles from cucumbers, learning my great-grandma's recipe for sweet and tangy lime pickles from my grandmother is a special inheritance that connects generations.

Making Grandma’s Lime Pickles

Growing up, family gatherings at my maternal grandparents’ farm were always packed-house events with plenty of love, laughter, food, and volleyball (it’s kind of our family sport). Grandpa and Grandma raised five children in their three...

Life in Lape Haven: Honing My Mommy Skills

Honing My Mommy Skills

On Sunday, I earned a small feather in my “mothering” cap, a little mental badge of “Way to Go, Mommy!” There was a moment Sunday when I was not only surviving, but I was dominating this adventure of parenthood. It felt pretty great. We were...

Life in Lape Haven: Embracing the Moments of Mom Sadness

Embracing the Moments of “Mommy...

He held my hand tightly as we walked into the school. Neither of us knew where anything was or where we were supposed to be, but we were on this adventure together: Kindergarten Open House. How was it that my little guy was big enough to be...

Life in Lape Haven: Tried It Tuesday - Zucchini Pizza in a Pot

Zucchini Pizza in a Pot

I love having a garden. Being able to go outside and pick what you’ll have for dinner is awesome and so fun. However, when everything comes on at once, it can be tricky to eat it all up before it goes bad. This year, hubby, our boys, and I...

Life in Lape Haven: When God Says Start a Blog

When God Says, “Start a Blog”

Obeying when His plan makes you say, “Wait…what?” I was preparing to upload a picture to Facebook one day last fall, when I realized that I had more to say about the picture than I could really put in a simple caption. That was when God...

Life in Lape Haven: Going "Naked" at the Water Park - How Being a Mom Has Given Me More Confidence as a Woman. Summertime means water fun and swimsuits. Not most moms favorite attire. Moms, it's time we just forget our insecurities and dive into to having fun with our kids.

Going “Naked” at the Water Park

How Being a Mom Has Given Me More Confidence as a Woman Summertime is a wonderful season. The sunshine and warm temperatures mean my boys are eager for picnics, exploring parks, being outside morning until night, chasing fireflies, and playing...