Thanksgiving Dinner: Farm to Table Style ?

Thanksgiving Dinner: Farm to Table Style ?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ?

FROM BROOKS AND JIL of FOR THE LOVE OF JOY BLOG,

JACK, ANNABELLE, LAMBIE, AND ALL OF OUR FARM CRITTERS.

MAY YOU HAVE BLESSING UPON BLESSING AND

THANKFULNESS IN YOUR HEARTS TODAY AND EVERYDAY.


Let’s make today fun and light shall we?!? I am sharing a farm to table style setting live from Brookview Farm in Goochland, VA! This farm is chock full of history and doesn’t disappoint in views, that’s for sure.

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The Pursuit of Thankfulness

The Pursuit of Thankfulness

I am not going to pretend to be an expert at thankfulness. I can say I’m pretty good at being an optimist and full of joy, but it’s hard to be thankful.

God expects nothing less. As righteous & blameless as this puny human would love to be, I’m still made of flesh. And because of this, thankfulness requires an enormous amount of effort on my part. It takes a response that can only be intentional. Read more

Infertility: Our 10 Year Anniversary

Infertility: Our 10 Year Anniversary

This month marks a whopping 10 years that we’ve been waiting for our little bundle(s) of joy. That’s 10 years of waiting and wondering. Years of trying countless avenues with which to get pregnant (I mean how many can there be, right?!?!). Exactly 10 years ago, we fearfully and yet excitedly stopped all of our birth control and started dreaming of what was to be. We thought in a mere few months we would share the news that we were expecting our first. Then, begin picking out the nursery patterns, learning about diapers and poop and the arterial like spray of urine that comes from a boy {sigh… boys will be boys}, and stressing over daycare options. Read more