You may be wondering where I've been for the past three weeks. I apologize for leaving without scheduling any posts or telling you I wouldn't be back for awhile. On the last day of April, our family left for a homeschool conference. We were there for the weekend, then came home. The day after we got back I packed my bags and left for CYIA (Christian Youth In Action).

CYIA is a two-week training school on how to present the Gospel to children. The first week is lots of classroom work. The second week you go out and teach groups of children. During the time there, you learn to trust entirely on God. And these past few weeks have drawn me closer to Him. It is all so worth it. Saturday was the graduation and commissioning banquet. I was sad at the start of the two weeks to leave home, and I was sad at the end of the two weeks to leave the training.

My time at camp was good. It was a growing experience, a time that I will always remember. But, it is so good to be back into the open arms of family again.

The spring weather shifted into full summer heat while I was away. When I came home, I ran from thing to thing -- from the kittens, which have grown so much, to the flower bed I had left with sprouts and returned to grown flowers. Each little remembrance of the farm was a thrill; little green strawberries and a flourishing garden, farmilar places and objects. Then came the unpacking, which was carried over to yesterday also, along with freshening up and airing out my room.

my sister is so pretty

All in all, it's so good to be home.  


  1. love this. and yes. you're forgiven ;P

  2. Your photography is so wonderful. Sounds like you had an amazing two weeks! It's great to have you back :)

    Abbie /// XOXOX

  3. You're doing CYIA? My good friend Sonya was just at training recently and she's going to be doing lots of camps this summer! That's really exciting that you got to do that. I'll be praying for you that you'll really be able to use what you've learned to make an impact on kids!

  4. wow, sounds like you had fun. those pictures are gorgeous, too :) good to have you back!

  5. Sounds wonderful, and beautiful photos. Forgiven haha! xx

  6. That sounds so great! I know what you mean, I am a home body and don't like to be away from home for very long. That kitten is getting so big! I remember seeing a picture of it when it was so little!

  7. sounds wonderful! and it's good to have you back :)

  8. Glad you had a wonderful time! :) glad you are back home :) Miss you and hope to see you girls soon! love you!!

  9. I love following your blog. Your photos are amazing and you are extremely talented :)

  10. Sounds like an amazing thing to learn. Cool pics, by the way.