May 26, 2020
I started this blog nine years ago to document the happenings of our family. It was important to me to capture the memories and also share what we were doing so others could brainstorm similar ideas that fit their own families. It was a way for all of us to engage in mutual encouragement as we worked to love our people well.
Pinterest picked up a few of these of these ideas we’ve shared and they’ve gone “Pinterest viral” so to speak. I thought I’d share three of them with you.
1. Turning 13: A Meaningful Way To Celebrate A Son
This post is about what we do when a child in our family turns the page into the teen years. This child goes on a “walk” and encounters family members along the way who encourage, give gifts, and speak wisdom for the road ahead. It’s been one of our very favorite traditions.
2. Sixteen Surprises for a Sweet 16
This post is for the sixteen year old. We set aside a day, come up with 16 fun ideas, and execute them throughout the course of the day. It’s a great way to mark this special birthday in a creative way.
3. Crockpot Amish Apple Butter
This post has been pinned more times than any other. I’m not sure if it is because it says “crockpot” or “Amish” but either way thousands of people have made this recipe and report back to tell me how much they love it. This recipe is a part of our our annual “Apple Day.” We peel apples, put together pies, crisps, and make applesauce and apple butter.
There you have it – my top three posts on Pinterest. I hope they encourage you, even in the slightest way, to