Pure Joy!


Kids are fun!  They love to laugh and to play.  It comes so easy for them.  Living in the moment and having a blast. I love it.

Recently our little family went sledding; it was a beautiful sun soaked day.  The snow was fresh and the sled hill hadn’t been used enough to be muddy.  It’s safe to say that we all had a great time.  We were only out for about an hour but what an hour!  I can still picture my oldest son coming down the hill, beaming, loving life.  I can hear the giggles and excited exclamations.  No amount of money could buy a better afternoon!

Sometimes I wonder why we buy so much.  Why we go, go, go?  Really the simple things are so much better.  Will my son really feel deprived if he has fewer toys than some other kids?  No.  Our stuff obsessed society may buy (excuse the pun) that but not me.  So bring on the sledding, rain puddles, pillow fights, forts, and tickle monsters 🙂


I want to give my kids the gift of me, my time, energy and attention.  That’s what they really want and deserve.  Those little rugrats are a blessing and gift from God and I am the luckiest woman in the world.  What is your favorite activity to do with your kids?



About Mandy

Woman. Mom. Wife. I cook. I clean. I'm a wanna be foodie. Enjoy photography, art, and books and I think in order to survive you have to laugh...a lot! Jesus is the love of my life and saviour of my soul. My husband and sons fill my days with more joy then I could have ever dreamed of. I'm a reluctant inventor and fledgling small business owner. My kitchen floor is always dirty.

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  1. Welcome back! 🙂 It’s been a while. 🙂
    Sledding sounds like fun. We haven’t had snow here much yet. 🙂 My oldest is almost 3, so we just kind of hand out. Lately he plays “trucks” and “drives” around. You know how some kids play they are dogs? Well my son is a truck. It’s SO adorable. 🙂 I like to watch him, I love to hear him talk, his expressions and all. He is such a sweetie. 🙂

    Amen to “Those little rugrats are a blessing and gift from God and I am the luckiest woman in the world”

    My boys are a blessing. While hard at times, the Lord has brought me closer to Him also in the process,and I can’t imagine life without these little guys. 🙂

    • Hi Sarah! It has been a while 🙂 Getting the Kanga Boo stuff together has taken every moment of my spare time. Stopped by your new blog. It looks great. I dislike setting up blogs, websites, and all the other social media stuff so I am in awe of other peoples sites that look good. It’s a talent!

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