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“This is holy work,” I begrudgingly reminded myself a day after returning home from a much needed couple’s vacation; a week of relaxation, sun, and reconnecting, and here I was now, again, changing my 13 year old’s diaper, my handicapped boy Lucas who was currently on his third bout of diarrhea in a month; so many wipes, diapers, hand washes, and missed school days – #buttwiperforever.
Continue reading “Holy Work: Being Obedient to the Call”

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A few days ago we told the kids that we had a surprise for them and to pack their bags for some fun!

They were excited – some of them handle surprises better than others (my bios become highly suspicious – like their mother – whatever; it’s character building), whereas, Ryan’s bios become the happiest clan of children in the whole wide world! There’s nothing they like better than a fun time and man, when they envision a good time, they go big.
Continue reading “In Search of Snow and Fun!”

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Alrighty!

 

Here are the waffles that we make ALL THE TIME at the Ronne house.  Our kids are up and at em early – 6:00 a.m. early, which about made me die when we first moved to Tennessee, but I have to admit, I’ve gotten used to the early mornings  (or I’m now 40 and don’t require as much sleep).  Whatever it is, these waffles are life savers.  They are easy, filling, one bowl wonders full of nutrition, and the best part of all?  They don’t require syrup which saves you (mom and dad) the hassle of needing to clean up (house and kid).  All of my kids love them.  One little factoid, I used spelt flour in the recipe, but you can adjust the flour to your liking: whole wheat, white, bread, almond, or use a combination of a few.  We really like the nutty lightness of spelt, and it’s a healthier option than white or bread.  Check the tutorial out and then go subscribe to jessplusthemess on YouTube.  Continue reading “Grab Em and Go Waffles.”

2017. What a year.  Some would say this was the year I lost my mind just a little bit.  Some would say this was the year I also found myself just a little bit.  2017 was the year Ryan and I turned 40 – which we each handled very differently.  It was the year we made some difficult decisions personally and spiritually.  It was the year of growth to say the least.  Here is our unofficial Christmas/New Year’s letter – affectionately known as The Ronne Recap.
Continue reading “The Ronne Recap – 2017.”