t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Sunday Insights: Lots of Love

Happy Valentines Day and Lots of Love and Kisses to all!

My little Booey Valentine

There is certainly enough love to go around in our house!

With Callista's dress I tried to avoid the "gaping" neck which plagues Ellery's.
I tried to grab a few shots on the way to church of the dresses I did get finished! Hooray! Check that off the New Years resolutions. No one ever wants to sit still to take pictures.

Two years ago Brent gave the girls these "hot air balloons" for Valentines Day. Since then it just wouldn't be the same without them!

Unfortunately Callista's found its way into the tree. (This is fortunate for me, because actually these things last for months. I have to find ways to secretly pop them!)

Brent is monopolizing his gift to me "Approaching Zion" by Hugh Nibley. I am just a couple chapters into it but it looks to be a great book. Very provocative. It is a collection of his talks, dealing with rejecting Babylon and moving towards Zion. Basically it is about not pursuing the enticing things of the world like money and power. I like Nibley. He is a tonic to put me to sleep at night ;) with his immense scholarly complexities, and at other times a hard-hitting, wry, tell-it-like it is orator. Unafraid to speak the truth, even when it wasn't popular.

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