Glorious Age 8

It seems this leg of our New Zealand journey has bull-dozed to a climax in the last three months.  Three years of planning, purging, uprooting, traveling, camping, adventuring, struggling, rejoicing all bottle-necked in October/Novemeber/December of 2013. And right in the midst of the intensity of that time our Precious little Aspen had a special day … Continue reading

Saltine Toffee

I gotta tell ya… this recipe is… WOWZA! (but first a pre-cursor) As we journey toward greater health and venture deeper into traditional-eating territory, I may, down the road, feel bad about posting recipes like these… Not because it contains an entire block of butter… NO… that is the GOOD part.  Sincerely!  Butter is actually … Continue reading

He’s Here!!!

I cannot tell you how EXCITED we are to publish this long-awaited post!!! It’s our Absolute Pleasure to introduce you to LUKAS BEAU SCHAD our 9th baby… born at 9:09 a.m October 4, 2013 Rangiora Maternity, Rangiora New Zealand weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. What an Incredible Gift!!!   We are THRILLED that … Continue reading

The Stuff of Real Life

…in today’s case… LICE. Yup. We have just had our first encounter with the pests. And although something inside tells me I’m “supposed” to be quiet and shy about the subject, I cannot. Because this is the Stuff of Life that I need others talk about freely so that I can more easily navigate through … Continue reading