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Bonnie Rush  Simple & nourished living β€’ homeschooling 3 β€’ real food advocate β€’ iPhone only β€’ San Diego, CA 🌿

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They had fun, I promise. I'm hopeful to spend many many years here making memories with my kiddos.

I'll always think of my Dad when I ride the Jungle Cruise. It was his favorite when I was little. I'm hoping to see him back on it someday. πŸ’›

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When your backyard chicken's eggs match your yellow tulips. That's good food right there. πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Also, does anyone have a trick for making scrambled eggs in a pan that doesn't have a non-stick coating? I've tried everyone and have not found success! I want to do away with these pans once and for all.

I asked the boys to take over my work so I could get my hurting body in the bath. They were so helpful and I'm thankful for the time we've worked side-by-side so they can learn how to serve. PCOS and my other health troubles can do a number on me sometimes! I don't really speak of this side of my life; the chronically ill side. It is the side that still can spend time laying down all day because my body is fighting to conquer weakness. My husband is 2 weeks into a 3 week trip and travels quite frequently, which always makes it tough to have rest time. Plus, there have been so many difficult things happening here at home to make things even harder (the rats are BACK, despite the new roof! 😭, solar people nagging, and realtors constantly offering to buy our house). Pretty much every one of my friends has a husband that is home every night, so it can be quite isolating at times to be without the support and help I need. We did leave the military to avoid all of this, after all. πŸ˜œπŸ€” There are many things happening outside of these IG squares that are not pleasant and quite overwhelming. I know some of you are struggling with these same isolating issues. You are doing great! You are strong! I love this community here that will rally to support someone in need. I choose to post the images that bring hope and joy to myself during those difficult days, as well as a reminder of the blessings amidst trials. May you find hopefulness in your day, a friend's shoulder to shed tears on, a friend to laugh with, bone broth on your stove, and a Savior who bears your burdens with you. πŸ’›

On Monday, Faith made her Aunt Ellen (@oodalollee) a lemon meringue birthday cake with homemade lemon curd and candies lemons from our πŸ‹tree. The cake matched the tulips my mom gave me for Mother's Day. πŸ’› #missfaithinthekitchen

Plus, there was a VERY therapeutic and cuddly bunny hopping around to enjoy. I might have forced it to sit on my lap during dinner. #theseasonalbookclub

We had a lovely "East of Eden" #theseasonalbookclub this weekend. The night was filled with thoughtful and creative touches, as well as plenty of meaningful conversation. I'm thankful for this sweet community of ladies! Thanks, @eringuthrie, @thespiritedwife, and Mandy for a lovely evening. βœ¨πŸ’› Also, congratulations to every lady for finishing that ENORMOUS Steinbeck book!!!πŸ˜†

My people. πŸ’›

It's been a full couple of weeks, but the transplanting is happening anyway! The rats ate a LOT of my seedlings. 😩 I have been really encouraged to spend necessary time working in the garden after seeing pollinators flutter and buzz by all the time. I feel like I'm fulfilling my part for the earth and not just participating in a hobby. Whether children, neighbors, friends, land, or animals, taking diligent care of what we are given is a huge part of our calling before God here on earth, I believe. Do you guys feel the struggle between experiencing the blessing but also maintaining the difficult task of caring for living things and people?! Whew. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Today, we traveled to Paris through Hem and "A Movable Feast". πŸ‡«πŸ‡· #assembly04

Jack was supposed to make cutting boards to sell but our saw didn't cooperate. So, plan B was these strawberries he transplanted with me several months ago from shooters. The timing ended up being perfect since they were starting to make little babies and it's a great way to celebrate springtime.πŸ“ Sometimes you just have to roll with it! #sdhandicraftfair

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