Welcome to Kentucky Sketches, the outlet for all my musings about life and motherhood and homeschooling and whatever else may come to mind!
And just to help you come to know me a little better…I am a follower of Christ first and foremost — an undeserving and ever-thankful recipient of His grace. I’m also wife to an incredible man and mom to four crazy kids, doing exactly what I said I would never do — homeschooling! I love reading and writing and rummaging through forgotten treasures at antique stores and flea markets. (I never met a vintage alarm clock I didn’t like!) Coffee gives me daily sustenance and Coca Cola is my a-little-too-frequent splurge. I am fascinated with all things American Revolution even while I find my greatest writing inspiration in the wordiness of classic English writers.
Surely my blog title gives it away, but in case there’s any doubt: I’m a Kentucky girl through and through. I have my roots in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, but I’m raising my brood in the knobs of our fair commonwealth, all the while trying hard to do honor to my humble heritage; one of love for God and family, hard work, and integrity.
This is my handsome hubby and the man my kids call Daddy. He was born in Hawaii, raised in Texas, and brought into my path in Pennsylvania. Sometimes I’m still not sure how we ended up back in Kentucky, but it happened. And I’m pretty happy about that. Anyway, my husband is a preacher, barn hauler, sound man, and self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Secretly, though, I think he aspires to be a farmer. Maybe someday…
Polly Wolly is our precocious firstborn, the one who has ushered us into all the ups and downs, (and more ups and downs…and rights and lefts,) of parenting a teenager. She is all about shoes and accessories and reading and reading and reading.
Doodle is our homebody and resident artist. She’s probably one of the most thoughtful and selfless children I’ve ever met, but I have to remember not to let her sweetness fool me! She can pack a real punch where her brothers are concerned!
Little Man has the busiest mind and the squirmiest body I believe I’ve ever seen, yet he has a way or snookering you in with that winning smile! He’s exhausting to body and spirit, but I wouldn’t change him for the world. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen that smile evoke another in someone else!
Peanut is our youngest. This little boy possesses more imagination than a fiction-writers’ convention and more energy than a dozen of your average rowdy boys. Put together, those two characteristics are enough to make our house a very, very exciting place!