Welcome to Called to the Top, where His Calling is Our Passion;
Where we hope you will be inspired to live above the status quo,
driven to a life lived fully, and encouraged to thrive at the top.
Our Outdoor Life
I was thrown back to the decade before when we first started packing babies into the mountains to hunt.
I reminisced of all the years since. The memories blurred my eyes.
Now, 10 years later, she carried the gun, her hand in her daddy’s…
Along for the Ride
We do the hard thing of packing up our kids, slowing down our steps, and taking them with us because hunting is about so much more; it’s the memories made, the lessons taught, the laughter heard and the tears wiped as challenges are overcome and success is celebrated.
I Am a Woman
I Am a Hunter
Many women hunters thrive on being told how tough they are and that they can be “one of the guys…”
I do not do it to be tough or to “be one of the guys” …
because I am not.
I am one of the girls.
I am a woman.
And I am a Hunter
This is My Classroom
A place where they are free to learn and grow; where they can discover who God made them to be; their dreams, their passions, their gifts and talents.
This is their classroom.
It’s not always clean, because this is real life,these are real children, and this is real learning.
Because I am a real mom.
But…when all the eraser dust settles, the masterpiece will be seen.
The Dining Room Table
The longer I stood there, the deeper I saw.
There, before me was so much more than a table.
There before me stood my life…
Throwback from last year, and what would have been the first day of Middle School for this guy.
On our hike between our lessons, I shared with him that,in public school, the short, allotted outdoor time comes to an end (no recess in middle school.)
He looked at me with the most puzzled look and said
“kids don`t go outside during the day? They are indoors ALL DAY? Mom, I would die."
I know my dear boy. This is one of the many reasons we homeschool.
I have always known the importance and benefits of being outdoors, moving our bodies, breathing fresh air, letting the sun hit our skin...but as I continue to raise kids, I am realizing that it is more than just good for us, it is downright dangerous if we don`t.
#homeschool #raisethemfree #getoutside ...
This son of mine…😂
I mean, I am the teacher….so maybe I’ll count it? 🤷♀️
We completed our first week of our 11th year of homeschool this week (early, I know, but it allows us time off to hunt, ski, and do whatever else we want through the year!)
Each evening, after all day long together, with no break apart, I would put on my tennis shoes and grab my headphones to go for a walk and listen to a something for some alone time to decompress.
Just as I would walk out the door each evening, one, two, or all three kids would run after and say “mom, can we go with you.”
It surprised me each evening, because having been with me all day, and the ability to just go do their own thing, I was taken aback that they would want to spend more time with me, hanging out and talking.
Of course I said yes and put my phone back in the house, because this is what it is all about; these moments, these gifts, these blessings.
I am so thankful that I not only get to do life with these kids each day, but that they desire to do it with me.
#homeschool #family #motherhood ...
The best kind of mornings- with my people, in my place.
#backpacking #underthestars ...
When your kids ask you to take the less conventional way down with them…say yes.
#parenting #adventuretogether ...
ALL OF CREATION SPEAKS HIS NAME