Welcome to our blog!
We are the Richard Family, a family of 6, living in southern New
England, in Massachusetts.
We love this life we have created, the house we have made a home, our
lifestyle, our deep faith, our creative and homesteading endeavors,
and all of the time we spend together as a family, focusing on these
things. Just like most every family, life tends to present it’s
challenges to us, and when it does we handle them the only way we know how-with faith
and trust in God. At the same time, we truly strive to embrace and focus on the joys we find in our
blessings, the most. We have so much to be thankful for, each and every
My husband, Michael, and I, met in art school. We worked for many, many years in our perspective professions, running our own businesses: truck lettering for him, and commercial art and photography for me. In more recent years, Michael took a job offer with our parish, and he has loved it there. It’s like a second home to him, where he also puts his heart into maintaining. Although he never has given up his truck lettering business, either. So he is a very hard-working man. I gave up my photography business as well, in order to focus on our four children, their education, and our home, with some blogging on the side.
We are a veteran homeschooling family, beginning in 2005. Our oldest daughter is in college now, double-majoring in Communication and Theology. Our triplets, two boys and a girl (in the middle), are just beginning their high school courses. We have loved every bit of the homeschooling. It’s a lifestyle for our family that we wouldn’t give up.
You all will find that we love our chickens, and the coop we designed and built ourselves. The chickens free-range, but we’ve managed to keep it all fairly predator-proof as well. (No incidences yet!) We are major DIY’ers, and always have big projects going on around here! We have an in-house art studio, where we all love to be creative. We love to make food, and especially love to eat it! We’ve come to find that everything always tastes better, when we are gathered around our table, as a family. All things farmish is definitely our style, and we like to pretend we live in the country, on our little dead-end road.
We try to share much of all we do with you. You’ll always find plenty of tips, ideas, projects, and lots of photos. We do hope you find inspiration for the comforts of home, creativity, and a sense of connection with us, through your visits, here at our blog, House of Joyful Noise!
You are always welcome to email us with your thoughts, or questions, at: TheRichardHome@aol.com
We have always had great family photos here at our About Page, but we are really due for an updated family portrait! So that is on our agenda to get done soon! We’ll input it here as soon as we get that done!
Thanks so much for coming by, and seeing what we’re all about! We very much hope to connect with you.
You are welcome to email us anytime, to share your thoughts or ask any questions, at: TheRichardHome@aol.com
Peace – The Richard Family