Archive for December, 2016

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. I’m so thankful that there is no Christmas eve prison visiting this year. I’m more than happy to have those days in our past. We are having a very quiet calm laid back Christmas as home. What are you up to (or what did you do if you’re […]

Christmas Treats

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

What kind of Christmas treats do you make? In the past, we’ve done lots of treats but James is trying to get “buff” and I am eating low carb. Lee is one of those blessed people with a very minimal sweet tooth. So, we don’t make a lot and we don’t start early in December. […]

Christmas Cards~Repost

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Throughout these years that Lee wasn’t home, I tried to send Christmas cards. I wasn’t always very motivated. Every year they were only a photo of James. My friends who didn’t know didn’t need to know, so I sent cards with no letter. Sometimes I didn’t get them out. Sometimes I did. This year choosing […]

Book Suggestions

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

I love reading posts sharing books that someone loves. I have given up on Oprah’s book lists. They always depress me. UGGGH. I enjoy reading your posts about books so if you have any recent posts, please link them in comments. I think that Lisa and I have similar reading tastes so I’m sharing her […]

Happy Report

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Our church supports a prison ministry and I signed up for the newsletter. I went to a training years ago–before we were expecting a new little guy. I received a newsletter the other day that made me happy. Here’s a short version…. “160 men were seated, the chaplain introduced me and I spoke about why […]


Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Several years ago, I shared a story Tears at the Talent Show. This past week, I was thinking of some of my Christmas posts that I would like to share again and I thought about this post. The point of the post is to be very grateful for the family you have especially if no […]

Things Left Unsaid

Friday, December 9th, 2016

This past year has been a little different for me. We’ve experienced two incidents that were shocking to say the least. They aren’t things easily explained so I won’t even try. They aren’t things between family members thank the Lord. But they took a lot of energy and caused confusion and pain and to be […]