Archive for the 'Family' Category

Getting Ready For Christmas

Friday, December 1st, 2017

I’m up late tonight getting the Advent calendar together. It’s not that it was a big deal. I just procrastinated! Every day there will be a little treat and an idea of something fun to do as well as readings from The Jesus Storybook Bible. If you haven’t seen this for your little ones, check […]

It’s Just Like A Jail Shirt

Friday, October 27th, 2017

For some reason our little guy loves playing jail and talking about jail. I have no idea where it came from. Maybe a cartoon? Or kids at church play “Put the bad guy in jail”. Every time I try to redirect and say”We don’t play jail.” He wants reasons. Spelled out, well explained reasons. I’ve […]

What A Difference

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Several times over the past year, I’ve thought about how different our lives are now than what they used to be. I don’t know if I can even list all the ways it’s different but one I notice often is when we take a road trip. My siblings live at a distance from us–a short […]

Tears & Trauma

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Once in awhile, I think that we’re past “all this”. That we’ve moved on and we’re all good. But now and then something happens to remind me that it’s still there. It still affects us. It still hurts. The other day, I was telling a friend that our church is always looking for volunteers for […]

So Thankful

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Little guy was outside enjoying his pool the other day. I was reading a book on the patio sipping some cold tea. I thought about some fun things I wanted to put in the water table for him to play with  and some popsicle recipes I wanted to try. I listened to him splashing and […]

Time Flies

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The other day, I mentioned that James is driving. Barbara said she couldn’t believe he’s that old. I started thinking of how long I’ve puttered around in this corner of the internet and the old saying is true. “Time flies.” James was not quite 6 when I started this blog. I think of those of […]

I Think

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

I think we are all better around here.   James and I actually have a little lingering cough but it’s not bad and we’re not feeling like death warmed over. I’m praying that the sickness is all over for us this season! Hoping you’re healthy too?

The Long Long Winter

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

We have had a long winter full of sickness. Last week, James was quite ill for several days and then he shared it with mom. UGGGGH…….in February, I was completely down for 2 weeks with some terrible thing. It’s been one thing after another for us since Thanksgiving actually and I am so tired of […]

Give Save Spend

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

When James was small, we had the Dave Ramsey kid kit with little envelopes and a savings chart to teach him to give, save, and spend. I was perusing Etsy the other day and saw this cute homemade kit! I really believe in the system and think it’s taught James quite well. He loves being […]

Open Up The Heavens

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

I’m practicing with the worship team for an event coming up soon. This is one of the songs and Nathan and I love it! We sing it a lot. We also use the tune in daily life…sort of like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood where they sing everything. Today was, “Open up the fridge….and get the milk……” […]