Archive for the 'Family' Category

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 […]

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 […]

Baby Questions

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Tonight, we were on the way home from Bible club. Nathan ADORES church and Sunday School, and AWANA. He is in the little kid’s group called Cubbies. His workbook included a CD which we listen to in the car sometimes…..when big brother isn’t around to roll his eyes! The story we heard on our way […]

What Are You Up To?

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Most days, my husband asks what I’m doing that day. Almost every day, I say, “dishes, laundry, clutter, eBay, running the boy somewhere.” I was telling a friend this today and we laughed. We don’t do big exciting things most of the time. It’s just the dailies. But those dailies are so important. We can […]

Our Funny Boys

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Little guy keeps us laughing constantly. (Well………unless he’s being a strong willed 3 year old but that’s another story……)   This morning, I was eavesdropping on Nathan and James in the kitchen. James asked, “Do you want a bagel?” The bagels are maple cinnamon by the way. Nathan replied, “Yes with ketchup.” James said, “No. […]

Pumpkin Farm

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  We went to the pumpkin farm today on a homeschool field trip. James is too old to love field trips but he went along and was a good sport. (Plus there was yummy Autumn treats there!) Little guy loved every second of it. I couldn’t help thinking back to almost 12 years ago when […]

One Of The Best Things…

Friday, July 29th, 2016

One of the best things about having Lee around is sharing smiles about our little guy….and our big guy too! It’s also something I missed greatly when he was “away” when James was small. Let’s face it, all of our children are wonderful, smart, funny, brilliant, cute of course. But no one thinks they’re as […]

Pardon My Mess

Monday, May 9th, 2016

I was thinking about inviting some friends over now that the weather is getting nice. We have a fenced in yard with all the escape routes closed off. We have nice grass and a patio. We have a play house and a sandbox and a slide and things to ride on. I thought it would […]

My Happy Place

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Yesterday, I was in the kitchen putting things away. Nathan was chattering away and playing. My floors are dirty. The dishes weren’t done. There was a pile of laundry waiting for my attention. I don’t even need to mention the bills, and taxes, and other paperwork piled up. I haven’t had time to knit or […]

The Bonus

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

It’s no secret that I wished for many children. I have always loved babies and kiddos and my dreams always included a big crazy house full of children. That’s not the family that God gave us. Once in awhile, I still wish we had more children but  I’m beginning to see the joys and bonuses […]