Archive for the 'Family' Category

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……” […]

This Is The Life

Friday, February 24th, 2017

I think this a lot. This is the life. Having both boys still living at home. Having my husband with us. Being able to pay our bills and give to important ministries. Hearing a little guy chatter all day. Watching a big boy grown into a man. Someday this house will be quiet. I won’t […]

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 […]