The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Only a momma would…

Okay, yesterday I took my boys in for their immunizations. I guess Benjamin (along with the food in his stomach) got a little worked up (internally) about the shot. Externally, he didn’t appear worried at all. It’s also possible that he had an allergic reaction. As we were leaving the room (two minutes after shot) […]

Am I a Godly Mother?

The other day, I was reminded of a conversation I had overheard Michelle and Paige having when they were 7 and 6. Michelle said, “Paige, do we have a godly mother?” My child-examined (and now self-examined) heart was crying out: “…Lord, help me…I am really trying here, ” Then, Michelle continued, “You know…like Jake (our […]

Six Random Things I Have Learned Recently…

Well, I have been “tagged” by a fun blogger, Jena Webber. I really enjoy reading her blog. She has some great ideas, and she always makes me laugh. I have never been tagged in a non-physical way. No, wait…maybe I have. I have been tagged as “crazy”, “fun-loving”, and “corny” by many. Apparently, this is […]

My Favorite Poem…by a Favorite Person…on a Favorite Day

I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but I am getting ready to unveil the most beautiful poem from my love. This is my favorite poem. Bc gave this to me on our 12 year wedding anniversary–6 years ago. It came during a time when Paige was going through chemo., and it is very special to […]

Talking Trash

Today, I have spent a fair amount of time searching for something small…something that was seen yesterday…and something that is important. It’s a part to my Magic Mill (it grinds our wheat). Yesterday, we baked bread, pizza rolls, and cheese twists for dinner (baking is always such fun). Today, we finished the clean up (which […]

My dad…Vice President…Cool!

My mom and dad came for a visit this past weekend. We had a great time! I love it when we sit around and tell old stories. I sure laugh a lot! We try to solve the world’s problems…and that’s pretty funny too! One of the reasons I blog is to record these funny stories […]

The Solution that was a Solution for the Accident that was an Accident!

Eureka! I have some unbelievably good news. The silly putty (click link to view previous post) was able to come out! I was seriously thinking about throwing the blanket away, when Kane (and Google) suggested I give germ gel a try. Well, it seemed believable because it had alcohol in it. However, the only thing […]

A Poem for Nana

Posted under How God Provides, Poetry - Oct 9th, 08 - 2 Comments

I wrote this poem for Nana: (She turns 84 today! Happy B-day, Nana!) A sweet husband and four precious children Have been cared for by you— Also four wonderful grandchildren, and Ten great grandchildren too! You have a joy and strength from our LORD to Get you through the bad days… The death of a […]

Silly Putty

Posted under LOL, Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Oct 8th, 08 - 3 Comments

Have you ever had a child come to you with a blanket that has silly putty on it (and it…the silly putty…has changed from the “solid/bouncy” state to some sort of “liquid/scary blob” state), and he looks at you with wondering eyes and says, “I’m not sure how this happened but…”. That happened to me […]

“Why Doesn’t Everyone Wear These?”

Posted under Love To Learn, My Kids Make Me Smile - Oct 6th, 08 - 3 Comments

The above question was posed by my 9-year-old daughter, Faith, as she came in the room wearing “toe socks” or “glove socks” (see picture). She went on to explain that she likes them because she can wear them with flip-flops and sandals. So, please help me answer her question. Why don’t you wear “glove socks”?