The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Big Families

On Friday night (at Costco), we met a family with 14 children. I told them we were a small “large family” when compared to them. I love being in a big family, and having a big family too. Over the years I have endured many comments from complete strangers. Here are some of them and […]

The Case of the missing case

Posted under Admit One, Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Nov 21st, 08 - No Comments

For the past week, we have all been looking for the case to a library DVD that teaches you how to sign. We have had NO success. I even rechecked it to give us more time. Well, I was wondering if I should take this loss as a sign—no more library DVDs! I was just […]

Ah…aren’t babies precious?

Posted under How God Provides, Poetry - Nov 20th, 08 - 1 Comment

No, we are not expecting…just reminiscing. Almost two days ago, some dear friends of ours welcomed their third child into the world. He sure is a cutie! Bc and I both enjoyed holding this precious little boy! I was reminded of a line in the song: “Because He Lives” by Bill Gaither (copyright 1971). How […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup-my most requested recipe

Posted under Love To Learn, We Like Food! - Nov 17th, 08 - 1 Comment

Last week, I was asked to make some tortilla soup for my husband’s co-workers. I did this last year, and they all really appreciated it. I enjoy cooking, and I really enjoy when other people enjoy my cooking. So, I made some for them, and then I made some for the fellowship luncheon that we […]

I’m Late…I’m Late…I thought I knew the due date!

Posted under Admit One, The Unexpected - Nov 10th, 08 - 2 Comments

I’m usually right on time with things like doctor and dental appointments. This is most likely due to the fact that some of them will charge me if I am late, and/or even cancel my appointment. But generally, I’m usually “running late” (and I am literally running) everywhere else. Sometimes, we even run a little […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Cheerios!

Posted under LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile, The Unexpected - Nov 7th, 08 - No Comments

When I was a mother of five children (age 7 and under), the days were sweet, but also chaotic at times. I had to come to grips with the fact that my house would not be (or even hope to stay clean) for more than an hour at a time. I was okay with that, […]

Nonnie’s Poem

My mom is a great writer and I love to hear and read her stories, poems, and thoughts. She also writes beautiful music. Music that touches my heart. Here is a sweet and moving poem she recently finished about Paige going through cancer. The Dancer (for Paige) Laughing, twirling gush of girl dances with upturned […]