The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

This “ValenTIME’s Day” give the gift of time

Posted under Arts and Crafts, How God Provides - Feb 28th, 09 - 2 Comments

Well, it was the night before Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to make a special Valentine for each of my sweethearts. So, inspiration came…with these… old CDs ( I used purple ones for the girls, silver for the boys and BC) old watches permanent pens-fine or medium Sharpies (I used silver for the girls, blue […]

Elephant Art

Posted under Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Feb 24th, 09 - 1 Comment

A friend sent us this elephant painting link. We could hardly believe it. I think it was more impressive to the children than seeing Dumbo “fly”. Truly amazing! Do they get paid peanuts? Do you think they were watching Bob Ross? Well, these elephants have inspired us to get our (sometimes neglected) painting supplies out […]

Laughter…getting…out of…”hand”!

The other night we were playing “UNO Spin” with the family. Benjamin decided he wanted to play with us. Previously, playing cards was not his “thing”. However, that night he thought he would “try his hand” at it. After we had explained the rules, we started the game. When it was Benjamin’s turn, I told […]

Fun Songs for Civics Class

Posted under Games We Love To Play, Love To Learn - Feb 20th, 09 - No Comments

We have been attending civics classes for over a year. We are always blessed by meeting with and hearing from our fellow civil servants. A few days ago, we were asked to do the music at civics class (which was Wednesday). It was fun preparing for it as a family. We love history and singing. […]

The Cup Game Challenge

One of our all-time favorite games to play is the Cup Game. I learned this when I was in high school, and had a blast playing with my sisters and brother. Bc and I had the privilege of seeing Rich Mullins perform this in concert to his song: “Screen Door on a Submarine”. Needless to […]

Michelle’s scare, which is now just a scar!

Posted under The Unexpected - Feb 16th, 09 - No Comments

Ten long days ago, I took Michelle into the dermatologist. She had something on her arm that was hard to the touch. It didn’t look like a mole, but a scab. So, we went to check it out. The Dr. showed me, with her microscope, the suspicious blood vessel activity. She said it looked like […]

Remembering Grandma

Posted under Remembering Loved Ones - Feb 15th, 09 - 1 Comment

You know, I can’t believe it has been two years since my Grandmother (my mom’s mom) died (Feb. 13). I was thinking about her the other day as I was wondering what she would have to say about the elections and the economy. I learned a lot about American history from sitting around her dining […]

A Texas Tall Tale: A Look at Hail, and a Whale

Posted under LOL, Love To Learn, My Kids Make Me Smile - Feb 11th, 09 - 1 Comment

Last night, we had some hail. It reminded me of a similar time a few years back… One day in South Texas, we had a “gully-washer” (a.k.a. downpour of rain)!┬áIt sounded like my kids were banging on the walls. I looked outside to see grape-sized hail coming down. I yelled upstairs, “Everyone…come down and see […]

Timothy Day

Posted under Remembering Loved Ones, Traditions - Feb 2nd, 09 - 2 Comments

Today is “Timothy Day” in our house. Last year, we were doing a unit on heroes. We decided to honor one of our special heroes by remembering him and praying for his family every year on February 2nd. On this day, two years ago, he was promoted. He saw His Savior, Jesus Christ, face to […]