The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

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 […]

I won!

I entered my name for a drawing for a free ticket to a Christian Film Festival in San Antonio, TX—I won! (Now I can’t say I never won anything.) I had wanted to go, but knew I couldn’t go alone. It really did not make sense for me to even enter the contest, but I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bowling Can Be A Ball!

For a long time now, I have been been known to dislike bowling. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the first time I remember going bowling (high school), I think I bowled 150. You might be saying to yourself: “What’s wrong with that? 150 is a pretty good score.” Well, I happened to […]

The “LOL Game”

Posted under Games We Love To Play, LOL - Aug 7th, 08 - 2 Comments

Earlier this year, we bought a computer, and reentered the computer world…with all of it’s strange codes to decipher. We have even made up our own for some of our sicknesses: LOLBAV (That’s computer talk for “lots of loose bowels and vomiting”). Anyways, I just recently learned what “LOL” means. Maybe I am the only […]

How to play the mind game: Black Magic

Posted under Games We Love To Play, Love To Learn - Jul 10th, 08 - No Comments

Black Magic: Explain to the kids that your partner will be able to figure out the object that we choose in the room, and challenge them to figure out how this is done (I don’t usually play like it is magic. I tell everyone there is a trick to it). Ask the partner to leave […]

The Frozen T-Shirt Race

Posted under Games We Love To Play, The Unexpected - Jun 25th, 08 - No Comments

Today we had some dear friends come over. Our children didn’t know they were coming, and were nicely surprised. They played outside. They played “Capture the Flag” and made some delicious mud pies. Then they got to cool off with an idea I found in Family Fun magazine. You take T-shirts and soak them in […]