The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Go Green!

Sometimes, things get a bit hairy around here…especially after we have been in the house too long! The other day, Bradley asked me if he could wear a clown wig in a restaurant. I wasn’t sure what to say. I didn’t want to offend people with “red, coarse hair” (inside joke), and yet I wasn’t […]

Thanksgiving Crafts/Games: “I Got Your Back!”

Recently, I ordered some fun Thanksgiving crafts from Oriental Trading Company. I love Thanksgiving, and we try to do a few crafts each November. I save one from each year and we decorate the house for Thanksgiving with the kids artwork (past and present). So, I bought some foam “Pilgrim people” that we put together […]

Birthday surprise!

A beloved tradition around our house is to wake up the birthday child to the sound of the birthday song. My parents started this tradition with us when I was growing up, and I always looked forward to it. I mean…how tragic would it be for a child to wake up and not realize that […]

Fun Games To Play With Clothespins

Last fall, when I was watching my five nieces (twelve kids altogether) during our “cousin camp”, we played some fun games. Clothespin Hairstyles… Find or buy some clothespins (like 60-we had some plain wooden ones, and some colorful plastic ones). Seriously, they are so inexpensive! Then divide into two teams (or more if you need […]

It’s A Twin Thing…

My twin sister is the best.We have shared many wonderful times together over these past “few” okay, forty, years. We spoke the same language, shared similar thoughts, and just had a lot of fun together. Sure, we fought at times, but mostly we laughed…and sometimes it wasn’t at the most appropriate times (like during a […]

Moms…And theTools of the Trade

While driving to church meeting the other day, one of the lenses on Faith’s glasses fell out. The screw was still in the side, but unfortunately, I did not have my “handy dandy” small screwdriver. While I was looking for something else that might work (like duct tape), Faith suggested that I use my fingernail […]

Cow Day Fun!

Cow day was even bigger this year. As a self-appointed “cow”ordinator, I helped to corral all the herds at one location to feed. There were six families that participated. We helped to outfit some of the families at my house before the event. There was nail-painting, cow hat-making, and duct-taping also going on, and 29 […]

Grace’s B-day…Thankful for Grace!

Grace has always been very full of life and sweetness. She loves to sing and to care for her family, and she is quick to think of others. She is very gentle with children and loves to have fun and play games…that is, until someone gets hurt. Unfortunately, four out of eight times, that someone […]

Faith: Twelve Years Old!

Where does time go? My baby girl is twelve today!  Here are a dozen things/memories I love about Faith: On her birth…Well, naturally, the day she was born…naturally. We named her Faith because I had hemorrhaged with my previous pregnancy, so we were taking a big step of faith believing God would deliver her, and […]

Happy Birthday, Uh-Oh!

Posted under LOL, Remembering Loved Ones - May 12th, 11 - 3 Comments

Dear Dad, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you enjoy your fill of American cheese and smoked meats, even if they have been linked to Alzheimer’s (inside joke:)). You are very special to me, and my number one fan in the blog world and the real world (mom included, as y’all are one). Thanks for […]