The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Ai Chihuahua! Left Behind!

Posted under Admit One, Dog Adventures, LOL, The Unexpected - Mar 20th, 09 - 3 Comments

We usually have the kids count to six when we get in the car…to make sure nobody gets left behind. We never thought about counting to eight, until recently. We have a funny story that happened to us over Spring Break (when we were somewhere in West Texas). We saw a tiny chihuahua on the […]

They’re Called Nose Pads, Not Nose Pieces!

If you wear glasses, one thing that you may commonly have had to fix or replace is your nose pieces. I think the proper name for them is nose pads. After playing volleyball the other day, Paige and I both broke our nose pads. I was telling my six-year-old that Paige and I were going […]

Praying for a break?

Around two years ago, my husband and I managed to both break a foot bone during the same week. It really set us back, and physical activity was slowed down dramatically…not to mention our metabolisms. So we are thrilled to be working out together again on a regular basis. In case you want to hear […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Christmas it Snowed on the Inside, and the Outside!

Posted under LOL, The Unexpected, Those Are The Breaks! - Dec 17th, 08 - 1 Comment

During one of our Christmas Play practices, some children mentioned the possibility of using styrofoam peanuts to make it look like snow. I quickly shot that idea down. Yes, I know it sounds like harmless fun, but I have a true story to tell. It was Christmas Eve…2004 We (the older women-my mom and three […]

“Use the FORK, Luke!”

Posted under LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile - Dec 17th, 08 - No Comments

When Benjamin was young, he took a long time to potty train. He was really into astronauts and space. So, when he found out that astronauts wore diapers in space—he told me he didn’t mind being in diapers because he was going to be an astronaut. I quickly told him that astronauts live on Earth […]

The drama of a drama

Sunday, the children at our church (including our children) put on a Christmas play. Bc and I adapted it from the wonderful book: What God Wants For Christmas (go to What God Wants For Christmas.com) by Family Life Publishing (with their permission). We did not add or take away anything from their book, with the […]

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 […]

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, […]