The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Timothy Day

Today is “Timothy Day” at our house. We created this word cloud in his honor. My dear mom wrote this song that you are hearing (words and music) especially for Timothy. We (Paige, Michelle, Grace, Faith and I) enjoyed singing it together for the sixth anniversary of his home-going. He is still missed!   Full […]

A Novel Idea…

The other day I received an email from my mom sharing a “novel” writing experience with us (my sisters, brother, grandkids) which consisted of writing a novel in November. And I know what you might be thinking….C.C. is going to write a novel…it would be really novel if she posted on her blog more than […]

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 […]

I’m Thankful for the Gift of Reading!

During the month of November, as a family we try to think of something that we are thankful for each day. So, today, I am thankful for the simple gift of knowing how to read, and for the endless enjoyment and edification that reading brings to the reader. I am also thankful that each one […]

It’s a Dirty Rat Snake!

Posted under Love To Learn - Nov 11th, 10 - No Comments

Okay…after BC and kids did some research, we are 99 percent sure that our slithering friend is a rat snake. Click on the picture below for a closer view.

Cancer Reflections/Only a Child of Eight

As Bradley recently turned eight, my mind naturally turned back to when my first child (who was also eight) was diagnosed with cancer. I was 3 months pregnant with Bradley when I heard those four life-changing words: “Your daughter has cancer.” I remember one time when Bradley (age 3) had a cold; he asked me […]

Woman Power

Posted under Admit One, LOL, Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Oct 7th, 10 - 5 Comments

A few days ago, when I was entering H.E.B., I spied two guys desperately trying to separate their permanently nestled shopping carts. I felt like offering help (and needed a cart), so I asked the big dude if I could lend a hand and assured him by saying, “I  know this little trick.” So, I […]

How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet And Consequently…A Happy Husband

I mentioned in my last post how I would be making duct tape wallets with my boys. Well, my husband (my biggest boy) requested that I make him one, too! He went on and on about how nice it was…especially about how thin it is. Personally, I would think a fat wallet would be preferred […]

Duct Tape To The Rescue

Paige wrote about our first experience with the breaking of a fluorescent light bulb last night in her post Light Saber vs. Light Bulb. I remembered hearing about evacuating because of the mercury, but the cleaning up was somewhat involved. The following page was helpful in our cleanup battle. Duct tape was used to pick […]

Puzzling Storage Problem…Solved

If you have looked at my daughter Faith’s blog, it’s probably not a puzzle to you that she really loves solving puzzles! However, lately I have been trying to solve the puzzle of exactly where to store all her (our) beloved, yet  boxy, puzzles! The answer came in a box…well, a big blue Rubbermaid one […]