The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Chicken Tortilla Soup-my most requested recipe

Posted under Love To Learn, We Like Food! - Nov 17th, 08 - 1 Comment

Last week, I was asked to make some tortilla soup for my husband’s co-workers. I did this last year, and they all really appreciated it. I enjoy cooking, and I really enjoy when other people enjoy my cooking. So, I made some for them, and then I made some for the fellowship luncheon that we […]

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 […]

My dad…Vice President…Cool!

My mom and dad came for a visit this past weekend. We had a great time! I love it when we sit around and tell old stories. I sure laugh a lot! We try to solve the world’s problems…and that’s pretty funny too! One of the reasons I blog is to record these funny stories […]

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 […]

Silly Putty

Posted under LOL, Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Oct 8th, 08 - 3 Comments

Have you ever had a child come to you with a blanket that has silly putty on it (and it…the silly putty…has changed from the “solid/bouncy” state to some sort of “liquid/scary blob” state), and he looks at you with wondering eyes and says, “I’m not sure how this happened but…”. That happened to me […]

“Why Doesn’t Everyone Wear These?”

Posted under Love To Learn, My Kids Make Me Smile - Oct 6th, 08 - 3 Comments

The above question was posed by my 9-year-old daughter, Faith, as she came in the room wearing “toe socks” or “glove socks” (see picture). She went on to explain that she likes them because she can wear them with flip-flops and sandals. So, please help me answer her question. Why don’t you wear “glove socks”?

Presidents and Precedents

Posted under How God Provides, Love To Learn - Sep 30th, 08 - No Comments

We recently have been studying the presidents as a family unit study. I have found some awesome on-line resources which have been a great help! One thing I have noticed is that these 43 presidents ( defines president [prez-i-duhnt] as “the highest executive officer of a modern republic”), have set the precedent ( […]


Guess what? Bc and I went to the movies this weekend.  This was the first time we have left our older children (14, 13,11) in charge of our younger ones (9,7,5). No accidents or fires to report. Woohoo! We saw the new movie Fireproof. It was great (and I think we held hands for most […]

Our Late-Breaking News!

A little over two weeks ago (on Sunday 9-07-08), we came home to find the temperature very warm inside our home…our air conditioner had “frozen up”. I was so thankful Bc knew how to remedy this (two hair dryers melted away the ice that had formed on our system). I was very thankful to have […]

Pride Goeth Before A Fall

Posted under LOL, Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Sep 10th, 08 - 1 Comment

On Monday, my neighbor asked if he could borrow our jumper cables. Well, I told him he could, if I could find them. The first (and most logical) place I looked was in my Suburban. Nope, it wasn’t there! Okay, maybe it was in the garage. So, I went into “Dad’s Domain” to try to […]