The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Graduation…Hats off to Paige!

    Paige graduated from high school last weekend. Praise the LORD for allowing us to mark her special day. She graduated with three other seniors from the youth choir they were all a part of, and we had the graduation at the church where our choir practiced and performed. They wore cap and gowns […]

Mother/Son Date Knight

I know y’all know that I am a big fan of Chick-fil-A. They really have some great inventions…like:   the tastiest chicken sandwich the yummiest waffle fries the best fudge-nut brownie the encouraging family nights and bonding activities (Believe me, dressing up like a cow really makes a memory!) This past Tuesday, I went to […]

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 […]

The Braces Are Off…The Teeth Are Out…

Because we were unsuccessful at getting her to dislike her two favorite fingers, we assumed Michelle would need braces someday. That day came, and many days (22 months) she wore braces, and had them removed on January 31. Just when we thought we had the dental drill down and done,  she recently got the real […]

“High shoes”…

My “baby” girl (who now happens to be 18) wore “high shoes” (that is what she used to call them when she was little) in her best friend’s wedding. She looked very grown up. How fun! The wedding was beautiful. To quote one of my favorite songs from  Fiddler on the Roof… “Is this the […]

Remembering Our Boys’ Spiritual Birthdays And Their Baptisms

Benjamin’s special day of salvation… Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. […]

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 […]

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 […]