The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

More Sweet Memories And Pictures of Michelle

Michelle loved baby dolls and real babies, too! Michelle went everywhere in her red boots. She even wore them in the summertime! Daddy called you “cowgirl ballerina”. You always sucked on those two fingers, and grabbed some of my hair with your other hand. You came out of the womb with a blister on those […]

Michelle-Sweet Memories

Michelle is sweet sixteen, and sweet she is. I will try to make this post short and sweet as I mention a few sweet things she does. Undoubtedly, she bakes the best sweets, like apple crisp. She also relishes creating new meals for us to try. She weaves beautiful friendship bracelets to share. Sweet, right?. […]

Choir Tour!

Recently, Paige and Michelle embarked on a new experience; They went on a choir tour without us. Thankfully, we prayed about this decision and knew they had each other and some wonderful Christian friends and chaperones on this musical journey. Staying nearby, we were also comforted. We stayed in the Dallas area with my parents […]

Paid In Full

I recently baby-sat for a mother of two small children (one being an infant). She needed to run to the store, and wasn’t exactly sure how easy that would be with both of them. Believe it or not, I remember those feelings, and those days. The days where shopping with even two children was always […]

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 […]

Capturing a Snake!

Posted under LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile, The Unexpected - Nov 9th, 10 - 1 Comment

Last Thursday afternoon, a few of the kids were playing outside in our backyard. Then, shortly after, most of them came back inside through the sliding glass door, excitedly telling me that they discovered (or rather, uncovered, in a wheelbarrow full of dirt) a snake in our backyard! Faith was the only one left outside […]

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 […]

Bradley Is Eight!

Posted under Birth stories, LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile - Oct 5th, 10 - 2 Comments

This truck was in front of us for awhile on our trip this summer. Here is a bit of the conversation: Bradley asks, “Daddy, are you following that truck?” Daddy utters, “Uh, no” Then I question, “Why do you ask, son?” Bradley explains, “Well, it has a sign on the back that says, ‘Follow me.’” […]

Duct Tape Heads Game

You probably know that I value duct tape, and I think that anyone who uses it, is basically using their head. However… This game involves duct tape, some willing heads, and snow hats (or nylon stockings). You basically divide into teams (ours were Team Grace and Team Faith) with about 4-6 people per team. Get […]

In “Cow”g-nito: Our Third Annual Cow Day at Chick-fil-A

We were going to be out of town for “National Cow Apreesheashun Day” at Chick-fil-A. Anyone who knows us, knows that we are big fans of Chick-fil-A (See other blogs for more proof). On the second Friday in July, Chick-fil-A gives you a free full meal for dressing like a fool full cow, or a […]