The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

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 […]

“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 […]

Thanksgiving is not over…and Christmas came early!

This is a copy of an email I sent out yesterday. I don’t think I could ever forget such a day, and my heart is still gushing forth with thanksgiving. We have received kind and encouraging words replied from the email, and I really think the house could burn down, and I would still be […]

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, […]

Nonnie’s Poem

My mom is a great writer and I love to hear and read her stories, poems, and thoughts. She also writes beautiful music. Music that touches my heart. Here is a sweet and moving poem she recently finished about Paige going through cancer. The Dancer (for Paige) Laughing, twirling gush of girl dances with upturned […]

Am I a Godly Mother?

The other day, I was reminded of a conversation I had overheard Michelle and Paige having when they were 7 and 6. Michelle said, “Paige, do we have a godly mother?” My child-examined (and now self-examined) heart was crying out: “…Lord, help me…I am really trying here, ” Then, Michelle continued, “You know…like Jake (our […]

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 […]

Talking Trash

Today, I have spent a fair amount of time searching for something small…something that was seen yesterday…and something that is important. It’s a part to my Magic Mill (it grinds our wheat). Yesterday, we baked bread, pizza rolls, and cheese twists for dinner (baking is always such fun). Today, we finished the clean up (which […]