The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Fruity People and Fruity Fun!

Posted under LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile, The Unexpected - Apr 27th, 09 - 2 Comments

Today, I went to the store with my six-year-old. It was pouring down rain when we got out of our suburban, so naturally we got wet soaked! I was standing in the fruit section getting apples, when a nearby fruit lady asked me, “Is it raining outside?” Everything inside of me wanted to scream: “Uh…DUH!”, […]

Garage Sale: big deals…not just price cuts!

Yesterday and today, we had a garage sale to mark the seventh “anniversary” of the day we heard those words: “Your daughter has cancer!” We just praise the LORD for His mercy. All of our proceeds will be going to The American Cancer Society. It went pretty well yesterday, despite the early rain, and the […]

Resurrection Cookies

One of our family Easter or Resurrection Day traditions involves making “Resurrection Cookies” the night before Easter. When I first heard of this idea through an e-mail I received when Paige was three (about 12 years ago), we initiated this yummy and meaningful tradition. There were a few times we stayed up late doing this. […]

I love Chic-fil-A…I love free food!

Last Wednesday (after prayer meeting), I was talking with a group of ladies. A sweet friend of mine asked me if I was going to Chic-fil-A the following morning for their free breakfast. I smiled, and told her we were planning on being there. It was then mentioned: “CC loves Chic-fil-A”. I quickly added, “Yep, […]

Why do kids always throw up at night?

I don’t know about you, but it seems like when my kids happen to throw up…it hits them in the middle…and the middle of the night (99% of the time). Well, last night was no exception. Bradley came in to tell me that Benjamin was throwing up. Bradley was on the bottom bunk, and felt […]

CC…the dog catcher!

Posted under Dog Adventures, LOL, The Unexpected - Mar 28th, 09 - 1 Comment

Today we went to Grandma’s house (about 45 minutes from our house). While we were on the road,  who do you think we saw?…two lost labs! Well, I looked over at BC and said, “Are those our dogs?” (meaning his cousin’s), and everyone agreed that they were. BC quickly called his cousin, and sure enough…they […]

Ai Chihuahua! Left Behind!

Posted under Admit One, Dog Adventures, LOL, The Unexpected - Mar 20th, 09 - 3 Comments

We usually have the kids count to six when we get in the car…to make sure nobody gets left behind. We never thought about counting to eight, until recently. We have a funny story that happened to us over Spring Break (when we were somewhere in West Texas). We saw a tiny chihuahua on the […]

Praying for a break?

Around two years ago, my husband and I managed to both break a foot bone during the same week. It really set us back, and physical activity was slowed down dramatically…not to mention our metabolisms. So we are thrilled to be working out together again on a regular basis. In case you want to hear […]

Elephant Art

Posted under Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Feb 24th, 09 - 1 Comment

A friend sent us this elephant painting link. We could hardly believe it. I think it was more impressive to the children than seeing Dumbo “fly”. Truly amazing! Do they get paid peanuts? Do you think they were watching Bob Ross? Well, these elephants have inspired us to get our (sometimes neglected) painting supplies out […]

Michelle’s scare, which is now just a scar!

Posted under The Unexpected - Feb 16th, 09 - No Comments

Ten long days ago, I took Michelle into the dermatologist. She had something on her arm that was hard to the touch. It didn’t look like a mole, but a scab. So, we went to check it out. The Dr. showed me, with her microscope, the suspicious blood vessel activity. She said it looked like […]