The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

“Yes Day”

Years ago (probably close to like six), I had a problem. The problem was that I didn’t particularly like having to tell my kids “NO” so often. Yes, they need to hear it when necessary, but sometimes their disappointment in not getting to play with Play-Doh, or read an epic book together, or ride bikes […]

Save It For A Rainy Day!

A few days ago, Bradley had a problem. It was a seven-year-old type of a problem, but it can probably be considered an age-old problem. He had some birthday money that he hadn’t spent yet, and he asked me what he should do with it. Well, I was just recovering from 102 fever, and I […]

What a deal!

Posted under Traditions, We Like Food! - Nov 10th, 09 - No Comments

A friend sent me an e-mail that I thought I would share with any other Whataburger-loving person out there. It mentioned if you dress up in orange from head to toe you will get a free Whataburger on Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. I said, “What?” She called them, and was informed that a UT […]

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. […]

The Cup Game Challenge

One of our all-time favorite games to play is the Cup Game. I learned this when I was in high school, and had a blast playing with my sisters and brother. Bc and I had the privilege of seeing Rich Mullins perform this in concert to his song: “Screen Door on a Submarine”. Needless to […]

Timothy Day

Posted under Remembering Loved Ones, Traditions - Feb 2nd, 09 - 2 Comments

Today is “Timothy Day” in our house. Last year, we were doing a unit on heroes. We decided to honor one of our special heroes by remembering him and praying for his family every year on February 2nd. On this day, two years ago, he was promoted. He saw His Savior, Jesus Christ, face to […]

The things we do for free food!

On Friday, July 11, my sister called and mentioned that Chic-fil-A had a meal-deal going on all day and at all locations. If you dressed up like a cow, you would receive a free combo meal! Well, we don’t really eat out very often, and I was thinking that it sounded like a lot more […]

I love mind games!

We have had a fun weekend playing mind games with our family and bc’s family. No, we don’t mean that in a negative way, as in psychological manipulations . We actually played games that really make you use your mind..and along the way, you begin to question if you really have a mind! We played […]