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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Novel Idea…

The other day I received an email from my mom sharing a “novel” writing experience with us (my sisters, brother, grandkids) which consisted of writing a novel in November. And I know what you might be thinking….C.C. is going to write a novel…it would be really novel if she posted on her blog more than […]

Moms…And theTools of the Trade

While driving to church meeting the other day, one of the lenses on Faith’s glasses fell out. The screw was still in the side, but unfortunately, I did not have my “handy dandy” small screwdriver. While I was looking for something else that might work (like duct tape), Faith suggested that I use my fingernail […]

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 […]

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 […]

Knee Therapy…

Well, two weeks ago, our Benjamin and Paige came down with a fever virus, and cold/cough sickness. They were feeling pretty weak and tired. This went on for a week and Benjamin seemed to get better, but Paige, who we thought was better, suddenly became worse. And Michelle now had the sickness (possibly flu?). So, […]