Why do you believe in God? That may seem like a silly question, but I don't think we all believe in God for the same reasons. I've heard people say you need to believe in God so that He will improve your life. What does that mean? Will He improve your financial status, your health, … [Read more…]
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. With the burn ban lifted, we just felt the need to burn something. The only thing we could think of to burn were hotdogs and marshmallows. They sure did taste good. The guys had a great time. What did you do this weekend?
There is nothing more relaxing than holding a newborn baby. They are just the right size, are so still and will let anyone hold them. I got to hold a sweet baby yesterday. She is my newest grandniece. She was less than 24 hours old when I saw her. I've always been a baby lover. … [Read more…]
I think motherhood was intended to teach us patience. Patience with kids, our husbands and ourselves. There are times that I want instant recognition or instant proof that what I'm doing is productive. It all takes patience. As we home school our kids we need to keep this in mind. Their learning doesn't happen overnight. … [Read more…]
My parents have a new dog. Her name is Missy. She's really cute. They live in Amarillo where it gets rather cold. They decided their new dog needed a jacket to wear. They took a car wash mitt, cut appropriate holes and voila! she now has a jacket.
Here we are already in the beginning of January. How time flies. School began Tuesday (we take Monday's off to run errands). All is going well. I'm finding myself going against all the advice I give others. I don't know how we did it, but all the kids are studying something different in science. … [Read more…]
We start back to school on Tuesday. I am so ready. We've been going to bed when we want, waking up when we want and enjoying ourselves, but it's time to get back to reality. I think everyone is ready to get back into our routine. There was one thing I was supposed to … [Read more…]
Well, here we are — 2006. We watched it roll in with our normal fanfare. We played games, ate snacks and watched the ball fall in NY. Rushed outside to see that nothing had really changed. We are under a burn ban here in East Texas so there were few fireworks. Then we went to … [Read more…]
Have you seen the commerical for Mastercard (I think)? It is a simple animation of people arriving in cars to a house. Kids are looking out the front windows. Mom is standing at the door. There's a lot of hustle and bustle as the visitors arrive. Then, the door shuts, everything quietens down and as … [Read more…]
I haven't talked too much about Matthew. He's the little guy in the avatar to your right. He's my oldest (19 yr). He's been away at college this semester. He's coming home for the holidays. This is a bitter sweet coming home. He'll be here for 3 weeks. That's great. But, he's going to … [Read more…]