Category Archives: Life

I went to Ridgecrest this weekend,

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for no particular reason, except that my husband was out of town…and I was bored. So I trucked the 4 hour road trip with my three kiddos. One of them vomited about 6 times during the trip which had me eager to get there, fast. We spent the next three days with more vomit, a […]

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My mom has always loved making things beautiful.

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 When I was little, my parents bought some land and threw a tiny house on the lot. This made a huge amount of empty space…and, she filled it! She planted baby trees that over time became huge trees. Us kids loved those trees so much that we would jokingly call each of them by name…Mom’s […]

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Thank heavens for… GIRLFRIENDS

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I cannot encourage you enough to say thank you” to the girls who stand by you and are there when you need an ear to listen. Here’s my thank you.” Thank goodness for SILLINESS! Some days the kids drive me crazy with their absurd ideas, loud laughter, and downright business! But on other occasions, like today, […]

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In My Kitchen

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If you knew me two years ago, you know that the only home-made item that came from my kitchen was banana bread and Betty Crocker brownies. Our meals consisted of those two things, Albertsons hot meals, and take out. What a way to waste money! I was clueless until we literally had no money. My […]

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So thankful for extraordinary personalities.

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I think God made kids so hilarious because He knew how stressful being an adult is. Jobs, bills, cleaning, running errands all make for a tiring day. But, I know I’m not the only mom who gets a kick out of witnessing the development of their children’s personalities. Just seeing… My mother-in-law posted this picture […]

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I am thankful this week for bringing up boys.

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I am thankful this week for bringing up boys. I briefly began reading Bringing Up Boys” by Dr. James Dobson the other morning. I could hardly keep myself from laughing as I read through the first few pages of the chapter ironically titled the wonderful world of boys.” thankful for….PAINT! Sometimes, in the middle of […]

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Boys

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In high school, I remember wanting to be one of those moms who had all boys. I would daydream about the happiness it would bring as I joyfully endured their sarcastic humor, loud mouths, and gentlemen-like qualities. Little did I know, these wonderful qualities would drive me absolutely crazy some day! God has given me all […]

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So thankful for my boys.

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Miller is getting to the age where he wants to play with his big brother. he is interested in trucks and balls this week, I am thankful for this sleeping angel. at times, he challenges me and pushes me to my limit. I am thankful for evenings when the children go to bed without hassle […]

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Oh darlin’ don’t you ever grow up,

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 don’t you ever grow up…just stay this little” These words have held my thoughts captive every time I look at my children lately. Thank you, Taylor Swift…I hum the harmony, I sing the words, and I think of them in my sleep. I don’t know what exactly has brought on this awareness of passed time, […]

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I am thankful for good doctors and a healthy boy

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I am thankful for good doctors and a healthy boy! Miller gave us a good scare this week. He had been running a fever and breathing a little hard. We took him into the doctor and they almost hospitalized him for having a low oxygen level. I am incredibly thankful for CONVERSATION HEARTS. not only […]

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