The kids look forward to this event every year. This was the first time we were there early enough for them to have their face painted before the long lines. They loved playing all the games, eating chili and ice-cream, going on the hay ride, savoring the cotton candy and going on the little pony . . . → Read More: Fall Festival at our Church 2010
One of my daily goals is to make my husband laugh. This is today’s success story:
We were eating supper–steak and German potato salad. My little two-year-old boy was happily eating his potato salad. Evidently he and I were the only two that cared for it. My daughter Joy was impressed that he would eat . . . → Read More: To Make My Husband Laugh
It was about ten years ago and email was still relatively new to me. I checked my account several times a day to see if I had received anything new. I loved getting and reading forwarded stories and jokes and thought it was great fun passing them on.
One day I got this really cool . . . → Read More: The Last Email I Ever Forwarded
My high school Spanish teacher was my favorite teacher. It was hard to find subs in Oklahoma that could speak Spanish, so since I was a native speaker, when he wasn’t able to make it to class he would have me teach the lesson, and the sub would sit in the back and supervise. This . . . → Read More: A Cool Spanish Teacher
“Why do you homeschool?” I hear this question a lot from family, friends, neighbors, and perfect strangers. For me it was an easy decision because it was Jason’s. (Insert smile here.)
From the first time he heard of the idea of homeschooling he thought it was wonderful. Me? Not so much. To homeschool I . . . → Read More: Why I Homeschool
4 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
1/2 medium chopped onion
1-2 tablespoons bacon grease
salt and pepper to taste
Fry the onions with the oil until the onions begin to turn clear. Then fry the potatoes until they start to brown. Cover . . . → Read More: Home Fried Potatoes Recipe
My daughter, Joy, asked me, “Mom, what’s your last name?”
Now, you have to understand: She asks a lot of questions. I was in a hurry. I thought the answer was obvious. So I hurriedly spouted out, “Same as yours,” in a very mono tone voice.
“Sameasyours?” she asked laughing as if that was the funniest . . . → Read More: Funny Kids Quotes #3
I had just graduated from a small Christian boarding high school, but the fun was not over: we still had a summer ensemble tour to the East Coast. The ensemble consisted of three girls, three boys, a sound man and our fearless director. We would travel to churches where we performed concerts and presented information . . . → Read More: Alone but not Forgotten
How do you fix a cracked pumpkin? You take it to the pumpkin patch!
My daughter told us this on the way. She said she made it up. I thought it was pretty good!
We had a great time today. It was cool and overcast, and . . . → Read More: Flower Mound Free Pumpkin Patch 2010
My husband and I were strolling down the aisles of Central Market the other day enjoying the samples. We came to a lady promoting and giving out chips and salsa. “Sure, I’ll try it,” I told her. “Give me the medium.”
“What do you think?” she asked.
“This isn’t hot at all,” I told her. . . . → Read More: An Open-Mouth-Insert-Foot Experience