I don’t ask my children to draw me. I promise I don’t. They do it of their own free will–whether I like it or not! Grace proudly brought me this drawing.
“What is it?” I asked.
“It’s you,” she replied a little offended. Clearly I should have known better!
“See, there is the baby in . . . → Read More: A Drawing of Me by my Five-Year-Old
You know how recently I told you that I was going to start taking my kids out for dates, one child each week? Well, it was such a good idea that my husband stole it! Actually he had it planned for a while; it just worked out for him to take them right after I . . . → Read More: Daddy Daughter Dates
Our public library ends their summer reading program each year with the Mayor’s Super Reader Party. Each child that has logged forty hours or more is invited. My kids look forward to it every year. The mayor gives them each a medal and certificate, and pauses long enough for parents to capture the memory. All . . . → Read More: The Mayor’s Super Reader Party
Birthdays at our house are pretty low key compared to many. Still, the kids look forward to the day all year. They get to pick what I will prepare for their evening meal. Daddy always brings home a balloon. They choose what dessert they would like me to make. Then open a gift from us . . . → Read More: Grace’s Fifth Birthday Celebration
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(My Second Near Death Experience)
Grace was born on May 26, 2006 at 9:39 in the evening. She weighed a whopping 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. She wet right away after . . . → Read More: The Hardest Year of My Life Part 5
Coming home from church one day Faith and Joy were loudly “discussing” things as they often do. I was trying to get to the bottom of things when Faith finally said that Joy just makes her mad. “People don’t make us mad Faith. It’s the sin that is in our hearts that makes us angry.” . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday to My Five Year Old Girl
I was so proud of my oldest two for finishing their books from last year and this years book. Great job girls! Faith
After the awards the kids went to their regular classes for the end of the year party. When I picked Grace up . . . → Read More: AWANA Awards Night 2011
Pei-Wei is one of our favorite restaurants to go to as a family. The food is incredible, and it’s kind of a loud place, so the kids’ silliness doesn’t disturb anyone. It is, however, a challenge at times to keep all four kids out of trouble while we wait in line to order our food.
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“Let’s go to Costco!” I said to Jason on Saturday. I looked at myself. I was dressed in something other than my house work uniform, my hair was brushed, and I was actually wearing makeup. It was definitely a day to go out on the town. I said, “We can go look around, get samples, . . . → Read More: Shopping With Husband and Children–My Bright Idea
This was one of those times that I needed a retreat. I caught Paula in the hall at church one day and begged her to go with me. Tears may have been involved. How could she say no?
Upon arrival I got stuck in the revolving door with someone pushing forward and my Nikon, of . . . → Read More: Women’s Retreat with Martha Peace