I will forever remember 2020 as the year the world shut down! It has been surreal, no? Our day-to-day life has seemed to go on much like normal, since we homeschool anyway. Of course, the kids had activities and classes every day of the week that have all been moved online, canceled, or postponed like… [continue reading]
Baking my Husband’s First Birthday Cake from Me
When we first got married, I was teaching full time and taking six graduate hours each semester, while my husband was finishing his degree. So two years later when my husband took his first job, I was able to stay home and focus my efforts on being a wife and homemaker. We didn’t have any… [continue reading]
Happy 18th Birthday, Faith!
And just like that we have an adult daughter, at least that’s what the state says her age means. Fortunately she is also responsible, sweet, and hardworking, so I’m happy to call her an adult! 😉 We celebrated Faith’s 18th birthday with flowers from her father–tradition! Instead of a birthday cake she asked for Haagen-Dazs… [continue reading]
Happy 13th Birthday, Grace!
And just like that we have another teenager in the house! It seems I spend most of my time in denial, as I just can’t believe my little girl has grown up so fast! But I’m not the only one who’s noticed. Even the lady that checked us out at Walmart exclaimed how fast she’s… [continue reading]
Happy 10th Birthday, Little Jason!
For his ten year celebration Little Jason wanted nothing other than a hotdog and s’mores party with the immediate family. I usually try to put together some extra food and sides for a party, but after much questioning I could only get him to include pickles, Pringles, and a cheese ball. It’s only now as… [continue reading]
Faith’s 12th Birthday
After taking the kids to Krispy Kreme, I realized the one thing my daughter really wanted to do for her birthday was go to a movie. The way things worked out there wasn’t going to be time for lunch and a movie so I decided to let them have popcorn at the theater…for lunch! I… [continue reading]
Happy Seventh Birthday Grace
Grace is seven years old!! It is so hard to believe! We went out to Amigos for lunch. Amigos is one of the places we must stop at every time we come to Nebraska. Their Chicken Fajita Quesadillas are a favorite of mine! Grace was thrilled with a kid’s meal all her own and a… [continue reading]
Bobby is One Year Old!
Oh I felt like I didn’t do his birthday justice. There I said it. Yes, I told myself over and over that he’s one, and that he’ll never remember it, but I still felt bad that I didn’t make him a cake and get him a balloon and you know, just make it special for… [continue reading]
Happy Birthday Son
Little Jason is four years old! It occurs to me that some day we’re going to have to quit calling him “Little” but for now I guess it’s okay! I took him to McDonnalds for lunch. My kiddos were all treated to chocolate dipped cones–yum! He wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I went… [continue reading]
Whose birthday is it?
Yesterday was my Birthday! We spent most of the day at church, but Jason took us all out to a nice Mexican restaurant for supper. “Now kids, this is Mama’s Birthday so let’s make this a special dinner for her,” Jason admonished as we all climbed out of the van. The food was really good,… [continue reading]