Shadows & Gummies…

For whatever reason, my family LOVES gummies. It doesn’t matter what shape they come in, bear, fruit, worm, fish, they’ll devour them in no time! And this is all well and good (well, in the right quantities) but the mom in me looks at those little shapes and I know that there is something better….

A Man and His Bottle???

What is wrong with this picture?? Maybe this is normal for some people (I hope there are fewer of you than I am thinking) but where I come from this is strange on so many levels. Usually my brother-in-law is chugging on an energy drink, but he was a good sport and posed for this…

Be REFRESHED!

Wow, the year is already on the downhill slope to summer! Another wonderful winter is under our belts and excitement is in the air as spring desperately tries to conquer the cold. What a wonderful time of year! Spring is the renewal and revival of all things gone to sleep for the winter. It’s refreshing…

Two Roads…

Whenever I hear the words “two roads”, my mind always goes directly to the familiar poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where…

Great Expectations…

This is my day…as I make my way about the house, doing various tasks and chores, I have company the whole way. This is Phoebe and Zoey. As the only person in the house all day while Shawn is at work and the kids are at school, I have their undivided attention. When I move,…

Tears…

Tears…we are refreshed by a good cry and some even watch movies to bring about such “refreshing”.  Sometimes our tears are a result of gut wrenching pain. Not always physical, but emotional. Turmoil surrounds us and we feel like we are flailing in the water, struggling to keep our heads above the surface of the…

A Change In Course…

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and so much has happened in our lives…but I’ll get to that in another post. For now we are preparing to move. Yes, in a couple days the place we’ve called home for over 30 years will be in the rear view mirror of a Penske…

Quote for the day…

“Please note: You haven’t left the jungle. The trees still eclipse the sky, and the thorns still cut the skin. Animals lurk and rodents scurry. The jungle is still a jungle. It hasn’t changed, but you have. You have changed because you have hope. And you have hope because you have met Someone who can…

Stay tuned…

It’s been a while and boy has the summer been crazy… stay tuned for some cool updates on the summer!

Ice, Ice, Everywhere…

The funniest thing happened today. You see, early this morning, it freezing rain started coming down and put this blanket of ice EVERYWHERE. The car was covered, the roads, the stairs, even each individual needle on the pine trees. So we went to church and afterwards we got in the car and went to drive…

The Tentacle…

This is one of the most ridiculous products I have ever seen. If you are someone who visits my husband’s blog (www.brainofshawn.com) you will see this picture a little ways down on his page. He really wants one of these things and the response he has gotten from nearly everyone in our family is “FOR…

What if…

What if, though you wanted to do something so great for God, He asked you to be a plumber. Not to pick on plumbers, but in the social status of today’s world, they are viewed as being at the bottom of the rung (though I could think of worse jobs). See here’s the deal. I…