Living Books

As we near the start of our school year, I’m thinking of what I’d like to do that’s new.  This year I’ve decided to focus more on ‘living’ books than I have in the past few years.  These are books that tell stories about our world with a lively, conversational story-telling style, in a way […]

Featured Recipe

Bacon, Cucumber, Tomato Sandwich

Summer goodies

We're savoring the tail end of summer, including all the yummy things that come with the season.  There's no better time of year for a good BLT.  At this time of year I'm usually awash in cucumbers, so I love to slice those cucumbers thin and add … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

Beach in July

Beach time

Here's a snap from a quick trip we made to the beach this week. Felt weird to be traveling with only two kids, but all our bigger kids were working, and so we took the plunge and went off to play without them.  We missed them all lots, but … [Read More...]

Recent Posts

My Chuckle For The Day

(I read this on my Korean-adoption email loop this morning.) ——————————————————- A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a business card and wrote “Revelation 3:20” […]

Ring Around The…TV?

We’ve just introduced the baby to the delights of “Ring Around The Rosy”. She will go til I’m dizzy and my knees are complaining from too much “all fall down.” Thankfully she has siblings who are still willing to play even after her momma quits. This afternoon the four youngest were going round and round. […]

And I’m Homeschooling??

OK– I was directed to this by Mommy Needs To Vent. Thought for sure I would get them all right. I mean, I’m homeschooling my kids, for pity sakes– and how hard can 8th grade math be?? But, ack, I only got a B!! The dumb thing is they don’t even tell you which ones […]

True Love

The Queen of Spain is having a contest. She’s looking for pictures of true love. I immediately thought of this one of hubby and me TWENTY-ONE years ago at Prom. Boggles my mind that is was THAT long ago! This year we celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, so it really must have been true love! […]

Beyond Borders

Friday evening it wasn’t quite movie-time bedtime for the kids yet and they were running around burning off their last energy. So hubby and I went on Costco.com looking at living room furniture. Our old couch is really starting to fall apart and we’re short on seating, so we’re looking at possibly spending part of […]

Sunday

Psalm 4: 8

A Couple Things

I wanted to thank y’all for the movie recommends– I appreciate them. Also, since I hinted in a previous post that I was only looking for PG movies, I feel I ought to mention that ‘Beyond Borders’ is actually ‘R’ (for language and violence). We made an exception to our ‘no-R’ rule to see it, […]

Movie Review: Beyond Borders

I found this movie at the checkstand at Walmart for less than $5. Wasn’t expecting much, but was curious about it because Angelia Jolie, a fellow Ethiopian adoptive mom, is in it. All I can say is wow. Not an easy movie to watch. But amazing. I want to talk about it more later. But […]

Movie Recommendations?

Hubby and I are planning on renting a movie or two this weekend. Anybody seen anything good recently (that isn’t R-rated)? We were thinking of Pleasantville, but need more ideas…

Kids These Days

So my 3 teenagers are headed off to Snow Camp this weekend. This morning before my hubby dropped them off at church, he and I went over the usual parental checklist. “Coat?” check. “Toothbrush?” check. “Extra gloves?” check. “Sleeping bag?” check. After about 10 questions along those lines from each parent addressed to each child, […]