From our Christmas

Happy New Year! Did you have a good Christmas? Ours was a really sweet time of getting together with many of our loved ones. One of the things about having lots of grown kids is that it gets harder and harder to get everyone gathered together. I now fully understand why when my mom has […]

Featured Recipe

Seven Great Ways to Use Eggs

I went grocery shopping yesterday and was amazed to discover that (in our area anyway) a carton of five dozen eggs is only $2.69. I can't remember the last time eggs were that cheap.  That's a LOT of protein for less than $3.  In honor of that … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

End table makeover

Awhile back we were given a couple of nice quality end tables that a couple of our girls used as night stands for awhile.  When they moved on to other room arrangements, I wasn't sure where else they would fit in the house.  I knew I'd need more … [Read More...]

Recent Posts

My Dream House

Chookooloonks and Me vs. Rut… are talking about their dream homes and it looked so fun that I thought I’d join in too. I am overall usually pretty content with our house– a 2900 sf 5 bedroom/3 bath house with a great room for a main living area. However, we built it when we had […]

Crazy Squirrel

Found this Demonic Squirrel Riding Story through Life As Lou. Had to print it out for hubby to bring to work, it was so funny. If ya need a laugh, check it out.

My Pirate

Saturday morning hubby and I were sitting in the living room, sipping coffee, reading the paper, soaking in tranquility. From the upstairs family room where the little kids were building a tent city, an unearthly screeching arose. Assuming a scuffle had broken out over some prized bit of Okie-town real estate, hubby shook his head. […]

Keep Sharing…

…your wisdom! The I Wish I’d Known… contest ends first thing Wednesday morning. Saturday I showed my daughter the comments y’all had shared so far. She was touched that people were taking the time to think of her and share their advice. So if you have more advice to share, please do!

Stuck In My Head All Day

I will not boast in anything No gifts, no power, no wisdom But I will boast in Jesus Christ His death and resurrection Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer But this I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom –fromHow Deep The Father’s Love For […]

Sunday

Matthew 17:20

“Yum!”

“Yum,” said the baby as she pulled this item out of my bathroom drawer. Drool glistened on her chin. You see, in her experience, individually-plastic-wrapped items that come out of a box are often something yummy. A granola bar, maybe. A cookie. Fruit snacks. I’m afraid she’d be a little disappointed after sinking all five […]

The Party–

(3rd attempt to post.. darn Blogger anyway) So the party was great. Good food, good company. We actually had the party at our church– our dining room does NOT seat 45. Actually, I doubt if our whole house seats 45. It was really nice to be able to trash the kitchen cooking all day and […]

I Wish I’d Known…

My firstborn daughter turns 18 in a few days. Per her request we’re having a big to-do– a sit-down dinner for 45 people. Mostly family– our clan is huge–but a dozen or so friends as well. We’ve been cooking all day today, and doubtless will be scurrying around decorating and picking up the cake and […]

Thursday Not-13

Was thinking of a Thursday Thirteen but then got inspired in a different direction. Just came from Momhood where she has a lovely post about mothers, daughters and family resemblance. It made me think of this picture of myself with my mom and my five sisters, taken on Mother’s Day last year. My momma is […]