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Changes

Lots has been going on around here lately, things that are good and timely and affirming of all the work we have done as parents over the years. Exciting for the kids, and yet also so very wistful for me.  After many years with a whole houseful of kids we are now down to three […]

Featured Recipe

Eggs, wonderful eggs

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

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, … [Read More...]

Recent Posts

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 […]

Ack!!

Life as I know it…. …is over! The baby can now open doors! Why on earth when we built this house did we choose such easy-open handles???

Organization

Chiming in again on the Wednesday ‘big family’ thread that was the brain child of The Big Yellow House Chris and Mom to the Screaming Masses Carmen. Today’s topic is organization. I certainly do not have it all figured out, but I do have some things in place at our house that have helped a […]

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