Reviving an old dresser

We’ve had this dresser for so long that I don’t exactly remember where we got it, except that I know it was old when it came to us.  It has lived in the rooms of various children, serving the purpose admirably, but getting more and more dinged up over the years.  Our 19 and 21 […]

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

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

Thursday 13– Kid’s Books!

Thirteen Books You Won’t Get Sick Of Reading to Your Kids 1. Everywhere Babies: Susan Meyers,Marla Frazee 2. The Napping House: Audrey Wood,Don Wood 3. Tacky the Penguin: Helen Lester,Lynn M. Munsinger 4. You Are My I Love You: Maryann Cusimano Love 5. MRS. TOGGLE’S ZIPPER: Robin Pulver,R. W. Alley 6. Darcy and Gran Don’t […]

Large Family Wednesday- Bedtime

The Large Family topic this Wednesday is bedtime. Others posting on this today include Chris and Carmen . If anyone else puts up a post on this topic, let me know and I’ll be glad to add your link here too. We usually begin sending the younger ones in to get PJ’s on, straighten rooms, […]

Contest Winners

I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners of the Owlhaven: I Wish I’d Known… contest. (Smile) Since the advice was submitted for the benefit of my daughter, I’ve decided to let her judge which advice was most meaningful to her. Here she is at her party, with […]

My Ethiopia Adoption Blog…

…launched today over on adoption.com! If you are interested in learning more about adoption from Ethiopia, add my Ethiopia Adoption Blog to your bookmarks!

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