Category Archives: family

First Friday

On the first Friday of each month, one of our nearby cities hosts a special event that encourages people to get out and walk around town to visit each of the local businesses. It is hosted by the downtown association that supports small businesses and it’s becoming quite the tradition in our house. Each First […]

Lego Table

I have a lot of catching up to do on our summer time stories because life has been busy and time to blog has been missing. One of the things I was told early on as a parent was that my kids would grow up too fast and that is, indeed, true. And, if the […]

Summer at Wendy’s

Last weekend, my daughter asked me to blog about the “Wendy’s” adventure we had this summer. She said “Mom, you always tell the good stories and I want to remember this one when I’m older.” So, where to begin……. Back in June, the kids and I had a terribly busy Sunday. Between church, camp prep […]

Adventure Time Tuesdays

For the past 3 years, my husband has created a wonderful summer tradition for the kids, entitled “Adventure Time Tuesdays.” Each Tuesday, he cooks up an epic adventure for the kids and usually only gives them a short clue to figure out what they will be doing. They have completed hikes, had theme days and […]

Our Non-Traditional Holidays

This year, we haven’t done any of the “traditions” that we’ve held so dear over the previous decade. Typically, our Christmas holidays have included the Festival of Lights, catching the Christmas ships and going to a local raceway to see some Christmas lights with hot cocoa. But this year? I’d say we have new traditions, […]

I Remember and Give Thanks

This past week, a dear friend of mine was cleaning out her email and felt prompted to forward me an email I had written 11 years ago entitled “Please Pray.” Hi, Everyone~   Sorry to send this out via email, but we could really use your prayers this week.  I went into the doctor today due […]

Off to the Races

For the past 3 years, our kids have entered the Grand Prix races at the church kids’ club called AWANA. And fortunately, for our kids, they have a “Pop-Pop” who has some serious car-building skills. Each year, he and the kids plan out their cars and for the past couple of years, the cars have […]

Pumpkin Patch Fun

October is exciting for our family as it begins a number of holiday traditions that we’ve instilled in our family. The first precursor to hunting for the perfect Christmas Tree is the annual visit to the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin. This time of year we also have to wait for a […]

Science Class

There are days where we just know we are creating memories with our kids that might be recounted later in life with a therapist. But they still make us laugh. One such night occurred recently at our dinner table. We always ask our kids to tell us about their day at school. And, on this […]

One For the Money….

Oh, sweet Papa. When I saw you on Friday night, I knew that I would be writing this post soon. Too soon for me. But I am a girl who has been blessed for the past 41 years of my life because you were in it. And very few granddaughters get that much time. So, […]