Tuesday, December 24, 2013



We had to go visit with Santa yesterday - Ladybug asked him to help Pop feel better, and bring a few toys to our house.... God bless her.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time for joy, time for cheer

Well people, here we are .
The Lady bug is counting down the days every morning - marking them off the Hello Kitty calendar in the kitchen. [ she is really a week ahead, but don't tell her just now] She is more than fired UP about this Christmas - being five years old is the best thing, ever.
The Monkey is being so sweet. He keeps researching Pop's illness , and reporting to us each time he finds something . God bless him. He is such a precious child.
The man is hanging in there - kind of hard to get excited about a holiday when your father is ill.

We were discussing Luke's version of the birth of Jesus in Sunday School today, and another person in the room said " I have given it a lot of thought , and I just have to say this - it was only children who saw the Angels and witnessed the birth of Jesus - all the men were away, being taxed." Now, I am not a theologian, but it has never , ever occurred to me to question any part of this story. I am good with it, right out of my King James. Why would anyone feel the need to question it? It happened, people !

The last thing I have to say is this - at Christmas time, I have always felt a bit sorry for people with 20/20 vision - I think a tree is so beautiful when you take off your specs and look at it all fuzzy. Rupert Holmes wrote a song about it, back in the 80's - 'Nearsighted' , I do believe.
and on that note, I will send my warmest Christmas wishes to all of you out there. Be sweet!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Third day in - Thankful , Thankful, Thankful!

     Oh, the wonder of it all!
Here we are on the third day of a nine-day holiday ! We are living the dream here, people - I am folding the largest pile of laundry in a tri-county area, the man is mowing up the leaves in the front yard, the ladybug has on her 'fifties' outfit and singing up and down the hall, and the monkey just got around to waking up. Nothing like an eighth grader - he wakes, says good morning, asks for breakfast, cranks the heat up, and gets back in the bed. Love. Him.


     We are headed on a journey this week - as long as the weather does not stop us. The man has made our travel plans, and we are going along for the good time. I hate that we will miss our lovely school in the playoffs Friday , but I am sure they will do their very best.

     Today we will be making the traditional pasta necklaces, which I am sure our founding fathers wore. I will , of course, post pictures.


    

Sunday, September 15, 2013

six weeks down! 30 left!!

This semester is going at a fast pace , already ! Cannot believe we have already been in school for six whole weeks! The ladybug is loving school, her teacher, her friends, and that bus ride over to the high school every afternoon. I hope she keeps on loving school for a l-o-n-g time!
The monkey is having a good semester, too . He is too cool to show his emotions, of course.
We are already planning our holiday vacations, and our summer trip to Europe - who wants to join us?!
We ran in to this sweet face at the grocery this week. We are SO fortunate to have a family from our travel group living so close to us. I love that these two get to grow up together!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Here we go , again!

This. Who can believe this just happened?! Where did that sweet and little baby go? Oh, I just don't know what to think. She rides a bus to the high school every afternoon - always smiling when she struts off , too. So much charm . I don't know what we did before her.
And then there is the monkey - oh my goodness. Eighth grade?!

I have to say, I honestly give thanks to God each and every day for these two beautiful children.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

One more for the road

The MYF group will be leaving tonight for a back-to-school road trip. Big fun! Atlanta! The man and I spent the first two years of our married life there ..... and that was for ever ago. So, I helped the monkey pack, I picked out clothes for the ladybug, and all I have left to do is pack my own clothing. I am sure we will have many fun adventures on this trip! I just hope we all make it back to our town next week!