You make all things new….even me.

There was a time, not oh-so long ago that I didn’t know what gossip really was. I was taught that gossip meant talking about something that wasn’t true. Just talking about people was a part of my family of origin’s every interaction. That wasn’t gossip, that’s just what you do. This is what we were…

Then Noah turned 6!!!

Noah had his first taste of a pool party for his birthday last year. It goes without saying that was, of course, his request for this year as well. He has a long wait, Noah does, for his birthday at the end of July in comparison to the others whose birthdays follow one another swiftly;…

A little DIY Update

Well, my dear Sonya noticed I didn’t have a back porch table. She found one someone didn’t want any longer and brought it to town to me. It was a good table just old…you know, chipping paint and raw wood. A little sandpaper, a couple cans of spray paint, and a new foam brush for…

an apology

When I was a very little girl, I had a babysitter.  She lived near my home and was friends with my mother. At that time she was just a young girl herself, in middle school I suppose and I was about three years old. As she grew older, she also grew closer to my family….

Adam turns 8!

My sweet oldest turned eight years old today. Eight. Years. Old. Eight is THAT age, you know. Where we are truly making memories. Where THIS is his childhood.  Where you know all you do, good and bad, is remembered. Where you know they begin to see you in the light in which they may always…

It’s Tea Time, Ladies

It is hard for me to believe it was five years ago that I gave birth to that beautiful baby girl who looked so perfectly like a doll. It is hard for me to believe it but every day she comes more and more a lady. I love this sweet and special child. She has…

Get. A. Life.

I probably should make a rule about blogging when I’m this frustrated at humans. But tonight I just don’t care, darn it. I am in a twilight zone today: My Facebook is alite with posts that say gays shouldn’t be allowed a place at a table in restaurants of Christians…that obese women are all so…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 2013

Despite the set backs (my persistent illness+Seth getting a corneal abrasion on his second gift and spending several hours in the ER and three days following with his eyes closed) we had a really great Christmas. Not The Mama and I are diligent about gifts for Christmas; each kid gets three gifts and Santa brings…

12 Ways You Can Get Involved In Foster Care/Adoption

I care so much about adoption, foster care, and child abuse/neglect. If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you already aware of this. This week I posted another story about another child being abused by another adult in their life and I realized that I’m only giving everyone half the story.  Because you…

Wednesday Nights

So. We are “back in church”. Not that we were missing all this time. No, we have gone. We have always gone. Somewhere. Sometimes for a couple years. Sometimes for a few months. Sometimes sporadically. But since about 2007 we have just been a little bit lost. We were there but we weren’t “in”. Greg…