Thursday, August 29, 2013

For my Christopher on your 4th day of middle school.

To Christopher with love on your 4th day of middle school,
Today you left for the school bus with a slow hesitation. Delaying going out the door.  And with an extra I love you yelled to me in the kitchen.  That should've been a sign.... a big ol' l…
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Who Am I? Meet Kristi

Hi Y'all,

I'm Kristi....

A few months ago this part of the blog said something entirely different, but then our world was surprised by the, for real... World's Biggest Surprise... and without warning, I lost my best friend, my partner, my companion,…
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to school August 2013

David was attending a middle school event last year and he sent me a text that read,.. "I feel like an anthropologist studying the preteens in their habitat."  Yes sir.  

School has snuck up on us again. Way too fast.  And it's not the rush …
Monday, August 19, 2013

I woke up in love with my son again today.

I woke up in love with my son again today.  Notice I said, AGAIN?  Because there have been some days of late that I haven't been lovin him to the moon and back.  Just wishing I could send him to the moon -  and bring him back post adolescence.  Last ni…

What God needed me to do today.

Our boys have gotten into the bad habit recently of calling names - no cursing, that's absolutely unacceptable in my book - (and yes, I try try try not to let the occasional word slip in front of them. I save that for Facebook. Or occasionally at work …

The hamster never stood a chance.

The boys have been reading a National Geographic Kids book titled, "How to Survive Anything...shark attack, lightning, embarrassing parents, pop quizzes and other perilous situations."  But nowhere in that book did it prepare Kid 3 for finding a …

Right where God intended.

Ive been invited by a friend to join her and her family in celebrating her daughter's 16th birthday.  Honored to be asked.  However, she sent me a personal note letting me know that they don't live in a "fancy house"...... and I had to s…

Front yard Friday nights.

This week has been filled with muddy floors, spilled milk, missing school papers, and a note from the teacher.  A mystery stain on the rug, rained out baseball games, make up football games, guitar lessons and multiplication practice.  Work, school, dinne…

Unexpected places.

Today I was Facebook messaging a high school friend, gossiping really, about a former classmate that was just arrested for a local murder.  And talking about the sadness of life and how it aged this particular girl,.... and my friend suggested that the dif…

Fear, worry and trust... all part of the same parenting puzzle.

I sat listening to a friend tell why she doesn't like her son playing air soft guns with all the buddies.... he's previously had a flesh wound. And I just listened... thinking that I'm well past that stage of worry and fear.  Those are war woun…

Good Friday 2013

Kid 1 told me that his favorite thing about Easter morning is our church's tradition of opening all the shutters to let the light into the sanctuary.  After weeks of waiting in darkness, the light finally comes.  Kinda' like Easter. 

In the last m…

My husband's glad I'm not a drunk.

When my husband comes home from work and tells me he's glad I'm not a drunk, I know it's been an ugly shift at the fire station.  St. Patrick's Day weekend shift with 2 hours of sleep in a 24 hour shift filled with dizzy drunks, car acciden…

Healthy families self destruct.

Ive thought of everything.... from sensitive stomach Kid 2 eating old cheese to storms washing boats full of boy scouts down river.......

Our scouting experience has us all divided this weekend.  And the morning thunder all around not only had my dog in a …

I have the regular issue kind of kids.

Posted on Facebook today was one of those shared photos of mom tips - the every growing bank of good ideas to keep our homes and families organized.  And of course when I saw it I bashed the whole thing in a comment.....

But I love that moms still try.  I…

Easter 2013

What Easter brought.....
Cooking, ironing, hemming church pants, new suit coats and shoes.
First lesson in tying a tie, and probably a last egg hunt for a growing boy.
Regular holiday visit to the fire station, good dinner with friends, but missing Daddy still.…