Thursday, October 31, 2013

And he can find her dead body in the parking lot of the crazy dentist.

As she chewed her calcium supplement, chocolate flavor, because bone health is super important at her age..... she heard a loud crack.  And shuddered to think... To think that it might be,  THE TOOTH.  The tooth that led her to the scary dentist the first…
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Y'all meet my husband.

On my mind today is my husband, and how I haven't properly introduced him to y'all. Our 14th anniversary just came and went  - and he's kinda' stuck with me forever so he totally deserves a blog post.

He's a super brave and strong firefi…
Sunday, October 27, 2013

My words have gone on an island vacation.

I wish I could say that I loved volunteering for the school carnival for the 8th year in a row.  I wish I could say that I wanted to bake all that stuff for the OTHER school event the day before.  And I wish I could say that I still had the same volunteer spi…
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sometimes prayers are just words.

Today was date day Wednesday with my husband.  We entertain each other while the kids are at school on Wednesdays and we're both off work.  Saves on childcare costs and keeps us out of trouble.   Sometimes we see movies, sometimes we take walks, ... and f…
Sunday, October 20, 2013

For your week, ....memories.

I wish I could sit in my grandfather's lap again.  It was always a good place to be. I wish I could have an afternoon snack with my grandmother again... always at 3pm sharp, and always a coke and a Hershey bar.  I wish I could see my dad at the grill - be…
Friday, October 18, 2013

I could've done laundry....

I could've taken a nap.  Or done laundry.  But instead I chose to see a movie with my 3 boys, out of school today.  And it may have been the most ridiculous movie I've seen in a long time.  Anything for love.  

We had to celebrate.... because today is …
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I dreamed I tried to quit saying damn so much.

I told a friend recently that if my boys don't do something funny, dangerous or possibly illegal soon that I don't know what my next post will be.  Enter Sam, who told his teacher that we teach him to beat up other kids at will.  He's insane. …
Monday, October 14, 2013

For your week, may you find your moments.

For those moments when you have been truly you.  No agenda, no lists, nothing held back or hidden, no fast talking nervousness.  For those moments when you find yourself at ease and peace and rest - with someone that brings out the best in you - or alone.…
Sunday, October 13, 2013

Today the angels rejoiced.... sharing our good news.

The angels in heaven rejoice over one sinner who repents...
And today, the angels again rejoiced, and then probably ate fried chicken to celebrate... the baptism of 2 beautiful young souls, my oldest two sons, Ethan and Christopher.

It's been a little …
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Showering with Superman

My husband and I were fretting over the whole parenting thing the other day and for the millionth time, asked ourselves if we're doing anything right... and basically if we know what the #$% we're doing.  Jury's still too far out on that one..…
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Planting seeds of faith in my children

(missed a post in the prayer series?  Click the 31 days tab on the home page...)


I read a friend's post on Facebook the other day.  And don't get me wrong... I think the world of this gal.  Which is why I guess my jaw dropped open when I read what s…
Monday, October 7, 2013

I don't know. Praying God's heart for my children. Post 4

Do those big prayers work?  I don't know.... 

Honestly, most of my prayers recently have been about Christopher - the middle kid, as he has dealt with quite the adjustment to middle school this year.  It's 6 weeks in and he still has his mama's…
Sunday, October 6, 2013

I wondered what the fashionable moms wear to the paintball fields.

I wondered what the fashionable moms wear to the paintball fields......on a rainy day.... so I decided on my Boy Mom shirt and a pink umbrella. 

And the rain came down.  And 7 excited boys and 1 dad played paintball in the mud while I took a nap in the car.   …
Friday, October 4, 2013

a birthday prayer of thanksgiving.

It all came and went so fast....  I should have known the day he was almost born in the car.  

12 years ago today I welcomed my second son after a fast and furious delivery.  I had been in false labor for weeks and didn't recognize the real thing when it c…
Thursday, October 3, 2013

31 days of praying God's heart for my children. Go big or go home. Day 3

When I was expecting my oldest, I had an intimidating fear of loss.  A paralyzing fear, really.  Because I wanted him more than I had ever wanted anything.  Because at that time, I had just walked through a tremendous loss of several people I loved dearly, se…
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A missed opportunity. 31 days of praying. post 2

So here's why I took on a totally different writing topic than I had planned... a missed opportunity last week with my kids.  Christopher, my middle guy, asked me at bedtime if I could say a prayer with them.  All 3 boys sleep in the same room and it'…