"The primary goal in the education of children is to teach, and to give the example of a virtuous life."

Saint John Chrysostom

It’s Been a Long Time…

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in A Day in the Life, All Posts | 8 comments

It’s Been a Long Time…

…since I’ve had a story like this one about my day.

In fact, I think it’s good for me to have one of “these days” once in awhile (once in awhile!) so I can see how far the boys have progressed since those early years.  It’s been quite some time since Maple Syrup Lake, Sam’s Club Folly, The Case of the Missing Toilet Water, The Quest for a Bigger Pee Guard, or Operation Who’s More Stubborn – You or Me.  Don’t get me wrong…we still have stories on a regular basis – they just don’t tend to be quite so dramatic anymore.

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The Inner Struggle

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 8 comments

The Inner Struggle

Inevitably, when change occurs in our family, uncertainty follows.  Remember that situational trust I talked about awhile back?  Yeah…our situation changed, therefore testing the limits and being reassured that mom and dad are not going anywhere are in full gear.

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For the Glory of God

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends, Memory Eternal | 7 comments

For the Glory of God

I’ve told my kids since they were little that I didn’t care what career path they chose as long as they put all of their effort into it and used the talents they were given for the glory of God.

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She Got the Job!

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 9 comments

She Got the Job!

My Miss Niki is one happy girl right now.  She got a call yesterday and was offered the internship with Carters. She’ll be working for them for four months and was told yesterday that she’ll be designing baby clothing.  Yay Niki!

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Getting to Know You

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 4 comments

Getting to Know You

I’ve always enjoyed getting to know the local culture.  I’m not sure if it began with my dad, who always liked to go exploring in a new place, or with my brother, Daniel, while we were in Rome and he took me to where the locals ate and shopped so we didn’t have to pay the tourist prices.  Maybe it’s just a part of who I am as it seems to be for my family as well.  The Explorer.  The Historian.

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Perspectives

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 8 comments

Perspectives

I have too many family and friends having surgeries lately. Two recently had surgeries for breast cancer and one is about to, one had back surgery, and one was recently in a car accident and went through the windshield.  Lord have mercy!

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Transitions

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 8 comments

Transitions

Deep in the depths of the big move, Les gets a text that he has to fly on moving day.   Sigh…

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Bear! O My!

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends, Road Scholars | 4 comments

Bear! O My!

We recently got back from a wonderful trip at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, TN with Les’ family.  It was our very first trip with his parents, siblings, and their families.

I have to admit that my ideal get away is at a cabin in the woods.  My goodness…I could stay there forever, especially with views like this greeting me when I wake up.  If my kids would let me, I would have sat on the balcony or stared out our window for most of the day over several cups of coffee. 

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It’s Not All About Runway

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 6 comments

It’s Not All About Runway

I sat down.  I don’t think I could will my body to get up right now even if I tried.  Here I sit…within reaching distance of my repaired laptop and a sleeping baby in sight.  I just sent off photos to my mother-in-law and thought I’d write some posts before the next crazy three days commence.  I may even schedule my posts to publish themselves while I’m busy moving – something I’ve never done before.

Here is a commentary on several conversations between my daughter and myself that we’d like to share with all of you:

Niki and I have both experienced similar reactions from people when they ask either of us what Niki is pursuing for her major. When we tell people she is majoring in Fashion Design, they immediately think she’s trying to be a designer for runway fashion and lose interest in hearing anything else that passes through our lips.

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It’s Always the Little Things

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 1 comment

It’s Always the Little Things

My computer is at the Bestest Husband Repair Shop…again. My poor laptop.  Niki didn’t need her computer today so I’m sneaking in a moment to write.

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