Saint John Chrysostom
…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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Deep in the depths of the big move, Les gets a text that he has to fly on moving day. Sigh…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More