I had just started to wash dishes when Les walked into the kitchen after driving six hours to get to us. My mood was not the greatest…I’ll admit it. It was a whole lot later than I had hoped when I finally got a chance to begin cleaning the kitchen. Les came and...Read More
Saint John Chrysostom
I had just started to wash dishes when Les walked into the kitchen after driving six hours to get to us. My mood was not the greatest…I’ll admit it. It was a whole lot later than I had hoped when I finally got a chance to begin cleaning the kitchen.
Les came and stood next to the dishwasher and looked longingly at me – although my sister mistook it as confusion and made a comment about it.Read More
I was sitting and talking with a small group of parents while I watched some of my kids playing just outside the window.
A dad paused for a moment and turned to me to say, “Your boys are extremely patient with Gabriel. My son is not that patient with his younger siblings.”Read More
We’ve spent nearly two weeks in Arizona now. It’s always very nostalgic for me coming back here, filled with memories of grandparents and family.
After my cousin’s beautiful wedding, I was able to do some field trips and exploring with my boys around Arizona. Since we are studying ecosystems & living in God’s creation this year, I wanted to take advantage of studying desert and forest habitats while we’re here.Read More
I accepted the life of a pilot’s wife long before we got married. I tease Les and tell him he needed someone like me – extremely independent – since he’s gone a good portion of the time. He always agrees with me and gives me a kiss.
I walked down to the church hall after we finished with the wedding party photos at the church. The moment I walked into the hall, Chris came up to me exclaiming, “Mom! I have a girl to dance with tonight!” His head tilted slightly to the side to indicate his new friend.Read More
It’s a drive I’ve done many times before – as a child with my parents and later as an adult with my own children. All of my extended family (outside of my parents and siblings) live in Arizona. It’s where I was born and where I spent the first ten years of my life until we moved to Boston so my dad could go to seminary.
This past week, we drove to Arizona for my cousin’s upcoming wedding.Read More
It never ceases to amaze me how “simply” changing my perspective can have a dramatic impact on my daily interactions. I went into this school year determined to not let certain things upset me. I wasn’t going to let them be grounds for a battle between me and my children anymore. Civil war is not the goal nor the answer.Read More
What do you do in the fall when you’re surrounded by corn farms? Go through a corn maze, of course!Read More
I’m knee deep in research. Baking research. There are a multitude of factors that influence how a loaf of bread will turn out. No wonder it’s considered an art! Then let’s throw in trying to get the perfect seal imprint when you’re making prosphora (bread for Holy Communion) plus the traditions that go with it as you’re making it – it’s not as easy as it sounds.Read More