Then and Now

Then and Now

One of the wild things about having had children over the last decade and a half  (holy cats, that makes me feel old) is how much things have changed between our first baby and our last. And I’m not even talking about us – no that’s a whole other...
Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank You for Being a Friend

During this pregnancy, I have carried the weight of feeling lonely and alone. Not through anyone’s fault or anything in particular. No, it’s just been the sore spot the enemy has chosen to pick at. Then. Then the Lord shows up with abundance and shouts so...
Inevitable

Inevitable

There are some things that if we do them, I know what will inevitably follow. Like if we bathe all of the girls, the husband will inevitably make pancakes for breakfast the next morning.  Or pick up donuts.  Sugar adds hold to hairstyles I tell myself. If we put clean...
Lake Effect

Lake Effect

We’re back from the lake.  Mama Syd and Papa Chris are gone.  The pile of laundry that awaits is so tall.  It has us all feeling a little like this: So we know that things will happen at the lake and after 5 decades of being “Iron Creeked” we know...

Lost and Found

We lost Penny this afternoon. Okay, maybe “lost” is too strong of a word.  “Misplaced” is probably more accurate. Anyway, it was a gut-wrenching, frantic, panic-inducing 3 minutes. It started simply, with the girls in and out of the house...

In Vino Veritas

Last week. . . Last week I strong armed us back into our school schedule. We had griping and complaining and we had to school in the afternoon (unheard of!) because of a lazy morning and we used Friday for catch up instead of IT. But it was a good week. This week?...