Tag Archives: family

Celebrating Two Special Birthdays

Perhaps because I’m an only child, and perhaps simply because of the people we are, I’ve always enjoyed a close and happy relationship with my mom.  She was a stay-at-home mom until I reached middle school, but no matter what, she was always there for me.  Driving me to multiple tennis lessons each week and […]


Unsure of the exact motivation, I changed the appearance of my blog this evening.  Perhaps I just wanted a change that was under my control.  I’m going to let it sit for a while and see if it’s any easier to navigate, any more pleasing to the eye, or if anyone notices at all! This […]

Lots of Forks

Tomorrow, we are having some beloved family members over for the 4th of July.  There will be lots of forks, because I know there will be lots of food.  I will try to walk that fine line between enjoying a bit of everything and feeling overly full! There are also lots of forks of another […]

It’s Just Allergies…

I’ve spent the past day or so trying to convince V. and myself that my endless sniffles and sneezes are in fact “just allergies”.  It’s become a joke by now, and everyone knows that Mommy is indeed under the weather.  I’m breaking some kind of mommy rule, I know, but here I am with my […]

Octoberfest: The Results

A few posts ago, I wrote about our family’s gathering to celebrate four birthdays:  my father-in-law, my mother-in-law, my mom, and my daughter.  In our house, we would be hosting both sets of our parents, V.’s sister, her husband, their baby, and their dog.  We are blessed to have room to spread out to play and […]


October is a festive month in our family:  my father-in-law’s birthday is in the beginning of the month; my mother-in-law’s comes next towards the end, and my mom and my daughter share a birthday three days after my mother-in-law’s.  Because we all live within two hours of each other, we’ve started celebrating all four of […]

Hurricane Day

All my adult life, I’ve had what I call occasional “dizzy spells”.  One moment, all will be fine, and the next moment, it’s like some giant hand took the ground below me and tilted it quickly one way and then the other, leaving me with a spinning, unsettled sensation in my head.  Sometimes the feeling […]

Love One Another

My son was working on a take-home sheet from his Sunday School class yesterday morning after breakfast.  There were a few things to read, a few things to think about, and a few questions to answer.  One of the passages was from 1 John in the Bible, where there is much about loving one another: […]

What I Like About Strep Throat

You know your child gets strep throat a lot if he can diagnose it himself, at home, with 99% accuracy.  I’m not a betting person, but I’d wager that he tests positive for it tomorrow when I take him to the pediatrician.   I can’t remember the last time he was ill with something other […]


“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”  These words come from the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and they were the words God gave to him to speak to the Israelites when they were in […]