Crashing Through The New Year

Crashing Through the New Year

Today has been quite the coaster ride and it’s left me a little dizzy.  I hope it was a fluke and not a precursor to each day of this new year, because while I love excitement, I can only handle so much in day, much less a year. This afternoon one of our neighbors threw [...]

I Already Screwed-Up The Sixth Grade

sixth grade orientation

I already screwed up sixth grade and we’ve only had orientation. It wasn’t quite as bad of a mess-up as the time I chicken danced my way into the slow cooker after a school performance that my kid wasn’t in.  No, that was worse, but probably only because I made my husband sit through two-thirds [...]

Blueberry Jam Explosion

Blueberries for Jam

A bowl of berries + a lot of sugar = Blueberry Jam (or not)   I just finished making ten jars of syrup.  I was shooting for blueberry jam, but something went terribly wrong. I guess we’ll just have to trade up from toast to pancakes. I knew things were getting out of control when [...]

Craptastic 4th of July

Fourth of July Photo

I absolutely stole this picture from last year – 4th of July.   Ever have one of those holidays where you should have gone out for Chinese food, put a For Sale sign in your yard, and moved to a land without people and holidays? Welcome to my 4th of July. My husband is working, [...]

An I Love Lucy Kind of Easter

Dyed Eggs - centerpiece for Easter table.

I wanted to write about Easter in a way that would make you fall on your face and cry out to a holy and loving God. I wanted to dance with joy, throwing freshly opened pink and lilac tulips around the house, because my Savior is risen. I wanted to be joyous and inspiring, and [...]

Danger: Soup in A Can

loaf of homemade bread with little girl

Cooking is a dangerous business. There are the stove fires and the mishaps with the microwave, those very inflammable risks that come from working in the kitchen; however, no one thinks the actual act of eating can be dangerous. Last night I made chicken noodle soup from a can and grilled cheese sandwiches, because I’m [...]

Mothering Mishaps

Mothering Mishaps

Forget about the mother-of-the-year award.  Who needs one more things to dust and polish. Today is all about Mothering Mishaps.  Now, don’t you dare let me go on thinking I am the only mom who screws-up from time to time.  You better commiserate in the comments, because I am about to make you feel much, [...]

21 Hours

fishy kisses

Let’s talk about my trip for a moment, shall we?  I hate to admit this, but I don’t think I can move on until I tell you about being trapped in a car for twenty-one hours.  It will be riveting.  Or not.  Either way, I’m going to recount it in tremendous detail.  Please accept my [...]