Mommy Daughter Day

Today I had a much needed date day with my daughter, Emily!  As a homeschooling mom, I am with her 24/7, but we are usually focused on making sure chores, schoolwork & errands are done.  We don’t always make the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.

Today was just a day to do . . . → Read More: Mommy Daughter Day

Secret Keeper Girl Mother-Daughter Time

A couple of nights ago, I had the privilege of attending an incredible event called Secret Keeper Girl Pajama Party with my daughter, Emily.  We even wore PJ’s that I made myself!  I made matching ones for Emily and her sabertooth tiger, and a different set for myself. 

The 3-hour event was an evening for moms . . . → Read More: Secret Keeper Girl Mother-Daughter Time

Deep Thoughts (about bacon) by Emily

My daughter’s mind works in mysterious ways.  It is truly staggering how much information must be speeding around on the superhighway that is her brain.  It’s no wonder this child doesn’t stop moving.  Even her mind never turns off.  I absolutely love the imaginative ponderings that come flowing out of her – in the form of . . . → Read More: Deep Thoughts (about bacon) by Emily

Can you lick your elbow?

This morning while I was in the shower, Emily came running into the bathroom.



“You know how they say it’s impossible to lick your own elbow? Well, I can almost do it!! Do you want to see it?”

“Ummm, not right this minute.  I’m a little busy.  (Did she not hear the water running?)  I’d love to see . . . → Read More: Can you lick your elbow?

JRTC – Take 2

Yesterday at O-Dark-Thirty, I woke Emily up out of a deep sleep so we could buckle her in the car, take Rob to work and say goodbye for the next month.  He’s off to JRTC again.

My husband is the King of Packing! Seriously.  When we go camping, he always amazes me with his ability to make . . . → Read More: JRTC – Take 2

Mommy-Daughter night & an indoor tree house

Recently while Daddy was working late, Emily & I had a Mommy-Daughter Campout in the living room.  We stayed up late, watched movies, and ate ice cream!  I slept on the big sofa, and Emily took the smaller one.  She decked it out in style though!

She set up her house-tent up on the sofa complete . . . → Read More: Mommy-Daughter night & an indoor tree house

Happy 8th Birthday, Lovebug!

Last week, our baby girl turned 8 years old. 

It just doesn’t seem like 8 years have gone by since we brought her home from the hospital.  While I definitely miss some of those early stages from time to time, I am also really enjoying this age.  She is SO FUN to be around!  She is . . . → Read More: Happy 8th Birthday, Lovebug!

A picture is worth 1000 words


Today is Day 4 of the Blog Carnival hosted by Wives of Faith. If you are a military spouse and like to write, jump on over and join in – you might even win a prize!

Today’s topic is:

“Picture It: It’s been said that a picture’s worth a thousand words. Post a photograph you’ve taken.”

This one was . . . → Read More: A picture is worth 1000 words

Lessons from a child

I often learn things from my daughter – like that Asian elephants have smaller ears than African elephants, or that tarantulas can go several days without food.  God also uses her often to remind me how to be more like Christ.

Today, as we were doing our morning chores and getting ready to head out for the . . . → Read More: Lessons from a child

When the toys are away, the imagination will play!

We are moving to a house off post this upcoming weekend, so most of our belongings are already packed and our house is full of cardboard boxes.  Since it was our choice to move from on post to off post, the Army doesn’t do the packing and moving for us like they usually would.  Bummer! I . . . → Read More: When the toys are away, the imagination will play!