Doing It Myself: Words of Love

Doing It Myself: Words of Love

Michael and I are having our 3rd summer marriage/wedding anniversary celebration. Apparently, people who have blazed the marriage trail before us were right. Year 3 can be a bit of a hill. They say year 7 comes with some “transitioning”, too. So, we have taken some great advice, and are (again) reading “The 5 Love […]

“I’m in the ER…With My Ferret”

“I’m in the ER…With My Ferret”

We were watching the verdict of a rather high profile case with my grandparents the other night. My very wise grandfather went on a rant. (I come by it honest…) “It’s like I always said, if you always tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said. And if you do what’s right, […]

Thoughts of Hope

Thoughts of Hope

It’s new music Friday! I know, you were just waiting on pins and needles with GREAT anticipation to see if I’d stick with this posting new music every week thing, weren’t you? So here it is- This is an instrumental, mainly piano track I created to tell a story behind a story. It accompanied a […]

Let’s Get Started

Let’s Get Started

Other things that I do with my summer time involves being on the worship team at our church. My husband started a blog recently (which you should check out anyway), and he included this video in his last post. You might be able to spot me if you’re lucky. Either way, it’s a fantastic song! […]

Country Livin’

There are some things that living in smaller towns provides that living in cities simply can’t. Tractor rides…. The unashamedness of wearing hats… Feeding animals… Homemade Ice Cream… And the kindness of strangers… In the convenience store in the nearest town… Who sold us the vanilla from what they had in their kitchen…. For 27 […]

Three Words to Describe You

Three Words to Describe You

I was in a pageant once. Once. It was kind of a default thing- 5 people were voted from each high school class to compete as a fundraiser for the dance club. Eh- I’ll try anything once. It was actually a lot of fun, though I don’t think I would have liked to make it […]

Thank You From The Parents

Thank You From The Parents

Mom and dad were absolutely blown away by the response for their upcoming anniversary surprise– and for those that are still coming in! They wanted to give a shout out before they started all the individual “Thank-you’s”. So- here they are! We’d like to say a huge thank you to all who participated in our […]

1st Birthday Party

1st Birthday Party

This last weekend, we visited the family in Altus, OK, to celebrate Baby Girl’s 1st birthday. I learned a very important lesson very early. I actually don’t know that it was a lesson as much as it was just a way of life. No one sat down and told me “this is the way it […]

Speaking the Truth in Love is Not…

Speaking the Truth in Love is Not…

I always tell people who ask me what I think “Do you really want to know? Because I will tell you if you really want to know…” And then I do not hesitate to speak the truth if I am asked. Very rarely is it the time to speak without being asked. Yes, if I […]

Anniversary Surprise

Anniversary Surprise

My parents will have been married for 30 years in December. 30 years. Successfully. They didn’t have much when they got married. When I was born (I’m the oldest), they both had college degrees, but my dad dug ditches and worked at Pizza Hut since that’s all he could find to make a living. We […]