Half full or half empty?

Do you know how fossils are made? There are a couple of ways actually.. Sometimes a fossil is made when a shell, a foot, a whatever, leaves an impression in the mud and it hardens. Sometimes a fossil is made when something hollow fills with mud and hardens and eventually the whole thing becomes fossilized. This is particularly common with snail shells, clams and that sort of thing. And I find it completely fascinating. Living in this area has turned the kids and I into amateur fossil collectors. We enjoy digging through the dirt and seeing what we can find.

A Winter Tale of Woe & Roadside Redemption

You know us Southerners. A little ice on the roads and we’re a mess. Believe it or not, I do actually know what NOT to do while driving on ice. I’m not really all that skilled at what TO do. Like, what do you do if: The roads are solid sheets of ice, you go through a dip in the road, through “the one” melty spot, get your tires wet, and then lose traction halfway up the hill on the other side? In a standard. Front wheel drive. Little car, little engine. The answer is probably “STAY HOME.” If I


Jesus. Babe. Redeemer. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. ~Galatians 4:4-7 Long-awaited Messiah. Sacrificial lamb. Deliverer. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of


Extravagant: 1. Spending money excessively or immoderately 2. going beyond usual bounds 3. ostentatious; showy 4. exorbitant in price; overpriced This weekend while hubs was out of town, we got a little extravagant with our breakfast. After a couple of months of trying to eat very healthy and not buying refined sugary items, the kids and I went all out, “beyond usual bounds.” And it was good. =) This week’s Popinjay photo prompt was “extravagant.” Visit Michelle for more!

Curiouser & Curiouser

I love my little girl’s blue eyes. Uh, blue? Blue with sunflower centers? It will be interesting to see if her eyes continue to change as she grows older. (Though I will be terribly sad if she ever loses all of the blue..) I love my girl’s blue sunflower eyes. This week’s Popinjay photo prompt is “curious.” Visit Michelle for more curiousness.


Children… are not quiet beings. They laugh, they talk, they giggle.. they argue and crash and bang and boom. And they have noisy toys. They click and they squonk and they beep. Noise itself doesn’t bother me. Too much noise, too loud noise and most of all REPETITIVE noise really stresses me out! When the son grabs his talking toy and keeps hitting the button so that it says “Be-bomp-be-bomp-be-bomp-be-bomp..” over and over again, it only takes about 4 seconds for me to cry, “I need quiet!!” Silent. I don’t like a lot of noise. Except for a whirring box