Monthly Archives: August 2007

Our Adoption Journey (Part One)

Today marks the anniversary of the day we began an amazing journey. Three years ago, on August 31, 2004, Shannon and I boarded a plane bound for Moscow, Russia. We awoke that morning with the anticipation and excitement of children on Christmas morning. This was not just any trip. It marked the beginning of a […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #2

Another busy Wednesday meant another laborious day in the kitchen…only I was not at home all day! I let the handy crock-pot, once again, assume all cooking duties. And just as I expected, it didn’t let me down. I’ve just come home from church and will shortly indulge in this: Beef Hoagies 3 lb. chuck […]

Happy 9 Months, Walt!!!

The Tooth Fairy May Need To Review Her Job Description

Yesterday afternoon Anna Katherine proudly announced she had pulled a tooth. I’ve stopped counting at this point, but I’m guessing this is at least the ninth or tenth tooth she has lost. I congratulated her and commented that we’d need to put it in her tooth fairy pillow when she went to bed. She just […]

Just Because…

Because I absolutely love Watermark and love this song, just thought I’d post it today. I recently heard it sung at a wedding, and it always moves me in a way that is indescribable.

Pre-Kindergarten Is A Hit

Ben’s first day of school was yesterday, and he thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. He’s been talking non-stop about school and modeling his new backpack for quite some time in anticipation of the big day, so you can only imagine the level of excitement when he awoke Thursday morning. Except during thunderstorms, I’ve never […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday

I’ve decided to simplify my life a little on Wednesdays. Due to church commitments requiring me to be smiling and ready to receive about twenty 3rd graders with open arms at 5:30 p.m., I’m going to become “crock-pot savvy.” I have always adored this small kitchen appliance for various reasons. Of course, the most obvious […]

Let’s Hear It For The Boys

If the expression “you’re only as old as you act” holds any truth, then my man is 16 years old. Well, at least he was this past Saturday at the lake. On Sunday, he was an 80 year old man who could barely walk to the bathroom!!! But he had fun and made some fond […]

If It Looks Like A Cage, And It Acts Like A Cage, It’s A…."SANITY SAVER"

This little contraption is my new best friend! I now can have brief periods of time where I can fold clothes or make beds without worrying that the little tike will pull a lamp or t.v. over on his head. Walt is a very busy baby these days. I still can’t get over the fact […]

Happy Birthday To You!!!

Today we celebrated Shannon’s 29th birthday….(FOR THE 9th YEAR IN A ROW!!!) While Anna K. was at school, Ben, Walt and I headed to the infamous Wal-Mart bakery where Ben hand-selected one of their exquisite (and oh-so-sugary) birthday cakes for Daddy. He LOUDLY (and repetitively) informed the sweet lady at the bakery counter that it […]