So I printed some coloring pages over the weekend to play with in between doing homework and running errands. Okay, I didn’t really “RUN” errands – but I am hobbling better every day and moving faster. It’s amazing to see how much these “bumps” in life affect my kids. I don’t mean to say they shouldn’t be affected by life, it’s just interesting to see how they process these upheavals and changes in life. We’ve


Life is all about perspective, isn’t it? I mean, really. Our thoughts, ideas, feelings – are almost always guided and shaped by our perspective. Did someone just cut you off in traffic? (Did they really or do you just think they did?) Did he just say that rude thing to me? (Was he really being rude or did I assume rudeness?) You get the idea. And then there are those things in life that are

Broccoli, Celery, Gotta Be: VEGGIE TALES!

Are you a fan of Veggie Tales? At our house, we certainly are. We have collected a few videos – here and there – over the past few years, and we really enjoy watching them. With our recent visits to the library, we’ve been able to check out a few that we’d never seen before, and that has been really delightful. I love stories that build character and promote Christian values in an entertaining format

Have You Visited The Shack?

Yesterday at the very end of our morning church service we had a few surprise guests. Our pastor, his wife, and their 22-year old son Jonathan Pound were on stage addressing the church. In December, Jonathan was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. He had gone in to the doctor for back pain, following an injury while climbing. They discovered malignant tumors, and he is now receiving Round 3 of his very difficult chemotherapy.

F is for Freedom

Coffee Girls – grab a big mug and I’ll share some fresh homemade wheat bread. Ooooh – it’s so tasty. I love baking bread, and this week, I’ve tried two different recipes. This one for Simple Whole Wheat Bread is our favorite! Soft and delicious – perfect for toast! F IS for Freedom. While I DO love snow – and love how it’s piled up all over the place, being snowed in for 5 days

Cuppa Love…

Do you have plans for Valentines Day? Do you ever make plans? Does your hubby (or wife) do the planning? Is it that big of deal to you? With the snow we’ve had this week and reshuffling of appointments and schedules every day – I haven’t really thought about Valentines Day a whole lot. Believe it or not, I don’t want chocolate. What I really want is TIME with Roy. It shouldn’t take a commercialized

If Only I Could Ski

If Only I Knew How to Ski – I could really enjoy the snow we’re getting! Yep – I lived in Alaska for 8 years and never learned how to ski. I was mostly a little kid at the time, but still never learned. Sledding was my thing – and I loved it. The wind whipping my face as I slid faster and faster down a steep slope. And when piled onto a big sled