Left Behind

What do you do when you’re awakened by an email notification that your son’s preschool will be delayed due to a water main break… AND your kindergarten daughter is so sloth-like in her morning routine that you might be able to run a 5k before she ever gets dressed… AND your teenager is rushing around … More Left Behind

Happy Halloween 2017

I loved Halloween as a kid.  Choosing just the right costume.  Parades at school.  And, of course, the candy. I fully expected to love Halloween even more when I had kids.  I mean, what’s not to love?  More costumes.  More parades.  And more candy.  Except, those fun things would morph into unnecessary and dreaded stress.  … More Happy Halloween 2017

Plugging In

Serving has always been important to me.  And being part of a church family has always made serving easy for me in the past.  When we lived in Raleigh, I found great joy in the time I spent serving others in our church. When we moved to Erie, it took a while to find a … More Plugging In

Thanksgiving 2015

This year’s Thanksgiving was a little less rigid as years past.  Typically, I will have a plan for everything well before the big day.  That plan will include when ingredients will be assembled, the dish used, the time in the oven (with a single oven, there is a constant rotation of things in and out), … More Thanksgiving 2015

Halloween 2015

(Yes, I know this post is very, very late.) Our Halloween festivities took place over two nights this year. Abby’s first middle school dance was Friday night.  She wanted to be a Homecoming Queen.  I didn’t argue because that means we get multiple wears out of the dress…church, school, family pictures…and the shoes. She had … More Halloween 2015

Summer of 2015

Summer is winding down.  This may actually be the first summer in recent memory that I’m not thrilled the season is nearly over.  (Shhhh!  Don’t tell anyone.  This is totally out of character for me.)  I am a huge fan of the Erie summer.  I don’t sweat every morning as I step out the door. … More Summer of 2015

Reeling and Dealing

And you thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth.  Nah!  I’ve just been in blog hibernation.  The month of January was somewhat of a whirlwind for us, but not necessarily in the way one would expect or anticipate. For me personally, it marked the end of a 10+ week journey (that is really … More Reeling and Dealing