Family, Kids, Travel

Hamilton at the Fox

  Hamilton May 26 and 27 Mom knew how much Emma loved listening to Hamilton and decided to take her to see it when it came to Atlanta.  She let me and Jack (who also enjoys it) tag along too. She and I conferred and she bought tickets and hotel accommodations in November. Saturday She… Continue reading Hamilton at the Fox

Kids, Travel

Tuesday at the Ted

Our traveling-circus-themed July actually began June 30, when we drove to Atlanta, about 3 hours from our home in South Carolina, for a quick trip to Turner Field to watch the Braves play.  We try to go to at least one Braves game annually, mostly because our middle son is a huge fan and either watches… Continue reading Tuesday at the Ted

Kids, Travel

MLK day

Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so the kids were out of school.  We went to Charlotte to watch a Bobcats game.  I tried to take a picture of all of these little birds sitting on the barricades, but they flew away. Sadly, none of my family wanted to stay outside in the cold… Continue reading MLK day

Food, Kids

January 3

THAT is the world's worst chicken pot pie casserole. Not only did it taste horrible, it looked nasty and it took a long time to make. I boiled a whole chicken to get the meat, cut up tiny little pieces of carrots, onion and celery, made a homemade sauce. The only thing not time-consuming were… Continue reading January 3

Family, Kids

Fall Days

Emma loves to take pictures, so she took the camera out back one fall day and captured some great images.  Here you see our backyard from the perspective of a beetle.      Will practices kicking the football.   Action shots! Jack takes a plunge off the retaining wall.    Here's Will!    In the… Continue reading Fall Days

Family, Kids


This morning, the power went out at 1 a.m. I know because the silence woke me up. It was silent inside the house, but very noisy outside the house. More on this later. My husband and I like to sleep in a wind tunnel-like atmosphere with a small portable fan on his side of the… Continue reading Thunderstorm

Books, Christian Living, Family, Humor, Kids

Family Devotions

Last night as we were trying to have a little family Bible reading time, the kids kept being silly and making jokes.  They were warned that there was a time for laughing and a time for listening, and right now, they should be listening.  Everyone sobered up and got serious. Our lesson was on Genesis… Continue reading Family Devotions