While we are in the beginning stages of planning a wedding for our oldest daughter, we are also within 6 weeks of moving our middle daughter away to college and a month away from our youngest child starting his senior year of high school. And we are moving my mother to our town from her current home in North Carolina.

I feel old.

Lots of changes going on around our place, some easy, some hard. But that's ok. It's taken me a long time to get ok with changes, but through His strength I know I can face anything that comes our way. It's all about Him anyways :)


Dinner For One

What I had for dinner...

Leftover spaghetti sauce...no noodles, just sauce. I thought about making some Ramen noodles without the spice packet to pour the sauce over but Hayden ate the last one.

Just one of those nights

A Quote

From the book "Radical"

God delights in using ordinary Christians who come to the end of themselves and choose to trust in his extraordinary provision. He stands ready to allocate his power to all who are radically dependent on him and radically devoted to making much of him.

~David Platt


Another Blog...What Was I Thinking

I've started a second blog...yep I know, I don't keep up with this one...how in the world can I think of starting a second...but I figured I'd give a whirl!

it's all about planning my daughter's wedding...all the crazy ups and downs...the fights, the joys, the bird seed wrapped in purple tulle...

check it out at-


Hope to see you there!


Another Step On The Path To Independence

"Wanna move to Alaska?"

Heard those words spoken by my future son-in-law to my daughter this afternoon.

On a lazy fourth of July afternoon, after the cookout, the marathon game of Risk and a couple of episodes of "Teen Mom" on Netflix (that's a hard one to admit) I walked into our family room to find my fsil looking online at houses in the Alaskan wilderness, a place he wants to sweep my oldest daughter away too once they are married in six months. Yep, that's the plan this afternoon.


Happy 4th of July!

A simple shopping story...

Her cart was dripping. The grocery cart she was pushing around the produce section of the big box store I had just entered was drippin...