School mornings are a whirlwind of sorts by the time we get 8 people with eyes open, clothed, and fed. Then to get 6 of them out the door with lunches in hand. Somewhere in this whirlwind a little voice begins to yell, "Mom, I need dressed!" Oh yes. One got missed in the "getting clothed" part of the morning. So off to the bedroom we trot. Actually, I shuffle because my coffee … [Read more...] about These Days . . .
Well these Mennonite guys did it again. :) They spoiled us women by cooking supper! And like the previous year, it was awesome! Some of us even talked our boys into helping. Would you like to know what they served? In the words of another wife: "Meat, meat and more meat"! When I looked over the dishes as they came in the door, I tried to ask this question very respectfully: … [Read more...] about Mennonite Men Can Cook – Season 2
I don't know how to say it . . . except that my heart hurts for some people right now and when I read this post from years ago, I wanted to weep. We need these men of ours to slay their dragons well. They need us to stand behind them and cheer them on. We women, who sometimes think we have nothing to do in the slaying of dragons . . . can help bring down principalities and powers. … [Read more...] about Go Slay Your Dragons, My Son [repost]
Do you all remember our story of the train ride home from Indiana one Christmas about 3 1/2 years ago? And how almost all of us got the stomach flu - while on the train? If you don't remember, you can read it here. I am extremely happy to tell you we eventually recovered. However, the memories still cause convulsions somewhere between laughter and horror. We were so happy to be … [Read more...] about Barf Story #2
I can't believe I am going to say this . . . but I am almost ready for winter. Winter where I sit and get bored. Where I actually have time to write, play games, learn a new piano piece, or knit. Actually, I don't even know how to knit and don't really care to learn! :) I just thought it sounded very "Mennonitish". Fall is a busy time for us since all the fruit is coming off of … [Read more...] about Weeks Gone By – 10/6
It is that time of year again. School started today! And here we were waiting on the one girlie to make it out for a picture. She arrived and we even got five out of six who had a relatively good look on their face. Number six looks like he's in pain. When I take a good look at this crew, I no longer wonder why I am so tired some days. I have noticed … [Read more...] about And Then There Was One Left