Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I know I'm drastically behind on my blogging. I have photos of Miss V's birthday, James's birthday, and more. But right now, I'm going to enjoy the fact that we've finished egg hunting, church wonderfulness, Easter lunch, and family time, and I'm going to sit down and put my feet up and drink a cup of coffee. Ahhhh. Happy Easter.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Last week, I gave the kids some old magazines, some scissors, and some tape, and I told them to go to town and make some collages. What they came up with was interesting and personal. The J-bird's collage had pictures of food, a policeman, rock stars, fast cars, the word "Brave", and (a little disturbingly), a picture of Charlie Sheen.  Miss V's collage had a man peeking out from behind ripped pieces of paper, some bright colors, a car, a backward number 3, three references to the sun, a piggy bank full of money, and two references to cake.

My children are weird, but I sure do like them.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014






And now....

 She's four!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hymn Sing

We go to a great church. It is warm and loving and full of wonderful people who welcome our whole family with open arms. When my children walk into the church, they walk in with smiles and happy steps. One of Miss V's honorary grandmas is my friend, Margerette. She always brings a change purse full of coins for Miss V to put in the offering, and she's willing to hold the hymnal to sing with my little darlin'. It makes my heart pretty dang happy to see.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Civic Engagement

 This year, when it was time to "spring forward" for Daylight Savings, the J-bird was NOT amused. James and I replied that if he was really that displeased, he was welcome to write a letter to his Congressperson, so he did. He said that his dad had just explained Daylight Savings Time and that he didn't like it. He asked her to please change it. Then he drew a picture. We addressed the envelope together, and then he dropped it in the mail.

This week, he received a letter in return!

The Congresswoman thanked him for his note and outlined the history of Daylight Savings Time. Then she said that, while she's not aware of any upcoming votes to abolish Daylight Savings, if one should happen to come up, she'd certainly consider voting his way.

He was delighted to hear it.