My "Deer" Grandmother

Slowly, you are getting to know me.  Post by post you piece together who you think I am and what you have learned about me.  You know that I am a God-fearing wife and mother and that I try to maintain a positive attitude no matter what the situation.  Those are the easy things to figure out.  However, there's still a lot that you don't know....more
@victorias_view Thank you, that she is! more

My "Deer" Grandmother

Slowly, you are getting to know me.  Post by post you piece together who you think I am and what you have learned about me.  You know that I am a God-fearing wife and mother and that I try to maintain a positive attitude no matter what the situation.  Those are the easy things to figure out.  However, there's still a lot that you don't know....more
You can read a little more about my Grandmother and her strength here... http://bitly.com/tpmrWS more

We Suck at Road Trips

I truly am thankful for many things in my life: my husband, my boys, our life together. But on a lighter note, I'm also thankful for something else: the fact that we don't take many family road trips. Why? Because I'm thinking that we suck at them. When I ask my friends and family how their latest trip with their young children went, the most common response is "fine." I always want to say, "Really? Fine?" Because that's not how I would describe our trips. "Harrowing" is actually the word that comes to mind....more
I can completely relate to this insanity but, I also fear that I will miss it when it's gone. ... more

Budget Thanksgiving Decor: Leaves

I'm always looking for cheap ways to decorate my home. Then again, I never want my home decor' to look cheap.  It's a challenge I enjoy.  So, I am going to share a couple of my ideas for cheap Thanksgiving decorations, today it's all about leaves. ...more
Check out my blog for my post about decorating with twigs as well. So much fun and so many ... more

My BB is SIX today! HOLY COW!

My BB is SIX today! HOLY COW! ...more
Hope he has a wonderful birthday! My oldest just turned 6 last month too. I can relate to your ... more

'Til Death Do Us Part

They lived together, they loved together. And after four children and 72 years of marriage, the two passed on holding hands. This is Norma and Gordon Yeager's remarkable story of love in a time when few people seem to understand what it means to say "til death do us part." ...more
I wrote a small blurb about this too (http://bitly.com/mYnyuc), isn't it just an amazing story?! ... more

Worry About Lions and Bears at the Bus Stop

Lions, tigers and bears are loose in Muskingum County, Ohio. When I first heard the news, I assumed that a few animals had escaped from a local wildlife facility, The Wilds, and shrugged it off. They know what they're doing there and I assumed it would be under control in short order. As the news continued to break, I realized that was not the case, it was certainly not under control and that all hell was breaking loose. ...more
@JennaHatfield I didn't know either, how exciting! Hello to you too neighbor! :) more

Worry About Lions and Bears at the Bus Stop

Lions, tigers and bears are loose in Muskingum County, Ohio. When I first heard the news, I assumed that a few animals had escaped from a local wildlife facility, The Wilds, and shrugged it off. They know what they're doing there and I assumed it would be under control in short order. As the news continued to break, I realized that was not the case, it was certainly not under control and that all hell was breaking loose. ...more
@JennaHatfield I completely agree. I have seen the picture and I cannot believe how many of my ... more

Lions, Tigers and Bears (Too Close To Home) Oh My!

It’s not every day that you hear that exotic animals have been released and the local Sheriff is concerned about the public safely.  That is what is happening around my home as I write this.  It was estimated that about 48 exotic animals were released from a ‘rescue’ in Muskingum County, Ohio.  We are talking about mature adult lions, bears, wolves, tigers and even a monkey.  Luckily I am in the neighboring county but, my home is only about 20 miles away from release site.  My Daughter was pleased to hear that her school had decided to delay its start time but, was ...more
Wolf found shot, only a monkey remains. more

Worry About Lions and Bears at the Bus Stop

Lions, tigers and bears are loose in Muskingum County, Ohio. When I first heard the news, I assumed that a few animals had escaped from a local wildlife facility, The Wilds, and shrugged it off. They know what they're doing there and I assumed it would be under control in short order. As the news continued to break, I realized that was not the case, it was certainly not under control and that all hell was breaking loose. ...more
@CrazedMama These animals are still very wild. In one news article they stated that, "He ... more