U.S. Cellular Summer Help

Memorial day is typically thought of as "the unofficial start to summer"....more

When Mockingbirds Sing

Why did it take me so long while reading When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey to realize it was the prequel to In the Heart of the Dark Wood? It could have prepared me for this crazy ride and the disappointing ending."What marks the boundary between a miracle of God and the imagination of a child?Nine-year-old Leah’s invisible friend seems harmless enough until he aids her in upsetting the tranquility of her new town, a place where her parents desperately hoped she’d finally be able to make friends and fit in. Hidden within a picture she paints for a failed toymaker are numbers that win the toymaker millions ....more

Life, Lately

*Today my husband works his last day at the job he has held for 9 years. Next week he will be on to bigger and better things. More on that later!*Becca took her end of year CAT tests ....more

Food For Thought

A friend shared this thought provoking article on Facebook...more

Weeken Wrap-Up

Our weekend started off with a prediction of rain. Which then turned into a prediction of severe storms. Thankfully, we ended up with neither.Because of that, my cousin's outdoor wedding ended up being a beautiful, dry wedding! ...more

What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up At Night by Pete Wilson gives us a clue on "how to find peace while chasing your dreams"....more


The day started off overcast and windy, not to mention quite chilly for the middle of May. So I brought some sunshine indoors with a bouquet of lilacs, the first spring flowers in my yard. My Grandma had dug three lilac plants from her own yard 8 years ago ....more

Five Years in Heaven

Five Years in Heaven by John Schlimm was like spending five hours in heaven.I received the book in the mail today and immediately flipped it open to read the prelude. It sucked me in and before I knew it I had finished the book within five hours (I have children so was not able to read straight through...supper, bath time, and the like happened in between the chapters!)....more

Mother's Day

As I write this, 30 minutes before Mother's Day 2015, I settle down after a long day of festivities. My little Joe turned 7 today. I recall his birth like it was yesterday ....more

What the Future Holds

14 years ago my husband I said "I Do". I look at pictures and think "We were only babies!"...more