There are two things in this world that always excite me. They are: coffee and free things. I love everything about coffee! The taste, the smell, the warm feeling as it passes through my throat, I could go on and on. In my opinion, there is no wrong time for a cup of joe with […]Read more "National Coffee Day"
Paul tells us, that above all things we are to put on love. As love is the chief of virtues, and all the others grow out of love. As Christians, we should be the most loving people, because we realize how much God loves us. We love in response to the great love and grace […]Read more "Put on Love"
I am one of those people who find joy in many things, yet, I have my favorites. My favorite things always bring a smile to my face and excitement to my heart. I love to share them with family, friends, and folks I meet. So…I thought I would share some of them with you. In […]Read more "My 12 Days of Christmas…"
There are few things in life that set my heart a flutter more than decorating the Christmas tree. I love looking at each ornament and remembering the moment it was received, the person who gave it to us, and the story behind its selection. I love turning the lights on for the first time and […]Read more "The Beauty of the Christmas Tree"
I am one of those people who find joy in many things, yet, I have my favorites. My favorite things always bring a smile to my face and excitement to my heart. I love to share them with family, friends, and folks I meet. So, I thought I would share some of them with you. […]Read more "My 12 Days of Christmas"
Anything that can go wrong…will go wrong on Mother’s Day. I say this out of humor not bitterness. My sweet nine year old triplets and 16 year old daughter try so hard to make the day special, that mayhem ensues. Their motives are wonderful. Their results are, let’s just say, interesting. For example, my sweet […]Read more "The Perfect Imperfection of Mother’s Day "
I pride myself in being a bit goofy! As a mother, I try to hide nuggets of my expectations of proper behavior, in silly sayings that my children can easily remember. Phrases that although serious, bring a smile to their faces. My husband calls them “Beckisms”. My hope is, one day they will teach […]Read more "Beckisms"
Hannah and her Pappy are baking today. It is an annual tradition that I both love and fear. The time they spend together is priceless…the end product usually a catastrophe. Take the trifle of 5 years ago, extravagant? Yes, except for the nausea and vomiting that followed for 6 of the 8 family members. Then, […]Read more "Baking with Pappy"
One of the greatest things about family, is that they never let you live certain things down. You know, the recurring stories that get shared everytime you get together. The stories may get embellished, but they never get forgotten. Take for instance, the time I fell into the lagoon at the State Fair of Texas. […]Read more "Family Stories"
Spring break has come to an end. I must admit, I am sad it is over. If I was asked to name my favorite school break as a mother, I would hands down answer, Spring break! There is nothing quite like enduring two months secluded in the house due to: cold temperatures, snow, and sickness. […]Read more "Spring Break Scrapbook"