"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6

Ours is a story of what God can do with two silly teens, starting off with no clue;

And baby thrown in, just for good measure. We didn’t know that God would increase our treasure

With four added on in rapid succession, filling our lives with joy and hard lessons.

We’ve had our share of valleys and hills, of times of abundance, and unpaid bills.

We once thought success would bring us bliss; we’ve learned that loss does a better job of this,

As we lean on our Savior, Who always delivers, regardless of the size of our quiver.

Although we’re grateful for the times of ease, the hard times are useful for learning to please

Our Heavenly Father, learning to walk in His Truth, of which we often talk.

May the Lord help us humbly and faithfully serve, staying mindful that the next generation observes.

Prop up your feet and grab a cup of coffee or tea while I open up

The book of my life, without further ado, and narrate the musings of my heart to you.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

How To End a Long Track Day

1. Kick feet up in Suburban while Oldest Daughter drives home from track meet, with Husband in front passenger seat, and enjoy homemade salsa with tortilla chips.

2. Greet dogs who are overjoyed to see you after a long day, although sufficiently cared-for in shifts by one cousin & one neighbor.

3. Take a shower because you smell just as bad as the athletes who competed all day, having perspired in the sun while watching said athletes run their little hearts out.

4. Lie down on sofa while Youngest Daughter plays with your hair to soothe the long-hot-day-in-the-sun-squinting-from-hair-blowing-in-eyes-from-the-breeze headache you are now suffering.

5. Don't fret when Husband chooses to watch "Band of Brothers" alone on his iPad, Oldest Daughter goes to bed early, and Three Middle Children watch a separate movie in the guest room, despite Mom's suggestions that we all do something together.

6. Grab Youngest Daughter, make blue-cheese-and-toasted-smokey-pecan-stuffed dates, and proceed to Mom's room to watch "The Sound of Music" together (intermittently filling Husband's requests, who has become aware of your secret snack).

7. Give thanks with a grateful heart.


  1. I LOVE YOUR FAMILY!!!!! Eric would be with you watching The Sound of Music (that's his favorite movie, by the way) and I'd be watchin' Band of Brothers with Craig BUT we would all come together as one big happy family over those bleu cheese pecan date wonders!! You excel in the motherhood thing, really!!

  2. Caelyn said, "Ash would probably stick with me..." Craig, of course, is pleased to know that you love the same books & movies that he loves. Commend Eric for his superb taste in entertainment! I attribute that to his birthday. :-) You are a precious friend, & I long for when our families may gather, no matter what's playing or cooking!