Archive for the 'Family' Category

Downshifting Sometimes IS the Solution

Downshifting Sometim...

Vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer. – Lion from Wizard of Oz Time to hang up the Wii remote and put away Super Mario Galaxy 2.  Life starts up again tomorrow.  Eli is back to school.  Marc will be back to the warehouse. ...
Happy Birthday, Little Brother!

Happy Birthday, Litt...

There is a story in our family that must have some truth to it because it is retold by several family members and it never changes (which for our family is almost unheard of): When my brother was born, he had to spend a few extra days at the hospital because he was born with a clubfoot. ...
Thankful Tuesday – Dinga de Dinga Dong

Thankful Tuesday ...

This entry is part of Everyday Gyaan’s Thankful Tuesday Blog Hop…  At the end of the post, feel free to check out other entries and/or add your own!  My husband’s birthday was July 1st and while I threw together a very impromptu dinner (“Haystacks”) and bought...
Tadpoles, Mystery Radio, and Fireflies = Magic!

Tadpoles, Mystery Ra...

Summer officially began June 21.  Tell us the story of a favorite summertime memory! Growing up, we didn’t take family vacations.  We didn’t share family meals.  We weren’t reminded to brush our teeth before bed or prompted to say our prayers.  We walked on eggshells…...
Why is “Family” so Important?

Why is “Family...

Popular opinion is that if you don’t grow up “knowing” something, then you don’t miss it… and what you did grow up “knowing” is what you tend to gravitate towards even if you didn’t like it because it is familiar to you.  For some of...