Category: Family

I’m Back!

Sweet and simple.  I haven’t blogged in quite a long time.  It seems to be too much for me to handle these days.  NOt because I am homeschooling but because I face too many fears when I start to blog.  I hear face-less voices, whispering to me to “Stop!”  ” No one WANTS to hear what you have to say!”… Read more →

Welcome Home to Costa Rica

“Welcome HOME to Costa Rica,” the night air called out to us as we entered baggage claim. We made it! We actually made it to Costa Rica and much smoother than hubby and I had planned. Two, 3 1/2 hour flights didn’t do as much damage to us, other than my tuna fish cans, than we had thought it would.… Read more →

School of Life

The First Day of School 2013 – 2014       What an exciting day!!!  My kiddos have seriously been waiting for school to FINALLY start up again.  For me personally, that kind of an attitude is a HUGE victory!  I can’t help but think back to ALL the years my kids struggled to go to school.  Tears, tantrums, cases of… Read more →

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

          I LOVE to make food from scratch.  I still remember the first time I heard the term “from scratch.”  I was a newlywed and was visiting with my mother-in-law in her kitchen one afternoon.  Her two youngest daughters were also in the kitchen, making a cake.  I was so excited to be there because I thought I could… Read more →

Grateful for Clean Clothes

The last few days have been rough, emotionally, for me. I couldn’t understand what was “wrong”?  I was doing my best, every day, but still . . .  SOMETHING WAS MISSING! I thought maybe it was my daily workouts that I was missing?  Or maybe I was STILL not getting enough sleep?  But NO!!!!!  I just couldn’t figure it out.… Read more →

Happy Birthday Daddy!

In TRUE Wardle fashion, I am a day late in wishing my sweet Dad a VERY I love you Dad! (He just turned 61 – so proud!) You are someone I can turn to, when life is kicking me down.   Someone I can vent to, but then encourages me to see things from another perspective. Someone I can celebrate life’s… Read more →

I am FINALLY feeling better!

I am STARTING to feel MUCH BETTER!   Microsoft Publisher 2007 “HURRAH!!” I HONESTLY started to believe I “had something” because I have never felt SO EXHAUSTED for such a long period of time (10 days).  But looking back now, I can see why I felt so tired, actually exhausted.   I was sad. WHY? Well, I FINALLY figured it out this… Read more →

The Art of BALANCE . . .

The last few days have been more than difficult.  They have been EXHAUSTING!  I don’t know if it is jet lag, or Paul’s flu bug from Costa Rica, or something I might have caught on the plane.  But all I know is that if I don’t keep myself balanced, I am going to lose it! Having four in school, at… Read more →