Today was just one of those “Mom Days”. You know the kind I’m talking about. You had a plan but at every turn, something else demanded your attention. Like helping my second oldest daughter face a yucky day, by helping her finally learn to make something she has been craving (rice pudding). But right as… Read More One of those days . . .
We had some special guests in our home tonight. Fran and Sarah! We sure do love these two ladies. We enjoyed a yummy, no carb or sugar dinner, and then we played a fun game of Scattergories. Curly Cook and Fran won by one point. GingerSnap and Sarah came in second, Joy Boy and I… Read More Family Activity Night
Yesterday was a good day! We had a special visitor call us via Google Hang-out. It was totally unexpected, but hoped for. (https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/missionaries-family-communication) Elder Whitchurch said he could have had more email time, but he decided to call us instead. Thank you! And, yes please! We had a fun time asking him questions we have… Read More New Changes Coming Our Way!
Today was a tough day for me. It was actually a tough week last week, and I don’t want it creeping into this week. Thankfully I have had a little help from my friends and family. I got a good morning text from my dear friend. I saw it right when I needed it most!… Read More Tough Day Made Better . . .
Oh how it makes my mother’s heart feel good to SEE my son’s face and be able to look into his eyes and know if he really is okay. Paul helped us figure out how to open Elder Whitchurch’s photos tonight as our “family activity.” I’m so grateful that my husband knows these things!! 😘🥰… Read More We FINALLY got photos!!!
I need a new goal. I just finished reading the Book of Mormon in under 11 weeks. To keep up with this goal, some days I would have to read up to an hour. That was tough but it taught me what endurance and commitment really means. With the goal now completed, I am looking… Read More New Goal, New Desire, and Sleepovers on the Trampoline
Good Morning! What a sky it was last night! Paul said that it was a Full Moon on New Year’s Eve. I love the pictures he took with his phone last night, as we drove around, trying to find someplace open to pick up dinner for our family. Strange to us, nothing we wanted to… Read More #83 – Lazy Dazy Week
After a yummy dinner of Ritz Oven Fried Chicken Fingers and The Food Nanny’s Carrot Cake (with crunchy homemade powdered sugar in the frosting – sorry Paul) for dessert, GingerSnap taught our Family Home Evening lesson. She shared a sweet story by President Henry B. Eyring about how we can show our love for Jesus this… Read More #58 – The Start of Something New . . .
This morning we had a yellow and blue sky with cotton-candy clouds. It was exquisite! I am grateful to be back carpooling for Seminary again. I guess over the last 2 months, amid the weekly counting down to the last day of Seminary, I grew to depend on my quiet mornings of solitude. I also… Read More Post #21 – Only 7 more weeks to go and FABULOUS Mint Brownies!
Last week we did something we have never done before. We had a Back to Homeschool Celebration to kick off Year 3 of the kids homeschooling. YEAR 3 . . . how did that happen? Of all the reasons I am MOST grateful we moved to Costa Rica, homeschooling my kids is probably… Read More Post #10 – Back to Homeschool Celebration – Year 3