Breast Cancer Hits Home

  About month ago I shared a blog about waiting.  What I didn’t share was the story behind the blog. Today, I am going to tell you the beginning of a story that is still unfolding. On August 13th, I was picking out backsplash tile, minding my own life when I had to take a…

Life Lesson: Don’t Be A Quitter

House Update:  I am going to be honest.  There have been a few hours this week, maybe days, that I wanted to throw in the towel. I was ready to put a for sale sign in the front yard, pack my bags, and go live in an apartment across the street.  The whole picking out…

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Sunshine & Sarcasm, Lowi & G

Life Lesson: Books And Memories

If you have read our blog for very long you know that we have a few things that we LOVE to talk about: MY kids, ALL OF OUR pets and books. We have a passion for books that can sometimes be referred to as an addiction.  I feel like that is a little harsh considering the fact…

Life Lesson: Say Yes

  Yesterday, I watched as my dog looked around the family room for a comfortable place to land.  This is a normal routine after we walk and she has had a nice long drink of cool water.  Most of the time she jumps up on the sofa and paws at the pillows until she turns…

Life Lesson: Stay Out of It

When you become a parent you think you will do things in a certain way.  Over time you adapt to the fact that life is crazy and you either drive your self insane trying to control things, you learn to roll with it or, if you are like us, you tumble through the insanity while…

Life Lesson: Live a Little

I have been doing some personal self-assessment lately and it’s amazing what you find out about yourself, when you ask. While digging around in my own mind, with some help,  I have discovered some character traits that I knew on some level, I suppose, but never fully appreciated how deeply they run. It’s interesting how sometimes…

Life Lesson: Accidental Inspiration

  Most months, G and I try to come up with a theme.  It helps us to gain focus when trying to write blogs and find quotes for the week.  Other months, we accidentally stumble upon something and we look back and think, “huh, I guess we must have needed that.” As I sat down…

Life Lesson: We Are All Enough

  You can’t give someone their self-worth.  You can’t order it online, go to the store and pick it up or gift wrap it in a nice, neat package and hand it to someone.  Everyone has a certain level of value they place on themselves and it can vary depending on their personality and any…

Life Lesson: Time to Buy

When is it time to buy a new computer? It can be a tough question to answer at times. If your computer stops working altogether, then it makes the answering of the question fairly simple. But when it’s just not working quite as well as it used to it can be hard to justify buying…

Life Lesson: You Get What You Need

  This week I have been in Nashville with my older girls.  My oldest had some oral surgery and I wanted to be there for her to fetch ice, make soup, get milkshakes and basically be at her service in any way she might need.  It turns out she really didn’t NEED me, she just…

Life Lesson: Keep It Simple

It’s the little things that usually please us the most. A cool slice of watermelon on a blazing-hot day. A nice comfy bed after an arduous day. A long, hot shower after a hard day’s work. Such was our adventure in bunny cakes. As many of you may know, our mom had a bakery for…