Category: Real Life

I’m a little excited


For the first decade of our marriage, my dear husband refused to agree to take our family camping. In fact, this conversation became a running joke between us: Me: Hey! You know what would be fun? Karl: Let me guess…CAMPING? Me: Yes! Karl: NO.… Continue Reading “I’m a little excited”

Pretty Pine


(crappy iPhone pic) As I was hiking Sunday afternoon, I glanced up to look at the sky. The clouds had cleared to reveal a robin-egg blue. I was thinking about what a nice day it was when something happened that I never expected: I… Continue Reading “Pretty Pine”

Snowy Days


We were only expecting a light dusting of snow. I took Hannah to school Tuesday morning. I remember asking her if she was sure she was dressed appropriately for the weather. “It probably won’t even snow here. And this pull-over is so soft and… Continue Reading “Snowy Days”

post-holiday reality


Some people let their inner Scrooge loose during December. Mine, however, starts banging on the door about 5 minutes after Christmas dinner. “OK, let’s clean this mess up and get back to *normal!” My husband is the opposite. I married a man who LOVES… Continue Reading “post-holiday reality”

“Because He kne…


“Because He knew Eve might not like what Adam named the animals.” –Noah, in answer to the question, “Why do you think God had Adam name the animals before He created Eve?”

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