The Car

Every year for as long as our kids have been in AWANA they have entered a car in the race. We have had everything from sporty cars, snowmen, skateboard, fire trucks and rainbows to Caleigh’s car this year—Texas Children’s Hospital. She originally wanted the Statue of Liberty. Then one day […]

Not You Too Cole! Happy Twenty!

I know what you’re thinking Cole. Really, I do. Probably exactly what I am thinking now that I have your life in birthdays in a thirty-one page book. Who wants this!? Who invited that kid!? It isn’t so much for you as it is therapy for me! Okay!?! This year […]

Frozen Chocolate Pie

It’s the little things that count. And this one particular little thing I love and am known for loving is Frozen Chocolate Pie. My Grandma Rouse made pies for us ahead of time so when we arrived at her Bolivar, Tennessee, home she was prepared…as prepared as a grandma could […]

Create Space!

Caleigh has taken over the study area outside of the boys rooms since we can remember. She calls it her office. It has always been her happy place but I wouldn’t say it was a happy space in the sense of the word. Let me see if I can find […]

One Of Those Calls

There is a reason I have different ring and text tones for my kids and Keith. Today I heard “You’ll be in my heart…” So one thing is certain: it’s Tiffany calling. What she has to say is the uncertain thing. For sure she rings the most out of my […]

Toaster Strudel Messaging

And I had such good intentions! Had that creative juice flowing this morning. Or rather…toaster strudel icing! I wanted to surprise Caleigh and show her how much we support her trying out for the DI at her school again this year. So I wrote with the tiny icing packs “Good […]

The Twisty Stairs: Un-Necessary

Have you ever gone up to the loft without using the steps was the question of the Labor Day weekend–apparently. Even though I never even heard it so much as spoken. Oh, maybe because I was digging kitty litter type Lubbock sand out of the garbage disposal with my bare […]