Archives for the ‘family life’ Category

it’s not a vacation until i’ve made them learn something

One day of the big anniversary (my in-laws’, not mine) getaway was spent at Cades Cove at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Breaking news: We saw a bear. A real black bear in its natural habitat. His name was not Yogi, as far as I know. More breaking news: I don’t have a photo […]

50

We were away last week, celebrating my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary. That’s pretty incredible. I’ve been married to their son for 22 years, more than half my life, but we’ve got a long way to go to catch them. Uncharacteristically, I lack a lot of photos of the cabin. Weird. That makes for a pretty […]

a voter

We are now a household with three eligible voters…

are bluebirds attacking your windows?

Rubber snakes will not stop them. Trust me on this.

possibly a metaphor for life

It turns out that the boy can spot an outdoor sculpture from a mile away, too. He stopped to view (and pose next to) this one outside the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC. It raises the age old question: Is it better to be the statue or the bird?

doomed to fail

I saw this at CVS: And of course, I sent a photo of it to my husband. His reply: “Maggie would starve.” What she lacks in intellect, she makes up for in comic relief. Below, Maggie is a whirling dervish of activity and obsession after our new clothes dryer was delivered. The smells!! The smells! […]

this moment

Participating in Amanda’s this moment project: {this moment} – A Friday ritual – capturing a moment from the week. I leave seasonal messages on the kitchen windowsill using a vintage Scrabble game. My messages don’t last long – the letters get moved around daily. And thus, “Valentine” becomes a message of hope for the mysterious […]

happy birthday to buddy

Buddy is 15 now (give or take a few weeks). We appointed early February as his approximate birthday based on the information we were able to gather when we rescued him in August, 1997. He is the best dog ever. And (thanks to arthritis meds) he still loves his toys. Pardon the photo quality. These […]

when we work in the nursery at church…

…my husband really has his ducks in a row – with a frog thrown in for good measure. (Unrelated issue: why does my church own so many rubber ducks?)

this moment

Participating in Amanda’s this moment project: {this moment} – A Friday ritual – capturing a moment from the week. (Taken this morning. Photo credit to my wonderful husband.)