Summer Bucket List

Our family always charges into summer with a to-do list that’s overflowing, and this summer is no exception. We always have grand plans, some of which we’ll follow through on, others we’ll regret not having made the time for. And it wouldn’t surprise me if we added to this list. So, before summer kicks the Read More

2013 Movie Anticipation

I’ve mentioned before how I love going to movies with my family. There’s nothing like having two hours to sit and relax with no phones ringing, no one asking for Mom. I can just sit and enjoy. And this year offers several movies I can’t wait to see. Oz: The Great and Powerful (March 8, 2013) Read More

The Grinch Game

One of my can’t-miss movies every Christmas season is Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch  Stole Christmas (the cartoon version). I love the music, the characters, the story, the message. And who can’t help but sing along with “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”? [Aside – if you want to hear a fun version of You’re Read More

Favorite Christmas Music

For me, one of the best things about the Christmas season is the music. I love the big choir church hymns and the latest rocker versions. Now I do have my favorites, several from years ago, and a few more recently. They all succeed in one very important thing: pointing to Christ, reminding me He’s Read More

1987 World Series Win – Now that’s a birthday present!

1987 was one of those unforgettable years for me; here are a few of the highlights: April–I became an aunt for the first time. August 8–I got married to Marvin! And we’re still very happily married. 😀 October 25–Armed with our Homer Hankies, we watched our Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals, winning the Read More

Coaster Crazy Kids

A few weeks back my husband and I took our kids on their dream vacation: a trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. This park is known for its plethora of roller coasters–15, I believe–many of which are extreme. My four kids (that includes my husband) LOVE extreme coasters. Take, for example, Top Read More