I wrote this out on Facebook, then decided it deserved to be a blog post. Theodore turned 1 1/2 on Wednesday. It is hard to believe that we are now on the downhill slope of one year old. He is a happy little guy ...as long as you keep him well fed. At times it… Continue reading 18 MONTHS.
Each summer I find myself wanting to capture the moment, remembering my kids just as they are during the summer. It always seems like a time of transformation and maturing. For example, in this picture, Catherine looks like she's 10. When did she get so big that her legs reach the glove box? Catherine likes… Continue reading Summer kids
Another post from the drafts folder. I wrote this last year on the day Billy Graham died, February 21, 2018. One of the very first things I read, when I tuned into social media that morning, was the news of Billy Graham's passing. Despite never having met him or even attending one of his events,… Continue reading Legacies, Influences, & Billy Graham
I'm going through the blog archives and found this gem. Originally written in May 2016, it was just too fun not to publish. Look at baby Catherine! Catherine J. French Middle Bedroom, Little Red House on the Steep Hill Education YMCA Early Learning Center, Nursery Room Skills Sitting Smiling Work Experience Learning to sleep through… Continue reading A Resume Of Sorts
Right now, I'm going through my blog drafts pile - finishing the ones that I want to publish and trashing the ones that need to be cleaned up. This was one that I felt needed to be saved even though all that I had written was three sentences. Last year at this time I was… Continue reading Reflections on Our Wedding Day
I always think it is fun to hear the story behind a name, so I thought it would be fun to share ours. We have two children, a daughter - Catherine Joy, and a son - Theodore David. A little backstory on us and child naming - we have been talking about child names since… Continue reading What’s in a name?
One of my favorite things to do is to hold my children. I often think about my failings as a mother. The times I'm just too lazy or tired to make a home-cooked meal, when I say no to reading just one more book, or whether or not I am using the right kind of… Continue reading To hold my children
Freedom isn't free. A phrase I've probably heard for most of my life. This weekend that phrase has been rolling around in my head as I think about Memorial Day. It started when a fellow Beautycounter consultant posted that as a servicemember's wife, it Memorial Day sales always bother her. Then I started thinking about… Continue reading Freedom isn’t Free
Welcome back to my stream of consciousness. You weren't prepared to spend so much time inside my mind, were you? I planned to start or center this post around the following quote: "What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa Well, being the good scholar that… Continue reading It is funny how things happen
One of my favorite things to do is to hold Catherine while she sleeps. When I do, I often think, "I consider it the greatest privilege of my life just to hold you while you sleep." After hearing that phrase over and over again in my head, I started wondering why holding my sweet sleeping babe… Continue reading Here in My Arms