Archive for July, 2010

Why You Should Write Your Grandchildren a Letter

I love the Internet and email but there is no substitute for a handwritten letter.  Many years ago when I went away to college there was no such thing as email and [...]

Friday Fun Links… and the Birthday BASH is coming…

I took the last couple of weeks off from Friday Fun links, but I’m back again today with a BIRTHDAY version. Teresa and I are gearing up for August 11th, when we’ll [...]

Thursday Thoughts on Fun With Children

My teenage boys think getting on four wheelers and slinging mud on each other is fun….I don’t. My husband thinks golf is fun….I don’t.  I played miniature golf one time when the [...]

Wordless Wednesday-The Bride

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Giving Thanks for Friends, Food and Kin Folk

Once again I am feeling so blessed that it’s hard to know where to begin giving thanks, but I’ll start with praising God for the blessing of the harvest. My Aunt Mary [...]

Making Memories at VBS

Saturday was our Vacation Bible School and boy was it fun. If you have never attended one be sure and take your child or grandchildren. We had a great time! When we [...]

Any news?

Many years ago when I lived with my parents every Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock the phone would ring and the voice at the other end of the line would ask, “Any [...]

Thursday Thoughts On Teenagers

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago I was a teenager. I slept late and stayed up to the wee hours of the morning. I did what I had to [...]

Wordless Wednesday and Wisdom

Grandmother Wisdom: Last Wednesday I shared some of my grandmother’s advice about what to do with pennies, this week I’m sharing something a reader sent in. My grandmother had a saying that [...]

Passionate about Peru

Today I’m giving thanks for one of my oldest (but young at heart) friends. Her name is Annette and not only did we grow up together, we went to college together, and [...]

Making Memories at the Lake

What goes together like cake and ice cream at a birthday party? Summer time and water, of course. Last week we rented a pontoon boat and took our crew to the lake. [...]

Nanas in the News

Here are 3 news stories about grandmothers in the news! Be sure and read them all! Kentucky Six years ago an Elizabethtown toddler was murdered and her grandmother is making sure their [...]

Nana On a Jet Ski

When you hear the word “Nana” “Mema” or “Grandmother” what picture comes to mind? If you see a little white headed lady in a rocking chair you may need to think again. [...]

Thursday Thoughts on Being Disturbed

Are you disturbed? The only time I’m not disturbed is while I’m sleeping and even then sometimes the phone rings or the boys decide to work out in the basement beneath our [...]

Words of Wisdom

The last few weeks I’ve participated in “Wordless Wednesdays” which is photos only (or just a few words). I’ve decided to try something new that will combine the photo/a few words/ and [...]

Royalty for a day

Yesterday I received my crown so that makes me a queen, right? Okay, okay. Technically my coronation ceremony was at the dentist office and my crown is on my tooth, but as [...]

Princess Jasmine visits Kentucky

My mother tried her best to expose me to what she considered “cultural events.” Some of them I liked, some I didn’t. Family vacations often consisted of at least one or two [...]

No Tears

I hate watching a child cry, don’t you? And I’m not crazy about shedding tears myself, but there are times in our lives when we can’t help but cry. The world we [...]

Bounty of the Barrens and Grandpuppies

Every Saturday during the summer a neighboring community has something called Bounty of the Barrens. Farmers bring home grown produce and products to sell beneath tents. I went this morning and snapped [...]

Mama Tried

Today I was at lunch with some friends when my cell phone rang. They looked at me and burst out laughing. Perhaps you will understand why if you know what my ring [...]