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Oh Kelly!

"Middle children can feel forgotten or overlooked because of the attention or demands of either the firstborns or the lastborns. Some of these children never seem to find their place in the social order, and they try to rebel or misbehave in order to draw attention to themselves."   Kelly is my middle child. Kelly […]

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Risk Taker

  I’ll admit… I am not a risk taker. Sky diving sounds terrifying to me. Swimming with sharks? No thank you! Stock market day trading? I would probably have a heart attack with all the stress that would cause me. Nope…risk taking is not my thing. My kind of risk and about as adventurous as […]

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Perfect Match

  You know how there are certain foods that just go together? You could not even fathom having the meal with out it’s perfect counterpart? Pizza and a coke is one example. Pizza just does not taste the same with a glass of milk or water accompanying it. Chicken and noodles and mashed potatoes. They […]

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Halloween Recap

    Halloween is over, and the sugar highs are gone. Would you believe that we haven’t even gotten into our candy yet? The kids had a couple of pieces last night, but other than that we have not touched it. The Halloween Fairy comes this weekend and after that the candy will be out […]

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Thou Shall Not Covet

I heard a story on the news a few weeks ago about a lady who lived without breaking the Ten Commandments for one whole year. She blogged about it and then wrote a book, of course. I cannot find the blog anywhere, but I thought that was an interesting concept. Then I started thinking, how […]

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Old Fogey

  I knew this day would come…I am officially a ma’am. I was at the grocery store yesterday and was having a nice little conversation with the young checkout guy. Then, I moved down to pick up my bags of groceries and the young kid bagging the groceries started up a conversation. Him – "How […]

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Bedhead

  I’m going to start taking photos of Ella in the morning with her various stages of bedhead. This girl does bedhead the right way…she doesn’t mess around! This photo is a mild form of her bedhead. I don’t know what she does at night to have her hair get quite so crazy, but whatever […]

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Taste of Home Equals Comfort Food

  Written for Paper Palate on the Well Fed Network Doesn’t it seem like Taste of Home magazine has been around forever? I believe the magazine is in its 15th year of publication. That is quite impressive for a magazine that is ad free and is simply a magazine full of reader submitted and test […]

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Superstitious Baking

  Are any of you superstitious? Do you have certain socks you have to wear when you are watching or playing a sport or you are convinced that your team won’t win? When you spill salt, do you toss it over your left shoulder to ward off evil things from happening to you? Do you […]

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Fall Into Flavor

  First of all, I have to chuckle a bit this morning as I sit down to write my first blog entry since October 9th. My first blog entry since the blog entry in which I wrote that I would put writing on my blog and visiting your blogs back up on my list of […]

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