I have previously written about some of the knowledge gained while raising my three sons. Here, here, and here. As a mother of boys, I frequently come across situations where I wonder, “What were they thinking?!?” Here are some scenes I recently came across at home and my best guess as to what was in the … More What Were They Thinking? A Mom Guesses What’s In the Minds of Her Sons
In my last post, I talked about the search for the perfect Christmas tree gone horribly awry. We had to remove the giant tree from the house, but it did not go to waste. The ranch sons set it up just outside the house and decorated it. Makes the house look small, doesn’t it? To … More Oh Christmas Tree: The Prologue
The quest for the perfect Christmas tree is fairly universal. The definition of “perfect” differs from person to person. In our house you will find “straight”, “cheap”, and “big” as preferred adjectives. Each of those words comes from a different person, of course. After years of cheap trees that were crooked with bald spots, I finally put … More Oh Christmas Tree…
Because the Internet does not have nearly enough cats. Looks like we might need to transplant this one soon. Mom! He’s touching me!!
I recently returned from a visit to Seattle, where we were checking out the site of a future conference. One of the highlights of the visit was getting to view the Seattle skyline from the water and a visit to the famous Farmer’s Market. The colors at the market were an intense contrast to Seattle’s … More Photo Friday ‘Seattle Skyline and Market’ April 18, 2014
A couple years ago, we visited the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. This long panorama is at a nearly impossible aspect ratio to ever print, but I still enjoy the sense of size and scale this picture provides.
You may have noticed a weather-related tilt to my recent posts. I guess that the changing of the seasons here in Nebraska along with the extremes we have seen mean that I am paying especially close attention to Mother Nature. Now that she has finally kicked Old Man Winter out of the state, we got … More Photo Friday May 17, 2013 “Storm Front”
I have written in the past about getting ready for a storm and the disappointment when our drought weather pattern resulted in absolutely nothing. I guess I should have been more patient – winter storms are for April, right? What a contrast compared to last year at this time! Sleet, snow, freezing rain, thunder, lightning….really, … More Random Updates: Winter Storm, Babies In the Basement
I got into blogging because I would tell stories to friends and family and they kept telling me to write this stuff down–so I did. I also began to discover other interesting blogs. It never occurred to me that there were such things as blogging awards. I am glad to find out about these, because … More Blog Award Thank You’s