The summer is almost over and it has been a full one–full of changes for our family and especially the boys. We started potty training in June and it is going really well. We have been having *less* accidents lately. Micah is doing really well. I think Benji has a pea sized bladder and that … [Read more…]

Highs and Lows

Sorry, blog readers. I was kinda a slacker about camp. We are back at home now and my high of the day was going in to wake up the boys this morning after not seeing them for a week. My heart just melted when they said “Hi Mommy!” about fifty-seven times. As a way to … [Read more…]


The theme of Passport is “Barefoot” this year with the theme verse being “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” (Romans 10:15). For the opening night (last night) they introduced every church and showed a creative picture of each group. The picture had to answer the question, “What do you  do … [Read more…]

Passport 2010 Day 1

Well, all I can say is, our trip to Passport camp has been much less eventful than last year. We passed the place where we broke down and thanked the Lord above that the van was purring like a kitten. AND we made it to our hotel with not problems besides some brief pouring rain. … [Read more…]

This is what my life looks like right now….

A look into the world of the thesis writer. These are 5 of the 6 Austen novels that I am using. Chapter One is done–it turned out to be 42 pages (!!!!!!) That is definitely the longest paper I have ever written. Now on the Chapter Two…I already have 30+ pages of source notes….::shakes head … [Read more…]

Miss Carrot–a short anecdote

My college friend Carrie came to visit yesterday. I hadn’t seen her in a few years and we had such a good visit. She is an elementary school teacher and is wonderful with kids; she was in LOVE with the boys. They thought she was pretty cool too. She played throw the ball, toss the … [Read more…]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

There are a few good recipes for this pasta salad online but this is my tweaked version. It is the perfect summer lunch or side dish. Yummy! Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Ingredients: 4-5 slices of bacon 1 large chicken breast Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups small pasta (I used small shells but … [Read more…]

Pizza Pork Chops

Disclaimer: These pork chops taste nothing like pizza. Benji thought they looked like pizza when he saw them though so, it seemed like a good name for these yummy chops that I made a few nights ago. Here is my recipe: Ingredients:Boneless pork loin chops (mine were about 1/2 inch thick)1 slice of bacon for … [Read more…]

One on One time

As a mother of twins, it is really hard to get one on one time with my kids. Even if I WANT one on one time, sometimes the boys resist! The other week I decided I would take just Micah on a walk with me. The day before we had had such a nice time … [Read more…]

First Prayer

Micah prayed his first prayer tonight. It was so cute and I’ll admit, I got a little teary. We asked him if he wanted to pray at dinner. This is how it went. Me: Micah, do you want to pray?Micah: Yep!Me: Go ahead. (I close my eyes)(Silence)Me: (I open my eyes)Micah: (Looks at me askance)Me: Go … [Read more…]