Happy Valentine’s Day!

I needed to buy a gift for a “Galentine’s Day Lunch”–credit to Leslie Knope for the name. I headed to Bath & Body Works since almost everyone I know loves candles. Right there on the front display was one of their new scents: Love. Intriguing. What does love smell like? According to Bath and Body…

I Need All of You!

My 9-year-old loves to play Disney Infinity on the WiiU. The game lets you play as Disney characters in different “worlds.” It’s funny because he talks constantly during the game if anyone is in the room. I walked in the sunroom to print something while he was playing. He was playing as Hulk — running…

17 Years and Counting …

On Saturday, my husband and I celebrated 17 years of marriage. That is CRAZY! You’d think that I would have been dining in a romantic restaurant with Scott, reminiscing about the ups and downs of our marriage, remembering the many reasons we chose to marry each other so many years ago. Nope! Instead, I spent…

Training to Be an Athlete

“The greatest victories in life always take discipline, desire is never enough.” My husband said this during his message last week and I have been pondering it ever since. To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t like this statement. I grew up watching Disney movies. I even wanted to be a Disney princess. “Who…

Super Bowl XLIX

Yesterday was one of the most watched sporting events of the year–Super Bowl XLIX. (Question: why is a purely American sport counted with Roman numerals?) We invited people in our area to MVP Sunday at Dan River Church: donuts, great message and worship, hamburgers, hot dogs, games, and giveaways. The volunteers in our kids’ service…

“Uno!”

Uno Attack–the name says it all. This is a favorite game in our family…until we start playing it. Every time a family member called out “Uno!” in triumph, he or she was then attacked. If you’re not familiar with the game of Uno–first of all, where have you been living?!–the point of the game is…

Let’s Hear It for Hot Water

We lost our hot water on one of the coldest days of winter. We could not figure out why the water was coming out ice cold! My hands were so cold after rinsing the dishes that I had to warm them in front of the fireplace in order to feel them again. We discovered that…

You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

The saying goes: “You cant judge a book by its cover.” But I do think you may be able to judge it by the first few chapters. Four years ago, I made a resolution to read more. My goal was to read at least one book per month. At the end of the year, my…

Crazy Hair

My 12-year-old has been begging me to let him dye his hair green for months. (I think he really likes the Joker from Batman.) I put it off for as long as I could–not because I was against it, but because I knew it was a lot of work. (I try to steer clear of…

A Walk in the Margin

My son Kaden, at 5 years old, said, “Mommy! I’ve been running around a lot and now my breath hurts!” I know just how he feels. So often I run through my days like a hamster running on a wheel. I rush through every item on my to-do list until I finish … or collapse…