Family Life

Solitude and Silence

Solitude and Silence

According to the media today is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year and the day that heralds the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. I have not even the slightest desire to venture out into the mayhem I expect we’ll see portrayed on the evening news tonight though I did […]

Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales

“What is this?” The fresh-faced checkout clerk holds the sweet potato and looks at me quizzically. Many people don’t know the difference between yams and sweet potatoes (Or what the grocery stores label as yams and sweet potatoes. I understand that they’re mislabelled everywhere and most of us don’t realize it.) so even seasoned checkout clerks […]

Time Out

Time Out

Gerry and I have been on vacation for the past eight days. We traveled back to Canada at the beginning of our time off to spend some time with kids and one special granddaughter. Good company, good weather, and great food: my son is an awesome cook and feeds us well when we visit. On our […]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

I’m wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends and family today as Monday is Thanksgiving in Canada. I miss Canadian Thanksgiving–feasting on turkey and being with my family. It’s been too many years since I celebrated Thanksgiving in my homeland but, Lord willing, it won’t be too many more years before I’m […]

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggidy Jig

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggidy Jig

Gerry and I arrived home yesterday afternoon after a wonderful visit in Calgary with the grands (and their parents, of course!). We were blessed to meet our newest granddaughter, Peyton Mae Sydney Hoye! There is nothing so precious as snuggling a newborn baby and praying over her. We also celebrated our grandson’s fourth birthday. It […]

Life is Good in the Grandma-hood

Life is Good in the Grandma-hood

We are having a wonderful time at the happiest place on earth. No, it’s not Disneyland, it’s Grandparent Land! Yesterday we celebrated Jaxon’s fourth (!) birthday with a little pirate-theme party. His mom and dad had made an amazing treasure chest birthday cake that reminded me of the many, and varied, birthday cakes I made […]