National Amber Alert Awareness Day

Today is National Amber Alert Awareness Day If you have a child and haven’t thought about what you’d do if your child went missing today’s the day to start thinking. Here is a link that gives ideas on different types of child identification to have. I imagine if you’re out running around today you’ll seeContinue reading “National Amber Alert Awareness Day”

Bowling by numbers

4 — lane number 2.48 — speed (in miles per hour) of Reagan’s ball 0 — gutter balls (this would be awesome, except for the fact that we were bowling with gutter guards…they saved us all) 9 — Reagan’s shoe size (the smallest they carry…and she used the lightest ball they offer. How cute) 1Continue reading “Bowling by numbers”

Suspect in a murder

Last night Du took me out for our 12th anniversary dinner and I ended up being a suspect in a murder. Mind you we were on a train in 1918 riding from Springfield to Kansas City in¬†a blizzard. My name was Flora Clovis and I was a¬†granddaughter to a very wealthy man in Kansas City.EveryoneContinue reading “Suspect in a murder”

Christmas Service

Our experiment on how we “do” Christmas was a success. We went to Christmas Eve service at church, then came home and opened presents. (Note to self: do present opening earlier in the day so youngest child will not tire out too quickly). On Christmas day we did the stockings and then made and ateContinue reading “Christmas Service”

Our Dancing Ballerina & Christmas on Christmas Eve?

On Sunday Reagan went with her grandparents to see the Springfield Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker. She was enthralled. As if we didn’t have a dancer before she has now become a prancing, twirling, toe pointing not-so-little-girl. Nothing was done this evening without a ballerina twist on it. We made Rudolph cupcakes and will deliverContinue reading “Our Dancing Ballerina & Christmas on Christmas Eve?”

Pay it forward

I had a pay it forward experience tonight. I took Reagan and one of her friends to see Enchanted. We’re standing in this insanely long line that extends nearly to the end of the parking lot. The girls are jumping around to stay warm and I’m thinking that might not be a bad idea, exceptContinue reading “Pay it forward”