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Book Review - "Almost Pioneers"
Monday, March 12, 2018      3 comments

"Almost Pioneers" - Laura Gibson Smith 4 out of 5 stars This book is about a young couple that takes advantage of the government program that gave away plots of land in Wyoming, to help "colonize" the west. My only real qualm wit... Read more
VERY Sick Ellie!
Friday, December 29, 2017      4 comments

Ellie has been sick for a few days now. Cough, mid-grade fevers (101, 102), runny nose, started on Tuesday. She'd been a bit sleepy/lethargic, not her normal happy self that never sits down. But, Tylenol always managed the fevers. Yesterda... Read more
NEED to vent! Poor Emma!
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      6 comments

Disclaimer: I use SparkPeople blogs as a place to vent my frustrations about things or people, because I know that none of you know me or anyone I vent about in real life, and will therefore not judge anyone in person. Feel free to not read t... Read more
Book Review - The Problem of Pain
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      2 comments

"The Problem of Pain" - C.S. Lewis 2 out of 5 stars I am sad to give this book such a poor review, since I have LOVED many of CS Lewis' other books. But alas, I couldn't wait until I was done reading this one. As you may or may ... Read more
Halloween Pics!
Monday, October 30, 2017      4 comments

Forrest Gump and Jenny Ellie the elephant! ... Read more
Book Review: Boundaries With Kids
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      4 comments

"Boundaries with Kids" - Dr Cloud and Dr Townsend 5 out of 5 stars. I cannot say enough good things about this book. I wish EVERY PARENT was required to read this. I don’t really know what else to say besides READ THIS! If you are a... Read more
Book Review: Boundaries
Monday, September 25, 2017      4 comments

"Boundaries" - Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Towsnsend 3.5 out of 5 stars This was a decent book. It talks about how to set boundaries to maintain peace with yourself. But, with this book as well as many other "self-help" books, I notice... Read more
Book Review: Love Dare
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      5 comments

"Love Dare" - Stephen and Alex Kendrick 4 out of 5 stars This book is typically used to help revive an unhappy Christian marriage. It can, however, also be used just to reinforce a happy, strong marriage (as was my logic for reading i... Read more
Zoo Pics!
Friday, September 01, 2017      6 comments

Ellie waving to some monkeys My sister, Emma, Ell... Read more
Need to Vent!
Friday, September 01, 2017      4 comments

First off.....thank you. I am so grateful to have a safe place to vent about things. I'm currently not in therapy, though I wish I was, lol. SparkPeople blogging gives me a place to vent about Emma's Mom (and other things of course,) where no o... Read more
Poor Emma
Friday, August 25, 2017      8 comments

*sigh* I just need to vent. I'm not even sure where to's pretty deep. Emma is my step-daughter. I've been in her life since she was 8 months old. I'm the one that taught her how to tie her shoes, how to ride a bike, how to... Read more
Great (and tiring) Weekend!
Monday, August 14, 2017      2 comments

Well, let's start with Thursday! My Sister, Ashley, decided to take her daughter, Maddie, to her first Packer Game! And, because she loves me so much, surprised me with a ticket as well! The stadium is about 2 hours from our house. I picked up A... Read more
Baby Elleanor Elizabeth is ONE today!!!!
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      8 comments

8-8-16 11:58 am 8 lbs 9 oz 19 inches long 60-ish hours of labor 2 hours pushing, natural delivery! ... Read more
Ellie Goes Shopping (video blog)
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      7 comments

I could not stop giggling at this!... Read more
Book Review - Lost on the Appalachian Trail
Monday, August 07, 2017      6 comments

"Lost on the Appalachian Trail" - Kyle Rohrig 5 out of 5 stars LOVED this book! Could not stop reading it! Was SAD that I was coming to the end of it. Synopsis: Young man decides to hike the entire Appalachian Trail and document... Read more

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