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Gardening as a Family

      {Lacey with some garlic ready for replanting and for eating}   Our summer has been full. Full of hot sunshine and refreshing rain, early morning sunsets and late nights around campfires. We have not gone many places nor visited a long list of attractions. We have stayed home, mainly, and found our…

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Making Soup {but not excuses}

{Happy campers: group shot of our children at our recent family camp} In my family, the term making soup means you’re making excuses and procrastinating on a job that needs to be done. For example, imagine a challenging, annoying chore needs to be done around the house. If I say, “Well, I’m not ready for tackling that chore”…

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{Not} Getting with the Times

“What is the name at that dentist we need to book with?” I asked my husband this question while visiting him at work a few weeks ago. We had discussed the idea of braces for two of our children and needed to make an appointment. He pulled out a heavy barely-used phone book from the…

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