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Starting an Afterschool Bible Club

Part of staying young is having an “I can hardly wait…” to lo forward to. Well, for the past year, my husband has been working to have an afterschool Bible club at our kids public school.  Thankfully the district approved the request and last month, we began our school’s first […]


The Most Amazing Turkey

  No, Ethan is not the turkey.  But he is holding my favorite craft from his elementary school career thus far. Ethan is a 2nd grader in public school.  His assignment was to write the things he is grateful for.  They’re in Spanish because he’s in a Spanish immersion classroom.  Here’s what […]


It’s Candyland Around Here!

I must admit.  Dressing up and getting candy is a pretty cool combination for a kid (and us as parents!).  We’ve had a lot of fun this weekend.  Friday morning:  Kindergarten costume parade at school. Friday night:  Husky Howl – fall festival at school. Monday morning:  Free train ride at […]


Lucy’s Birthday

My youngest daughter Lucy has turned two… Lo how far she has come.  Here she is at 6 months with hair that any rocker would envy: Her hair doesn’t stick up any… I have to put her hair up manually now: We celebrated Lucy’s birthday at Corvette Diner.  Big sister likes […]


New Addition to the Family

Now that I have your attention…allow me to introduce you to the newest member of the family.  This is Bertha from Ecuador and she is my new beautiful World Vision child!  She is similar in age to my daughter Lucy.  Sitting in the arena at Women of Faith in Anaheim, […]


Learning Spanish – The Secret Weapon!

My kids attend a dual immersion school in Chula Vista which means the majority of their instruction is in Spanish.  Here’s my daughter Noelle and I in her kindergarten classroom.  I am so happy to see her thrive in her new environment.  She has an oral presentation tomorrow and I […]


Book Review: Amish Values for Your Family

I began reading Amish Values for Your Family while waiting for my minivan to get an oil change, which I suppose is ironic.  But I certainly did enjoy my wait time!  I could relate to many of the values found in the bo although I am not Amish.  I really enjoyed […]