Archive | Jon

Why You Should Let Kids In The Kitchen

Time after time, I’ve blogged about the messes my kids made in the kitchen. I’ve had  burned steaks and a melted cutting board. My burner covers have been charcoaled beyond salvation. I’ve had spilled spices and broken eggs. But, there’s always, always, always,   payback after all the cleanup. Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts? MMM GOOD! Strawberry Shortcake? DELICIOUS! The best […]

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Hubby and I have asked ourselves this many times over the years. You buy an awesome Christmas present, the kid plays with the box. You order an awesome birthday present, the kid plays with the bubble wrap. You splurge on cool outside toys, they play with Sticks and Rocks and Mud.When they get tired of sticks and […]

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It’s BRRRaseBRRall S-S-S-Season

Baseball season has officially started.  We sat through our first game on Thursday night, and barely escaped hypothermia. Sitting on cold metal bleachers from 8 -10pm proves some serious dedication from parents. We could see our breath. I haven’t seen my breath more than a few times since we moved from the North Dakota/Minnesota border. I […]

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First Week of School

All through my summer activities, I still tried to blog. When we spent a week serving the Lord at Bible camp, I blogged a week ahead of time, so I didn’t miss a day. When I traveled for two weeks through North Dakota and Montana, I  blogged nearly every day. During a week of Vacation […]

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Jon Loves His Daddy

Just when Scott thought his life couldn’t get any better, with three daughters and a son, he had another son. A son so fiesty, ambitious, rambunctious, adorable and hyper, it sometimes made his Gramma shudder. He was a spittin’ image of his Daddy. And spittin’ image is the correct terminology, since the men in my family […]

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Mom, I’m B-O-R-E-D!!

I don’t know how kids can be bored. With the lack of adult responsibility, they should be brimming with fabulous ideas to fill up  their free time. Moms have great snappy little answers when they hear, “M-aw-aw-aw-awm!  I’m boooooooooooooooored.” My favorite answer is, “Only boring people get bored.”  I try to encourage them to create, to learn, to read,to conquer, […]

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Shades of Friendship and Family

“There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.” G. K. Chesterton A true friend can see the part  inside of you others can’t. The best part of that internal vision? They appreciate the intimate glimpse into your heart, and will cherish and cultivate the treasures and bind and heal the brokenness. […]

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Krispy Kreme King

We were in Seattle, and as usual, a massive accident changed our driving plans.  Since the three police cars and the four cars kept us from turning left, we turned right. It had to have been a sign from the Lord, the kids assumed, when they saw the Krispy Kreme sign ahead. Yes, we stopped.  […]

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