Pausing for a moment as I brushed my teeth, I heard Tom came in with Sawyer, our 4-year-old grandson. Sleeping in a tent with his cousins and Grandpa wasn’t Sawyer’s idea of a good night’s sleep at his first Camp Grandma. He’d played hard all day—swimming, games, snacks, crafts, a
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Camp Grandma 2016 totally rocked it. It’s our 5th year of hosting our grandchildren for a weekend of fun with grandpa and grandma. All we were missing were our two grandsons who live in Finland. *sigh* Pictured above are: First row: Mama Sharla holding Sawyer, Adelaide, me, Paisley, Rilian holding
Say what? You want to send something special to those you love? But you’re totally bored of the same old cheesy Valentine cards? So am I. Here are 8 things to try, instead (hint, hint… the last two are my favorite): Say I love you like a pirate: “Aarrr! I
Recently, I found myself sitting across the table from an old friend at a wedding. We hadn’t seen each other in years. June (not her real name) is in her early 60s and looks like she’s 50 years old. She has a good job. Great kids. Several grandchildren. Lovely home.
I’m always looking for fresh ideas for our yearly Camp Grandma. Here are some I came up with for our Camp Grandma weekend 2015. You can also use these ideas for a Cousins Camp. Six grandchildren were able to come this year, with one younger grandson joining us for an
Do you ever feel torn between a Pinterest world where everything is beautiful, easily crafted, and happy, and the ugly world where family dysfunctions, Christian slamming, and negative news reports are thrust upon you? I’ll choose the Pinterest world any day. Wouldn’t you? Just trying to walk in the midst
If you follow this blog, you know I have a passion to come alongside people and coach them in how to build a spiritual legacy. You only have one lifetime to influence your family for Jesus, and I don’t want you to waste even one tiny bit of it. It’s
A spiritual legacy isn’t just about the good times and wonderful memories in your life. It also holds the stories of your wounds. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your share of hurts, heartache, and betrayal. Don’t waste them In this short video I share why it’s important to
(Since I’m out of town today, I’m taking this opportunity to repost of one of my most popular blog posts from 2013: How to Nap a Baby In the Snow. Enjoy!) Hello Monday and Hello Finland! I’m spending a few weeks in Finland with my new grandson. So I thought
I’d forgotten how much power is in a bedtime story until recently. Our grandson, Kaius, came to visit one evening while his parents were out on a date. They were due to pick him up around 1:00 in the morning. Too late for these grandparents to sit up and wait.