Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Laugh out Loud

Surely no on will deny the differences between men and women.

Let's rejoice that God created us with differences that are complementary (if we allow them to be).

I can't stop laughing about this video that "hits the nail on the head"!

May your day be blessed,


A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.  Proverbs 31:10

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Reunions Rock!

Meet Viola--the newest addition
to our Family Reunion. 
(you aren't "family" until you get bunny ears for a picture!)

So much has happened in the last few weeks!  Good stuff.  Positive stuff.  The stuff of life.

Does your family still have a reunion gathering?  My husband's extended family gets together for about 4 days every year.  It's an amazing relationship builder.  In our fast paced world, we forget that relationships take time. 

Remember years ago when there was a buzz about spending "Quality Time" with your children.  This phrase implies that the Quantity of time doesn't matter as long as you have "Quality" time.  To this I now say, "HOGWASH!"  Sure, we all like the special times and events, but truth be told, what really matters is doing life together.  It takes time together to grow together.  Time for the good, bad, ugly, boring, smelly, happy, cranky things that get rolled up into Life.

Here I am getting some reading time in with sweet little Viola.  :)

That's what happens during these 4-ish days of life together with Craig's family.  The pace is relaxed.  Lots of eating (of course!), sharing, laughing, story-telling, connecting at the heart, and even some knitting/stitching time! 

Please take a moment and tell us about your family gatherings and/or favorite family traditions.

many blessings,


God sets the lonely in families, He leads forth the prisoners with singing... 
  Psalm 68:6