Fall Memories

Fall Memories

Halloween signals the unofficial end to fall in Michigan, even though the calendar says it doesn’t end until December. There will be snow on the ground long before that. Autumn goes by quickly here, and the older the boys get, the more the changing seasons remind me how quickly they’re growing up. Every October includes…

How We Celebrate Halloween as a Christian Family

How We Celebrate Halloween as a Christian Family

Every year I plan to write a post about how we celebrate Halloween as a Christian family. Then I never get around to it, and a bunch of other people write similar posts. Then I think, oh, well. It’s too late. And now a bunch of others have written similar posts, and it’s the night…

Big Fish Stories and a Fall Getaway to Traverse City

Big Fish Stories and a Fall Getaway to Traverse City

I always dreamed of spending a week in a cabin the woods with a lake right outside the door. And that’s exactly where Dave and I spent last week. It was a busy summer and even busier start to fall. Dave and I needed some time away to rest, relax and have a conversation that…

Puppy Surprise

Puppy Surprise

Some girls have husbands who bring them flowers. Mine brings me puppies. Three weeks ago we made the difficult decision to put Elizabeth, our 15-year-old cocker spaniel, to sleep. She was sick, and it was time to let her go. But it was still hard. It was strange after 15 years to not have a…

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