Santa’s Blunder

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My favorite reindeer – Jaxon 2017

Earlier this month, my daughter and I squeezed in a mother-daughter chat, which can sometimes be quite difficult with her busy schedule of raising seven children.  We have always tried to call at least once a week with extra calls here and there, and with messages and photos sent on Facebook to help bridge the miles between us.  Although she moved home to Colorado, we still have over 200 miles that separate us. Continue reading “Santa’s Blunder”

My Daughter, My Blessing

As I considered my blessings, my family always comes to my mind, especially when I think about my daughter, Leslie.  My girl has forever maintained an amazing spirit and such a loving heart.  She has always tried to help those around her, and she sometimes has taken on too much extra work because she often forgets that “no” is part of her vocabulary. Continue reading “My Daughter, My Blessing”

Our Little Terror

Off came the clothes, and over the fence they would fly!

 

Today, David, my younger brother, who left this world last summer, has weighed heavily on my mind.  I miss him so much.  Today, at school, two of my kiddos wanted to spend lunch with me, and the three of us started sharing fun loving stories about younger siblings.  One of my students started laughing about a sister who would not keep her clothes on when she was a little tyke, and I immediately began to laugh and think about my own little streaker when he was just a boy. Continue reading “Our Little Terror”

Rest in Peace Grandma Rebecca: When Research Goes Awry

Recent DNA showed that I was “barking up the wrong tree.”   

Well, it was true; I must admit that I have made mistakes when it comes to my family tree.  In the beginning, when I first started on Ancestry.com, I would just click away, swinging from one family branch to the next.  As my family tree grew, I became zealous and excited.  Stories and histories swirled around in my head as I tried to piece and organize all the family details that I had discovered.  Finally, I knew I had to start writing these stories down, so they would not become lost, and so I would not confuse all the data that my research revealed. Continue reading “Rest in Peace Grandma Rebecca: When Research Goes Awry”

The Unexpected Road Trip: The Tooth Fairy and Connor B. ~ July 20

DSC02790Well come to find out the Tooth Fairy had some problems making her delivery this week when Connor lost his tooth the other night, so we decided to write her an email to resolve this issue. She was quite pleasant and worked hard to make amends with my grandson. Connor and I were quite pleased how she handled this whole situation.  Here is our correspondence with the famed fairy. Continue reading “The Unexpected Road Trip: The Tooth Fairy and Connor B. ~ July 20”

Missing David

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Our Boy Scout, David Reeder, 1974

Tonight I am writing with a heavy heart, my sweet younger brother, Dave, left this world for the next. Today, as my family grieves together, all I could imagine was his reunion with our mama! I told family members, wish I could be a mouse in the corner to witness that precious reunion. Continue reading “Missing David”