The Bible is Like a Birthday Party?

The surprise party Recently I attended a surprise birthday celebration for a more-experienced young person. I didn’t know most of the people there, because attendees were from every stage of her life, but I saw a remarkable pattern emerge as the microphone was passed around from table to table. Each story, account, and testimony reflected…

MO Memories, Part 1 of 3 – The MO I Know

Upon consulting my photo album, where I file away a large part of my brain, I find our Missouri trip next in line for the “Last Two Months’ Adventures Series.” I found out a while back that my parents and sister were going to Missouri for my Aunt’s 75th birthday party. I didn’t think tagging…

MO Memories, Part 3 of 3, The MO He Knows

Concluding our Missouri trip, ¬†we drove back through time a bit to Commerce, where Dad’s family lived in his younger years. Benton High School                   A stop by Oakdale Cemetery                     Bea Skinner is mentioned here.    …

MO Memories, Part 2 of 3 – It’s All About the MO Jo

Continuing with the recount of our Missouri trip, we then went to check out the party venue where Aunt Joanne’s 75th birthday party will be. Here we entered the birthday party set-up in progress. This is Penny giving me the “I’m not Jill” face, I think before the door closed. That’s a running joke around…

Five

Early in December, my oldest turned Five. He decided months before that he wanted a robot themed party and cake. Then it became Star Wars and R2D2. Then it became Wall-E. Finally, we locked in R2D2, when it came time to buy birthday supplies. We did a whole Star Wars theme with the food, that…

The Fun “1”

Our baby boy has graduated into toddlerhood. Elijah had his first birthday last Friday. Brian went to work for the first time that week, since we had been iced in. Most places were closed. People were ice skating and skiing on the streets of downtown Atlanta. The Tuesday before was supposed to have been Elijah’s…

A Visual Catch-Up Guide

To help you cope with my usual delinquency, I have created a visual catch-up guide of the recent history of the Cummings family, covering our three Christmases, and into the new year.  On the first third of Christmas, I achieved, on the 15th shutter release, a nearly-focused snapshot of my three miniature men about to open…

Redefining Normal

Ian is definitely his own boy. Yesterday in his Cradle Roll class at church, they were doing songs and activities related to the story of baby Jesus. The room was decorated with a simply-constructed manger scene in one corner, complete with plastic people and animal figures; a big star hanging from the ceiling overhead, and…