New Beginnings and Why We Struggle

New Beginnings Happy 2018! We’ve had a lovely couple of days spending fun quality time with friends and family. It feels like Brian has been home from work with us for a long time, and it’s been heavenly! New beginnings have been on my mind. I have been reading a new chronological Bible that I…

A Christmas Gift for God

My six-year-old, Isaac, just came and told me something very precious. He has such a big heart. “What I’m going to give God for Christmas is a very very very special prayer that I want him to love and remember forever.” I told him God will do just that.

Ian and Tree

Ian has started a “thing” recently about wanting all his old memories back. By that, I mean he has requested that we put our old white linoleum with blue squares back in the kitchen that we long ago replaced with cork. He wants us to take the new tile out of the shower and replace…

Hello 2013

If this post smells like Lysol, it’s because I’m hiding in the bathroom. Isaac is feeling a little assertive this morning about getting his “special time” with mom. Lately, when someone offends his┬ásensibility, he considers it an automatic ticket to some Special Time. This morning, before we were out of bed, he was telling Elijah…

Christmas, Christmas, One, Two, Three.

This won’t be a very holly jolly post. I’m playing catch up and I’m bored. And, I have happily put Christmas, with all its tree needles, wrapping paper particles and house cluttering behind me. I adore Christmas, and this year, I was more in the Spirit than I had been for a few years, but…

Legos, Ships, Jungles and Lights, Oh My.

On our vacation, we did a few adventures in Florida. We stopped by Fisherman’s Village in our old stomping grounds in Punta Gorda and toured the Nina and Pinta replicas.   We visited some friends who set up a really fancy Christmas display in their yard – just for the boys!   We stormed Legoland….

Home Gym

I have a real gym membership, but scampering on a mouse wheel, knowing that Elijah is in child care screaming until I return, is not very motivating. Now, if one of the gym staff were to stuff me in the company vehicle and toss me out 5 miles down the road, with Elijah screaming in child care, that might be a little motivating. So, until Elijah gets a few more months under his belt, I’ll take my exercise regimen home. All right, all right, that’s half true. If the new facility were to open tomorrow with its….racquetball courts…, I would pack his diaper bag full of tissues and…say, is that harsh?

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…

Ooooh. Ahhhhh. Yeah, You Might Want to Just Ignore This One.

I think I might dance and giggle. OF COURSE there was a Facebook app that lists a history of my status updates, and now I have brought them here, only slightly edited. To overwhelm your mind. To keep them as mine. ALL MINE. Woah-ha-ha-haaa! Amy If you’re happy and you owe it, hug a Vet!…