Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

I have been on the lookout for whole grain breakfast recipes that are easy to make (so if you have a good one, please do post it!). My latest find is this oatmeal pancake recipe. You make the dry mix, keep it in the fridge and add the eggs, water, and oil when you’re ready to make a… Continue reading Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

cakes · Family · kid stuff

Twins Turn Ten!

On September 18th my twins, Joshua and Caleb turned ten years old. We celebrated with the entire family yesterday. So much fun. Wish I had more time to write about my little guys. Maybe later this week. In the meantime, this is the lego cake they requested – very specifically. It was easy and you… Continue reading Twins Turn Ten!

Family · motherhood · Spiritual Musings

Game Day

  Yesterday commenced what will be yet another year of the Sunday afternoon ritual: watching football. for hours. and hours. I never grew up watching sports, and I am continually amazed at my husband’s and sons’ enthusiasm for “game day”.  Their knowledge of players and stats is incredible. I don’t really join in with the… Continue reading Game Day


The Week In Review

These are a few moments from our week that would be forgotten if I didn’t write them here. I predict their ordinary-ness  will be what makes them precious some day. It’s the stuff of our real lives right now.  (click picture to enlarge) On Monday we celebrated the Ravens’ first game of the season. To say the menfolk were… Continue reading The Week In Review


I Wanna Win!!!

Got a minute?  Tim Challies is running a contest and I’d really like to win the prize. It is a set of (or a few of, or one of – depending on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place) of the Reformed Expository Bible Commentary Series. I read the Esther and Ruth commentary earlier this year and… Continue reading I Wanna Win!!!

Akron Adventure · quotable kiddos

Quotable Kiddos

Our family was in the car the other day and we passed a very hoity-toity neighborhood. So the kids were admiring the mansions when I, being the obnoxious “let’s make everything an object lesson” parent that I am, say something to the effect of, “those mansions don’t make people happy, you know.” One of my… Continue reading Quotable Kiddos


Heavens to Betsey Johnson (Duchess) Reyes

Perhaps you recall the last pets we owned. A collection of innocent hermit crabs were brought to our home and lived what I believe must have about the most exciting (if somewhat exhausting) life a hermit crab could hope for. To know more, you can find their adventures recorded here and here. Well we have… Continue reading Heavens to Betsey Johnson (Duchess) Reyes