Absolute Joy

Today A and I were getting our hair done. It had been way too long since I had sat in the chair and let me tell you Banana Rama roots weren't a good look in the 80s and they still aren't.  I am thankful to say goodbye to the 3 inches of gray and brown... Continue Reading →


Ruminations on a 30 minute drive

When I lived in the D.C. area, I used to have a daily commute which was about an hour long (even though I think the distance was only about 12 miles). In that hour’s time, I am sure I thought about a lot of things of great importance, but really all I remember is acquiring... Continue Reading →

Dilly Bars, Disappointments and my Darn Dog

Summer is in full swing at our house. After returning from a quick jaunt out of town for Father's Day, we spent the last week running to and from Springfield for Adventure Bible Camp at the Methodist church. Arden has been attending this particular ABC for 3 years and loves it so much that I... Continue Reading →

We Love Dad Day – Let’s Eat! Branson, Missouri

Father’s Day is a weird holiday for me.  On the one hand, I am married to a man who is one of the most awesome dad’s out there – I am so blessed to have him as daddy to our daughter and I love celebrating him big time each year on Father’s Day.  On the... Continue Reading →

My Kingdom for a Cup of Water

  We've been having some power issues at the house for the last few weeks. There is something going on under ground that is causing a loss of connection of power to our house and a couple other buildings on site. I wrote a few weeks ago about the loss of power and then again... Continue Reading →

30 Day Challenge – Day 30

Day 30 - That's a wrap, folks Well friends, we've made it to the end of the challenge! I hope you've had fun reading along - I will admit that a couple of the days I didn't really feel like writing anything at all, but I am glad that I did!  Your encouragement really meant... Continue Reading →

30 Day Challenge – Day 29

Day 29 - The night the lights went out in Petersburg There was a power outage in New Salem tonight. It occurred approximately 30 minutes after I put away a couple hundred dollars of groceries, because that is just the way our luck goes these days. I was amazingly calm. Maybe all this fresh air... Continue Reading →

30 Day Challenge – Day 28

Day 28 - I hate ducks I know, that sounds like a strange thing to hate, but I really have never liked ducks.  First they smell terrible; second they leave droppings all over the place; and third when I was a child we used to go to a sunrise Easter service by a lake in... Continue Reading →

30 Day Challenge – Day 27

Day 27 - My Law and Order addiction Hello, my name is April and I'm a Law and Order addict. (Please respond with "Hello, April"). I seriously cannot get enough of this show. Every time I am scrolling through the TV menu and see Law and Order listed, I stop and watch.  It doesn't matter... Continue Reading →

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