A Week of Celebration

A Week of Celebration

Last week was a big week in our household!  For those of you who have been following along in our cancer journey, I wanted to give you a little update.   After 5 long weeks of driving back and forth to Cleveland each day (2 hours one way!), I am officially done with radiation.  This week has been seriously uncomfortable as my body heals from that, and while I don't miss the treatment -- I do miss the great radiation team.  They were very sweet and very thorough and I am very grateful for the … [Read more...]

God is Good

God is Good

In our Wednesday night kids club program, we're using the Roller Coaster curriculum from High Voltage right now.  In our introduction lesson, we talked about how life can be like a roller coaster -- high points and low points.  Sometimes, we can feel on top of the world only to be crashed to the bottom of the roller coaster the very next day. Let me tell you, I can relate. We've certainly had some highs and lows in the past year, and I bet you have too. Yet, through it all, I know that … [Read more...]

What a Difference A Day Makes {Cancer Update}

What a Difference A Day Makes {Cancer Update}

Just a few short days ago, my husband and I were delighted to be eating lunch outside, strolling the streets of Disney Springs, and listening to the amazing speakers at the Children's Pastor's Conference.  It was refreshing to be with Children's Ministry leaders from across the country and to catch up with friends. Many people had read my original post about our journey into cancer and were asking for an update. I was happy to report that all seemed to be going well. I have finished seven … [Read more...]

Lego Party (Just for Fun!)

Lego Party (Just for Fun!)

Hey Everyone!  It's been a little quiet on the blog this week because we've been getting ready for birthday boy's #5 party!  I've been trying to do a little each day to avoid the "day before" rush and it seemed to work out a lot better.  I thought I'd post a few pictures for you, just for fun!    I'd love to hear what your family has been up to this summer as well -- leave me a comment and let me know! Decorations: Let's Get Building! Lego Face Cups This were just yellow cups and I put … [Read more...]

Our Journey out of Homeschool

Our Journey out of Homeschool

In April, I hopped a plane to Tennessee to spend a few days with fellow kidmin Infuse members and the amazing Jim Wideman. During this information packed retreat, I learned a lot of things, including (big surprise), I can't do it all. Ever since baby #3 arrived, I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed. Even though we brought on a Children's Ministry assistant in October (who is, by the way, fabulous), I still had the distinct feeling that I was falling behind in everything. At the … [Read more...]

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Every summer, we try to make the most of the warm weather and sunny skies.  In the past, I've compiled a list of free and low cost ideas for families around Erie, PA -- but now that the kids are getting a little older, we thought we'd explore some day trip options. I heard about Put-in-Bay, Ohio and was surprised to find out this lovely little island was less than three hours away.  So, on Memorial Day this year, we packed up the kids, loaded up the Spotify playlists and away we … [Read more...]