5 or 6 Children?

When I wrote my first post about the reasons I love Robert, I mentioned that he is the father of our six children. And in-real-life friends thought I had made a mistake. Because they all know we have five children – Pookie Bear, Miss Muffet, Baby Bear, Buddy Bear, and Little Bear.

The truth is that we have six children. And I am always conflicted about how to answer when people ask how many children we have.… Read the rest

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Although I don’t blog here regularly any more, I haven’t forgotten you special people who have laughed and cried with me throughout the times I’ve made public on this blog. You hold a special place in my heart, and even though it’s not on Christmas Day, I wanted to make sure that I wished you and your family a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Sometimes the holidays are hard. If that’s the case for you, I’m praying that this season brings you three of the greatest treasures life can hold – love, joy, and peace.… Read the rest

Snow Fun

Although much of the East Coast has seen record snowfall and no longer finds snow appealing, we haven’t seen much snow here. Consequently, the novelty and romance are still intact for us.

Mr. Incredible and I purposely sought out the snow recently. We went skiing for the first time in several years. I hadn’t been skiing since Pookie Bear was two months old – seven years ago. Mr. Incredible had gone skiing a couple of years after that, but I was always pregnant, sadly.… Read the rest

Peeled Ears Answered

So I teased you guys a little bit with my Peeled Ears post.

Amber was correct. Pookie was trying to say pierced ears.

I had never had my ears pierced, and Mr. Incredible knew that I would like to be able to wear earrings but was afraid of the actual piercing. (I don’t like needles, shots, etc. Pregnancy definitely tests the limits of my endurance!) So he gave me a shove by buying me two pairs of pierced earrings for Christmas.… Read the rest

Peeled Ears

Can you guess what Pookie Bear meant when she asked if I was going to get my ears peeled?

Answer to come…… Read the rest

Giving and Receiving

*This was originally written on March 26, 2009, but it languished in my drafts folder until I found it today.*

The kids and I had an interesting trip to Wal-Mart after church last night. We had the unexpected opportunity to both give and receive.

I needed to pick up just a few items, including milk. We made our way to the back of the store for the milk first (that’s Mr. Incredible’s way of shopping that has become ingrained in me).… Read the rest

Loving My New Nikon D5000 and Photoshop Elements

Mr. Incredible decided to get me a digital SLR camera for our 10th anniversary.  Even though our anniversary isn’t until August, he had me research what was available (we prefer Nikon since we already have a traditional SLR from them and the lenses are interchangeable), and we made our selection, the new Nikon D5000.

Boy, am I enjoying this!  Actually, we are both enjoying the new camera.  We’re getting in plenty of practice in hopes that we will have a pretty good grasp of using the camera by the time our anniversary rolls around and before we go to the NASCAR race in October (my gift to Mr.… Read the rest