Nasty Letter – So Silly!

Silly Songs with Larry is still funny when you are an adult. Kris and I laugh so hard at I Love My Lips.  Enjoy this letter I wrote in 2014 in response to The Water Buffalo Song. Dear Sir, I am writing you a nasty letter. What do you think you are doing? Your popular song has led many…

Walk

Did you know there is such a thing as race walking? In order to participate you have to be walking the whole time – no running! The racers change the way they walk to be “more efficient” which “ends up looking weird.” The picture above is of me walking towards one of the beaches along…

GF Routes in the OBX

On our honeymoon we stayed in Duck, near Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Corolla, in Outer Banks, North Carolina. We drove all the way there and had a wonderful time. The image above is what we had for breakfast – leftover gluten-free rolls from our reception and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Since this is a blog…

Marriage on Roller Skates

My grandma shared a story with me recently about how she was once learning how to roller skate. Her mom heard her scream and came running out of the house, but the scream was one of frustration and not pain. My grandma could not figure it out until her dad came home and made chalk…

Mary Kay Meets Mothers Clay

Let’s talk skincare and car care… at the same time. Yep, that’s my car in the picture. It’s so shiny! As I observed my husband polishing my car yesterday, I realized it was a lot like my regular skincare routine! I wash my face (Morning Burst soap in the shower and Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover). We washed the car (Kris prefers Blackfire)….

The Imaginary Shopping Trip That Almost Wrecked Your Marriage

Imagine all of the grocery stores in your town have closed. (No, it’s not the zombie apocalypse. Just imagine with me.) You have run out of food. You and your husband Abe know about a grocery store a few towns over that is still open. You both hop in your Nissan with the camel interior…

Figs, Guava, and Free Orange Juice

Married life is good. It’s very good. Very very good. And we are continuing our quest to eat through the alphabet of fruits and vegetables. C is for steamed ranch cauliflower. D is for dates. They look like turds. So do figs (F). I laughed when I opened them! But they taste like candy! Kris hasn’t tried…

Abel’s Bouquet

I’ve been studying Genesis 4 recently, trying to figure out the story of Cain and Abel so that it can be shared with children. (I’ve also been trying to organize flower bouquets for the wedding – more on that later.) Here’s the story of Cain and Abel: Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the…

Alphabet Eating Update

A In “A” weeks, the success story was Artichoke Alfredo sauce. I served it over gluten free spaghetti and steaks that were on sale from Valentine’s Day. This was not the vegetable that I was predicting would win. Parmesan cheese makes everything good! B For “B” week, we served our guests berries over organic greens tossed with…

242 Years of Marriage

My maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and William Devore, were married 63 years ago on May 1, 1954. Grandma and Poppy tied the knot in 1958, the Saturday before Palm Sunday. Kris’ grandparents were married in 1961. In 1983, my parents got married on the first day of the year. This is us and Kris last spring….

The Gluten-free Alphabet Challenge

Who doesn’t need to eat more fruits and vegetables? Thankfully, fruits and vegetables are for the gluten-intolerant. And God made them just the way they are. Today I bought solely fruits and vegetables that started with the letter A while shopping. It was very fun, but I don’t think my cashiers noticed. You can see…

Empty

Last year around Easter, Kris and I drove around for a while before Bible study. I remember this being the first time we talked seriously about getting married. When we were singing it really felt like God’s hand of blessing had been on our previous conversation. Kris grabbed my hand and lifted it up. As…