Earlier this week my 5-year-old told me that he had written a letter to Santa and left it in our mailbox. I wasn’t sure what had prompted the letter (it is July after all), so I was quite curious to read it. Later that day (when he wasn’t around), I went outside to get the letter out of the mailbox. It was gone. I thought the mail carrier had picked it up. Today, he came running into the house with a little envelope. “SANTA WROTE ME BACK!” Here is the letter that was written back to him:

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12.

Book giveaway

January 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

Well, it’s January 21. Obviously “blog more often” isn’t one of my 2014 goals. Sorry.

I wasn’t planning on posting it to Youtube this year, but I’ve had several requests….so, here you go. For those of you who haven’t the slightest clue what I’m talking about, here’s a brief explanation:

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Elf on the Shelf. Confession: I’ve never even read the book that came with the Elf. It’s probably great. I don’t really care. All I know is that it’s fun to hide the creepy little dude. A little too much fun. Here are some of my favorite hiding spots thus far. Enjoy. Disclaimer: no, my kids were not witnesses to all of these poses. Yes, I’ll probably be adding more this year.


As most of you know, my beloved city of Amarillo is under a bit of scrutiny this week for the selection of a logo that looks similar to the logo of Emaar Properties….and, by “looks similar to”, I mean “looks exactly like.” The Amarillo Globe News recently issued a challenge to come up with a new logo for the city. Brilliant idea. Of course, I’m always happy to help out my city. Challenge accepted. I present to you my totally original ideas:

Halloween 2013

November 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

One of the perks of having a large family is that you can dress up as almost the entire cast of a movie. This year, we chose Despicable Me…primarily because the minions are funny. We had a grand old time October 31. Since we’ve had a lot of people ask, I’ll answer a few questions: