A Phoenix Burning

Silly Stuff

The Honest Family

I really love this.

(Found on Etsy here.)

But I can’t help but think it would be a little self serving and a teeny weeny bit untrue if I posted this on my walls. Sure, it may be the family I would want people to see, but it’s not the family that is.

I had best print my own words….if I’m being honest, they would go something like this:

In this family,
We do messy (and Mom hates it.)
We do loud (and Mom hates that too.)
We do mad, angry, and frustrated.
We do yelling and sibling fights.
We do “Mom loses her nut.”
We do real.
We do laughter, and silly, and giggles, and fart jokes, and poop jokes, and burp jokes.
We do grumpy and happy and lazy and busy.
We do honesty.
We do love (tinged with a little hate now and then.)
We do stomping and door slamming.
We do games and movies.
We do together.
We do prayers.
We do forgiveness…
And it’s a good thing or somebody would be dead by now.

Now THAT’S family…anyone who tells you any differently is selling something. 🙂


Good Morning

So, this is what my boy does in the morning…he climbs into my bed, steals my iPhone off the nightstand, and entertains himself while I rest for a few more minutes. 🙂 What a clown!






I was reminded…



I had a dream last night that I went on a one week Alaskan cruise vacation with my friend, Mrs. Mokturtle.  It wasn’t until we were pulling away from port that I realized I had forgotten my camera at home.  I had a panic attack and saw black.  I assume I passed out, and that’s when I woke up.  Man, I’ve got issues!  LOL

“For Those Who Understand, No Explanation is Needed. For Those Who Do Not Understand, No Explanation is Possible.”

Felt nostalgic after last night’s performance.  Just had to peek.

From the “My Family is Driving Me Crazy Singing this Darned Song!” File….

I Cannot Believe…

…that I took this photo exactly ONE week ago….on December 11th.

See that??  It’s GRASS!!!  Does anyone else already feel like we’ve been buried in winter for MONTHS, not DAYS???  Weird. 

Check out this website.  Great fun, and supports this month’s apparent “snow” theme.  🙂