Family

AN EXTRA FRY?

By on Oct 8, 2015 in Family | 4 comments

“Mom, can I have a French fry?” “No, we’ll be home in a minute. The two in the backseat will scream like banshees if they see you eating a fry.” “Well, Pop pop always gets an extra fry so we can eat them on the way home.” “What?” “Yep, every time we go to Chic Filet, we get an extra fry.” “An extra fry? Who is this Pop pop?” Pop pop is physically my father. His hair...

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PERFORATED PAGES

By on Sep 13, 2015 in Family | 4 comments

As a lover of words, journaling has grown from a habit to an absolute love of mine. I daydream about a time to come, when I no longer walk the earth, but generations after me read my words, laugh at my little jokes and snicker at seemingly trivial mistakes I made. I am on the prowl for a journal almost as much as I am in search of a good book to read. My discretion...

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UNINTENDED GLORY

By on Aug 27, 2015 in Family | 3 comments

Enjoying a cup of coffee, sinking into my morning routine, Trump trumped the news once again. I tuned out the hilarity clearing dirty dishes and syrup puddled on the kitchen table. My ears perked to the words – “Controversy over the removal of a portrait of Jesus Christ from a middle school in Kansas….” Interest peaked; I surrendered the kitchen table to its usual...

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THE PEEPS WON’T COME OUT

By on Aug 12, 2015 in Family | 0 comments

So many changes going on in the Blake home… My ten year old and I scoured the internet stumbling upon a YouTube video. Wide eyed we watched as a voice explained how miraculously we could teach our toddler in three days or less to flush number one and number two forever. NO accidents. The video was awesome full of cartoon drawings, stories of embarrassment, terrible...

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WHO’S ARMOR ARE YOU WEARING?

WHO’S ARMOR ARE YOU WEARING?

By on Aug 6, 2015 in Family | 0 comments

Dutifully bringing food to his older brothers, David stumbled upon a scene, a story most are familiar with. Two warring armies engaged in a stand off, the Philistines versus the Israelites, each on opposing mountaintops, a deep valley between. Out of the Philistine camp steps a giant posing a heavy challenge to the Israelites. Goliath. Goliath’s height was “six...

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EEEK!

By on Jul 30, 2015 in Family, Fun | 2 comments

Palmetto bug, water bug or flying water bug has a much better sound, but the New Jersey in me retorts – There is NO amount of southern charm to make a cockroach sound pretty. Roaches that breed here in coastal North Carolina dapple in steroids. Where I come from roaches are drawn to sugary cereals, dirty dishes, food left out – easy fix. These gargantuate bugs...

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