Monthly Archives: April 2012

Say Yah to da UP, eh?

I just came across an Onionesque news report about the Upper Peninsula considering becoming its own state.  My second favorite line in the article: The idea is nothing new. Efforts to pass legislation to form a new state reportedly failed … Continue reading

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Why I Love the University of Michigan

Two of our kids have had surgery there.  In one case, it was one of those specialty surgeries that you can’t have done at your local Mom & Pop Hospital.  By the way, if you go to a Mom & … Continue reading

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No Power Thoughts

The thoughts that ran through my mind were thick with the panic of the stricken.  I was worried about the chicken in the freezer and the milk.  Please, not the milk.  Our children run on skim. Then I remembered the … Continue reading

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The Miraculous

According to dictionary.com, a miracle is an extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.   Another definition counts it as an event or effect considered to be … Continue reading

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What’s Lexi Like?

Our 7 year old daughter, Lexi, is quite a girl indeed. She has Down Syndrome. She has West Syndrome. So — what’s she like? I’ll tell you just a little bit, if that’s ok. She smiles. She laughs.  She gets … Continue reading

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Running

I have noticed that our kids tend to run through the house. If we tell Malachi to brush his teeth, he runs to the toothbrush. Zac bolts to the kitchen to get a sippy cup. Lexi slams the others to … Continue reading

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Jesus Isn’t With You

“For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted…”Heb7:26 I love the book of Hebrews, in part because it validates the rituals of the Old Testament without making … Continue reading

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Easter Keeps Going

(like the energizer bunny) I was at my local Pharmacy to pick up a few pharmaceuticals that I cannot mention due to HIPPA.  On the way out, I saw the same thing I see every year around this time.  Center … Continue reading

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WhichQuyl?

DayQuil is for Day time. NyQuil is for Ny time. Never shall the two be confused.  Take DayQuil at night?  You’re wide awake enough to watch infomercials and sleep deprived enough to give the operator your credit card information.  Take … Continue reading

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Zac’s Big Boy Bed

As a very tall three year old, Zac was more than ready to graduate from his infant crib to something a little more roomy and a little less prisony.  Cribs are great because they keep children enclosed and safe, not … Continue reading

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