Seven states... thirteen days... more than 3,600 miles of driving: the Richardson 2019 Wild West road trip was a success! It’s taken me some time to wrap my mind around our whirlwind trip. It truly was a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and while no vacation is absolutely perfect, we had lots of pretty perfect moments. We started… Continue reading Road Trippin’
I made a big mistake this week. Actually, it all started as a brilliant idea: yesterday while the kids were gone to Vacation Bible School, I decided I would clean out their rooms and throw some junk away. I filled up two large trash bags with odds and ends from their rooms--wads of bubble wrap,… Continue reading In the land of pack rats
I was thinking today about the past year and how much has happened and what a great year it was. I started forming a blog post in my mind of all the things I'm thankful for from 2017--Trey finally getting hired on full time by BCBS; a family trip to Kentucky and, more recently, Disney… Continue reading The good, the bad, and the death of dreams
Last night our citizens police academy group took a field trip to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility. It was eye-opening, exciting, depressing, and fascinating all at once. Sheriff Doc Holladay welcomed us into a room with a couple of long tables set up and went over some background information and ground rules while we… Continue reading I went to jail last night
Last night I spent four hours in a police car with Officer Morris, driving through the streets of Sherwood keeping an eye out for bad guys... and mischievous animals (but more on that later.) Sherwood is divided into three sections: South, Central, and North. We were assigned to Central, which just happens to be my… Continue reading My ride-along with an officer
Want to know how you can tell when your sugar cravings have gotten out of control? When your husband brings home red weed-eater line and it makes you salivate because it reminds you of twizzlers, that might be a clue. I don’t even really like twizzlers, but the weed-eater line is looking strangely scrumptious to… Continue reading Why Lent?
It's been about two and a half weeks since Trey's birthday. We went out to dinner as a family and got stuck at a restaurant in Little Rock as we waited for a crazy storm to pass through. Weather reports were saying that winds were blowing up to 80 mph. When it finally calmed down… Continue reading The day a tree smooshed our house
Yesterday was our 10-year wedding anniversary. We spent an incredible weekend away in a cabin celebrating this milestone. But before we left town, we spent Thursday night watching our wedding video with our kiddos. They thought it was pretty cool to see a “movie” about us. 🙂 Watching it again and thinking about everything we’ve… Continue reading Reflections on ten years of marriage