My wife fretted and worried about making the call for days, maybe even weeks. Breaking family tradition was not going to be easy and she did not want to hurt or upset her mother. We would usually spend Christmas Eve at my mom’s house with family and then travel to Kristen’s moms on Christmas day to be with her family. But as our four children began to grow older, it became harder and harder to pull them away from their toys and gifts, pack up the car and drive to Nanny’s
Would you rather?
My family likes to play the silly game called ‘Would You Rather’ around a campfire, while traveling on road trips or waiting for our food to be served at restaurants. My husband, Chad, and I even play it while sitting together in the hot tub. The game requires nothing but your imagination and can be as crazy as you’d like! We ask each other questions that are just plain weird or somewhat thought provoking such as: Would you rather eat a stick of butter or a cup of mayonnai
As family and friends gathered in our kitchen before a meal, my wife pointed to the paper plates on the counter and explained this was ‘standard operating procedure’ in our home since we don’t have a dishwasher. One guest stated that he has made a practice of not using disposable products and instead offered to wash dishes during his stay with us. To say we were surprised is an understatement…who doesn’t use paper plates?! It’s a concept that is foreign to many of us. We l
Love is a Choice
She stood there in all her beauty as the barn door swung open, presenting herself for the first time to her future husband. Tears poured down his face as he was overcome by the emotion of the moment. Family and friends gazed upon her as she elegantly strolled down the aisle with her father in arm. The feelings of love and devotion swept through the air that day. A brief time later, the pastor introduced Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cottingham to those in attendance. It’s wedding sea