Let the hunt begin…and end

It was a day of firsts…and lasts. Crisana’s very first Promiseland Easter Egg Hunt.  And, at the same time, her very last Promiseland Easter Egg Hunt. Perhaps I should explain a bit. We’ve participated in Easter Egg Hunts with our church before.  When our children were very little, we took part in PCBC’s Resurrection Parties … [Read more…]

Taking Time to Smell the…Bluebonnets?

April showers bring May flowers. Or so the beloved children’s rhyme goes. But here in Texas, April’s not often so showery, and by May the flowers have withered under the already-scorching summer sun. Instead, what April brings is bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and lots of ’em.  Especially in the famed “Hill Country”, whose northern … [Read more…]

Only Half Crazy: Another non-running story

  Once upon a time, there was a girl who wasn’t a runner.  She didn’t run the inaugural Fairview Half Marathon the year before, and certainly didn’t sign up to run it again, a day after her birthday.  A birthday that, incidentally, bumped her up into the next age bracket.  You can imagine her non-excitement … [Read more…]

Build a Better Birthday

When you’re a kid, you don’t really pay attention to days on the calendar.  They’re all pretty much the same: boring white squares with numbers in the corner that get filled with Mom and Dad’s chicken scratch and occasionally cause their blood pressure to rise. But there are three days that actually matter.   Three days … [Read more…]


It’s the day every grade-school student in Texas dreads: STAAR testing. For those of you who reside beyond the borders of the Great State of Texas, and even for those who reside inside the borders of the Great State of Texas but who have no clue what the acronym really means, STAAR is the State … [Read more…]

They call me Ninja Blanco

  Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose Hapkido skills were the stuff of legend. She was so powerful, in fact, that her opponents would go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness! She wore her awesome white pajamas that made her kick real hard and punch real fast and yell real loud. And if you … [Read more…]