Everyday Life

We Do Not Sing Rudolph

We Don't Sing Rudolph | Mini Van Dreams

Last night, drove around to look at lights.  We were listening to Christmas music and Rudolph came on –  I immediately shut it off.  They asked why and I started laughing… I have  no doubt that sometime in the future my kids will need to see a therapist because of they way their dad and […] Read more…

Jesus Don’t Make Junk

God Don't Make Junk | Mini Van Dreams

I cannot believe it has been six years since Brother Rick passed away.  Going to mom’s church is just not the same – he isn’t there.  I miss his laugh.  I miss his sermons.  I miss his hugs.  I miss knowing he is there if I need him.  I miss hearing his voice as Elmer […] Read more…

Kick that Hug to the Curb

Some days, it is hard being a mom. Especially of tweens. Twin tweens. There is a lot of bickering and emotions and hormones these days. As crazy as it gets sometimes, I am excited when I see my kids’ future personalities coming to the surface. It makes me realize that their dad and I didn’t […] Read more…

Slick Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Very Slick Lesson Learned the Hard Way | Mini Van Dreams

This weekend, as a mini-Mother’s Day gift to myself, I decided to splurge on the “deluxe” package at the car wash, vacuum my car and detail the inside. (Kids are SOOOOO messy.) When I got in the Civic this morning, I chuckled to myself, remembering a very slick lesson I learned the hard way… Read more…