I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We try to have some traditions at our house. You know, those things that our kids can look back on someday and say we always did fill in the blank. I don't know if you have noticed but after we have done something a few times the kids say "We always...". One of our traditions is that Steve almost always makes breakfast on Saturday mornings. Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, hashbrowns, eggs, you name it, he makes it. The kids ususally get in on some part of the action and I enjoy a morning off from making breakfast. I wish I had some pictures on the big breakfast fare but things have been busier lately and we haven't done the Saturday breakfast thing for awhile. It will happen soon but another tradition we have is that we try to have a large Sunday lunch meal. Both Steve and I remember this being a big part in our growing up memories.

We put a roast in the oven before church and the house smells so good when we get back. That's the thing I remember the most coming home from church as a kid. Not so much what we had, but more how the house smelled when we got there. Mmmm, it takes me back. This last Sunday we had roast, mashed potatoes, beef gravy, garden green beans and a mixed green salad. We all pitched in and got it together when we got home. I love the meals where everyone has had their hand in it. I hope family dinners are something my kids take with them when they start their own families.
What traditions do you have as a family?

1 comment:

Shannon said...

My favorite thing to have at your house after church was always homemade sub sandwiches! Yummmm!