Holding Butterflies

Not too tight, not too loose


That’s my son on the field!  In the white jersey.  Well, one of them, although I do love all those boys bunches.  We spent the evening more than an hour away from our home stadium, bringing it to another team 55-39.  It was a little closer than we would have liked. In spite of this being the first Friday in October, this is Matthew’s first game of the season.  The.. Read More

I was scared. Are you?

This afternoon Bill and I worked concession at the middle school football game–it’s a service the varsity parents perform for the middle school parents, and they return the favor during varsity games.  The younger three kids didn’t want to stay, so they caught a ride home (Thanks, Aunt Stacy!). My oldest had football practice, concluding with team dinner.  Bill left concessions early to swing by home, grab dinner, and head.. Read More

31 Whole Days!

Thanks so much for stopping by! This is the landing page for my 31 Days blogging challenge. Every single post will be linked here. Right up front, you need to know I don’t have a theme this year. My theme is to actually write every day! I have tons of blogs in my reader, but some of my favorites are just glimpses into other people’s everyday lives.  That’s what I’m.. Read More


Thank you for visiting.  This is the first post, obviously, in my new blog, with my very own url!  I’ve decided to dip my toe back in the blogging world because I miss the record it created for my family, and because I loved having a forum to share the things we were working on, doing, and learning.  So I’m back. Why “Holding Butterflies?” A long time ago I realized.. Read More