The Merwin Zoo

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Redneck Alert

When kids’ soccer season begins the week of Christmas, you’d better believe I’m getting there by the skin of my teeth.  Because Kyler’s buddy moves to a new state tomorrow, a Star Wars movie was promised to these boys,  and momma hasn’t recovered from today’s classroom Christmas party (or grandpa’s birthday party last night)… =I am the mom of the boy showing up with his shin guards tucked beneath his BLACK DRESS SOCKS, no water  ...

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Holiday Home 

I’m doing a phone dump of the last couple weeks of cell pics. Our home (and family) is overflowing with the holiday spirit.  Some is pretty and some looks like an episode of hoarders. Depends on the room you enter or even what time of day you stop by the zoo.  We’ve been blessed by an unknown family with gifts left at our door every evening. The kids are sooo excited and we are SO grateful-!!   The recitals abound, with both kyler and Brooklyns orchestra concerts  ...

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1 Corinthians 13—Christmas Version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime: but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook. If I work at a soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have  ...

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