For starters, we tell our sons not to cry; to suck it up and be a man. Why do we say that? “Don’t cry”. That’s a basic human emotion we all share and yet “men” don’t cry. Please explain to me how brooding over something for the last decade is more manly than doing the […]
Southwest Dairy and Diamond the cow joined us for story time at the Van Alstyne Public Library this past Wednesday. Despite the rain, the children, their parents and the library staff all huddled under the front entrance, eager for the presentation. Mr. Aaron spoke to us about cow anatomy, the importance of dairy as a […]
We’re sitting around the table devouring a bucket of extra crispy KFC with sides. Mashed potatoes with gravy, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw…it had been too long. Me: KFC should sell waffles. Will: From the folks who brought you KFC/Taco Bell meet KFC Waffle House. Me: I would never leave.
As of January 21, 2013, general admission to the Dallas Museum of Art is free. Whoo hoo! Tuesdays: Family Tours Tours offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Story Time Story times offered at noon and 2:00 p.m. Thursdays: Sketching in the Galleries 2:00–4:00 p.m., All necessary materials provided Fridays Family: Game Day 2:00–3:00 p.m. Weekends: Studio Creations 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 […]
From June 10- August 21st, Van Alstyne Public Library is promoting the Dig into Reading Summer Reading Challenge. The kids and I do similar challenges every year but I’m writing about this one because the prize package is sweet! Each prize pack contains 1 free children’s admission to the Barnum and Bailey Circus, free children’s […]
When Van Alstyne Public Library schedule came out, I was especially excited for pint sized polka. I imagined it to be something along the lines of an old fashioned square dance except nerdier. I really hoped it was nerdier. Ultimately, we hadn’t seen our story time friends in ages and we avidly support our local […]
Last month, Will and I began slashing through our budget. We reduced our cable package. We thoughtfully planned each outing as well as our meals. Then, we did the unthinkable… we surrendered our rental furniture. The only places to sit now were around the dining room table and upstairs. Our king sized bed had been […]
We at Iluvem are proud of our great nation and are truly thankful for the countless sacrifices to make it such. With that in mind, my children insisted on making this video. Hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and be safe! [xt_video type=”vimeo” clip_id=”69648716″ width=”500″ height=”281″ title=”048″]