Category: Purely Personal

Happy Birthday To Her!

Happy Birthday To Her!

    Today is a special day around our house. It’s Merriem’s birthday (she’s 28, in case you’re wondering). The birthday banner is hung, the gifts are wrapped, the kids are making a run...

A Mouse Tale

Nothing good ever begins with the words “Don’t…anybody…move…” And yet, those fifteen letters are what started the entire adventure last Friday night. It was sometime after 11 PM. The whole family – sans the...

You Belong In The Zoo

On Friday, we had the brilliant idea that we’d make the short trip down 85 to spend the day at the North Carolina Zoo. We took Haven once last year, but felt like –...

Betraying Our Baptist Roots

Betraying Our Baptist Roots

Just another Sunday night at the Franks house. Austin put on some Andy Mineo (or at least I think that was Andy Mineo), and the only two people in our house with any rhythm...

I Got Middle Schooled

  Yesterday was a hard day. Several weeks ago, I signed up as a volunteer proctor at Jacob & Austin’s school. The sales pitch was that parents were needed to hang out in the...