Wendi’s Word: March into spring

I am excited for this month – there’s a lot going on. Spring is right around the corner, the sun sets just a little bit later each day, there’s usually one or two scrapbook crops going on, and it’s March is Reading Month. Jonathan has his reading gear. His elementary school and a few others […]

Wendi’s Word: Rest well, my friend

It was both beautiful and sad as students and mentors from Clarkston’s Team RUSH Robotics each put a yellow rose in a basket on Sunday at Clarkston United Methodist Church. The sentiment was beautiful. The reason was sad as it was during a Celebration of Life as the Clarkston community lost Mark Kelly last week. […]

Wendi’s Word: Let it snow

The snowfall on Monday was beautiful to watch. It wasn’t until dark I thought about it would have been a hot cocoa day. Too focused on work and driving on the roads to worry about marshmallows and hot cocoa. No matter the roads, I like to ease myself saying I have driven in worse. Even […]

Wendi’s Word: Props to Clarkston

A big shout out to Clarkston Athletics. First, it was Krystal Bergman creating a logo in support of the Oxford community – blue and gold united. Then, it was creating and selling T-shirts and yard signs to raise money for the Oxford community. If you didn’t know they used the money to get Oxford Community […]

Wendi’s Word: Christmas movie mania

It’s hard to believe Christmas is only a few days away. It’s been different this year, not quite there in the holiday spirit but getting closer. A few of the ways I get into the spirit is with music and movies. The weekend weather was perfect if you didn’t have to be out and about […]

Wendi’s Word: Oxford Strong

I am heartbroken. I don’t know how else to begin but to point out what many others are feeling. By now more information has come out about what happened Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Oxford High School. This is one of those events you will remember where you were. I was home. I just got home […]

Wendi’s Word: Christmas ready?

Sometime in October, posts on my social media account began popping up about how many Fridays were left until Christmas. I can see the posts being helpful. But to me they are rough reminders about how little time is left until not only the holiday but the boys’ birthdays. It’s the double whammy which gets […]

Wendi’s Word: Halloween with the kids

There’s nothing like the motivation of food. Or in this case candy as I struggled to get an Ironman costume on a two-year-old who just was not having it. I simply told him in order to go trick-or-treating to get candy he would have to wear his costume. His eyes widened like he was remembering […]

Wendi’s Word: Firsts for kindergartner

I don’t know about all of you Clarkston fans but I can’t go right to sleep after coming home from a game. Optimistically, I would like to especially since the caffeine I had all day seems to disappear by the second half. The plan was straight to bed after football’s Friday game at Stoney Creek […]

Wendi’s Word: Those first days

It began… Jonathan is now in Kindergarten. His elementary school journey began last Thursday. Naturally it began with the first day of school photos. I let him choose inside or outside, and he wanted to go outside. He chose the location…under a tree. Amazingly, he actually seemed excited to hold the photo board this year. […]