The Scoop on Granny

Name:
Cathi

Status:
Dreaming of the mountains...


Who is Granny?

I'm the incredibly blessed mother of 9, "Granny" to 16, and wife of "The Papa," the knight-in-shining-armor whose loving support has made it possible for me to stay home and give my life to mothering, homemaking, and 26 years of homeschooling. Life at Granny's House is full of laughter, friendship, books, music, lively debate, writing, and good things to eat. My days are made even more meaningful by coming alongside other moms, giving them the support and encouragement that I lacked as a young mother and helping them to network with each other in ways that strengthen homes and families. A few times a year I board a plane to visit my "away" kids, to attend the birth of a grandchild, or to enjoy some lazy days with my best friend, but I always love coming back to...Granny's House.

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On Granny's Calendar
  • August 15 - SAC Day begins
  • August 16 - Sam is 7!
  • August 20 - Kristen's birthday
  • August 30 - THE WELTYS ARRIVE!
  • Sept 3 - FAMILY PICTURES
  • Sept 3 - Chris' birthday
  • Sept 5 - Henry is 9!
  • Sept 7 - Isaac is 10!
  • Sept 17 - The Papa's birthday
  • Sept 23-30 - Granny and Papa go to Hawaii
  • Sept 26 - PawPop is 88!
  • Sept 29 - Tim is 15!
  • Oct 2 - Cheyenne's birthday
  • Oct 4 - Liam is 5!
  • Oct 7 - John Caleb is 17!
  • Oct 18 - Tony's birthday



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    Granny Cares
  • Care Calendar
  • Agape Pregnancy Help Center San Antonio
  • World Vision

  • Granny Cooks (and Eats)!

  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks
  • Once a Month Mom
  • $5 Dinners
  • Full Bellies, Happy Kids
  • A Year of Crockpotting


  • Granny's House (and yours!)

  • Simple Mom
  • The Nesting Place
  • Between Naps on the Porch
  • The Inspired Room



  • Granny gets around...
  • A Holy Experience
  • MommyLife
  • Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
  • Preschoolers and Peace
  • Breathing Grace
  • theMangoTimes



  • Granny stays informed...
  • Real Clear Politics
  • Fox News
  • Drudge Report

  • Granny Thinks...
  • Al Mohler
  • Between Two Worlds
  • Blog and Mablog
  • First Importance
  • Equipping the Saints
  • Desiring God

  • Granny says you may go to...
  • PowerLine Blog
  • Michelle Malkin
  • SteynOnline
  • WSJ Opinion Journal Best of the Web
  • GetHuman
  • Home School Legal Defense Association

  • Granny goes to the movies...
  • Netflix
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • ScreenIt.com

  • Granny is watching!
  • Blue Pencil Editing
  • SPOGG
  • Mighty Red Pen
  • Conjugate Visits

  • Granny smiles at...
  • Purgatorio
  • ScrappleFace
  • LarkNews
  • Sacred Sandwich


  • Wednesday, April 04, 2007
    Thinking Blogger Awards

    Have you seen this little banner floating around Bloggityville? I've visited quite a few new blogs because of this award...and now I've become the recipient! Lyric at Chrysalis Song and Kate at Just Another Day in Paradise both nominated me for the Thinking Blogger award, and, only because I do admit to thinking from time to time, I humbly accept :-) Thank you, ladies! Their blogs are two of my faves and so I'm honored to have them recognize Granny's House.

    The instructions to the recipients of the award are thus:

    1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
    2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
    3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

    So, after some reflection I hereby "pay it forward" with the following nominations. Prepare to think:

    Dutch, Reformed. Brandon and Susie Dutcher write a very thoughtful blog and one I enjoy visiting often. It's a lovely blend of home thoughts, education, politics, sports (okay, they live in Oklahoma and they're disgustingly proud of it!) and social observation. I love the look of their blog as well...very nicely done!

    Home Ec 101. Want to know how to make gravy like Granny made? How to get rid of a wasp's nest? How to change the belt on your dryer and save a bunch of money? Homemaking may sometimes feel like a thankless task, but it's certainly not a "think"less task! Don't let the 50's feel of this blog fool you: it's an invaluable compendium of how to keep house in THIS millennium! Heather and Ivy have a great "think" going here. They describe their blog as "what you wish your mama taught you", but even if you learned a lot of this stuff from your mama, you'll love keeping up with this blog!

    Reformed Baptist Thinker. Not sure how I found this one, but what a treasure! I only thought I was thinking until I encountered this one! John is getting his MDiv at Southern Seminary in Louisville; he's also a former Mormon and so he writes prolifically and often about issues related to Mormonism. But he's certainly not one-dimensional. Even a glance at his categories and labels makes me salivate: The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, The Spurgeon Archives, Centers for Apologetics, The Emerging Church and Postmodernism, Puritans, AND YES, FOLKS, "Weird Al" Yankovic! I mean, what's not to like??

    And in a different vein, I want to honor the blogs of two young women who both, in their own ways, cause me to think:

    Less like scars. CJ, my 20 year old daughter, is living a life that 20 year olds should not have to: one of chronic pain and multiple medical challenges. Her writing reveals a mind and heart that are shaped not only by the fires she is walking through but by the God who has promised to be with her in that fire. Posts like this have kept us all going more than once when despair has threatened to set in. Her love of hymns is another thing that comes through clearly as we see lines from the lyrics that have ministered to her through her struggles. She's a remarkable young woman, even if I do say so myself.

    Broken...but here. Johanna is a twenty-something single mother who writes poignantly of the excruciating joys of raising her son, always honestly--and sometimes with downright heartbreaking honesty. She's passionate about being a mother even in circumstances that drive her to the edges of her own brokenness...hence the name of her blog. You can't visit Johanna without seeing that she's also passionate about photography, and she has an amazing ability to capture ordinary moments in extraordinary ways. If you want to be challenged to think by looking at the world through the eyes of a single mom, this is the place to do it.

    So...there are my picks for thinking blogs. Please visit them and let them know you've been there...that's such an encouragement to those of us who love to write!

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    Granny's Mission Statement
    "...Tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done....that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children."
    ~Psalm 78:4-6

    My Focal Passage for 2011...
    Philippians 2:5-11

    5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

    6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

    7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

    8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

    9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

    10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

    11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    ~Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)


    Oxymoronica...

    "The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it."

    ~Samuel Johnson


    [Oxymoronica, n., A compilation of self-contradictory terms, phrases, or quotations; examples of oxymoronica appear illogical or nonsensical at first, but upon reflection, make a good deal of sense and are often profoundly true.]


    Books on the iPhone, the Kindle, or on the nightstand...


  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, Alexander Mccall Smith
  • The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, Arthur G. Bennett, editor



  • Books finished in 2011...

  • Oxymoronica, Mardy Grothe
  • Some Sing, Some Cry, Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza
  • English Society in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Porter
  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, Ann Voskamp
  • His Word in My Heart, Janet Pope
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
  • Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God, John Piper
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness, Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas
  • The Confessions of Saint Augustine, St. Augustine
  • Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats, John Keats
  • Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell
  • Words That Work, Frank Luntz
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • Poke the Box, Seth Godin
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, Gary Taubes
  • A Patriot's History of the United States, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
  • Song of Saigon: One Woman's Journey to Freedom, Anh Vu Sawyer
  • The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide for Fitting Creativity into Your Life, Shona Cole
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature, Elizabeth Kantor
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, David McCullough


  • Oh, the thinks you
    can think...
  • Tapestry of Grace
  • Anatomical Charts
  • America's Library
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon - Virtual Mansion Tour
  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello - Virtual Mansion Tour
  • Hurricane Demo

  • Oh, the places we'll go...
  • The Alamo
  • Majestic Theater
  • The MAiZE
  • Magik Theatre
  • Sheldon Vexler Children's Theatre

  • Granny always says...
    "The Telephone" revisited
    Have I ever told you what great kids I have? We ...
    If you'll indulge me...
    And did I mention....
    The last sun is setting on our beautiful five da...
    Our day yesterday began with another ferry ride, ...
    If you are ever tempted to see this movie.... C...
    Yesterday we drove north from Bellingham to Vanco...
    VACATION!!
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    Grace Notes

    "Were the whole realm of nature mine
    That were a present far too small...
    Love so amazing, so divine
    Demands my soul, my life,
    my all!"