Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / C. G. Cady Naegle / camping / dinner time / Fun and Games / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Writer's Retreat

The Dude Ranch

I was sitting and reminiscing with my sisters this weekend, and the topic of camping came up. Dad was an outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing and camping, but by the time I came around, his heart said wilderness, his body said recliner. The compromise we came to was what we in the family … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Bedtime activities / Childhood imagination / Fun and Games / Holidays & Traditions / Kids Games / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Music / parenting / Sharing bedrooms with siblings / Singing / Uncategorized

Center Stage with Judy

I have some unique memories growing up with my siblings. Many of them are about being competitive or mischievous, but I have some very sweet memories as well. For as long as I can remember, I shared a bedroom with my older sister, Judy. She was two years older than me and always there when … Continue reading

C. G. Cady Naegle / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Music

Christmas Caroling

Christmas Carols This Monday is our family’s annual Christmas Caroling party.  We invite a bunch of people over, and whoever makes it, makes it.  I fill up about a dozen crockpots of delicious hot drinks, and we wander the neighborhood singing Christmas carols. We get all sorts of responses.  We’ve had people leave their car … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / C. G. Cady Naegle / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Mystery Game

1st Christmas Party of the Year!

Tomorrow is a big day! I’m inviting a few of my favorite people over, and I’m throwing a mystery party!  This, in and of itself, isn’t wholly out of the normal.  What IS a big deal is the fact that I wrote this Mystery Party all by myself! My parents (and after they passed, my … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Daily Life / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Peggy Cady / Uncategorized

A Cady is a Cady

Last weekend #10 was over with her husband and two of her children. To celebrate the event, #2 dropped by as did my two daughters with their husband and boyfriend. It was a nice, quaint gathering with a noise rating of “dull roar.” After all, there were only three Cadys in the mix. Except, of … Continue reading

10 Cady Family Thanksgiving Traditions
Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / parenting / Recipes / S. Cady Allred / Uncategorized

10 Cady Family Thanksgiving Traditions

Goodbye Halloween. Hello, Thanksgiving! Yes, I know some of you are already breaking out your Christmas trees and listening to Christmas music.  Good for you! Play it extra loud for me, will ya? But I have children, and I’m especially keen on making sure a few of my favorite Cady Family Thanksgiving traditions continue through … Continue reading

Halloween Memories
Holidays & Traditions / S. Cady Allred / Uncategorized

Halloween Memories

Tomorrow is Halloween, and the excitement in our home is nearly palpable.  My eight-year-old daughter spent the evening on Pinterest looking at different ways to paint her face to look like Spiderman, and my seven-year-old son keeps asking to wear his Iron Man Costume around the house. We’ve discussed our plans for Halloween night, which … Continue reading