party

Well, the “every-second-of-the-day” family party for Claire that Grace invited us all to here was a wild success. I think Claire had her best birthday yet even with no friends involved. I’m always amazed with how little kids really need to have a fun birthday. Honestly, the only present she even told her grandparents and…

2010 snapshot

I want to start taking a little verbal “snapshot” of life at the beginning of each new year. I sort of did it last year here without actually conscientiously meaning to, but now I want to make it a tradition. I write a bunch of feelings and events on this blog, but I don’t write…

“weighty” matters

It is devastating to be told that your child will likely lose her vision some day. The pricking of hot tears behind your eyelids when you think about it creates uncomfortable pressure on and off…pressure that I think will never really go away. When Lucy was diagnosed with Bardet-Biedl last February, “Blindness,” first and foremost,…

Halloween 2009

Boy howdy. I’m still wiping the sweat from my brow from all the Halloween hoopla last week. I’m not going to lie, Halloween is no piece of cake…especially when you have four girls to doll up multiple times. And to be honest, I was pretty much so tired and overwhelmed with everything else going on…

school.

I sent FOUR little children off to school today. Ok, I take that back…I sent one large child to JR. HIGH (no eigth-graders were going to pick on that tall kid…I hope) and three medium-sized girls to elementary school. And I had to remind them for the bazillionth time that yes, they’re growing, but they’ll…

“Surrendering”

Ok, on to what I’ve been trying to get a second to write about forever: My biggest epiphany from Women’s Conference. It was interestingly the same thing I think about all the time…except a little bit re-worked. It is to “Be There” and to “slow down on the multitasking.” Let me explain. Iris Krasnow is…

12

Yep, today Max, my only son, turned TWELVE. This week my emotions have been a little bit bitter-sweet about it all. My question is this:Wasn’t he just this old yesterday??How is it that twelve years can pass so darn quick? I swear I was just barely walking around Babies R Us with Dave, completely giddy…

Utah epiphanies

There’s nothing like a good epiphany. And I had a bunch of them in Utah. I figure I better write them down because, well, I forget things. A lot.1) I have amazing siblings. Yes, I knew this before. But it hit me in the face this time even more than ever. My sisters took me…

candy

Lucy doesn’t eat candy. We just figure if she doesn’t know about it, why introduce it? Cookie dough, on the other hand, isn’t so easily kept from our girl. She knows that big silver Kitchen Aid bowl holds some precious, delicious goods most days. And she finds that bowl no matter where we try to…