adventures

We’re here. And the flight went off without a hitch. I even read 7.25 pages of my book while Lucy poured ice from my cup to hers. It was bliss. But the adventure began when we got OFF the airplane. I reached down to give Lu a little pat on the back as she was…

craziness

When I had my big epiphany to “choose the best part” for this year I felt like I was choosing my family. I was committed to put my family before everything else. And it felt good. I had grand visions of what would happen after I made my first big “choice” this year: Take a…

MLK weekend visitors

My sister Saren and her family came for a visit over MLK weekend. She and her husband have five kids who were all born in a five year span. Man oh man have they had a busy few years, but their cute twins are now three and are starting to do well on road trips…

old lady

Yep, that’s officially me. I turned one year older last week. So why do I still feel like I’m one of the Young Women?? It’s no fun to get older, but it helps alleviate the pain when you get to spend the day with your 6 favorite people in the whole wide world (Dave &…

weight report

I took my girls to the doctor again today. Because, well, I just love that place. Love to sit in the waiting room and keep them happy for ages. Love to then go sit in the exam room and wait again while they pull all the paper off the exam table and Lucy tries to…

sum-up

Time is racing by and I can’t keep up. Wait, have I said that before? Hmmm. Seems to be an ongoing theme around here. So before all this stuff leaks out of my brain I need to write about it. These are not numbered in order of importance, except for the first one: First and…

doctors

I’ve always prided myself on being healthy. And I’ve been pretty proud that my kids have been so healthy too. I never knew if it was all the cookie dough we eat (ha) or the fact that we stay in shape by swimming and jumping on the trampoline so much, or maybe it was the…

Sunday afternoons

We get out of church early. I love Sunday afternoons. Well, at least most of the time, especially when my kids help out so much. Lately Elle’s been our Sunday chef. She can make one heck of a delicious dinner…seriously.…and even sometimes trains her little sister.I don’t have a picture, but Grace is a gem…

Lucy is TWO!

Two years ago I held this tiny little newborn in my arms and had no idea what was in store for me. For my kids. For our family. For our neighbor’s ears. I had no idea the effect she would have on us, or on our hearts. She has turned them all to mush. She…