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

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…

neighbors

Dear, sweet next door neighbors: Thank you for letting us borrow an egg every once in a while… …or a cup of flour …or even a bag of chocolate chips (sometimes you just REALLY need a cookie). Thank you for returning our baby last week who you found walking next to the street with ketchup…

double digits

I just have to share ten things I love about my newest ten-year-old. 1. She chose to go to Paradise Bakery for lunch today instead of Wendy’s. Thank you thank you thank you Elle! 2. She has a heart of gold. She cares so much about how others feel and she treats people so kindly….