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Bedtime Sweetness With Lex

I know the blog has been “Lex heavy” lately, but how the heck do I NOT post these things that he’s saying? He’s TOO sweet and I want to capture as much of it as possible because someday, when he’s an angry teenager who thinks I’m stupid for not letting him do…whatever it is he [...]

Good Thinking!

Lex came into my room looking like this and saying he was ready to go out and play. When I asked him why he was wearing “16″ shirts, he said; “Max said there are bullies out there. So, I kept putting on shirts and punching myself until I couldn’t feel it anymore. Now I’m ready [...]

“Why Do You Yell At Me?”

This was Gabi’s question this morning after I came into the bathroom to find her standing there in her pj’s, playing with things in the sink instead of taking the shower I’d told her to go take. First-of-all, I don’t think “yell” is the proper term for what I said to her, but if that’s [...]

Tooth Fairy Update

You guys did GREAT! I received text messages, emails and Facebook messages to remind me not to forget the all-important phone call. Hooray! Before Max went to sleep, he came over to tell me that he’d figured out how it all works; “The real fairies are so small and hard for us to see that [...]

The End of Christmas Break

After weeks off from the “regular” routine, after weeks of visiting with family and friends, after weeks of kids sleeping as late as 10 am, after weeks of not tackling all the things I said I’d do “over break”, I’m faced with only hours before I’ll be awakened by the jarring sound of the alarm. [...]

Happy New Year!

I woke up early this morning to see Kateri off to a visit with friends in Germany. It was the end of our Christmastime visit which, of course, makes me reflect on all that happened and changed in this last year. 2011 was so full of uncertainty, faith, new paths, heartache and good. I found [...]

A Full Family Christmas!

It’s been quiet over here on my blog for a few days. I spent all my waking hours entertaining my kids and preparing for Christmas. Clayton-19, Tristan-12, Mariah-18, Max-9, Arianna-16, Lex-5, Madison-15, Gabi-7, Kateri-22 and Me Everyone’s been enjoying each other’s company and getting comfortable with the new house. We had a house guest for [...]

A Day Full of Christmas Prep

It’s been a long day of really Good Stuff! I had fun maximizing my buying power-I traded in 1, not-so-attactive-sweater for 3 adorable sweaters, 1 winter coat and a belt! Then I headed into a store with a coupon that was good for $10 off of a $10 or more purchase. I walked out with [...]

Oooohhhhh…Ahhhhhh….Look at The Lights!

You know I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for cool, FREE, fun for the kids. Being new to the area, I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears open and in the last week I kept hearing about the lights on Pebble Creek Dr. Last night, when there was nothing but boredom and bickering at my house, [...]

Thanksgiving Week and a Week of Thanks Giving

Alright, now that my parenting rant is over, it’s time to get back to regular life. And that’s just what I did on Saturday morning. I woke up early, put on (what I thought were) some warm clothes and headed out in the early morning to help out at the MandaRUN in Loomis. This is [...]

Life’s Not Fair

Well ain’t that the truth! I never do this-I never publicly complain about how it is. But tonight I’m hot! I’m so dang hot and I’m so sick of being on 24/7 and having every single waking moment be about the well-being of my kids (as it should be), only to have an angry teen [...]

Story Time & More at Big Spoon Yogurt

Yesterday I had the fun of being the Story Time reader at our local, Big Spoon Yogurt. 3, holiday-themed books were preselected, the room was rearranged and kiddos and mommies came in to enjoy some yummy yogurt and listen to some Thanksgiving fun. I’ve always enjoyed reading to my little ones and thought being able [...]

Doing the Dance on Thursday

~Sigh~ With a heaved sigh, I look at the clock and realize that I’ve had 2 whole hours to “work”. The sigh is because I’ve been at the computer and on the phone the entire time and while I know, for sure, that I’ve gotten lots of “work” done; loose ends tied up, emails sent, [...]

November 14th and I’m Feeling Thankful…Again~

Reasons to be thankful today- Hugs even when I’m a drippy-nosed, mouth-breathing, cold infested-wreck Being able to easily get work done because of internet access in my home-finally!!!! A conference filled with good news from today’s parent/teacher conference An unbelievably kind/thoughtful/loving/generous/trusting friend Meeting with a new friend and feeling so connected Moving furniture because tomorrow [...]

Loving the Long Weekend!

Nothing spectacular has happened, we didn’t go to a parade or win the lottery, but having the extra day to just be has felt SO good! On Friday, 11/11/11, we celebrated Max’s 9th birthday. It was cloudy out, so we chose to spend a couple hours at an indoor playplace-Wacky Tacky. It was crowded and [...]


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