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What a Day!

This day, this day. What a day. Ever had one that is just wrong from the moment you get going until you just, plain call is quits? We are driving Mariah to her carpool each morning, which means we leave the house at 7 am. This is a huge task! We normally leave at 7:30 [...]

Much Appreciation!

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting everything ready for school and the busy schedule that comes along with the school year. Today’s the big day and all the loose ends are finally tied up. Everyone’s uniforms are in order, new shoes have been purchased, the required school supplies are labeled and packed in [...]

It Feels Like Day Bazillion in Bed!

So, here I sit (for no more than 1/2 hour at a time) in bed.  This means that surgery went well and that I’m on the road to recovery.  It also means that when I’m not asleep, I’m lying down because sitting or standing for too long bring great discomfort.  Ugh!  I’ve also learned that [...]

Getting It All Together

Since I returned from my, VERY FUN, trip it’s been all business!  The younger kids were SO happy to have me come home and had a million things to show-and-tell me.  It made me realize the wisdom of a friend’s words when he pointed out that I should think about staying a few days away [...]

A Time For Me

There are times in life when everything just seems to fall into place.  This trip to Washington is one of those.  My friend, Pilar, and I planned this trip a couple of months ago.  When I found out I would be having surgery next week, I thought I should probably cancel the trip.  After giving [...]

Mommy of Many Show #47: Homecoming!

This week marked the end of Clay’s deployment! He and all those who were with him returned safely. The kids got to watch the helicopters come into the squadron and run out onto the flight line to greet him. Now our family is in a period of readjustment as the kids get used to having [...]

Homecoming in Pictures

Last night I painted this banner. My original plan was to have it say, “Welcome Home! Your kiddos, far and near are SO happy you are here”. Guess what?! There are too many names to paint to worry about room for a phrase! The kids and I arrived at the squadron about 15 minutes before [...]

A Tale to Share

Today’s Tale started two days ago and goes something like this; So the washing machine guy finally showed up (again we are 1 day shy of a week) and let me know (nicely enough) that it will likely be Monday before the parts are in and the labor can be done. He also let me [...]

Mommy of Many Show #43: Letting Someone Else Play Mommy of Many

I was lucky enough to have my friend, Pilar, in town this week. She graciously offered to take my kiddos out for two afternoons! I thought it would be fun to have her share her Mommy of Many adventures with you. She braved a mall and the beach. She did forget to mention the fun [...]

Mommy of Many Show #42: The End of Summer and 5 Months of Deployment Down!

I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone and that 5 months of this deployment are under our belts. We’ve made it through with only a few speed bumps. I want to thank all the people in our life who have made our summer so much fun and who have taken the time to [...]

Something Sweet From My Past

Last week when my sister left, Kateri was able to take the road trip with her and spend a few days in N. Cal. They were able to spend time visiting family and some of our favorite spots up there. They sent me pics from visiting Lake Tahoe and it made me want to pack [...]

Mommy of Many Morning Short

Sometimes you just have to look around and say-Life is good! Over the last week, we’ve been able to enjoy some wonderful invitations from friends. As you can see it’s all about the water and the sun. We’re thankful for good friends and great summer fun! Have a great day~

A Mommy of Many Adventure…………..

The last few days have been an adventure in mommying. So I thought I’d tell a story. Saturday morning I packed up my little ones and JJ and went to our church to help get boys who had come into town for a retreat, to their destination. Even though my van is a pain to [...]

Hey Chick-fil-A…….Thanks!

Every so often a company will have a Military Appreciation event and tonight, it was Chick-fil-A. Dinner was on them, if you showed your military ID. So, I packed up the kiddos and we headed to our local Chick-fil-A location. When we pulled up (3 minutes after the event started) there was a line out [...]

A Quick Note

First of all, I want to thank everyone for doing such a GREAT job of remembering to visit the sponsor! Secondly, I wanted to let you all know that I am being forced to take a 48 hour break. I’ll probably be rocking in the corner from withdrawal by the time it’s over, but I [...]