50 Mile Canoe Trip

So my oldest boys, Joseph and Dallen went on a 50 mile canoe trip this week. It’s spring break and the temperature got down to 28 degrees. Brr. They did great and kept their heads up and pressed forward through rain, wind and cold. I took some pics of the drop off and the return…

Dressed to the Nines

Concert day is always exciting but today was even better than normal. This morning I took Brooklynn and Chloe’ shopping for something new to wear to the concert. They were so excited to just drop school and go shopping! We got in the car and drive to Ross. Our back up plan was TJ Max…

Flush – I Need It!

Life was buzzing along. Nothing was going to get in the way of our successful day. So I thought. Then the doorbell rang. It was a neighbor. No, not that neighbor. She noticed that our sewer alarm was going off. Okay. She proceeded to tell me to call the city and that she would reset…

They Let Us In!

So our amazing friend was in the hospital recently. We love this guy so we HAD to go visit. My husband and I went one evening but the kids really wanted to visit also. So at first I tried to figure out which kids I should leave home, but really, how can I choose who…

Sick Day

So I’m sick. I have a fever and everything. The kids are great about keeping the kids downstairs so I can rest. They sit in front of the toddler shows and zone out. Meanwhile, the toddlers come to my door for everything!  “Mom, can I have some pudding.” “Mom, I got a new book.” “Mom,…

A Simple Wave

Today I was rather emotional, a little stressed. I was feeling overwhelmed and down. I got in my car and headed home. On the street a man was walking. As I passed – he waved. I waved back and said “thank you”. As I did tears filled my eyes. Such a simple gesture yet just…

Heading to the Circus

As a ring leader I fully appreciate a circus. On the way to a doctor appointment #7 saw a giant blue and white tent. Intrigued we drove by slowly to see what it was. Cirque Italia. He could hardly wait to go home and find out about it. He proudly told everyone HE found the…