The Next Phase

The last few months have been so crazy. I went from being a "new" parent to a cancer patient in just the blink of an eye. I learned about breasts and breast cancer ....more

One week

In one week part of my life will change.In one week my body will change.One week.In one week I will have my breasts removed. I don't have a lot to say to anyone lately. I really would like to completely disconnect from the world and play hermit ....more


We are loving watching the communication that is happening here with the kids. Asher and Abel's sign vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds! Both have 1:1 support staff in school who are fluent in ASL, plus we sign at home as well ....more

Power Cafe!

Remember back in June when Angela turned 18? Do you know what comes with turning 18? Me panicking about Angela getting a job ....more

Back to School 2014

It's time for our annual "Back to School" picture!!! Here all the pictures through the years. Scroll through the pics and see for yourself ....more

These Eyes

These eyes What did they see? In their life before a family, I don't doubt they saw terrible things. These eyes Did they fear that one person who came to him each day? ...more

Henna Tattoo Crown

Dean and I went to the Minnesota State Fair tonight. A great date night that he and I look forward to every year. We got a bit sidetracked by the henna tattoo both ....more


6 weeks post chemo. Yay for pin feathers! ...more

Summer Bucket List

I think Dean and I need a bucket list for next summer to make up for the things we didn't do with the kids this summer.Normally I do one fun outing during the week with the kids. A trip to the zoo or some community event. Then on the weekend we do one family outing ....more


I've been quiet lately. I have all kinds of things to say, I just don't know how to say them or where to start. I'm at a loss for words.On September 12th I'll be having a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction ....more