Max “Reads” The Gruffalo

We were introduced to The Gruffalo by a friend of Nathan. Apparently, this book is one of his girls’ favorite books to read and, before he mentioned it to Nathan, I’d never heard of the book before. So, we ordered a copy and it has become one of our favorites, too! ...more

Brothers Bridges

Once upon a time, I wanted my kids to be spaced about 2 years apart....more

I tried

Our legos have been organized about 253 different ways. Finally, it was decided that this is – at least for our family – the way to go. Nothing to make mama go bonkers when it’s not organized…because, well, it’s not supposed to be organized....more


So much rain, lately, it’s been incredibly unseasonable. We joke about feeling like we’re in the Pacific Northwest. But, I, for one, am not complaining ....more

Blast from the Past

Back in 2009, we had just moved into this house and Iliya was still so little....more

As Max Says…

More and More and MORE Pictures!!! ——- National Donut Day....more


My children could be called water babies.  They love the water…though they don’t generally love being in it for a really, really long time.  We have a membership to a really well-developed YMCA system with really nice pools.  One of which is not all that far from our house.  So sometimes we make a quick [...] ...more

Everything’s Goin’a Be Alright

I am so thankful. The Internet was down. I figured as much, but sometimes my cahrazy imagination gets way away from me ....more

Max then…and now.

Argh. I’ve started this post about seventeen different times tonight and just can’t get my words right. There’s so much I’d like to say about the changes Max has undergone in the past 2 years. How he’s progressed and developed right before our very eyes. But none of it sounds adequate or quite right…so I’ll [...] ...more

Oh, this blaaaaaahhg

Got a serious case of the blogging blahs. I know there will come a time when I will be sad that I didn’t do more blogging during this season of our life.  But, to be honest, as much as I want to keep up – “on paper” – with our life, there’s also nothing that [...] ...more