Lularoe: My newest Venture

I've started a new venture. I've opened my own Lularoe business back in January. It is taking up a ton of my time, and Derek's to be honest ....more

Freddy turns One!

Frederick George is ONE! I can hardly believe it. He has grown so much and so fast ....more

Christmas 2015

We had a lovely, quiet Christmas. We did just a few presents, preferring this year instead to "gift" the kids with a mini-vacation, which we'll take over New Years. We had our good friends, the Semeraus over for dinner, and ate tamales and empanadas until we were full to bursting ....more

Happy Birthday Ezra!

This cute tough boy turned five today. His golden birthday! Five on the fifth ....more

Tom Turkey 2015

It's a rule and a tradition. Tom Turkey makes his debut early in November to help us remember all our blessings. Since Oliver was a wee thing, we've done it, and it's a joy for everyone ....more

Henry: a decade

Our baby boy is ten. I am not sure how this happens, other than that time flies when you're having fun. Henry is now a double-digit-midget.It is a pleasure being Henry's mom ....more

Halloween 2015

Halloween lasted a full three days here. We are all very very tired, and over-sugared. It was a great time really, but tiring.We started our celebrations with story time for the littles with church trunk or treat ....more

Spencer's Baptism Weekend

We had a beautiful weekend. Thursday night my parents showed up, Friday my sister Erin and her little guy Levi came, and then we went adventuring. We drove to Vermont where the Ben and Jerry's factory resides ....more

Why We Limit Screen Time

Well. It seems the trend these days is to not limit screen time for children. "Let them learn to moderate themselves," is the newest parenting battle cry ....more

And now for something completely different

Sometimes you get THREE days into a new school year when you suddenly realize that you've made a terrible mistake. Then you send out panicked texts to your husband, shoot off some emails, and three days later, you drop your three oldest kids of at your local elementary school. Sometimes ....more