Mid-Saturday Randoms! 5pm is still "mid", right?

I feel all I ever have time for are random life posts, lately; to be truthful, that's actually pretty reflective of my days and weeks these days: random, all over the place, high paced, and full of love. I only have 36 days left of school (at the time of me starting this post) and then I'll have much more time for blogging...and laundry...and returning emails. Or...maybe I won't ....more

Midweek Randoms - End of Spring Break

When we left off on my last Midweek Randoms post, I mentioned that we had planned something for every single day of Spring Break. I explained what we did up until Wednesday, but here was the rest of our fun! Thursday we took the kids to the toddler open bounce time at Bounce U ....more

Easter Love

If you look at our Easter Baskets from every year, you'll notice something! We reuse the same stuffed animals year after year. So all the stuff from the Connor basket over to the right is all used year after year ....more

Pre Easter Love

My mother-in-law is always so sweet and sends over a box of goodies for the kids at Easter. This year she sent them Easter jammies, Easter shirts, an Easter dress for Izzy, and some other fun candies and toys. So we actually started our Easter celebration on the Friday of Spring Break by opening the box ....more

It Feels Pretty Darn Good

In mid-March I ran in my FOURTH half marathon. That feels pretty damn good to be able to say. I know many of you are long-time readers, but I have a lot of people who find me via Pinterest and don't know me - so let me share a couple things about me ....more

Midweek Randoms - Spring Break Edition

Last week was crazy at work! I did my annual Living History Wax Museum for my seventh graders, which is always so incredibly stressful - but equally amazing. It is my absolute favorite part about teaching middle school! ...more

Midweek Randoms

I'm apologizing in advance. Somehow this post has a zillion photos of me and hardly any of my husband. Part of that is that I just tend to take selfies with the kids, and the other reason is that he never uploads his phone photos to the computer ....more

Granola Recipe

I started making my own granola several months ago, when I realized that as a family of five we were eating A LOT of it in our yogurt. I used to buy a delicious kind that had all sorts of preservatives, flour, food coloring, and double the amount of sugar. While I am not necessarily anti these ingredients, I figured why not make my own and avoid those, if I could? ...more

Shamrock'n Half Marathon 2015

This past Sunday, I ran in my FOURTH half marathon. I am in the process of putting together a post with advice for people who want to start running (one of the biggest questions I get emailed is "How do I start?" or "How do you find the time?" so I want to get that for all you!). But I wanted to do a Race Recap ....more

Midweek Randoms

I so meant to post this on Wednesday. Midweek can technically be defined as Friday night. Right?!? ...more