what you really want to know…

How are the kids? The kids are doing really well! They are adjusting quickly and enjoy making new friends.       Taken on their first day of school in California! They were anxious, excited, and nervous all at the same time. Making new friends for them often goes something like this: Addie: Mom! I made […]

something has got to change

Hello there. I have written more blogs in my head than I can count. There are days were I have felt motivated and inspired to sit down at night and get it all out in black and white, but for one reason or another it just hasn’t happened. Instead I do a lot of thinking, […]

post vacation blues

Do you ever feel sad for yourself… Sad that your not on vacation any more? Sad that your not surrounded by family and friends? Sad that upon returning home you have a messy house and loads of laundry? Sad that you had a fevering four year old for five whole days and the moment she […]

9 months in, 9 months out…

and all I have to say is that 5 kids are kicking my booty. Holy smokes I am not joking! I have given up on ever seeing the bottom of my laundry basket and possibly even my kids bedroom floors. I feel lucky if I get the floors swept and forget moping, because by the […]

baby lip stick

sigh… I feel like I could just bawl. Cora and I have thrush, also known as yeast, for the THIRD time. She is just barely a month old. UGH>>> It hurts, I feel terrible, and did I mention I just want to cry? To top it off, I have accomplished nothing besides feeding people and […]


My heart was brimming with gratitude and love for my sweet little kids as I tucked them into bed tonight, and sang to them. {Lucky for me, Jacob still lets me. I am sure the back scratch is a huge incentive. } By the way, Kaitlyn LOVES a good long back scratch. A while ago […]

I’m not dead yet.

We decided to start our summer off with a bang. School got out on the 21st and by the Sunday the 24th Hannah and Wes were both sick. Luckily, we squeezed in a camping trip before the sickness struck, which I will post later. Wes recovered in a day. Hannah, on the other hand, had […]