For the Fourth of July, we went to a party. We don’t get invited to many of those. Being a ridiculously large family and all. At least, that’s the reason we give ourselves for lack of social engagements. So we took our merry crew and a chocolate chip bundt cake over to a friend’s house. And partied. With cupcakes, some rainbow… Read More
You must have known who this Snapshot was going to be about. My biggest boy. I can not tell you how great it is to have him home for the summer. Within arms reach. And it was with great joy that I dragged him out late yesterday afternoon to my favorite picture-taking spot. Great joy on my part, at least…. Read More
Zach arrives tonight. For two whole months. This mama can’t wait.
Zach. My oldest son. I still remember the joy of holding him in my arms for the first time. He was (and is) so darn adorable. Even the labor nurses exclaimed how incredibly cute he was with his little shock of cotton-white hair and piercing grey-blue eyes. He turned 15 this week. So, technically, he’s not my baby anymore. But… Read More
It snowed overnight. A lot. So much so that we couldn’t resist bundling up and heading out to enjoy it. Even the big kids decided to come out and play. Snowball fights ensued. Even Seamus was feelin’ it. The littles tested out their snow gear for heat-keeping and water-proof capabilities. Thankfully, Cabela’s didn’t let us down. Tori sported her own… Read More
Take an ordinary, out of the box, gingerbread house kit. Add a bunch of kids. Some homemade frosting. And every topping you’ve got in your pantry. And you’ve got a party. The kids had so much fun decorating this ordinary little house. Even the big kids had fun. At least, that’s what they told me. Isabelle was obviously smitten with… Read More
I spent a good bit of the month of July taking pictures: pictures of my kiddos, pictures of our time on the road, the places we went, the people we saw. But secretly, I longed to get a family picture, a really good family picture, to represent our summer together. It didn’t happen. But I did get a picture I… Read More
Okay, we weren’t really up on Ol’ Smoky, but I can’t remember the actual name of the mountain we climbed. So Ol’ Smoky it will be. It was a beautiful day, nice and cool. Which equals good for doing something that might cause sweating. ‘Cuz I don’t like to sweat any more than absolutely necessary. We were well prepared, as… Read More
the sport or activity of traveling in or paddling a canoe.