We continued this year with our theme of breaking away from our traditional Christmases past. And we continue to be surprised at how the Lord has blessed our meager efforts to reprioritize our time, our energy and our spending. We completed a third year with our wonderful Advent book, every night taking turns guessing which object would be the one… Read More
a beautiful reminder
We recently had a opportunity to have our family photos taken professionally. And, of course, I jumped at the chance. I shared a few of these on a post at No Hands But Ours, but there are a few more. And since this is where I *attempt* do the memory-keeping for this family o’ mine, I wanted to share them… Read More
end of last school year and beginning of this one catch-up post.
So I’ve been in a fog of denial lately. But when October arrived, it hit me. Time to face it, chalk up how very much I’ve missed, and move on. I missed the last day of school pictures for last year. I missed the first day of school pictures for this year. But that’s just the way I suppose it’s… Read More
sixteen is pretty sweet.
Be forewarned. This is the first of several similarly themed posts. Between June and July, we celebrate four birthdays around here. But they’re all important. The older I get, the more I see time rushing past. I can’t stop it. But I can do all I can to squeeze every bit of joy out of each and every moment. Anyway,… Read More
It was noisy. It was chaotic. It was wonderful. And the best part? Having this little one home. Be still my heart. To have her here, with us this year, was the greatest gift we could have ever imagined. But the kids wanted toys, too For some crazy reason. Tallula got a Frozen snuggle-thing. Whose one-size-fits-all sizing is evidently for… Read More
I shared a post similar to this a little over a year ago, with all our curriculum choices for the year. And I posted a follow-up at the end of the year, with our thoughts on all of Dalton and Asher’s curriculum. (Thoughts on Isabelle’s 3rd grade curriculum choices is here.) Let’s just say, we didn’t end the year the… Read More
Happy Birthday, Asher. Granted, this post is over a month late, but my lack of posting is no reflection of my lack of love. Because this boy makes me smile. He’s one year 11 months away from driving. And less than 3 years away from being officially an “adult”. He’s 6′ tall and wears a size 14 shoe. But he’s… Read More
it’s summer, continued again.
About this time last year, I posted about the curriculum I’d purchased for the 2013-2014 school year. So, as we close out the year with pictures and an end-of-the-year interview, I figured I’d toss in a quick review of the curriculum choices we made. Because I am nothing if not opinionated. But first, the year-end interview. Here is my sweet… Read More
Sunday Snapshot: ice, baby.
I’ve got a lazy bone. And even though I’d promised my kids I’d take them ice skating, the lazy mama in me was so not looking forward to it. Because I knew. I knew taking 6 kids – 4 of whom have never donned ice skates before – was going to be painful. Thankfully, my tickets had an expiration date…. Read More
Sunday Snapshot: Asher this summer
Good golly, man. When we’re at home hanging out, it doesn’t seem like our family is that big. Crazy, yes. Loud, yes. But it just seems like a regular number of kiddos. And yet, when your goal is to take them out, one by one, for pictures well… it doesn’t seem regular at all. In fact, it seems like I’ve… Read More
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