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As I look through our pictures from the days leading up to Christmas it already feels like a year away.  It was special.  It was far from perfect but it was exactly the way it was supposed to be.  So here is a little photo montage of our past couple of days.  I miss thoseContinue reading

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Tonight I sit here in my office with the light of my computer and my tiny vintage christmas tree I thrifted last year.  (I kinda have a little obsession for these little things.)  It feels good.  We decked the halls this afternoon and although it was not done in the fashion I had imagined theContinue reading

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Today is my second oldest sons birthday.  Today we celebrated Patrick.  Birthdays are a big deal to all kids but there is something about Patrick and his day that is extra special.   He starts planning for it weeks, sometimes months in advance.  He loves the details and the extras.  Although he celebrated a coupleContinue reading

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I could name this post many things.  Sugar downers stink. Raising six kids is hard. Rainy days when there is no school can be a drag.  I won’t bore you with the rest of the things that were flying through my head today.  Bad Bad Bad Mommy day and just as bad kid day.  TheContinue reading

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I learned a lot of little things this weekend.  Little things that turn into big things sometimes.  Most of all I watched my kids this weekend as we pushed them in and out of the house and I realized how handsome and grown up these boys of mine are getting.  I love noticing that whenContinue reading

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These images represent our today, our right now, our moments.  Days and hours are ticking away and the house is a mess, but the kids are good.  We have added a new routine to our house over the past week and we are still adjusting to early morning wake ups and homework every night butContinue reading

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We settled in this weekend for a week of celebration and family time.  It was all good…pretending to be real life “American Pickers” and rocking on our neighbors porch swing into the wee hours of the morning.  It was all good and much needed but the best part of the weekend was my best fromContinue reading

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School is out for summer and the song has been playing in the background of my head all week.  This is it for the Kindergartener, First Grader, Third grader and fifth grader we sent off this past fall.  They are a whole year bigger, smarter and wiser.  As I cleaned out their bags, filed artContinue reading

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