Tag: family life

butterfly on the beach

We just got back from a little family vacation.  Didn’t go too far away, and have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to live within driving distance to the beach? I love the beach. And you know who else loves the beach? That’s right!  Miss Julianne is a HUGE fan of the beach!  I …

be weird.

I bet if I looked back and found any blogs posted during the last week of school, they would contain similar themes… Excitement about the impending summer vacation and the freedom to step back from the scheduled existence we live during the school year. Slight anxiety about the impending summer vacation and what life will …

llama lovin’

We had several of the “Llama Llama” books before we had Julianne, but out of all of our four children, she is the one who has bonded with Little Llama the most.  She LOVES the llama.  Loves him.  Every time she has a chance to choose a book, you can be assured that at least …

Decrease in dinnertime whining… courtesy of the Weekly Menu.

I don’t have very many “mom hacks” to offer the world.  In fact, I often tend to make things more difficult than they need to be or should be. I dunno why. It’s just how I roll. So yeah… it’s quite possible probable that this will be the ONLY “Mom Hack Monday” I have to …

Best of the Week

I really really really like taking pictures.  I take a LOT of pictures.  Some with my “real” camera, most with my iPhone camera (PS- the iPhone 6 camera is amazing.  Love it.) Often times I will use pics in a post, but sometimes there isn’t a post that will do justice to a particular picture. …

Can I?

I hear this question more times per day than I care to count. Me to the four kids: “It’s time for lunch… let’s sit down at the table.” Julianne: “Can I?” Me to the four kids: “We’re going to go to the pool…let’s get our bathing suits on.” Julianne: “Can I?” Me to the four …

family worship {what I’ve learned}

A few weeks ago, the Hubs and I made the decision to start being more intentional about worshipping together as a family.  It’s something we’ve both wanted to do, but for various reasons, really hadn’t tried and stuck with it. There are so many things that make family worship time with littles challenging.  We are …

stop.

Last Friday, my son tripped, caught himself when he fell, and fractured his radius.  I knew immediately from the look of panicked pain on his face that something wasn’t right.  I had seen that look before, just two-and-a-half years earlier when his older sister fell off the balance beam at gymnastics class and snapped her …

dreamy

Sometimes, I dream. Most of those dreams are “normal”,  as in, I can think back to what happened the day before and understand how my subconscious came up with the hodgepodge that occurred in my mind while I slept. Other times, I dream, and I wake up feeling different, because the dream was different. It’s …

I cannot make this stuff up. Not even if I tried. Part 3.

A post full of Eli-isms.  That boy really can come up with the most adult/random/funny things to say.  What’s best is that he always says these things in the most serious of tones… 1.  Worldy-Wise Brady: talking to Eli about something random Eli:  “Brady, you just don’t understand very much about the world yet.” Yes, …