Tag: family

transparent

I’m a mess about 95% of the time. I get angry really easily. I truly and with a deep and abiding passion HATE the disease my daughter has to live with. I truly and with a deep and abiding passion HATE what her disease has done to our family life. I wish with every fiber …

a toothy sort of tale

In my house, I am the puller-of-teeth.  Something about it gives Hubs the eeby-jeebies and he just cannot handle it.  I, on the other hand, posses the necessary personality traits to get ‘er done… namely, the ability to keep on yanking when I know that sucker is ready to come out, and tune out the …

first day of school

It’s official. Summer of 2016 is in the books, and School Year 2016-1017 is off to a great start! Oh. Were you expecting super cute pictures of my kids? Whoops! Okay, okay. I did take some pics of them, and, as per the norm, they are adorable.  And one day, I might post a few. …

learning her story {why you keep me forever?}

“Mom?  Why you keep me forever?” The question is happening all the time now.  She loves to retell the story about how we went SO FAR, allllll the way to China to get her.  How we saw her and said, “awwww”, and how we said, “Yes!  We want HER!” She knows we did.  She wants …

lunch date

This guy and I got to hang out for a while today. He said, “I love it when it’s just the two of us, mama.” It’s rare, and I love it, too.  We started our date with an eye exam. Turns out he’s gonna need a little help with the whole far-sighted thing…  He also …

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 …

Photography Friday (on a Saturday)

I’ve been really good about sticking to my resolution to back off of social media this summer.  This week has been refreshing.  I played with the kids more.  I read more.  I took more pictures.  I scrapbooked.  I DID more.  Because I was scrolling LESS. It’s pretty awesome. Remember my DIY phone jail?  It’s a …

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 …

fifteen months {and a prayer for China-mama}

We are ALMOST to the fifteen month mark having Julianne home with us!  It seems like a long time and a short time all at once.  At this point, I don’t remember much of what our life was like before we had her.  Four children is definitely a norm now, not something that surprises me. …

road trippin’

Lots going on in the medical part of our journey with Julianne.  Sometimes I feel like we’re on the road trip of a lifetime, you know, the kind that takes a lifetime. 😉  Because let’s be real.  Road trips aren’t always sunshine and daisies, but you can learn some good stuff when you’re stuck in …