Tag: family

#memorylaneJanuary

If I could hashtag my thoughts right now, this is what it would be. We are quickly approaching the our One Year mark with Julianne, and I can’t help but reminisce a bit  a lot. I find myself thinking about what her last days in the orphanage were like.  Was she happy?  Did she know …

When what you think you want under the tree is a tranquilizer gun…

You don’t. I promise. I know this because I recently thought to myself, “maybe I should ask for a tranquilizer gun for Christmas…”  Not a BIG one.  Just a tiny little thing.  But enough to knock out maybe let’s say, someone in the 35-60 pound range. Because… Day One of vacation is under way, and …

It’s not my party {so I’ll cry}

I’m torn, y’all. Torn between the past I know my daughter has, and wanting to pretend that the past doesn’t exist in that way.  It’s a tough thing for a girl who loves history; I majored in it and taught it… it’s a legitimate passion! History can be rough.  The tendency of all people is …

Let. It. Go.

Last week?  We went to Disney World! Yes.  We did. We went to Disney World with 2 adults, 4 children, and fairly low expectations. It. Was. Fun. Lots of fun! Really! I wondered if we were a tad crazy to take our crew in the stage of life we’re currently in.  And honestly, I still …

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 …

The Box, The Book, and The Blanket {creating memories}

It’s August, which automatically means that many a parental mind jumps to “school mode”. School mode is when we think about the supply list(s) we have to shop for, in our house we take out the box of school uniforms and see what will still work from last year (I LOVE UNIFORMS!!) and what needs …

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 …

July Gifts {Day twenty-five}

I feel like I should be a little ashamed at how infrequently I am posting these “gifts”.  I confess I look at the gift-of-the-day pretty much every day, but some days I just don’t get around to posting.  Some days I don’t even get around to the gratitude part to begin with.  I’m learning to …

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 …