Tag: growing up

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… Read More

video scrapbook!

Last spring… timid and barely speaking… Last summer… running around but still not speaking much… Now…  Blowing bubbles and declaring, “Aha!  Take THAT!” (A phrase she clearly picked up from her brothers!)  Umm, and also, no one else can pull off a… Read More

I have never truly understood “bittersweet” until today…

It is 6:15 in the morning on a Saturday, and I am wide awake.  In fact, ever since about 3:15 I have had trouble sleeping.  My mind keeps jumping back and forth between thoughts of what still needs to be done for… Read More

growth spurt

When you have a baby, it is easy to see them growing and changing.  This is especially true in the early weeks as they morph from an almost alien-look in to a pretty newborn. Once your kids get a little older, say,… Read More

things to remember when…

playing with fireworks. December 31st of 2009 we invested in a few fireworks to shoot off for our kids and nephews to enjoy.  Not too big of an investment… it’s a little depressing to literally see your money explode in the air! … Read More

My “Things I Don’t Want To Be” List

I have a bloggy friend, who also happens to be a friend “in real life”.  We went out to eat last night, just to chat, and catch up.  We talked about a lot of things, but, as the conversation usually does, things turned… Read More


Today, December 1st, is my sister’s birthday.  She is… 26 years old.  In honor of her special day, I’m going to write a little bit about her. We never really got along growing up.  I was almost three years older than her,… Read More