Today, I did something that defied logic. I mean, it went against every fiber of my being. I woke up before dawn. On purpose. I don't even have a dairy animal! I just determined to wake up before my children. Initially, I set an alarm for 5:00am. I went to bed at 9:30pm, and for … Continue reading The Stillness of Morning
Why do they turn into insufferable little goblins at 4:00pm every day? It's as if they've held a staff meeting and decided that strategically, that's the prime time to destroy everything productive I've done all day. "4:00pm, guys! She'll be starting dinner, so #2, you take off your pants and run around outside naked so … Continue reading 6 Thoughts on Parenting Toddlers
Some days, I'm on my game from the minute my feet hit the floor. Other days, the kids throw dirt in eachother's sweaty hair, effectively making a mud helmet, need baths before lunch, and then Mama kinda gives up around 4:30pm and decides to order pizza for dinner and watch Winnie the Pooh while she … Continue reading Curriculum Shopping & Sanity Day
Good Monday morning! And good grief! I was up at 6am only to realize my 4 year old beat me to the kitchen, where he had already made the coffee, and gotten out the milk. I found out later he'd tried to start the day at 4am, but my husband put him back to bed... … Continue reading Crazy Busy!
My kids are funny. Most of the time, I'm the only one who thinks so. But they don't always realize why. For example, my oldest and his sister have started this thing where they're a different animal each morning. Today, they finished their lunch before I did and as I was taking a bite, I … Continue reading Things My Kids Do
Well I finally got a look at the little booger this morning. Waiting for the ultrasound was a fate worse than death- urine sample needed but I don't have to go, and pap smear, while listening to modern country music... just shoot me. But, it was encouraging to be surrounded by reminders of Who ultimately … Continue reading Baby #4 update
Oh this child... It had better be exceptionally cute because this around the clock nausea is ridiculous. Then there's that awkward moment when your due date is moved forward by a MONTH! WHAT!?!? Here I am, plugging along planning for a January baby and I'm told it's official due date is now before Christmas!!! Well … Continue reading Baby #4 update
I shared a bit about my start on the prayer garden a couple days ago. We started with yanking out an overgrown forsythia. Actually, we only dramatically cut it back and dug out random suckers, so it'll come back, but on our terms now. We (me and the older two kids) pulled out the Virginia … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress
Today was bee installation day! 1) nucs are way easier than package bees. 2) that's a LOT of bees. 3) the trepidation goes away after you've done it once before. It was an adrenaline rush for sure, or maybe I'm just a scaredy cat... Either way, I'm happy with how it went. I had to … Continue reading Havin’ Fun Just Messin’
Oh my goodness. I've got stories. It's been outrageously busy around here, so I'll just apologize up front- I miss you all, and I miss writing. So this brief respite before summer kicks in is nice and much appreciated. So we have a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a 1 year old … Continue reading Story Time!