Faith and Personal Growth · Family


Since June, it's been a bit bumpy and lumpy around our house. We've (I) have been a bit lopsided. This is due to many things, including the following: *Deployment (duh!) The kids have good days and bad days but 5 months into this - the novelty for all of us has definitely expired! *Fall/Winter: the… Continue reading Recalibrating

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Even on the yucky days…

Even on the yucky, crappy, wish-the ground-would-swallow-me-up, go-back-to-bed-days, I aspire to still, in the midst of circumstance, be grateful. Even on the yucky days, when I am at my worst, I want to be able to take a step back just for a moment, and remember the bigger picture, and be grateful. This is so… Continue reading Even on the yucky days…



We woke up (yes "we"- they migrated during the night) this morning to a phone call from Eric. That is always nice, but it happened to be a rare occasion where Hannah was still sacked at 6:30 and Jake might have been cajoled into playing quietly in his room for 15-20 minutes. The phone rang… Continue reading Day.

Family · Food

It’s a Wonderful Life

Wow. What a day. I'll apologize up front if I am a bit incoherent! These kinds of days I never seem to have trouble falling asleep - I literally collapse into bed.  And why I seem to save it all for one day is beyond me. You'd think I would be better at spreading out… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life


Never Say Never

When I worked in banking I used to see the non-showered stay-at-home-moms looking all frazzled and not "making their children behave" as they ran around and got loud. I used to think to myself, "Man, can't she make those kids mind? My kids will NEVER act like that!" BWAAHHAHHAHHA!!! And fast forward to today AS… Continue reading Never Say Never


It Wasn’t a Mushy Banana Day….but…..

Had a great time in Minnesota (will blog about that one later tonight after the kiddos are asleep) but I am so glad to be home and in my own bed. We have a tempurpedic mattress and sadly it makes us wimps when it comes to staying in hotels with crappy beds. Yeah, I know… Continue reading It Wasn’t a Mushy Banana Day….but…..

Family · Photography

Fully Prepared….To Never Leave The House Again!!

Okay, that may be just a tad bit unrealistic. Although I may consider wearing a sign warning people that if they are considering having children, they should look away as watching our family in action just may be the best form of birth control ever. We went to breakfast with friends at a local restaurant… Continue reading Fully Prepared….To Never Leave The House Again!!


Mushy Banana Day

Let me start by saying that yes, I do know that there are REAL people going through REAL problems out there (as opposed to my 1st world mommy problems).  But really - what else is a blog if not an overly self-aware commentary of daily drivel? So the day started like most - Jake asking… Continue reading Mushy Banana Day