My sweet wild one turns four on Valentines Day. Oh my aching heart, four. It’s the same thing every year but I just don’t know how we got here. She is all sass and is all about her birthday this year. We often have talks about her party, her request of course. They go a little like this…. Mom no boys are allowed. Only girls. But little boys can come and that’s okay. You can come too mom but you… Read more »

I always hear the saying it takes a village…to raise a child. I am sure you all have as well. But one thing that I have learned over the years is how untrue that statement really is. I can’t help but think and say that it takes an entire country. I often wonder what people do when they aren’t blessed with family or close friends near by. I think back to when I was a working mom and the amount… Read more »

We haven’t had a real Christmas tree in quite a few years. As a matter of fact we haven’t even had a fake one. We sort of went on a tree hiatus, but this year….well, my husband and I wanted to put a little more magic in the traditions. So we not only did a real tree…we went to cut down our own. Yea, yea, yea…. In most states this is a totally normal thing…in fact in most states there… Read more »

Every year at Thanksgiving I make all of us get together for one family picture. It’s kind of a tradition and you can see through the years the way our family has grown. I love it. And even though most years I cringe seeing myself in the picture….because most years the pictures are of me postpartum (curse of having four babes I suppose;)) I love seeing us all together. But, I am beginning to realize exactly how difficult it is to get… Read more »

This past week while walking through the aisles of Target I began to pick and choose my kids holiday outfits. Seriously, I always question my sanity when I do this. Mainly because I usually have all four kids with me and two of the four are too big to be strapped down in the cart, and the other two…well I can never seem to get the straps tight enough. But that’s a different story for another day..one that I think requires a glass of… Read more »

My boy. My firstborn boy. He is amazing, brilliant, smart, loving, honorable, and so hard working. But we have yet to find his thing. The thing that sets his little heart on fire. And this boy, he is so serious, seeing him smile hasn’t been an easy task lately. So you better believe when we found his thing. The thing that set him ablaze. The thing that made him smile for days after he did it. Well, you better believe… Read more »

Make me pretty? I look down from the mirror and see the most beautiful little girl staring up at me. I lift her up and sit her on the counter. My love, you are beautiful. Mommy can’t make you pretty, you already are. No I not. And so it begins. I watch as she swipes the eyeshadow over her eyelids and brushes her cheeks with my blush. She doesn’t even know how beautiful she is, and she is only three.The… Read more »

My second born turned seven on Friday.If y’all haven’t noticed birthdays are like my most favorite thing ever. I love celebrating life, and any excuse to throw a party gets me excited. I very rarely take the easy route with parties, always creating elaborate themes and baking all the food from scratch. But right now, life is crazy. We are currently between homes which means about 90% of our things are in storage. We are also currently living with my… Read more »

My dearest, sweet boy. You are seven today. Seven. You came into this world so quietly, and still continue to amaze us with your seriousness. We always joked about how you were such a serious baby, quiet until almost three, but always taking in the world around you. You continue to do that. You are never one to just take someones word for it, you always question, always dig a little deeper, you care to know why something does what… Read more »

 We saw the flashes of light before we heard the rumble of the thunder. Teeth were brushed, pajamas on, sheets were pulled back, and goodnight’s were said. But the rain. Oh the rain. After the loud crashes from the thunder we heard the drops hit the roof. There was no ease into the storm, it was as though the heavens had parted and the water ran down. We peeked through the windows at the storm that was happening all around… Read more »