When Daddy is the Favorite

When Daddy is the Favorite

Yesterday the big kids got in a discussion right in front of me about “who is your favorite parent?”  I lost. Let me extend a BIG squeezy hug from me to all you moms out there who tirelessly serve your children, take care of your home, manage your children’s education, activities and social lives, ache … Read More

Pantry Pest!! ARGH!!

Pantry Pest!! ARGH!!

What exactly IS that strange thing in my pantry next to the Nutella?  Need a closer look?  We have MOTHS!!  🙁 🙁 🙁 We have had moths for over two years now.  Not cloth moths, but flour moths.  They found their way into our home probably through a bag of nuts or fruit or rice … Read More

Fun Fun Fun

Fun Fun Fun

What exactly are we doing mom? OOOOO, I get it!!  Now I’m REALLY enjoying myself! I’m trying to have a mad face but I simply cannot keep my smile at bay! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo shoot with the Bean.  What a cutie!  We are approaching our 2 year anniversary of his “Gotcha Day.”  … Read More

My parents and God’s love

We’ve fished, wakeboarded, water-skied, baked on the beach, floated around on rafts, eaten MANY milkshakes, admired MANY deer, played cards, and a slew of games, watched movies, discovered sattelites, wished on shooting stars, talked about important things and not-so-important things, eaten smores (oh did the Bean LOVE smores!), went for a long hike to a … Read More

Racing, Rushing

It took a vacation to realize how fast I’ve been moving. And how much I push myself. There’s a time to wait on God, to listen. And there’s a time to get off your bootie, stop talking about what you are going to do, what you want to do, and get busy doing. What is … Read More

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor

We are on vacation with my folks right now at Lake Almanor.  It’s a beautiful lake in northern California near Mount Shasta, at 5500 feet.  My heart is happy here.  I absolutely love the outdoors … the trees, the smell of pine, the pace of life, the tiny little town of Chester and all the … Read More

27 bathing suits

27 bathing suits

You know that fun scene in 27 Dresses when Katherine Heigl tries on her overstuffed closet of bridesmaid’s dresses?  And she and Kevin are giggling and laughing over the outrageousness of each ridiculous dress–even though she’s supposed to look like a fool she manages to look adorable in every option?  Such a cute cute part of that movie! … Read More