Photo Friday: New Lens, New Year

One of Garen’s new toys was is a new artistic lens.  So, I’m really just the lady behind the man with the camera so all I can do is be supportive… and buy him cool stuff. He got some great shots playing with it.  Here’s a few to share for Photo Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

Photo Friday: Sweet Holiday Memories with Sugar Cookies

A couple of weekends back, the kids helped me to make Christmas cookies. We had such a good time, even if my kitchen became a disaster zone and the control freak, perfectionist side of me struggled to let them decorate them however they wanted. Garen caught a few good photos of us in action. Yes,Continue reading “Photo Friday: Sweet Holiday Memories with Sugar Cookies”

Mommy Review Monday: ezpz Happy Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate

DISCLOSURE: Due to the recent iPhone update my i’s are now malfunctioning. I️ am NOT going back through to fix. I’m too frustrated. Sorry folks. It’s borderline Migraine Monday instead of Mommy Review Monday so this will be a sort one today so I can get off to bed. I should apologize to those whoContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: ezpz Happy Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate”

Happy (Second) Birthday/Halloween!!!

Halloween is a big holiday in our household- it’s Clara and Kate’s birthday.  Today they turn two.  I sound like a broken record every single birthday for the kids but, man, how time flies! It seems like just yesterday that this was happening! Or this: And now, here we are:  Two Two-Year-Olds.  Double, Double Trouble.Continue reading “Happy (Second) Birthday/Halloween!!!”

Spooky Saturday

We love Halloween in our family….and not just because Clara and Kate’s birthday is on October 31st. Although it does make for an easy party theme. We like to decorate the house with lots of spooky stuff. We didn’t go all out this year because we’ve been so busy lately but here’s a few highlightsContinue reading “Spooky Saturday”

Photo Friday: Puddle Jumping

We were happy to be able to take all four kiddos to Pioneer Reunion (Clay County’s big yearly festivities). There’s multiple parades and a great rodeo as well. Boot fever struck our house as we got ready to head out there and realized only one of the twins would have a pair of boots. HeavenContinue reading “Photo Friday: Puddle Jumping”

Adventures with Four: Top Tips for Mananging a Busy Work and Home Schedule

Almost once a week Garen or I have to work out of town or have a work dinner at night.  With four kids, people always say “I don’t know how you do it.” Honestly, what choice do you have but to figure it out?!? With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few tipsContinue reading “Adventures with Four: Top Tips for Mananging a Busy Work and Home Schedule”

Adventures with Four: Enjoying a Blended Family Christmas

Will and Anna are fortunate enough to have two immediate families and four sets of extended families to celebrate with each holiday season. That’s a lot of Christmas fun for kids…and for us parents to orchestrate.  Part of the coordination is out of our hands. Joe Daddy and I share the holiday break. One parentContinue reading “Adventures with Four: Enjoying a Blended Family Christmas”

Party Time:  Eight is Great

On August 22nd my big boy got a little bit bigger. We celebrated his birthday at Pump it Up with some of his school and scout friends.  He wanted a video game themed party. I partly feel bad because there wasn’t really much about it that was geared towards video games besides the Super MarioContinue reading “Party Time:  Eight is Great”

Adventures with Four: So Much for Cheap Entertainment 

Remember by post from yesterday? Well, to refresh your memory, the kids all happily played in and with laundry baskets and blankets yesterday morning, keeping them occupied for a solid 30 minutes. And I had the gall to brag about it.  A few hours later, as I was getting lunch ready, I overhead Anna askContinue reading “Adventures with Four: So Much for Cheap Entertainment “