Photo Friday: Fossil Rim

Garen took the bigs to Fossil Rim a few weeks back on his way back from Hamilton. Despite Will almost losing a thumb while feeding a very greedy Oestrich, they had a fantastic time. If you’ve never been to Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, it’s absolutely a Texas bucket list item! It was a greatContinue reading “Photo Friday: Fossil Rim”

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!!!”

Photo Friday: Colorado- Where the Wild Things Live- Part 1

Garen and I had the MCAA Midyear Meeting in Steamboat, CO in August and we decided to take a few days off before it to go to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Of course, we had a great time and, of course, Garen took some awesome photos. These are only a few becauseContinue reading “Photo Friday: Colorado- Where the Wild Things Live- Part 1”

(Not so) Tall Tale Tuesday: What Makes a Great Mom

Today’s prompt for (Not so) Tall Tale Tuesday is: Write about the woman who has had the greatest impact on your life. This didn’t take more than a few seconds for me to know exactly who I’d write about- my Mom. We’d both freely admit that we don’t always agree about everything- far from it.Continue reading “(Not so) Tall Tale Tuesday: What Makes a Great Mom”

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”

Mommy Review Monday: Five-Minute Journal 

A few days back I posted about my new journey using The Five-Minute Journal and said I’d let you all know how it’s gone for 5 days- and now it’s been more than that but I decided to wait to post on Mommy Review Monday. I did make it the solid 5 days that it challenged me toContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Five-Minute Journal “

Photo Friday: Home for (After) Christmas 

We celebrated Christmas after Christmas with the Odom family when everyone could get together. We actually remembered to get some family photos. I think they turned out cute…even if Kate didn’t want to look at the camera and was not happy by the time we got to our immediate family photo! These are a fewContinue reading “Photo Friday: Home for (After) Christmas ”

Smile and the World Smiles with You

As I look at my children, I (almost) always smile. It’s not necessarily that they make me smile, although that’s true as well.   I smile because I want to see them smile.   Why do I want to see them smile? Subconsciously, because it makes me feel good (and because I know they’re happy, of course). I, inContinue reading “Smile and the World Smiles with You”