Ozark Mountains/Branson Trip Itinerary

You may remember last year we survived the road trip with the entire family to Branson. We had a great time and loved how beautiful the Ozarks are so we wanted to come back for another trip to enjoy more of the mountains. Garen would’ve loved to just stay in a tent on a stateContinue reading “Ozark Mountains/Branson Trip Itinerary”

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Photo Friday: Prepping for Pinewood Derby 

Garen, Will, and Dad (AKA YaYa-yes, we know that is actually grandma in another language but Will called him that as a baby and it stuck) worked hard on Will’s pinewood derby car last Saturday. Garen got some great photos for me to share.  I love that they get the opportunity to spend time inContinue reading “Photo Friday: Prepping for Pinewood Derby “

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”

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 ”

Last Minute Gifting: Family Movie Night

Have I ever mentioned that I am the queen of procrastination? Well, they say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. So I’ll admit it: I wait until the last minute sometimes. Disclaimer: I did buy the almost all gifts early, mostly thanks to Amazon.  Wrapping…now that’s a whole other story.Continue reading “Last Minute Gifting: Family Movie Night”

Game Night: Bean Boozled

One of my friends at my previous job recommended Bean Boozled to me and the idea of it sounded like something that would be entertaining to play with the bigs.  I found and ordered it from Amazon. I really didn’t expect the jelly beans to actually taste all that bad, despite being assured that theyContinue reading “Game Night: Bean Boozled”

Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings

Will and Anna were 7 and 4 respectively when we had Clara and Kate. I read quite a bit about preparing older kids for new siblings but there wasn’t much out there about preparing them for welcoming two (or more) to the family.  I should start off with the disclaimer that I am not a childContinue reading “Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings”

Cherished Moments with One

As a mother of four, moments with only one child- to snuggle, to hold, to play with, or even just talk to-are hard to come by. And when they come, they don’t last long. All the more reason to enjoy and cherish them.      I got one of these rare moments with Kate earlier today.Continue reading “Cherished Moments with One”