Riconada Canyon Hike Petroglyph National Monument

So before the state closed we snuck out of town. Initially it was to go to Leighton’s regional gymnastics meet in Albuquerque but that got cancelled but we had planned an entire week long trip around that and then had plans to visit 7-8 National Parks. We debated cancelling the trip but at the insistence…

Quarantine Church….

Yeah so still figuring this all out….online church. This photos look great but they miss the part of me threatening quiet time to a certain little Miss who threw a fit because she couldn’t find her Bible….granted there were already a number of kids Bibles in the living room…but she wanted a different specific one….Or…

Quarantine Zoo……

Sunday our sweet neighborhood put together a zoo. People hid stuffed animals (with a few hunting targets and statues thrown in) around their front yards. The kids had fun hiding various animals around our yard. Then with the weather being so nice everyone went out and walked the 2 mile loop and counted the animals…

A New Normal…..

Like everyone we are figuring out a new normal…for me at work at for everyone at home. The homeschooling this isn’t new to us, so it’s been business as usual on that front. But the rest of home life has been a little different. We are doing church and Bible Studies via computers or this…

Paxton’s Family Day!

Today we celebrate Paxton’s Family Day. We actually had dinner last night to celebrate with dumplings and brownies It has been 3 years since he came home. He has been recently sending videos to his foster family and getting videos and photos back which he has really enjoyed. Paxton’s name means Peace, and he has…

Happy 8th Birthday Caedmon…

Caedmon turns 8 today! He’s the only one of the 5 that was not born early and did not spend days and weeks in a NICU. He’s the only one I got to hold right after he was born. And what a joy it has been to watch him grow and develop into the boy…

Sprouts and Blooms!

I’m starting to have a couple early sprouts. My broccoli and brussel sprouts have poked through the dirt and I have tomatillos and cherry tomatoes starting. And then I have a couple daffodils starting to blood as well. All of these are adding some brightness and color to these days which all need a little.

Quarantine Schooling….

Really for us this is not all that different than what we do day in and day out. We have two extra little guys every day now instead of just on Fridays. They normally have preschool in the mornings Monday through Thursday. And normally the boys attend our homeschool enrichment on Wednesdays but all that…

Quarantine Hike….

Sunday morning since we didn’t want to be in any large group even though we go to a small church and they were still meeting, with me working in an ER and being on the front lines I can’t risk getting sick or potentially making someone else sick, so we took our quarantine on a…

Starting the Garden 2020

Earlier this week we started our indoor seeds for our new garden this year. I had plenty of help. And actually everyone is at the age where it was actually help. Everyone got 2 seed starter trays that they filled up with dirt and then they would come to me one by one and pick…