Large Family Hacks….Clothing Options

My kids keep growing. And growing and growing. And besides wanting to eat at least 3 meals a day I also have to clothe them. Since we don’t live in a nudist colony clothing is something that is required and as my last large family hacks post alluded to, with 5 kids there is a…

Day On The Farm

On Tuesday Paxton and CoppĂ©lia’s preschool class had a field trip to Miller Farms. The teacher said the whole family could join and come along so we made a day out of it. When Caedmon heard that we were going to go to a farm and get a pumpkin he insisted that Grandpa join us…

Wedding Fun…

Last Thursday my brother married his bride, Heidi, and we were excited to welcome her into our family. The 7 of us all had roles in the wedding which made it a lot of fun, I was a bridesmaid, Coppelia was a flower girl, Paxton and Leighton were ring bearers, and Edric and Caedmon carried…

Chuseok 2018

Last week was the Korean holiday, Chuseok, which is the harvest festival. In Korea traditionally families visit grave sites of their ancestors and have feasts of traditional foods. It is also a time to play games and celebrate families.   Each year since Edric has come home we have worked to celebrate the major Korean…

3 Years Home!

On Sunday we celebrated Edric’s Family Day. He has been home and part of our family for 3 years now! Crazy to realize that it has already been 3 years but also hard to remember what our lives were life before he joined us. To celebrate he wanted pasta and to watch the Bronco game…

Friday Fun Night

Now first off I don’t want you thinking we are one of those “weird homeschool families” who have no idea about real life. Our kids are involved in activities, have friends, play, watch movies and the Broncos, and are fairly normal every day kids. However if you had seen them Friday night you may have…

Maroon Bells….

So somehow living in Colorado my entire life I have managed to not visit the Maroon Bells which is pretty much the “classic Colorado mountain photo” that everyone else in the world knows Colorado by. And so finally after 37 years I made it. Clint and I were less than a 2 hour drive from…

A Mouth Of Metal

Last Thursday Leighton got braces. 1st set of braces are paid for in full….only 4 more sets to go for the other kids. Unless of course they need a second round….and then maybe I’ve still got 9 more sets to go….maybe I’ll luck out and someone won’t need them…..maybe. Anyway before all that makes me…

That Time I Almost Finished Last In A Race….

Um yeah….so that happened this weekend. Technically I wasn’t last, I finished 30 minutes before Clint who had an injured foot and a 20ish year old girl with bad knees, and then about an hour before a 50-something and 3 60+ year olds….so by all accounts I was pretty much last. Granted those running the…

Birthday Adventure Park

This year for Leighton’s birthday we decided to do things a little differently. Clint and I talked and then we talked with Leighton about doing something instead of gifts. We discussed doing something that was memorable and fun instead of buying gifts. Leighton was actually totally on board. I found an adventure park a little…