First Snow Day 2017

We’ve actually had a couple of snows already this season but Tuesday was the first day that we had more than just a dusting of snow. And along with the snow quite a drop in temperature. Edric has recently fallen in love with riding his bike and so while it was 25 degrees outside and…

Black and White #1….

A number of people have been posting or doing a 7 day challenge to take a black and white photo each day for 7 days with no words and no people. I’ve enjoyed seeing peoples’ photos and it reminded me how much I enjoyed photography in high school where everything we shot was black and…

Dedication…

This past Saturday we got to celebrate child dedication at our church for Edric, Paxton and Coppelia. We did baby dedications for Leighton and Caedmon when they were born and had planned on doing Edric’s dedication after he came home but somewhere in the midst of everything it got put on the back burner and…

Fall 2017

We’ve had a fun Fall. The weather has been overall good…as I type this it is cold and windy and semi-snowy outside today, but all in all we have had a really nice fall. We have taken full advantage of it as well with a trip to the pumpkin patch, jumping in the leaves, and…

Paxton-7 Months Home!

Last week we celebrated Paxton being home for 7 months. The weather was not very nice outside and he was rather crabby from his nap when he woke up so we took the photo inside.  Paxton loves playing outside. He loves playing and riding in the red truck. He also loves riding his little strider…

Oh To Be 5 Years Old…

I think 5 year olds are some of the funniest people out there. At least a certain 5 year old in our household. He is very matter of fact about things and I often find myself telling myself not to crack up at the latest thing that he is telling me but sometimes he is…

Coppélia-6 Months Home!

Coppélia has been home 6 months. It was a super windy day on Saturday so I took her 6 month photo on her bedroom inside out of the wind. Surrounded by her butterflies. And just in case you are wondering the bow lasted all of about 5 minutes in her hair. She is starting to…

Firemen For A Day….

Edric’s preschool had the local firemen visit. It was not on one of his normal preschool days but he wanted to see them so I loaded up him and Paxton and we went into preschool. Both he and Paxton insisted on dressing the part and all morning long Paxton walked around saying “see fire truck”….

Day To Day…

Honestly some days are exhausting. Actually I take that back, every day is exhausting. 5 kids is tough. Like really TOUGH. And yet so far we have managed to keep all 5 alive every day, so in that sense we are doing well. And just about the time I think we are getting ahead and…

Paxton-6 Months Home (and a few days)….

Paxton has been home for 6 months as of last Monday! It took me a few extra days to get his photo taken because life happens and I always remembered at the wrong time. But we got the photo and are celebrating that he has been with us 1/2 a year! I think I’ve said…

Edric-2 Years Home!

On Saturday September 23rd we celebrated Edric being home 2 years. Because of my work schedule we decided to celebrate on the 24th. When I asked Edric about a month ago what he wanted to have for dinner to celebrate his family day he told me “chocolate pie.” I asked him what he wanted besides…

Vacationing With 5 Kids…

Yeah, so it was nuts. But we had a lot of laughs along the way. And some tears…maybe from at least everyone once (including Clint and I). Sometimes I forget the reality that we have 5 kids that are 6 years apart in age, with the bottom 4 only being 3 1/2 years apart in…