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…

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…

Fishing With Kids….

Really I just wish I had a video of our fishing adventures while we were camping a few weeks back. It would be hilarious. I took a bunch of photos, but they no where near do the experience justice.   I’m pretty sure Clint spent about 98% of the time un-tying fishing line or switching…

Happy 3rd Birthday Coppélia Jiyun!

Coppélia’s 3rd birthday is today. 3 years ago Clint and I were actually in South Korea flying home from Edric’s court date the day before. I was tearful getting on the plane knowing that we were leaving Edric behind. Little did I know that we were actually leaving 3 babies behind, Edric with his foster…

Hiking On The Yurt Trip….

It kind of amazes me how the kids woke up super exicted to go hiking every morning at the yurt and then we got oh all of about 10 feet on a hike and suddenly everyone was tired/hungry/etc etc…. Not quite sure how that works. Actually though we had a great time hiking, even if…

Hard Work Paying Off…

When we moved last year Leighton started at a new gymnastics place. He grew a ton over the past year at his new place. He was on the XCEL team in the fall and spring which was a lower pressure more recreational team that he really enjoyed. In the spring he learned that he was…

Yurt Camping 2018

We got away from everything last week and went yurt camping. I decided I really like yurts. It’s kind of like a tent only in the morning when its cold there is a wood stove that you can start (or in my case Clint can climb out of his warm sleeping bag and start while…

Happy 9th Birthday Leighton Reid!

9 years ago today after 41 hours of LONG labor Leighton made his entrance into this world and made me a mommy. It would take over an hour until the nurse would let me out of bed and down the hall to really see him for the first time instead of the quick glance I…

An Ode To Marshmallows…

So pretty sure I stick to a healthy diet. And pretty sure I make sure my kids eat a ton of veggies and fruit, and dessert is something we maybe have once or twice a month. When we go to the grocery store our cart is overflowing before we even leave the produce section. All…

Korea Camp 2018

So I keep delaying writing this post because I want to include the photos that I took on my actual camera and not just the ones I took on my phone. Well….at this rate I might get the post written sometime in 2020, and so I decided to just use the few photos on my…