Halloween 2018

So yes this month is going to be out of order and kind of random because sometimes that’s how we roll. I took the easy route for costumes this year, I basically said “find something in the midst of the costumes and various things that we have and make it work”. And in the end…

Armstrong Elections 2018

I think the first election that I remember is 1988. I was almost 8 and my parent’s voting place was at my elementary school in the gym. I went with my mom and they had set up a kids voting booth and we got to vote on important things like Abe Lincoln vs George Wasahington…

Playing In The Leaves

Despite our early snow storm a little over a week ago we are back to more fall like weather. And one of the best things about fall time is playing in the leaves. We have a number of trees at our house but they aren’t huge and so they don’t have a ton of leaves….

Just Mommy Night

This Fall on Friday evenings it is just me running the show. That hasn’t really happened in as long as we can remember on a regular consistent basis. From time to time Clint has a meeting or something but not something that he’s had every week for an extended amount of time. As it turns…

First Real Snow of 2018

We had our first real snow over the weekend. Technically it snowed last Wednesday and Leighton came tearing down the stairs at 6:30 all excited about the dust of snow that he saw out the window, but the first actual snow came over the weekend. It started Saturday night after it had been 65 just…

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…