Mimi And Papa Visit

Last weekend Clint’s parents came for a visit. It was really hot all weekend long but we had a good time despite the weather. There was a lot of playing in the water and running through the sprinklers. The kids had fun playing Legos, reading books and playing games with Mimi and Papa as well….

A Mid Summer’s Night 2019….

Over the weekend we were transported back to the time of William Shakespeare and his comic play, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream via the Centennial State Ballet’s production. Caedmon was a purple bug and I was a backstage mom/doctor/extra set of hands. A few months ago after we got the casting as rehearsals were just…

So I’m Irish…

Towards the end of last year I decided to do a DNA test. I had been thinking a lot about my adoption and realized I knew more about Edric, Paxton, and Coppelia’s adoptions and birth families (though very very limited) then I knew about mine. I didn’t even know what race I was. And I…

Homeschool Prep 2018

It’s still July (barely) but I had a few afternoons off while all the kids were at day camp or napping and so I decided to get everything ready for homeschool. We needed a new organization strategy because our wire shelving unit thing with drawers just wasn’t working. So while all the kids were out…

Construction Zone….

It wasn’t really a plan to have our house be a construction zone this summer but that’s how it ended up. We knew when we moved in that there was moisture behind our shower in the master bath. Clint and my dad temporaized it but we knew it was a temporary thing and once we…

Happy 13th Hike

So I’m a little behind on my blog but on June 11th Clint and I celebrated 13 years of marriage! In true form we decided on going on a 10 mile hike because that’s what we do. The kids stayed the night before with my parents and we were out the door before 6AM to…

Armstrong Garden 2018

It’s that time of year again. Time when everything blooms and I love it. It’s also time to get my garden going. Now in years past I have started everything inside and had a big garden. When we moved last year the house we moved into had two smaller raised beds and so we planted…

A Queen’s Page…

This past weekend Caedmon made his ballet production debut. And he couldn’t have been happier or had a better time. After a week of tech and dress rehearsals Saturday morning finally arrived, the day of his first two shows. He was very excited. During the week while we were driving to rehearsals I reminded him…

Paxton-10 Months Home!

Paxton has been home 10 months and a few days (because like usual I am a couple of days behind). He is small but mighty. He doesn’t seem to understand that he is not as big as Leighton and strongly believes he can do whatever anyone else can do and will set out to prove…

Coppelia-8 Months Home

Coppelia has been home and with us for 8 months. We actually had her Early Interventions update meeting yesterday with her case worker and it is amazing how far she has come. I often get overwhelmed when I think about how far behind she is with speech, but then I remember where she was when…