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…

12 Years! Full of Adventure…Or Maybe Just Craziness…

I think if I had been visited by my future self 12 years ago and been told that I’d be living 5 minutes from where I grew up, working in Longmont where I spent a good portion of my childhood, working as an ER doctor, mom to 5 kids, I was a trail runner and…

Paxton’s 8th Package

With each one of these I hope I’m closer to it being the last one. I love seeing his photos each month, but it is hard seeing him get bigger and bigger and missing that each day. Hopefully not much longer. It is beginning to cool off in Seoul and turn to fall. I have…

Goodbye Little Car

Little silver car, It has been a good journey. You have been with me since 2007. I drove you to my first shift as a MD my intern year, and I can’t even begin to estimate the numbers of shifts I have driven you to and from in the past 10 years. You have probably…