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…

Homeschool Year #3!

I still thinking it is amazing that if you had told me 4 years ago that we would be a homeschool family I would have totally laughed and not believed you at all. And yet, here we are starting our 3rd year and loving it. And most of my fears (about us being weird and…

Paxton’s 1st & 2nd Packages

And I’m back to sending love across an ocean via zip lock baggies. At least they are gallon sized. And I’ve done this before so I’ve got a few things figured out this go around. Like stocking up on clothes when they are off season in the size that he’ll be next year at that…

For The Love….

I have had the unique opportunity (along with 495 other women and 4 guys) to get to read and study and explore Jen Hatmaker’s new book, For The Love, as part of the official launch team. I filled out the application on a whim while making lunch one day for the boys and never thought…

And Sometimes There Are No Words

I’ve seen a lot. Granted I’m not even half way through my 30s yet, but being in the ER I’ve met people from literally all walks of life and everyone in between. Different hopes, different dreams, different hurts, different pains. From the newborns to the 104 year olds (I think that’s my oldest…may have seen…