2019 Level 4 State Gymanstics Meet

Also on Saturday we had Leighton’s Colorado State Gymnastics Meet. He has worked really hard this first season of gymnastics and grown and developed so much. It has been a lot of fun to watch him get stronger and more confident. But I was still super nervous all day leading up to the meet. I’m…

Happy 7th Birthday Caedmon!

We’ve had a busy few days at our house between a birthday, state gymnastics meet, and a family day….but we’ll start with Caedmon’s birthday. Caedmon turned 7 on Saturday. Crazy to think that he is already 7. That boy was born with an extra dose of self confidence and it has only grown since that…

Large Family Hacks….Chores

Everyone’s favorite subject….chores. And there is lots of opinions on chores and allowances and such out there. Ultimately I told the kids that I don’t get paid to do the laundry and Clint doesn’t get paid to make dinner every night and taking care of chores and cleaning/picking up/etc etc is just what it means…

Planting Flowers….

So no lie here, I love spring. I love the grass turning green and flowers starting to poke through the ground and bloom. Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths just make me smile. I planted a few tulips and hyacinths last year right off our front porch and I noticed a couple of the hyacinths poking through…

Snow Storm 2019…

Last Wednesday we had a blizzard. We actually didn’t get a whole ton of snow but instead got a TON of wind at 75+ mph for hours on end. Both preschool and homeschool enrichment got cancelled that day and so we had a low key easy day at home with everyone. I was thankful that…

Meeting My Birth Family….

Sunday evening I found myself in a place just a few short days before I hadn’t even imagined possible, sitting on my aunt’s couch next to my brother in a room of my aunts and uncle. If someone had told me Wednesday when I opened my email from my DNA results that that was going…

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…

Colorado Springs Weekend….

This past weekend we got to get away and go to Colorado Springs. Leighton had a gymnastics meet at the Olympic Training Center and so we made a weekend out of it. His meet was actually Friday evening. The meet was really neat, it was held in the basketball gym but the boys got to…

Beginning To Read…

With 5 kids and homeschooling we have had 5 very different approaches to reading and readiness. I worked endlessly with Leighton learning his letters and sounds and he started kindergarten reading when he was in his second year of preschool and hasn’t looked back. I can’t keep books in front of him now without him…

Winter Camp Out

We have started having family nights once a week, usually on a Friday or Saturday evening. We either play a board game, watch a movie or play a game on the Wii (super high tech here, we own all of 2 games on the Wii….). It has been a lot of fun and just some…