Easter-Capes and Snow…..

It was not our typical Easter by any means. I was actually off this morning which has not been the case the past few years which was really nice. The kids were super excited about their Easter baskets which were actually trash cans….With their new desks they all needed trash can and desk items so…

Early Blooms…..

I love early spring blooms. I love the way Hyacinth smell and love how happy Daffodils look. I figure we can all use a little brightness in our lives right now.

Lava Falls, El Malpais National Monument Hike

A little over an hour west of Albuquerque is El Malpais National Monument which is full of old lava fields and lava tubes and caves to explore. We learned about it from a friend at church and so after our hike at Riconada Canyon we headed out there. The road to the tubes and caves…

New Beds….

Like many other people during this time we are getting some house projects done. The kids all said that they wanted desks for their rooms and we have been trying to figure out how to do that. While we were out of town I had mentioned to my parents the kid’s request for desks and…

Riconada Canyon Hike Petroglyph National Monument

So before the state closed we snuck out of town. Initially it was to go to Leighton’s regional gymnastics meet in Albuquerque but that got cancelled but we had planned an entire week long trip around that and then had plans to visit 7-8 National Parks. We debated cancelling the trip but at the insistence…

Quarantine Church….

Yeah so still figuring this all out….online church. This photos look great but they miss the part of me threatening quiet time to a certain little Miss who threw a fit because she couldn’t find her Bible….granted there were already a number of kids Bibles in the living room…but she wanted a different specific one….Or…

Quarantine Zoo……

Sunday our sweet neighborhood put together a zoo. People hid stuffed animals (with a few hunting targets and statues thrown in) around their front yards. The kids had fun hiding various animals around our yard. Then with the weather being so nice everyone went out and walked the 2 mile loop and counted the animals…

A New Normal…..

Like everyone we are figuring out a new normal…for me at work at for everyone at home. The homeschooling this isn’t new to us, so it’s been business as usual on that front. But the rest of home life has been a little different. We are doing church and Bible Studies via computers or this…

Paxton’s Family Day!

Today we celebrate Paxton’s Family Day. We actually had dinner last night to celebrate with dumplings and brownies It has been 3 years since he came home. He has been recently sending videos to his foster family and getting videos and photos back which he has really enjoyed. Paxton’s name means Peace, and he has…

Happy 8th Birthday Caedmon…

Caedmon turns 8 today! He’s the only one of the 5 that was not born early and did not spend days and weeks in a NICU. He’s the only one I got to hold right after he was born. And what a joy it has been to watch him grow and develop into the boy…