Birthday Adventure Park

This year for Leighton’s birthday we decided to do things a little differently. Clint and I talked and then we talked with Leighton about doing something instead of gifts. We discussed doing something that was memorable and fun instead of buying gifts. Leighton was actually totally on board. I found an adventure park a little…

Fishing With Kids….

Really I just wish I had a video of our fishing adventures while we were camping a few weeks back. It would be hilarious. I took a bunch of photos, but they no where near do the experience justice.   I’m pretty sure Clint spent about 98% of the time un-tying fishing line or switching…

Happy 3rd Birthday Coppélia Jiyun!

Coppélia’s 3rd birthday is today. 3 years ago Clint and I were actually in South Korea flying home from Edric’s court date the day before. I was tearful getting on the plane knowing that we were leaving Edric behind. Little did I know that we were actually leaving 3 babies behind, Edric with his foster…

First Days for 2018/2019 School Year

It’s been a week of first days. Edric, Caedmon, and Leighton started homeschool (K, 1st, and 4th) on Monday the 15th and Paxton and Coppélia had their first day of preschool on the 15th. Technically we still have a few more firsts with ballet starting for Caedmon, Paxton, and Coppélia next week and then the…

Hiking On The Yurt Trip….

It kind of amazes me how the kids woke up super exicted to go hiking every morning at the yurt and then we got oh all of about 10 feet on a hike and suddenly everyone was tired/hungry/etc etc…. Not quite sure how that works. Actually though we had a great time hiking, even if…

Hard Work Paying Off…

When we moved last year Leighton started at a new gymnastics place. He grew a ton over the past year at his new place. He was on the XCEL team in the fall and spring which was a lower pressure more recreational team that he really enjoyed. In the spring he learned that he was…

Yurt Camping 2018

We got away from everything last week and went yurt camping. I decided I really like yurts. It’s kind of like a tent only in the morning when its cold there is a wood stove that you can start (or in my case Clint can climb out of his warm sleeping bag and start while…

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 9th Birthday Leighton Reid!

9 years ago today after 41 hours of LONG labor Leighton made his entrance into this world and made me a mommy. It would take over an hour until the nurse would let me out of bed and down the hall to really see him for the first time instead of the quick glance I…