A Chair And Stitches…

Because all good scars need a good story to go behind them right? At least that’s what I tell my patients when I’m sewing them up that they need a really good story to go along with whatever their injury is. I’m not so sure Caedmon has the greatest story to go along with his…

Obstacles…

Saturday morning found 5 of the 7 of us running through obstacles and over and under all sorts of things and getting muddy and wet and covered in bubbles in the process. The other 2 served as the cheer squad….kind of. I had found a kids obstacle race a number of weeks back and signed…

Tough Adjustments…

There have been days these past few months where we have laughed because only 3 kids cried during dinner (all over a fly-swatter…don’t even ask) and we consider the day a victory, and there are days where I have literally just cried by lunch time and been ready to throw in the towel. It’s when…

Chasm Running….

Last Friday Clint and I went for a good trail run/altitude training/time without kiddos/refreshing moment up to Chasm Lake at the base of Longs Peak. It was all in one. And much needed. It was nearly 3000 feet in altitude gain in the 4.3 miles up, but we had a gorgeous day and got an…

Coppelia-3 Months Home!

Our little dinosaur has been home 3 months! We call her our little dino because she still growls a lot and kind of walks like a T-Rex (or how I think a T-Rex would walk). We’ve made up a song to “I’m A Little Tea-Pot” only we call it “I’m A Little Dinosaur” and sing…

Happy 8th Birthday Leighton Reid!

This past weekend we got to celebrate Leighton’s 8th birthday with plenty of water balloons and ice cream. And while his arrival 8 years ago was a bit dramatic….5 weeks early, 41 hours of labor, 12 days in the NICU with bilateral pneumothroaxes, the past 8 years have been a blessing watching this boy grow…

More Attachement…

Each of our three little blessings grieved differently and has attached differently. Edric went into total shut down mode for months and had a lot of anger and fear. That fear is still there and I think unknown to him with new situations I think he still has a fear that everything he has ever…

All 5 Kids…

So below is a screen shot of texts between Clint and I on Friday…he’d gone to Costco with the two littles and I had taken the three bigs to swim lessons…. As I thought about it later I actually wanted to change how it ended. I wish I had said “Actually bring Ken home if…

Family Bike Riding

Really doing anything as a family of 7 is still a bit of a joke but we are figuring things out and slowly working into it.  This weekend we went bike riding. We’ve been bike riding around the neighborhood a few times, and I’m thankful that we have a third wheel bike that attaches to…

Running On No Sugar…

So I’m about a month into the no sugar thing. How’s it going you might ask….well today instead of ordering white chicken with my rice bowl I told the lady taking my order that I wanted white chocolate….oops. And the other day when Clint came home from the store I asked him what sweet things…

12 Years…10 Kids…

We met in 2005, Clint and I were just barely married and Rachel and Jeff had been married for a bit but not long, we were in a Young Marrieds class together at church and then put together for a small group intensive marriage training that lasted over a year. We got to know each…