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…

Happy 5th Birthday Edric!

Yesterday Edric turned 5. Poor guy had been sick most of the weekend but was finally on the mend. When he was asked what he wanted to do for his birthday he told us that he wanted to go to lunch with just mommy and daddy and to eat birthday cake. He also added in…

Running Doubts…

I am two weeks into my trail marathon (or 25.4 mile race which is close enough to a marathon I just call it that) training. It has been a long time since I trained for a distance that long, and when I did last train for a marathon I can’t really say I trained that…

Coppélia-9 Months Home!

Sunday marked Coppélia’s 9 months home. I spent the afternoon in the ER with Caedmon (in a story to come sometime) so I’m a few days late posting this. She has been making some huge strides with her language. She is slowly beginning to put a couple of words together and while anyone outside of…

Another Trip Around The Sun….

Squished between Christmas and New Years I celebrate another journey on this planet and the start of another ride around the sun. And I know that by this next journey’s end I’ll be closer to 40 than to 35 and I’m not too sure how I feel about that yet. I still have 6 months…

Dedication…

This past Saturday we got to celebrate child dedication at our church for Edric, Paxton and Coppelia. We did baby dedications for Leighton and Caedmon when they were born and had planned on doing Edric’s dedication after he came home but somewhere in the midst of everything it got put on the back burner and…

Day To Day…

Honestly some days are exhausting. Actually I take that back, every day is exhausting. 5 kids is tough. Like really TOUGH. And yet so far we have managed to keep all 5 alive every day, so in that sense we are doing well. And just about the time I think we are getting ahead and…

Paxton-6 Months Home (and a few days)….

Paxton has been home for 6 months as of last Monday! It took me a few extra days to get his photo taken because life happens and I always remembered at the wrong time. But we got the photo and are celebrating that he has been with us 1/2 a year! I think I’ve said…

Edric-2 Years Home!

On Saturday September 23rd we celebrated Edric being home 2 years. Because of my work schedule we decided to celebrate on the 24th. When I asked Edric about a month ago what he wanted to have for dinner to celebrate his family day he told me “chocolate pie.” I asked him what he wanted besides…

Paxton-5 Months Home!

We celebrated Paxton being home 5 months on Friday. And while he’s learned that he is two and has some very set opinions on things now, he is still such a sweet boy who loves to laugh a giggle.  Trucks are still his favorite thing and he usually asks for a car with his breakfast….