Paxton Home 1 Year!

On March 25th we celebrated Paxton being home 1 year. Clint and I took custody on March 23rd last year on Caedmon’s birthday but we celebrate the day that he came home on the 25th as his Family Day. From the moment he met his brothers in the airport he has adored and followed them…

And The Olympics…

So for those of you that know me or have read my blog you will know that I love the Olympics and while I rarely watch TV the rest of the time I will be camped out most evenings watching the Olympics over the next two weeks. I will learn the story lines of the…

Toddler Life x2….

Life with toddlers is never dull. And times that by 2 it makes it twice as fun…crazy…interesting…exciting…or something. And I totally think that the two of them  work with each other to work against us. There is a reason that they have been nicknamed “Double” and “Trouble”. Don’t let their innocent photos in front of…

First Snow Day 2017

We’ve actually had a couple of snows already this season but Tuesday was the first day that we had more than just a dusting of snow. And along with the snow quite a drop in temperature. Edric has recently fallen in love with riding his bike and so while it was 25 degrees outside and…

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…

Hiking…Party of 7

We went on our first family hike with all 7 of us last week. The weather was not that typical of August in Colorado, but I didn’t mind the cooler air and even the rain that we got along the way. We didn’t know if we would only make it 100 feet from the car…

2×2…

Um so what’s more fun than 1 2-year-old? How about 2 of them? And actually we still have 3 weeks till Coppelia is fully 2….she’s just trying it on for size right now I think.  One night recently Paxton went to bed sweet and easy going and then woke up the next morning with very…

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…

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…

Settling In…Kind Of….

We are getting settled. Slowly. Moving is never easy, but we had an awesome life group that pitched in in the snow storm to load us up and unload everything into our new home. We were overwhelmed with the blessing of everyone’s help. The past week has been very full and busy and overwhelming at…