Happy 7th Birthday Caedmon!

We’ve had a busy few days at our house between a birthday, state gymnastics meet, and a family day….but we’ll start with Caedmon’s birthday. Caedmon turned 7 on Saturday. Crazy to think that he is already 7. That boy was born with an extra dose of self confidence and it has only grown since that…

Planting Flowers….

So no lie here, I love spring. I love the grass turning green and flowers starting to poke through the ground and bloom. Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths just make me smile. I planted a few tulips and hyacinths last year right off our front porch and I noticed a couple of the hyacinths poking through…

Snow Storm 2019…

Last Wednesday we had a blizzard. We actually didn’t get a whole ton of snow but instead got a TON of wind at 75+ mph for hours on end. Both preschool and homeschool enrichment got cancelled that day and so we had a low key easy day at home with everyone. I was thankful that…

Meeting My Birth Family….

Sunday evening I found myself in a place just a few short days before I hadn’t even imagined possible, sitting on my aunt’s couch next to my brother in a room of my aunts and uncle. If someone had told me Wednesday when I opened my email from my DNA results that that was going…

Colorado Springs Weekend….

This past weekend we got to get away and go to Colorado Springs. Leighton had a gymnastics meet at the Olympic Training Center and so we made a weekend out of it. His meet was actually Friday evening. The meet was really neat, it was held in the basketball gym but the boys got to…

Beginning To Read…

With 5 kids and homeschooling we have had 5 very different approaches to reading and readiness. I worked endlessly with Leighton learning his letters and sounds and he started kindergarten reading when he was in his second year of preschool and hasn’t looked back. I can’t keep books in front of him now without him…

Winter Camp Out

We have started having family nights once a week, usually on a Friday or Saturday evening. We either play a board game, watch a movie or play a game on the Wii (super high tech here, we own all of 2 games on the Wii….). It has been a lot of fun and just some…

Twice The Adult….

Clint had his birthday a couple of weeks ago. He informed me that since he was turning 36 he was now twice the adult. About that time Coppelia went running by yelling “I need to go poop!” and I just turned to him and said “wow, twice the adult huh, you’ve come so far….”. It…

And Christmas 2018….

So we are nearly a month removed from Christmas but I’m just getting around to finally getting our Christmas post written and posted. Our Christmas was broken up a little this year because I worked day shifts both the 24th and 25th. I made it home in time on the evening on the 24th to…

654 Days…Another Milestone Reached

And Tuesday January 8th was Paxton’s Day. He was in Korea for 654 days and now he has been home that many days. We had rice and Mandu (dumplings) with mochi ice cream for dinner to celebrate. Paxton was with his foster family for much of those 654 days. He was their first foster child…