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…

An Ode To Marshmallows…

So pretty sure I stick to a healthy diet. And pretty sure I make sure my kids eat a ton of veggies and fruit, and dessert is something we maybe have once or twice a month. When we go to the grocery store our cart is overflowing before we even leave the produce section. All…

Korea Camp 2018

So I keep delaying writing this post because I want to include the photos that I took on my actual camera and not just the ones I took on my phone. Well….at this rate I might get the post written sometime in 2020, and so I decided to just use the few photos on my…

Happy 3rd Birthday Paxton!

On Sunday we celebrated Paxton turning 3! He knew the day was all about him too. And in case he forgot Coppélia sang Happy To You (her version of Happy birthday) to him all day long (VERY LOUDLY). After getting ready for church he opened his gift from Clint’s parents which was a big truck…

Bolder Boulder 2018

This past Monday on Memorial Day we ran the Bolder Boulder, it was my 6th (I think), Leighton’s 4th, Clint’s 2nd, and Caedmon’s 1st. Leighton and I ran together because he qualified for a faster wave and Clint and Caedmon went together. It was the perfect running day as well, it started out cool and…

School’s Out!

Depending on which kid you are talking about we’ve actually been done with school for 1 or 2 weeks already. Edric had preschool graduation on March 12th and Caedmon and Leighton finished up their homeschool (kindergarten and 3rd grade) last Friday, with their homeschool enrichment program ending this past Wednesday. And Paxton and Coppélia are…

Spring…

And I love spring. I love being outside, planting things, playing, soaking up the sunshine. I always say that I don’t have a favorite season but I think I really do…it’s spring. And this post is more photos than substance, and that’s ok….it’s spring!

Some Mother’s Days…

Sometimes Mother’s Day doesn’t look like the ideal photos posted all over social media the last couple of days. But neither does being a mom. Not many post their moments of crabbiness or when they yelled at their kids over something little or minor. Or when they got really frustrated. Or for some it is…

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…

Toddlers Do The Zoo….

It was a mommy and toddler date today and we went to the zoo. The morning started out a little chilly (high 30s) but by the time we left it was about 60ish, so really we couldn’t ask for a nicer day. We use to visit the zoo all the time with Leighton because we…