Paxton’s Family Day!

Today we celebrate Paxton’s Family Day. We actually had dinner last night to celebrate with dumplings and brownies It has been 3 years since he came home. He has been recently sending videos to his foster family and getting videos and photos back which he has really enjoyed. Paxton’s name means Peace, and he has…

Happy 8th Birthday Caedmon…

Caedmon turns 8 today! He’s the only one of the 5 that was not born early and did not spend days and weeks in a NICU. He’s the only one I got to hold right after he was born. And what a joy it has been to watch him grow and develop into the boy…

Quarantine Hike….

Sunday morning since we didn’t want to be in any large group even though we go to a small church and they were still meeting, with me working in an ER and being on the front lines I can’t risk getting sick or potentially making someone else sick, so we took our quarantine on a…

Starting the Garden 2020

Earlier this week we started our indoor seeds for our new garden this year. I had plenty of help. And actually everyone is at the age where it was actually help. Everyone got 2 seed starter trays that they filled up with dirt and then they would come to me one by one and pick…

Reading!

So Paxton decided to start reading. I’ve known that he knows all his letters and all the sounds for awhile but I decided to get an early reader book one evening down and just see how he did. Well he just took off. He quickly worked his way through “The rat is fat. The rat…

First Meet of the Season…

On Sunday Leighton had his first gymnastics meet of the season. it was the big home meet too which was fun because my parents came to watch and so did Leighton’s good friend Kieran. And being the first meet of the season it went like one would expect, some good things and some rough things…

Playing Cars….

I have had a number of days off in a row lately and it has been so much fun just relaxing and playing with the kids. The other afternoon Clint had taken Leighton to gymnastics and then had to stop at the grocery store. So then the younger 4 and I got to play cars….

Christmas 2019…

Christmas this year was full of laughter, peace and just a good time. It started early with the kids getting their stockings and opening gifts from Clint and I, which included one lego set for everyone and then one other thing. The kids made us neat things as well, a candle holder from Caedmon, coffee…

Christmas Eve 2019…

We did things a little different than usual this year for Christmas Eve and it was kind of a decision in the 11th hour to do so. I love going to church on Christmas Eve, it is one of my favorite services every year, even though we’ve had some adventures during such services, like when…

Denver Nutcracker…

Last Thursday 5 of us got to go down to Denver and watch a mid day performance of Colorado Ballet’s Nutcracker. We got tickets through Caedmon’s dance company and had a great day. The 2 littles had preschool and then got to spend the afternoon with Honey and Grandpa so they had a great day…