Kids Journals…

So I realized this past week that the majority of my parenting lately has all been correcting and re-directing and in all honestly just trying to keep little people alive through each day. As I was reflecting on this on my way home from Bible Study I realized that I want my kids to know…

Happy 6th Birthday Edric!

After a month full of adoption camp fundraiser, marathon, Easter, and ballet we finished the month celebrating Edric turning 6 on Tuesday. We are having his little friend birthday party this weekend but we still celebrated him for his actual birthday. Edric loves hot dogs and so we had his birthday dinner a few days…

Desert Rats Trail Marathon 2019

I found myself Saturday morning running many many miles in Western Colorado. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. It started really cool before the sun came up while we were waiting at the start line. I think it was in the. Mid 30s. Clint got a few photos of me waiting for everything…

Paxton’s Family Day

And finally Monday was Paxton’s 2 year Family Day. He has been such a blessing to our family and such a little sweetie. He may be small (he finally hit 28 pounds….with clothes on) but he has never let his smallness stop him, he totally acts and thinks he’s just as big as the big…

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…

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…

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…

609 Days, Another Milestone Reached…

609 days was the amount of time that Coppelia spent in South Korea….and today she has been home 609 days. Tomorrow she will be home more days than she was in Korea. And while in the years to come those 609 days will become a smaller and smaller percentage of her life they laid so…

Double And Trouble……

Yeah I think that may be what I start calling the two littles. I’ve teased about it before but really it seems more and more fitting. Which one is Double and which one is Trouble? Really you can’t have one without the other, they are like a super hero team that is joined together. We…

Large Family Hacks…Cleaning Bathrooms

Bathrooms are one of those places that everyone visits all the time and they get very dirty very easily. Especially with 5 boys in the house. I still don’t get how equipped with a tool that allows them to aim perfectly they have no sense of aim….whether they are 3 or 35….I just don’t get…