January 16, 2016

I brought our Christmas tree to the curb on Tuesday and left a nice trail of needles from the back door all the way to the street.  I swept the ones in the house but didn’t bother with the ones on the porch.  When Ben got home it was one of the first things he … [Read more…]






January 14, 2016

In my haste to get these posts up I’ve been leaving out the mundane details of the day that I’d included the last time I did this project, which is probably better. No one truly cares how many diapers I changed or who had a poop, or how many loads of laundry I did, how … [Read more…]






January 13, 2016

This child.  I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in the years to come.  He did this entirely on his own, by the way. Unfortunately I have a feeling that some of the things he will do in the future will not be things I will appreciate or laugh at or … [Read more…]






January 12, 2016

I am not the girl to call when you need to hang a curtain rod… When Christopher was young I decided to put blackout curtains in his room.  It was summer and that room got so hot during the day that it just seemed like a good idea.  I recently decided to do the same … [Read more…]






January 11, 2016

Carson is so much fun and is hilarious without even trying. He came downstairs like this and said very seriously, “I’m mister fix-it.”  I couldn’t help but smile and laugh, which he didn’t like all that much.  But then I said I wanted to take his picture to show dad (that always gets him) and … [Read more…]






January 10, 2016

On most days I take lots of pictures (too many) on my phone, but some days I don’t take any. Sitting with Betsy tonight I realized I hadn’t taken a single one, which meant nothing to post!  So I took one of her eating her dinner.  She put this crown on this afternoon before nap, slept in … [Read more…]






January 9, 2016

Family bowling was so much fun! I was a little worried about it, not the big kids so much, but Christopher.  Thankfully we went early and didn’t have to worry about other people too much.  If it had been crowded I’d have been more on edge keeping him from bothering people or getting hurt.  Betsy … [Read more…]