We had the Missionaries from our church over for dinner one night a few months ago and they read my kids a story called "You are Special" by Max Lucado. The story is about a town full of Wemmicks, little wooden people, who go around giving out stickers all day long. They give out Gold stars if you look nice, can do cool tricks, or are seen as "special" in their eyes. They also go around giving … [Read more...]
The years tell us much that the days never knew
It's hard to believe that time flies by as fast as it does. People always told me "Don't blink. It will be over before you know it." That statement has always overwhelmed me. Being a mom is by the far the most rewarding and difficult thing I have ever done. Sometimes it feels like the day will never be over and other times it feels like it's all just flying by. I heard a quote once that has stuck … [Read more...]
Why Baby #5?
When we were pregnant with our little man, baby #5, I would get lots of weird looks when we would go places with our big family.... which ironically to me doesn't feel big at all, and lots of fun (and I use that word rhetorically) comments like "You know what causes that right?" (my fabulous husband responded to one of those comments with his own, "Yes and obviously we are good at it."), "You have … [Read more...]
Things that have caught my eye Dec 14
I don't know about you but when I'm browsing the internet on my phone or walking through a store and I want to remember something I snap a picture on my oh so handy iPhone so that I can go back to it whenever I want.Here are a few of the things that have caught my eye lately.I am LOVING all the Gold and Black everywhere. I love it so much that I decided to redo our Master bedroom to use those … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago, shortly after we put the kids to bed I hear Aowyn coughing but to me it sounded more like a throw up cough then just a cough. Noah went upstairs to check on her and right before he opened the door I heard her soft sweet tiny voice cry out, "Dada!" It broke my heart. He opened the door and she was standing there with throw up all over her face and in her hair. He took her into the … [Read more...]