Rejoice!

Deciding who would be St. Lucy this year was a last minute affair. Our wall calendar ended on the 12th so it wasn’t on the kids’ radar. So hopped up on sugar from the gingerbread houses and a little loopy from fatigue, Ellie willingly volunteered Tess for...

Beautiful Clark

While the rest of them were doing this, Lu was doing this:       And I nearly peed my pants. It brought to mind this post by Lacey in which one of our favorite friends is caught doing the same thing. If you’ve not read her blog, it also causes bladder taxation...

Hot and Cold

We are sick. Technically I am sick, Gemma and Lu are pulling through, Tess made it to the other side and the rest are holding their breath. For the girls, it was a few days of scratchy voices and runny noses but it’s settled in my sinuses and has made me vow...

The In Between

Just when you think that it’s all deep voice and seriousness from here on out, you find them leggy and bed headed, excited over the Lego Advent calendar and you are reminded it’s not over. Not yet. So soak it up, lady. Soak it up....

Sinking In

I don’t remember what age I was when my Aunt Linda and Uncle Mike moved down to the valley and into a storybook cottage of a house. I was young enough that the swing hanging from the massive poplars in front was a real selling point for me. There was a back...