Monday, February 28, 2011


this past weekend our good friends Chad & Melody stayed with us. They moved to Colorado about a year ago, and it was such a joy to see them again.
Our combined six kids seemed to have picked up where we left off last and really had a great time together {with a few arguments here and there} at ages, 6, 4, 3, 2 {two 2 year olds}, and 1. It was fun to see them all together.
Adeline, Evan, Maxwell, Juliana, Breckenrdige and Liam.
After the kids were all in bed we had some GREAT laughs and good conversation and it seemed as if hardly any time has passed.
We do miss them dearly.
Hope to see them again soon.
Love you guys.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


been a bit MIA...I know.

A few busy weekends and over a week of sickness in the casa has taken me down.

I have a lot of things in my head {well, when do I not?}, it's now just a matter of getting to posting them.

For now I just this week finished uploading the few {not very good} pictures I have from December and January.

boys in their Christmas pj's:

{Liam in pirates, Evan in Mario {what else, the kid is obsessed}, and Max in Lego Star Wars...even though he has never seen Star Wars }


Tuesday, February 01, 2011



Last Friday night I picked up the boys at a friends house {where a sitter watched a combined 7 kiddos between the two of us...Jessica knows how to whip those kids into shape} after a day of helping another friend move, and on the ride home this conversation happens.

Max: "Mom, I have to tell you something. But I don't want to tell you, I'm embarrassed."

And I reply; " Well, you can tell me, you can tell me anything. I won't laugh."

"I don't know, guess what it is."

And after 10 minutes of going back and forth {I have NO idea what it could be} I finally convince him he HAS to tell me, because I am his Mother!

"Well , all the kids say I have a girlfriend."

" I have a girlfriend!" Evan chimes in," Aubrey, and I kissed her 2 times."

"What? " I say fully knowing that Evan is completely making up this story just to be a part of the conversation.

" I mean, I kissed her 3 times."

So I tell Evan he needs to wait until he is VERY old to kiss a girl, and that he shouldn't make things get the idea.

Back to Max.

"So Max, who is this girl?"


" Do you say she is your girlfriend?"
Does she say you are her boyfriend?"
"NO, and sometimes she is mean."

"If she is mean, why are you friends with her?"
" Well, she only was once, and I told her not to be and she obeyed."

{I am DYING at this point...and really don't know what to say}. "Max, she doesn't have to obey you. You can ask her to not be mean to you because it makes you sad, but you aren't in charge of her."

" Well. I AM taller than her."

I can't hold in my laughter anymore.
They do grow up fast, don't they?!