Good Weather and Birthday Shenanigans.

I feel like I'm having an out of body experience, as this is the third post in a row where I am actually blogging within an acceptable time frame post-events. AND the post has pictures from the big girl camera, which seems like a rarity these days. It's like you're getting a double bonus and you didn't even ask for it ;)The weather this past weekend was iffy on the forecast, but we were given glimpses into perfection, of which we took full advantage of ....more

Boogers and Boys.

I don't know about y'all, but Easter being early this year really has thrown me completely off track and I'm not sure I'll recover until we hit summer. I knew that April would be busy, but I was caught off guard when Easter came and went and now we're on this ever quickening downhill slope of school ending, sports colliding and me standing in the middle of it hoping my kids will one day soon eat foods other than pizza and corn dogs.A few short stories for you tonight:For his birthday, Brayden received a card from my dad that said it was made out of recycled boogers. Brayden carried it around for several days, then on Monday before school we had this conversation:Brayden: Mom, do you think this card is telling the truth? ...more

Brayden Turns 6.

Six years ago today, the world changed and not many people knew it.Six years ago, Brayden Thomas entered the world, and our lives changed (for the better), forever.This birthday has been particularly bitter sweet for me. It just seems so.... BIG ....more

Easter 2015.

I suppose that my view has the possibility to change every year, but this may be my favorite Easter yet as a parent.Saturday we decided to brave the Easter egg hunt scene again. We've been missing from Easter egg hunting since our last rodeo with the madness in 2011. If you've read my blog since then, then you may remember Drew swearing that we'd never grace an Easter egg hunt again with so much as a shadow ....more

Spring Break Bullet Points.

We have survived spring break 2015. Hallelujah and Amen. Here are a few bullet points of the rest of our week ....more

Springbreak Shenanigans.

We are nearly halfway through our Spring Break for 2015. So far the weather has been pleasant and the time has been spent with many a friend, so all in all it has gone well, and for that I cannot complain.This past weekend was absolutely GORGEOUS, so we decided to kick off spring break with a family bike ride. I realized that we are (very) slowly entering into an age in parenting where we can all ride together without someone needing a large amount of help (except towards the end when we realized we probably pushed Connor a little too much ....more

Yes Way, Jose.

I'm currently sitting in a home that is filled with sunbeams and springtime warmth. As I was chopping up potatoes for our Sunday night dinner, it occurred to me how truly blessed I felt. We went to an incredible church service, ate lunch with some of our best friends, shopped with clothing for kids in need (more on that later), and Tyler and I rested while Drew and the big boys went on a bike outing.As I was thanking the Lord for the bountiful blessings, I was also convicted of my sour attitude during the past few weeks when the weather was dreary and the cold seemed so overwhelming ....more

I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham.... Or Snow.

It has been a whirlwind of a weekend and I just realized that I haven't caught up on life. Partly because I had to pick myself out of the bad attitude trash can I lived in at the beginning of the week due to the winter weather.We had a slew of awesome plans planned for LAST weekend, but those were quickly changed when we awoke from nap on Friday afternoon to snow that would not let up. That pretty much dampened all of our weekend plans and forced us to stay home the entire weekend ....more

Snow Days

I've come to the opinion that winter must have at least one good snow.Which means that the Louisiana girl in me is leaning more towards Arkansas than she is to her roots. Because Louisiana people get worried if the temps dip into the 40s.Truthfully though, I've actually been quite grateful that the temps this year have been rather mild. After last winter, I swore up and down that I would never complain about the hot weather again ....more

Just a Boy in his Boots.

Tyler just turned 21 months old this week.Someone needs to come scoop me off of the floor because between that and him getting a rather horrible hair cut the other day, I'm about done in with emotions.He's currently obsessed with boots. There is no preference to the type of boot, so long as it is a boot.I'm currently obsessed with his big toddler belly. Every time I put a shirt on him his belly protrudes so much that the shirt gapes at the bottom ....more