Hills are made for running down…

I have a love-hate relationship with the hill in our backyard. On the one hand, it’s a perfect place for sledding in the winter with young kids. And they love to roll down it in the summertime. But, it leaves us without very much area in our fenced in yard that is flat – so […]

Seeing the duck…

Amidst the busy-ness that was my day last Saturday, I somehow ended up with a 2-hour chunk of ‘free time’ – and just happened to be right next door to one of my favorite stores to browse around in, JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts. Not exactly ‘somehow’ though – I do know exactly how that happened. […]

Seeing the duck…

Amidst the busy-ness that was my day last Saturday, I somehow ended up with a 2-hour chunk of ‘free time’ – and just happened to be right next door to one of my favorite stores to browse around in, JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts. Not exactly ‘somehow’ though – I do know exactly how that happened. […]

Wordless Wednesday #143 – What sisters do during softball practice

See more photos at Wordless Wednesday and 5 Minutes For Mom! I’m trying out the new thumbnail linky from Linky Tools this week – link up with your WW photo and let me know what you think!  1. ~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ 2. Blood Tests 3. Stephanie @ Geezees. com 4. Mellisa @ Ducks […]

I ♥ “Smiles” Faces

This week’s theme is “Smiles”, which is something I love to take pictures of, especially when it comes to my girls. I had no idea how to find my favorite smiling photo though, so just took a look through some of my older pictures that I hadn’t seen in a while. I’m not exactly sure […]

So you want to be a softball player…

There’s a lot to learn about the game of softball. Some of which isn’t exactly easy to explain, especially to a 9-year-old who’s not very familiar with any form of baseball that doesn’t involve the Wii. And while Wii baseball does introduce some of the basics – like pitching and hitting, it leaves out a […]

She’s halfway to 18?? (13 things about Abby at 9 years old)

So my oldest daughter turned nine years old a couple of weeks ago – on April 3rd, to be exact. Life’s been so busy since then that I haven’t had a chance to post much about her big day – or even really to think about it much and let it sink in that Abby […]

Wordless Wednesday #142 – First softball practice!

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Be careful what you ask for…

I remember sitting at this computer just a month or two ago, during the wintertime, and wondering what to blog about. Not that there wasn’t anything going on, but it was pretty much a matter of ‘same old, same old’. Certainly nothing overly exciting or especially blog-able. At least I didn’t think so. I mean, […]

If life is a rollercoaster, I think I’m ready to get off now!

I think I’m ready for things to settle down just a wee little bit. It seems like we’ve run the gambit of life-changing events lately – including a funeral, a wedding, a birthday, birthday party and now surgery that turned out to be more ‘major’ than ‘minor’ – at least in some respects. All in […]