Soccer–Week #2

Last week was our second round of practices and games for this spring season of soccer. And one of the coldest I can remember – poor Hannah hasn’t even been able to show off the new puppy to her teammates because it hasn’t been warm enough for any of her practices or games to bring […]

Wordless Wednesday #188 – The difference a few days makes…

April 18th: April 24th: See more photos at Wordless Wednesday and 5 Minutes For Mom!

I ♥ Pet Faces

This is ‘pet’ week – and of course, I have puppy photos to share nowadays. This is another one of Tessa playing in the snow last week – right after she’d stuck her face in a bunch of it. I still can’t believe how much fun that little puppy had for those few white-filled hours […]

Hello, spring?

Have you seen the status message going around on Facebook? The one that looks like an installation message for computer software, telling us that ‘Spring’ has been unable to be installed this year? It’s cute – if you don’t know what I mean, you can see an example of it here.  And it really rings […]

Abby, age 10

I realized recently that I’ve been a naughty mommy blogger. For the past several years, pretty much since I started blogging in 2007, I’ve always done a Thursday 13 post about each of the girls for their birthdays. I like these posts, because it’s a good way to look back and remember what each of […]

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday #187 – Puppy in the Snow

Yes, this was just this past Monday… Still photos don’t show it very well, but Tessa absolutely loved playing in the snow! I (almost) hated to see it melt later that afternoon, just because she was having so much fun. See more photos at Wordless Wednesday and 5 Minutes For Mom!

Finally – the sock is finished!

After 2 months (and two separate attempts), I have a finished sock for my 8-year-old daughter. I can’t believe how long this one simple project has taken – in part because I did start over when I was more than halfway done, but also due to an illness and a very busy family life as […]

Tackling… yard work

Wow, am I glad that we were able to get to much of our needed yard work – two weekends ago, during the couple of nice days that are pretty much all we’ve had so far of ‘spring’. Because it’s been just about nothing but cold and rain (and snow!) since then… Last fall we […]

I ♥ Faces–in the wind

I just realized that it’s been a long time since I participated in the I ♥ Faces challenges – since last fall. In part, I think because I don’t have a camera that takes very good indoor photos and I just don’t take very many in general during the winter. But in any case, this […]

One step at a time

Every so often I learn something about one of my children that just makes so much total sense that I can’t believe why I never figured it out before. You know – one of those ‘aha’ moments… I had one of these yesterday with Abby. If you’ve been reading here for a while, you will […]