Our crazy, busy, ‘lots going on’ weekend

It always seems to turn out that we’ll have several weekends in a row with nothing scheduled – and then bam! Everything suddenly hits all at once. That’s the kind of weekend that we just had here. For once though, we got off to a somewhat late start on Saturday – Hannah’s soccer game didn’t […]

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week -2KCBWDAY3: Tidy mind, tidy stitches

One of the knitting-related blogs that I’ve discovered lately is called Eskimimi Knits, and I love seeing all of her projects. I also found out that she’s doing this great project called Knitting and Crochet Blog Week – which is a fun way to get a lot of crafty bloggers to all blog on certain […]

It’s not exactly something you usually ‘plan’…

It’s been kind of an odd week around here. We were thrown off of our usual routine a bit initially by my being gone – the usually weekly budgeting and grocery shopping never got done, so we’ve reverted back to our bad ways in terms of eating out this week – and then Ron has […]

If I’d actually finished the last post earlier, this news would be a lot different

It’s amazing the difference that a day makes sometimes, isn’t it. Or even simply a few hours… Yesterday, Ron’s family was facing the almost certainty of saying goodbye to his uncle – and yet tonight the story is very different, and against almost all odds, his uncle may actually recover. To what extent is still […]

Happy Birthday, Dad

I’ve been thinking a lot about grandparents lately. In part because I’ve seen some posts from blogging friends recently about grandparents who have passed away – Stephanie just said goodbye to her beloved Poppal, and Jamie posted about remembering her grandmother on what would have been her 95th birthday. But also because today is my […]

The next season of parenthood

I’ve always thought that it’s odd that when you’re trying to get pregnant, you say that you want to ‘have a baby’ or when you are pregnant, you’re having a ‘baby’… Because yes, it’s certainly true that a baby is what you go home from the hospital with.  But babies definitely don’t stay babies forever. […]

I’m a “this big” girl!

So we’re now the parents of a five-year-old! Becca had a really nice birthday – the day before we’d taken in treats to preschool and she got to celebrate with her class. Which included a construction paper birthday ‘crown’ that she wore for the rest of the day, and all the next day (her actual […]

Wordless Wednesday #173 – Christmas memories

See more photos at Wordless Wednesday and 5 Minutes For Mom! 1. mizhelle 2. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – GIFT GLEE 3. Kristi @ Live & Love Out Loud *LINKY 4. Amber @ The Mom Road 5. Juliana 6. Staying Warm 7. This Is Mommyhood 8. Natural Parents Network ~ Elimination Communication (linky) […]

I found my Christmas spirit…

I really did! It didn’t start to ‘feel’ like Christmas until a couple of days beforehand though. I’m not sure why the whole season seemed to zoom by and really not even hit me until then. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I shopped mostly online, so hadn’t set foot in […]

Day tripping on Day 3…

I really can’t believe how quickly this week is going by – and we’ve done hardly anything that I had originally planned… But that’s ok – it leaves us more to fill the last couple of days before Christmas with.  On Tuesday, Ron was able to bring the van home so that I could take […]