Me in orange pieces

I was surprised this morning because the goos made their own breakfast and mine, PLUS I enjoyed an artistic rendition of myself in clementine orange pieces. Notice the resemblance? I am so lucky and thankful to have thoughtful, funny and precious girls. Thank you, Lord!  

Note to self: check book bags before vacation starts

Terrible mom confession to make. The goos go back to school tomorrow and we just started digging through their book bags today. Turns out K made a bird feeder (bagel covered in peanut butter and sunflower seeds) the last day of school. Imagine what that’s like after two weeks in a dark book bag. And…

So thankful

I would like to take a minute and shout to the heavens how blessed and thankful I am. There are so, so, so many things to be thankful for: A wonderful hubby who has put up with me for more than 10 years Two beautiful, happy and healthy girls Wonderful parents who are so involved…

Aaaahhh home

I hope everyone had a magical Christmas. Our family put some mileage on the Yukon and enjoyed spending time with both sides of the family. The Hello Kitty blanket and pillow were a hit. Corey’s parents must have dreams of managing their own band. They bought M a karaoke machine, K an electric guitar (an…

Wonderifious

Couldn’t ask for a better birthday-day. Spending the whole day with the goofy goos. We giggled and laughed in bed this morning, ate at my favorite cafe for breakfast and got our nails done just in time for Christmas. We’ve got the black sleigh loaded and gassed up. Just waiting for daddy to get home…

The joys of mommyhood

Took the day off to get organized for Christmas. Got all the gifts wrapped, got the Yukon cleaned out and presents organized. As I’m cleaning out the refrigerator, my sink starts filling up because I may have shoved a bit too much spaghetti down the darn garbage disposal. Frustrated, tired and hungry, I pull out…

Am I strong enough?

Next year I’m going to start a new adventure–volunteering for the Sunflower CASA Project. I’ve been thinking about it for years but was never sure I was strong enough. Do you know what CASA stands for? They are Court-Appointed Special Advocates who advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. I’m fearful about…

Goos are growing

I just realized this morning that my beautiful 6 year olds will be big 7 year olds in a few short months. How did that happen? How do I have 7 year olds? And what is it about 7 that is so different and big compared to 6? I have a feeling that mommy’s going…