Halloween 2017

Even though Ryan had chemo last week, he was feeling well enough to Trick or Treat tonight.  He made a point to to stay inside over the past few days so he wouldn’t ‘catch any germs’.  The twins and Mia went as Stormtroopers and since Bacon seems to think he’s in charge of everyone else, […]

Back to School, 2016

The kids started school today- and I’ve got one in high school, one in middle school, two in elementary, and one home with me.  That’s three wake up times and three bus stop times.  Fun. This is the first year the twins have gone without Mia, so that’s a little nerve wracking.  I like having […]

Quick Catch Up

Yesterday when I went to post that sponsored post, I realized it has been far too long since I blogged.  I don’t even know what we’ve doing that’s kept me from it, but it has been a bit busy around here.  Ethan’s graduating, so there’s all of those activities, which kicked off with the prom.  […]

Memorial Day Weekend Post

This past weekend was a long one- Aaron had Friday and Monday off- as did the boys in NY.  Ethan and the girls only had Monday off.  Ethan’s prom was Friday night, and since the kids were gathering here for photos, Aaron went up to NY to pick up the other two boys, and Evan’s […]

Little Kids and Color

Preschoolers have a way of saying exactly what they’re thinking, whether it’s politically correct or not.  They’ll ask why someone is fat, in a wheelchair, missing a limb- and do it loudly of course.  I try my hardest to use those opportunities as a teaching moment, and explain how people are different and everyone’s unique.  […]


I frequently think I live in Crazytown, but that’s a side effect of having a million kids I’m sure.  Things get hectic and loud when there’s a bunch of little boys and their chatty sisters.  Our house is in a perpetual state of chaos, and simple activities like dressing everyone and getting them all out […]