Moving

This week we left our house that we  have lived in for five years. Moves are hard. Leaving the familiar and venturing into the unknown is a bit terrifying, and even stressful. I have always said that I could live anywhere and be happy. I almost prided myself on my flexibility. International move? No problem.…

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Bed Makeover

I have been scouring Craigslist for an old, metal bed for months.  I didn't want to pay a lot for it, but I needed a sturdy bed that wouldn't shake or squeak.  Also, it needed to be full size to fit our existing mattress.   Also, not too feminine because it is for my son's…

Back to School

At the beginning of the summer, I questioned how I would entertain my four children for three months.  I worried that I would hear, "I'm bored!" way too many times for me to keep my sanity.  I love my children, I enjoy spending time with them, but I was nervous about keeping them active and…

The Calm before Bedtime

Some days it is so hard to put the kids to bed.  Not because they are being crazy and I Can't Handle One More Minute.  Quite the opposite.  I have a hard time putting them to bed when they are quietly reading books and playing Legos together.  No one is shouting, no one is complaining…

Memorial Garden

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone!  Even though this post is going up the day after (I was too busy enjoying the day with my family).  Memorial Day is a special day for me, when I remember my ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, WWI, and WWII. My husband's grandfather is also a Korean War veteran.…

Preschool Graduation

Henny Penny graduated from Preschool today.  I don't know where this year went, I really don't.  I think that the years are going by faster and faster and I don't know how to slow it down, so I'm just hanging on for the ride.  I registered Henry for Kindergarten a few months ago, but it…