Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of Love.

Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of love.

Monthly Archives: January 2011

what a week!

If you couldn’t tell, I was in a really goofy mood this week. I can’t explain it. I just get that way sometimes. {Okay, my husband would tell you I’m goofy a lot.} But I think having kids {and more responsibility} has made me a more serious person, and less goofy. I used to getContinue Reading


Phew… The bees are done… Notes to self: cut everything out before having the girls sit down (because Miss Cakes is not patient) go to the store and get some glue sticks (a lot of stuff would have been much easier without the runny stuff) do not let Miss Cakes near the glue The craftContinue Reading

feeling crafty?!

As long as there is still ink in the printer, my girls & I will be attempting to make these cute papercraft bees today. Aren’t they adorable? I’ll post our results later. In the meantime, if you’d like to make your own, you can print yours from the FamilyFun website here. (It’s free!)Continue Reading

not exactly the fountain of youth

I like pigtails. They make me feel youthful & energized. I also like to wear my “toning” tennis shoes from Target around the house, because they give me energy. It may be all in my head. But when all else fails, there’s always caffeine!Continue Reading

craving the quiet

photo by ell brown. I enjoy moments of peace and solitude, as those are very rare around here. In fact, I crave them. And if I don’t start my day with quiet time before the kids wake, I find myself irritable and grouchy. So I’ve started waking up earlier, to insure I get an hourContinue Reading

organizing 101 :: organizing to cut out the distractions

{a great, quick video on Organizing 101 by Rubbermaid} I like to organize, and I like order. But if you were to come into my home, you would not get that impression. See, I start organizing activities & life interrupts me – usually via my kids, husband, or clients. I get distracted and other thingsContinue Reading

apple crumb cake

This yummy apple cake resembles a coffee cake with its crumbly texture. Preheat oven to 350° Ingredients: 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 apples, peeled and diced 3/4 C. white sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 C. butter, melted 1/3 C. packed brown sugarContinue Reading

a biter in our midst

Our 18-month-old is one of the most laid back, mellow kids I’ve been around. Since our three kids are so close in age, we’re expecting our fourth & our middle child is rambunctious, his calm & pleasant disposition has been a wonderful blessing. He loves to play with his sisters, but they see him asContinue Reading

we’re completely smitten

We brought our new puppy home on 1/1/11. She was exactly 2 months old. She’s a long-haired miniature dachshund. She’s absolutely adorable & fabulously sweet. And we are completely smitten… We named her Emmy – I suggested Emelia, but hubby thought that would be hard for kids to pronounce, so I said “What about Emmy?”Continue Reading

Happy New Year!!

Here we are 5 days into 2011, and it hasn’t really sunk in. We’ve been so busy, that I haven’t had a chance to sit down and list out my goals for 2011, or make any resolutions. I do know that I want to take more photos of my kids this year – capture moreContinue Reading