Tuesday, October 17, 2017

You never stop missing them....

When your children leave it eventually gets easier, after what seems like forever. But missing them? That will never cease.

I realized recently that my children miss their siblings too. Pictures like this are proof of that. Talking to Halee on the phone and grace or Scarlett asking me to tell her about how well they did on their handstand at gymnastics, or asking me to show her the dogs. Things like this prove that even though they seemed at times to despise each other...there’s really a whole lot of love deep down.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bob Ross watch out...

Connor, Connor, Connor. I wonder if this child ever runs out of hobbies. He’s such a good artist. Right now he’s obsessed with vans. The lifted kind that look cool...although he’d never use the word “cool”...that’s a 90’s word, I’m sure. He spent a good hour drawing a van and of course it looked amazing. It almost made me want a van too...not quite though. Connors zest for trying new things in inspirational...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Something like pumpkins...

We decided to grow pumpkins this year, so yesterday evening some of the kids and I picked them from the garden. They ended up short and fat and a very pretty bright orange. I’m not even really sure they’re pumpkins at all...Chris is claiming we must have accidentally planted a weird squash variety but I don’t care. They shout out FALL and that’s what matters the most...

Monday, October 9, 2017

A little nurturing will do the trick...

Our little goose has been having sleeping troubles lately. She trotted in the kitchen around 10:30pm last night, frustrated. I made her a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich with a glass of milk...(you’re jealous reading that, aren’t you?) I’m talking to myself...because I am jealous. I want a sandwhich as I write this.

Anyway, there’s nothing like the comfort of a late night snack when you can’t sleep. I love Grace so much and would do anything to make her life more comfortable. 

P.S yes that’s WHITE wonder bread. White trash bread, to put it another way...and yes...it’s delicious and horrible for you.

Keep on trying..

This boy is in his second year of college at the tender age of seventeen. He studies his little heart out to get good grades. I’ve had people ask if he’s sad that he misses out on prom and other high school events that he’d be involved in had he not graduated early. I say this. He sure doesn’t seem sad. He seems happy to be accomplishing something that’s so difficult. It’s a road he’s chosen and he’s happy he did. We all have to choose which direction we go and thankfully we don’t all have to be from the same mold to be happy. Homeschool...high school...college....private school....we can be happy no matter where we are or what we do...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sometimes you gotta just get out of town...

And that’s exactly what we did this weekend. We went away for two nights just to kiss the chaos goodbye. We went to the temple, ate good food, stayed up late watching movies and just chilled as a family. It was perfect.

P.S Connor wore this mask every time we got stuck in traffic and just stared out the window at people. It was pretty darn entertaining, to say the least....








Thursday, October 5, 2017

The bug killers in my life...

It’s no secret. I hate bugs. I especially hate spiders. They are so fast and creepy and yucky and I have it in my head that if I go to kill it...it’ll either jump at me or maybe even eat me. You just never know. Every night before I go to bed I check under the covers for bugs. Here’s the blessing in it all...Chris used to be my only bug killer but now I have several teenage boys to help me kill bugs too...although, I think I passed down the scared Gene to Connor because he hates bugs too...