Friday, March 27, 2015

San Diego with my one true love...

I don't know why it took me 18 years to figure out that leaving the kids for a short time would be advantageous to my marriage but better late than never, right?? Chris has wanted to have a getaway for quite a while and so I finally gave in and he asked his mom to come out and watch out for my little hens.

We spent five lovely days in San Diego. The sun shined...we went to bed at 1:00am every night...slept in as late as we wanted. Made out a heck of a lot....and just loved....absolutely LOVED laughing together. We could talk without being interrupted. It. Was. Wonderful. 

Here's the best part...we loved our kids more when we came home. And even weirder? They loved each other more. It's like they had a special bonding moment that never happens when mom and dad are around. Win/win for all.

Love u Chris. I can honestly say that you make my life beautiful.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

They really DO like each other...

For a couple of boys that argue and scrap as much as they do, it was a dream come true when I looked over this morning and connor was helping christian tie his tie. Needless to say, my heart swelled.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Will you go out with me?

It's date time again, where we take turns every week allowing each child a dinner date with mom and dad. Six weeks (six children) of sharing our date night time, but it's worth it getting this one on one time.

We took little grace to our favorite pizza place. She's such a sweet loving girl. Having her in our family is a true blessing indeed. Love you, goose egg.

I'm confused...but I'll take it...

What's up with this Oregon weather? It was 70 degrees today and usually this time of year it's much colder than that. The kids and I went hiking today and it was amazing being outside with no jacket, no rain, and no cold. I'm just praying this lasts because when the sun is shining, my mood becomes really, really cheery. I like like that...and husband likes that. It's a win, win.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Remember the game "MASH"? Gosh I loved that game as a kid. Who am I kidding? I still love it. Grace and I played yesterday. I ended up marrying a 7 year old boy (Grace's idea...not mine) and my profession was "a pooper scooper"...whatever that is, it doesn't sound good. I also had 1,000,000,000 kids. Wow. Good times.


These are the two views we got to experience on our long run today. 10 very long miles where u just want to be done, then u see this and it becomes ok for a few minutes. I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Connor has a best friend. He and saige have been best friends for a really, really long time. I mean, come on...saiges mom is my best friend so what choice did they have? These two are such clown together. Plus...connor loves any girl attention he can get.