Is this eternally significant?

I find myself making mistakes constantly. Human. So, so, so totally human. After a week with a few mistakes that bothered me more than most, I had to consider: “Is this eternally significant? Is this going to affect the long term?” I could, thankfully, look at the events of the week and realize what was […]

Motherhood: Not for the faint of heart.

It’s really hard to type anything substantial with one hand. It’s really hard to hold and or nurse a baby without at least one hand. See where I’m going with this? But, photos I can do. I love this one of Eden. It’s hard to get a genuine smile captured these days from her – […]

Spring excitement.

Where’s Waldo? Blaine?   Blaine got home from work the other day and headed off to who knows what project he’d chosen for the evening. With a long list, you never quite know. The next thing I heard was the chainsaw. I went outside to see this. Blaine’s in there somewhere, perched in the tree, […]

Elliot Adelaide: 5.5 weeks

Baby girl is growing, becoming quite the fusspot, belches like an adult, and insists on nursing A LOT. Blaine’s wondering if she has acid reflux. I’m wondering if she doesn’t just have a good case of Spoiled. Ellie’s starting to smile often, grabs a fistful of my hair at every chance, and sleeps determinedly in strange […]

Beauty Treatments

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The girls love curly hair. None of them were blessed with an over abundance of curls… a few got none at all. What we won’t do to change what we’ve been given. Ruby’s beauty treatment When I got up the next morning after rolling the three older girls’ hair in foam rollers, I found Ruby […]

1 month, growing, and a new all-members present family photo

March 2014

Elliot turned one month old earlier this week. Yesterday, we went to the pediatrician for her checkup. I have a one month old the size of a four month old, according to the pediatrician. She’s gained exactly 2 pounds since birth, and weighed in at 11 pounds 8 ounces. She’s outgrown all her 0-3 month […]

TOS Review: Media Talk 101

The TOS Review Crew has been reviewing a DVD from Media Talk 101 titled “Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture”. The topic of media and the ‘addiction’ that our culture has with video games, Facebook, movies, and television is something that fascinates me, so this was a fun review I jumped at the […]

TOS Review: Spelling You See

As part of the Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Review Crew, I’ve been working on a review with Spelling You See‘s Level A:Listen and Write with Ruby for the past few months. She’s doing kindergarten work this year in our homeschool, and this was right up her alley. As the only “student” who didn’t have spelling – because […]

Ellie: 3.5 weeks

Ellie - 3. 5 weeks

Bless you, whoever you are, for creating the baby swing. It took me three and a half weeks to give in and get it out. I hate the space it takes up. But when this dear girl allows me to get something done with both arms for a bit while she does this…   It’s totally […]

Sleep deprived thoughts.


Interesting weight loss plan: 27 pounds in 24 days via childbirth. Way to keep it going: have a baby who instinctively knows when I’m trying to eat and prevents me from it. I’ll be model thin in no time. (Or I’m seriously disillusioned.) Ellie’s growing. While she hasn’t gained all that I’ve lost by any […]