I am not enough. There’s not enough of me to go around. I’m tired and sore and wishing the next weeks away, longing for the day I’ll feel normal again. For the day I feel normal again. I can’t ever take the kids to the park enough times to suit me. The zoo pass sits […]
Someone told me once that, to have a large family and remain sane, one must have a good sense of humor. I’m always rather enjoyed the funnier side of life, but children have slowly taught me to see things that way on a far broader basis. When Pierce pooped on the floor at the eye […]
We burn wood for heat. Come about now, when the heat is enough to make Sterling question why on earth we’re cutting wood for heat, we start cutting for next winter. So when Blaine read a CraigsList ad from a family who had a bunch of trees that need to come down, we started on […]
It’s a zoo.
Since the friends we went to the zoo with here in South Dakota are far more on the ball than I am (While I took pictures, my camera still holds them captive.) I’m going to steal her photos and share them all with you. Thanks, LC. My kids love the head boards. Or whatever you […]
One of our favorite things to do on a warm evening. (One of these days, I’ll learn to count to six and realize Eden was busy cooking another marshmallow after donating her first to Charlotte and she never got in the mix of messy s’more eating children. Oops.)
Heavy thoughts for a Monday.
As I walked through a grocery store tonight, I ran into a friend. She also has six children. After commenting that we look an awful lot alike when it comes to family size and mentioning how people never fail to comment, we went our separate ways. Less than three seconds later, I was cornered by […]
Pictures: what our homeschool looks like.
Every homeschool blog I look at looks idyllic. Orderly, labeled, color-coded shelves of perfectly graded schoolbooks, desks free of pencil marks (and dust), and charts on the walls to tell each perfectly groomed student which minute of which hour they should be doing their 3rd grade Geometry. Oh, to be so organized. But I’m not. […]
I sewed 17 sock monkeys in the last month and a half. Ten of them were for my kids and their cousins who were here for Christmas. Fun stuff.
There are 17 people in my house this Christmas. All family, crowded together under one little roof. Ten little people, all having the time of their lives and making memories that will last a lifetime. Seventeen people, one bathroom, 51 meals a day to prepare, and more games played than I can count. One Christmas […]