Tag Archives: Family

Honoring Those Whom We Love

I’m not an incredibly sentimental person by nature, especially when it comes to holidays. I know I’ve mentioned it here before that we rarely celebrate holidays and birthdays in our home with more than a song or a hug (well, and a few gifts for the kids), and I am 100% okay with that. Mother’s […]

Spain

I posted yesterday about #Whole30, and afterwards I realized that I hadn’t posted in this space in nearly 2 months. How does that happen? For so many years I posted here at least 4-5 times a week, but as much as I miss it, I keep not making the effort to write in this space. […]

Bright Spots

The last 14 days have been a blur of waking up and thinking *what the actual fuck* every time I look at my phone. This administration scares the shit out of me on a daily basis, but I guess the upside is that I’m more motivated than ever before to make phone calls and talk […]

The Flower Girl!

At my sister’s wedding last weekend, Stella had the honor of being asked to be the flower girl. It was actually an adults-only wedding, so she was the only kid in the church! The bridesmaids had all been asked to pick out whatever navy blue, floor length gown they wanted, so when we found this […]

I’m FEELING It

As my first post of 2017, I figure it’s only appropriate that it’s all about a new year, new goals, a fresh start…whatever you want to call it. I’m FEELING it in my soul, and I’ve been feeling it for a couple of weeks, which makes me happy. I’ll expound on my goals and such more […]

Merry Christmas!

A full 1/3 of the holiday cards we received this year were from YOU, my crazy internet friends. That is so dang cool. Love you all!

The Show

Yesterday my husband and brother and I were watching the football game when the kids came into the room and asked us to turn off the TV so they could do a show for us. Of course we obliged. 🙂 These are some of my favorite moments in parenting! ❤

Day 24, #NaBloPoMo – Thankful

Today is a great day to remember why I am so thankful for my life, even when it’s feeling like a challenge. I am thankful for my kids, who I used to worry I’d never have in my life. I am thankful for my husband, who has stood by my side for 12 years, and […]

Day 21, #NaBloPoMo – To the Nines

Living in rural Colorado, it’s not often that we get a chance to dress up. However, exactly 2 months from today, one of my little sisters will be getting married in Ohio. We are used to pretty casual weddings here in Colorado (think outdoors on a mountain top sort of thing), so it’s actually pretty […]

Day 8, #NaBloPoMo – #ImWithHer

Two weeks ago today, my Mom went in to see her doctor for a routine, acute health issue, and while she was there, her doctor discovered something he found concerning. After the initial testing was completed and as he was about to tell her what he had found, my Mom told us that she had […]

Day 7, #NaBloPoMo – Family

I’m not sure what she wants shared here publicly on my blog yet, but my Mom is going in for a pretty big surgery this afternoon, and any and all prayers or well wishes or whatever you believe in are much appreciated. I’m hopeful we will know more tonight, but realistically I’m guessing it will […]

Life, Updated

I’m sure this is probably a common theme in the life of parents with small children, but DAMN you guys, daily life is so busy, and I keep thinking it will slow down but it never does. I’m slowly (very, very slowly) realizing that I simply have to figure out how to manage my life […]

Microblog Mondays:Family

Summertime is full of fun and visitors and activities, and as much as I love it, I crashed into my bed absolutely exhausted at 8:30 last night (and it would have been earlier if we could have convinced the kids to do so). It was so awesome to have more family in town last weekend […]

Summer Nights & Holiday Weekends

The Fourth of July weekend was long and short, tiring and awesome. One of my ALI blog friends came with her three kids to visit (so much fun!) from Thursday-Saturday, and my in-laws and their kids were still in town until Sunday morning, so the first couple of days were filled with lots of running […]

They’re Always With Us

Last night we went up to my in-laws’ house for dinner, and after a really nice meal together, we got together for a quick family selfie. It’s always bittersweet to take group photos that don’t include Jaime, but we have all realized that you never know when it will be your last chance to take […]

Microblog Monday: Cousins

Last weekend was my in-law’s annual BBQ that is always held the weekend right around Jaime’s birthday. Charlie’s brother and his wife and their 3 kids drove in from Minnesota, and Charlie’s cousin (who has always lived in St. Louis but who recently moved to Colorado) made the 6 hour trek down to our house […]

Microblog Mondays: 30

Today would have been Jaime‘s 30th birthday. That’s hard to even imagine. One of the hardest parts of Jaime being gone is knowing that Charlie has lost that incredibly close friendship with his little sister and that our kids won’t get to grow up with her in their lives. We were at a birthday party last […]

Love & Marriage

A few months ago, my marriage was in a really bad spot. Honestly? It was at rock bottom. I wrote about it a little bit here and here and here. We got some great relationship books to read (which we honestly haven’t gotten all the way through yet, but so far we like them so thank you […]

Baby Steps & Hopefully Good Reads

So upon the recommendations of a couple of you, I purchased three different books last week for Charlie and I to read together to hopefully jump start some of the tough conversations we have in our future. For Women Only For Men Only The Introvert and Extrovert In Love: Making It Work When Opposites Attract […]

Harvey’s First Day on the Mountain

Well, I don’t think he’ll be ripping up the slopes yet this year, but he sure looked cute trying, even when he didn’t want his picture taken. 😉

Hurtin’ Unit

Yesterday marked Stella’s 4th day on the mountain, and she truly is improving by leaps & bounds every weekend that we take her up. We have gotten to the point that we’ll take her on the big ski runs and let her just practice her turns & stops without being on the leash, though when […]

My First Warm Christmas

For 33 years I have either been in Minnesota or Colorado for Christmas, so whether or not we had snow, it was always pretty cold on Christmas. However, this year my parents decided to rent a house in Arizona, so the entire family met down there! Most people flew in, but we decided to drive, […]

MMM – These are a Few of My Favorite THings

Last weekend I got a Friday night dinner with my family & Saturday night date night with my hubby – both at our favorite restaurant in town. There’s something to be said for consistency, right? 😉

Exhausted

We just spent the weekend out of town at the house of some good friends of ours. Both the adults and the kids had an absolute blast hanging out for a few days, but sleeping in a different place definitely has us all a bit exhausted now. At least we don’t mind the cuddles when […]

The Monday Snapshot – Pumpkin Patch Edition

…and the years, they fly by. More pictures here.