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First Thanksgiving 2014

First Thanksgiving 2014

For the first time in a very long time, we were able to spend an entire day with my parents and my brother and his family.  And it was AWESOME!  We chose to celebrate Thanksgiving a bit early to make sure that we’d have plenty of time for cooking, eating, and enjoying each other without having […]

Magnificent Meatloaf

Magnificent Meatloaf

For the last few weeks, our small group has been working through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (which I highly recommend).  During our monthly Budget Committee meetings, Ryan and I have learned that giving each dollar a job involves a lot more than just writing down numbers.  It also means talking about our plans for […]

Homework Station = Creative Inspiration

Homework Station = Creative Inspiration

Technically, I’m still a credentialed teacher in the state of California.  So you’d think that I would have created a dedicated space for my boys to do homework long before Ryder was halfway through first grade.  Buuuuuuut you’d be wrong. After enduring yet another “Mooooooom, Evan’s distracting me!” argument, I’d had it.  It was the straw that […]

Happy Hallow-IN

Happy Hallow-IN

The last few months have rolled through our lives like a runaway freight train.  We’ve been surprised by one strange event after another, and at times it seemed as if there was barely enough time or space to take a breath. Amidst the chaos I began asking the boys what they wanted to be for Halloween. […]