Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Yes, Garlic. So recently I read the 100 Days of Real Food (great book, by the way) and started making a few of the recipes at home. We have already made huge progress with what we eat at home, but I needed to add a few new things to my recipe rotation. Many of her recipes call for fresh garlic. I have a love/hate relationship with garlic. I love the taste and how it makes my cooking so much more yummy, but I HATE chopping it, peeling it, and basically getting it into my food. I can never get the smell off of my hands. I hate that. I decided to solve this problem by taking a break from fresh garlic and buying that nice little jar of already minced garlic. Perfect solution to my problem, right?

And then this happened...

Epic fail! Nothing like trying to avoid garlic smell by buying a jar of garlic and then proceeding to accidentally drop it on its way back to the fridge...requiring me to clean up ten times the amount of stinky garlic with my bare hands. Bleck!

Needless to say, looks like I am going to bed tonight with garlic scented fingernails.

Sweet Dreams!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Four to the Store

Sometimes I have moments of craziness. Like taking four to the store on a Saturday morning. Obvious I bribed them to participate in this fun little outing with a promise that they could wear whatever they wanted. They picked wisely and we rolled into our local grocery with three Superheroes and a girl baby superhero - the boys rationalized that this WAS in fact her costume and they made sure to tell any strangers who asked about it...

Most of the strangers smiled and gave me the knowing "I have been there" looks. 

Of course, the secret to making this strategy work is to make it in and out of the store in about 27 minutes flat. Watch out, Y'all, here comes the crazy circus with a giant overloaded two-kid cart! =)

Three cheers for a happy Saturday morning ending!

I suppose that Henry is now technically the Second Oldest kid, but he still photographs like a Middle Kid, don't you think? =)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Wishing you joy this season!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I love you Mommy

There are many days that my job as a mommy of four very small children feels thankless and demanding. Not to mention that I feel like the Team Captain in a daily professional Bum Wiping Contest.

Then there's days like today when my oldest kid hands me this:

If you are a mom of young little people, hang on! Someday they will be able to draw you pictures and write you notes - and you will hardly remember the sleepless nights, endless time outs, and bottom wiping.

I promise. =)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We got stuff growin' out back.

 Here's our kale. Yes we are trendy like that.

 This is our speckled lettuce. It bolted a bit but made for a perfect close up shot.

 My succulents are my favorite.

 The have the most interesting shapes and texture. And they require virtually NO care or water. This, Y'all, is the perfect thing to grow out back!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

He came, He saw, He conquered.

Now, if only this reptile could FOR REAL conquer the mess in my children's room, it would be awesome. =)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Little Pink Bundle

So, we changed it up a bit last week....
added a little pink bundle to our crew!
Oh, how we love her.

Anna Kathryn, welcome to the world!  

We love you and all your sweetness.  
Your brothers think you hung the moon (already!)
 and we love getting to know you.
So glad God gave us you!