The kids and I spent a weekend with my family last month. My intention was to help my mom with her basement or scrapbook or anything to be a good firstborn and help out during her time off this summer. Unfortunately, we made those plans before I knew I was pregnant, so by the time […]
We were all playing outside a few weeks ago when Corban spotted it. The red kid mower, broken…and in the neighbor’s trash pile. We played with it for the last hour before its demise, and then we returned it to its resting ground. Corban still talks about that “wonderful red mower; it’s okay if it’s […]
Corban was given a helmet recently. He wore it for two days straight. Our summer goal is to get him to ride all the way to the library (and back)–a one-mile roundtrip! He reminds me every time he rides, every time we drive, every time he sees his bike: “Mom, my goal is to ride […]
James celebrated his golden birthday a couple Sundays ago. 30 on the 30th. I told him this is the coolest one he’ll ever have. It’s all downhill from here. There are so many components to this surprise, I’ll try pare it down. (Yeah, right.) Sunday, we ate the traditional bunny cake. Unfortunately, Saturday was the […]
Neighbor babies. Walking babies. New babies. Talking babies. Slouching babies. Never-took-a-paci-but-now-is-obsessed babies. Drooling babies. Love-expressed babies. Scratch that. He’s not a baby; he’s a preschooler!
We rang in the new year with our neighbors. Actually, we saw hours past the new year, once The Paper Game started. A decision that’s always fun in the moment but always regretted the next morning. (If you’ve never experienced the phenomenon that is TPG, come over. Tonight!) And the board game Shadows over Camelot made us almost miss the ball […]
The cemetery is beautiful every time of year. The giant car cart with squeaky wheel you’re always sure to hear. In traditional Christmas fashion, Baby Jesus vrooms up arm of chair. And baby leaning over couch means sleep is very near. No matter what the season, couch jumping just won’t get old. And when siblings […]
Cheese! Reading, watching, jumping. Trying to escape. Preparing to take a bite of football. Football bitten; group shot…mostly a fail. Blurry cuties anyway.
1. Projects: Plenty of spaces to organize and arrange We have more space than we need in this blessing of a house, so we’re trying to figure out how best to live in it. Now that we’ve lived a whole year in it, it’s coming more and more together. I went on a reorganizing frenzy […]
A couple months ago, our life group had our annual fall camping discussion. (Yep, it took that much advanced planning to get us all in town on the same weekend!) But now that we’re Shaffer-less (miss you guys!), we have a whole lot less motivation to do all the WORK associated with camping…especially with so […]
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