Monday, May 17, 2010


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I love


Especially on days like today. Jack has another cold which means all I can do it hold him. Everyone took to crying as their coping skill for the day. I even cried. You know you are a mom when you wet wipes instead of Kleenex because they are closer to reach.

Even in the midst of my hard day, their were highlights.
The temperature was 77 degrees today. I live in MN and that is unheard of for the first of April.
The trees are budding and spring is here. God has been so gracious with an early spring because our house was feeling mighty small with so many little people running around. And now with my Sister-in-law not living next door, we don't have anywhere to go to burn off all of our extra energy. Biking around our driveway has become the new favorite past time.

Speaking of biking...Silas is a wild man on his bike. Faster is better. I am so thankful we have a helmet for him. He is going to be my ER kid because of all the crazy stuff he does.

Lydia is sooooo close to riding a bike all by herself. I wish I didn't have to wear Jack on the front of me so that I could help her more. Even with that, she is doing great. A couple more days of practice and she should have it! She wants to surprise her cousins with her new skills when we go and visit them in 10 days. (not that we are counting days around here:) She wanted to pack her suitcase today so she would be "ready."

My little man needs to go and walk the halls....


Bedtime fun

Sometimes Grandpas do things that mommies would never do. For example, putting children up on the ledge between the kitchen and dining room.
Fun with the cousins building with magnatiles.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

They're gone.

They are gone and now I am really sad.

It is too quiet next door.

Grace even said as we were walking back home from waving goodbye, "I miss them already."

We all do.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Today is a last.

I am trying to celebrate the lasts and to stay focused on the blessing this season of my life has been.

My sister-in-law and family move tomorrow morning. Being next door neighbors has been so amazing these past 20 months. To have that support, love, and shared life has been so encouraging especially these last 4 months when we have gone from 3 to 6 children.

The Lord is writing our stories and I am trusting that something beautiful will come out of this but it still doesn't make it easier when you are in the midst of it.

Today I am sad.

But tomorrow will be better.

A new chapter has started and I am so curious what God is up to in our lives.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mothers of Multiples

Yes I have joined that world. I didn't even realize that there was a support group for mothers of multiples...and I qualify with my triplets.

They have a huge garage sale twice a year here in town. A friend invited me to sell a few things under her name, so I took her up on her offer.

This was a well oiled machine event!

Seriously - these women had it down to a tee.

We all arrived at 7 am...set up...put of stuff out...we shopped early...and then they let in hoards of people at 11 am. They only run the sale until 2 pm. It was completely amazing!

(I was hoping that I sold enough things to buy our whole family nerf guns for a family nerf war. My kids would go crazy over something that like. And I just saw them on sale at Target for $10...shhhh!)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lydia's favorites

I interviewed Lydia last night because she earned the privilege of staying up later by cleaning the living room. (side note: She is the one telling me at night that I would really appreciate it in the morning if I cleaned up the house before going to bed. Oh - she is so much like me that it makes me laugh)

Lydia age 5

1. Playing with Jack
2. Special Dates with Daddy
3. Special dates with Nana
4. Winning prizes at RAD (Wednesday Church night)
5. Painting pictures
6. Riding horses
7. Looking at books
8. Peeling carrots and potatoes
9. Playing with my cousins
10. swimming at the lake cabin

Favorite place to go? Sauk Centre McDonald's Playland
What do you want to be when you grow up? Mom
Food? Mac and cheese
Favorite books? Annie's apple farm and Usborne First Experiences
Favorite Uncle? (I only asked this because my brothers always fight to see who is the favorite uncle of the day) "That's a hard one...I think it is Joel."
Favorite Bible verse:
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold or silver pieces. Psalm 119:72