Pizza Party!

Pizza Party!

This evening was one of our first hiccups.  We had planned to pick up Alex, Sifa, and the kids on Friday evening at 5:00, so they could come over and make and eat pizza with us.  However, when I stopped to pick them up, the CSIRP was there to pick them up also.  They had … Continue reading

The Day of the Big Spoon

The Day of the Big Spoon

Thursday was so fun.  So fun.  Except the part where my kids ran around my new friends’ apartment like crazy people and fought the whole time.  Otherwise, perfect. We stopped over at their apartment to check in and teach them how to use their washer & dryer.  The boys had gotten together some books and … Continue reading

They’re Here!!!!

They’re Here!!!!

The flight was delayed, but only a little.  They made it!  A looooong flight from Malawi to the US and a couple of connections, and they made it here.  It was just after 11:00pm when I finally met the four of them.  All the excitement, anxiousness, and fear was manifested in one… handshake.  I’m such … Continue reading

Mentorship

Mentorship

Mentorship is a personal development – a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. Our family recently signed up to mentor a refugee family for a year.  I decided to pursue working with refugees after our community was in an uproar about … Continue reading

Bring it back. (it = you)

Bring it back. (it = you)

I have heard a couple of my stay-at-home mom friends lately talking about how they feel like they have become a lesser version of themselves.  And this seems like it is a common thing with moms.  It has been on my mind a lot lately and I have a few thoughts that I wanted to share. … Continue reading

Our Favorite Charity

Our Favorite Charity

Some of you may remember that we had some issues when Sawyer was born. You can read about it all on our CaringBridge site. The super short version is that we had some complications during Sawyer’s birth that led to mild brain damage and seizures. He was sent to Denver to be a part of … Continue reading

SoSo is 2!

SoSo is 2!

Sawyer turned two. Two?! TWO.  So, we had some Sesame Street fun to celebrate.  And everyone got in the spirit.  It was a super fun day to celebrate our super special miracle baby.  While I have a million photos, I’m just posting a few (!) so you can share in the excitement!

Swingers

Swingers

Another reason an iphone is awesome: Capturing the sibling swing jump contest.

First Day of Preschool!

First Day of Preschool!

Scout, I know that you are mine and that I am totally biased, but you are the greatest.  I can’t believe you are already starting school, even if it is only preschool.  You love learning, love knowledge, and are always trying to figure things out.  I know preschool will be perfect for you.  I know that you … Continue reading

Love these Links!

Do you guys like to see links?  Or is this just another annoying post?  Give me some feedback…if you want to.  Or just enjoy the links.  You decide. Bic for Her Reviews  – Hilarious reviews of a misguided marketing campaign.  Pens for women? Banana Slicer Reviews – Read the reviews – also hilarious. Kid Snippets … Continue reading