Monday, January 30, 2012

A Good Man

I just have to brag about my husband.  He is now a mail carrier, or postal carrier is the term I believe.  He is working hard 6 days a week.  Most weeks he will be working well over 50 hours and ALL of it is on his feet, walking, carrying and delivering mail and packages.  An average day for him is 9+ hours.  He is working so hard for us.  He is doing all of this to support us, his family.  I think he is amazing!  I feel so blessed to be home with our kids.  I feel honored to be here to cook, clean and make sure that my husband's day starts off smoothly.  Sometimes it means I stay up til 11 at night making sure his uniform is finished drying and that his lunch is packed and let me tell is so worth it!  It is worth it to know that when gets 5 minutes to eat his lunch he will know I packed it for him (and sometimes I sneak in a note) and it is worth it when our youngest builds block towers with me and then knocks them over.  It is worth it when I help the Hippie with a tough math problem.  I am so happy to be here at home with our kids and taking care of family.  And I am so thankful for a husband who keeps that a priority and that he appreciates what I do as well. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Each week the girls have a piano lesson.  Sometimes I take them and other times my husband is able to.  If he takes them, he grabs his camera and snaps some photos.  He took these last week and I think they are worth sharing.  I love them.  Especially the one on the bottom with the winding path.  Which is your favorite?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I Love Daddy!

Technically I Love Dadd! Since she ran out of room.  The Hippie disappeared the other day.  She was in her room alone...which NEVER happens.  Later she ran out carrying this homemade sign for her Daddy. 

You better believe he still has this sign on his desk!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

First Date: A Book Review

I was able to review the book First Date by Krista McGee.  This fictional book is based on the story of Esther from the Bible.  The story centers around a reality TV showed called The Book of Love where 100 girls from across the country are competing to be the prom date for the President’s son. 
At first I thought, “oh great. I have picked some teeny bopper book to review.”  But as the story progressed I was truly drawn in.  The main character Addy, has a surprising depth of character.  Like Esther, she was orphaned and raised by her uncle.  Throughout the story, we learn about her parents and how they died and the faith that she inherited from them.  Addy, again like Esther, at first has no desire to be there competing for a boy’s attention.  As the story progresses she begins to see how God is truly at work in her and around her. 
All in all it was a great read, but with a bit of a slow start.  I am glad that I had the chance to read it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Have you ever...

Met a blogger whose blog YOU follow?  I am about to!  If all goes well, this Friday I will meet a lady whose blog I have followed for quite some time.  We have been into each other in the blogosphere and have been messaging back and forth on Facebook.  I am quite excited as she (from her blog at least) reminds me a lot of my closest friend...even down to the fact that they each have 5 sons!  AND the lady I hope to meet and my closest friends are also friends on Facebook.  I know, small world right?  I am really looking forward to meeting her and hopefully gaining a new friend too!  So it makes me wonder have you ever met a blogger?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Does anyone think today is special?  I sure do! 11 years ago today my husband asked me to marry him!  11 years ago right now we were celebrating with my parents and sister.  I was giddy and already busy making wedding plans.  To celebrate we made homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Monday, January 2, 2012


Thank you Columbus Zoo for allowing Veterans and their families in free.  We had a great time and loved having a free thing to do as a family.