Carter’s first Starbucks


Carter has been so helpful around the house lately that I decided to turn my kid-free errand running into a Starbucks date. If you give a kid a cookie, chances are he'll want warm vanilla milk to go with it so... Up he went with mommy's card. I can't believe he is tall enough to see over the counter and old enough to order his own milk! I will not cry the first day of kindergarten.  I will not cry the first day of kindergarten. … [Continue reading...]


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1/2 of a year


How in the world is my baby, my very last baby, 6 months old today? Didn’t we just come home from the hospital yesterday… with Keaton?! I think if I could, I would freeze time right now. Yes, it is hard and we are tired, but everyday someone does something cute, funny or adorable.  Someone […]

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He says


As we were driving in the car…. Keaton: mama Me: yes? Keaton: mama Me: what Buddy? Keaton: mama Me: what baby? Keaton: mama Me: Keaton Keaton: What? Yes. That is exactly what I want to know. Now who is on first?

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Living in the country


We’re determined to make use of our blackberries this year by making jam. We headed out to the back acres before it got hot. Some of us dressed ourselves. Others didn’t get dressed at all. One of us did the majority of the berry picking and one of us slept the entire time. Wish us […]

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Rios / Roberts


Six of the eight cousins got together this week for a captivating reading of “The Day the Crayons Quit”. Just look at all those boys!

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Close to sitting


This guy… love him! He is such a cuddly little monkey that he wants to bend in half or wrap around me all day. Sometimes, rarely but sometimes, I can get him to sit for a picture before collapsing into a pile of love.

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The Buxton cousins


              Our house is a little quieter and a lot sadder this afternoon since the Buxtons left town and headed home to Reno. Four kids five and under is a lot, but 6 kids five and under is just an all out party. The boys are missing their cousins […]

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Afternoon with GG


Someone had a good time hanging with GG this afternoon before his big brother got up from his nap. Then there was a little competition.

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Vintage Industrial Nursery Reveal

nursery glider tucking in

I realized the other day that I never did show off the final nursery for Kacher. I wanted a vintage industrial feel for his room which was actually a closet when we moved in last year. Wait. That sounds bad. It was originally a room that the lady before us transformed into an entire closet for […]

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