Bug Catching

The kids and me went out bug catching today. We were on a mission to find bugs for our garden, in particular, lady bugs. The kids took the PowerWheels ATV down to the creek and we walked to find bugs. We found a “yellow-orange” lady bug and put it in the bug cage and brought …

Campout

Last night, the kids wanted to have a campout. Given that we are still in quarantine, we set up the tent in the backyard. We also started a fire in the fire pit and cooked hotdogs for dinner; well, the kids had hot dogs. Me and Elise had leftover jambalaya that she made. It was …

New Ward

Good morning! Just when I thought my kids were all healthy, my Maverick, who has a killer immune system, came down with whatever Bev had the week before. He had a fever for three days, which he milked. He pouted his lip and gave his big blue eyes the puppy dog look with a, “I …

Bev’s Sick

Bev has had mouth sores all week so she’s been so incredibly grumpy. Yesterday she was doing better so I thought I could finally head to the gym. We made it all the way to the gym. (this involved packing a picnic for the lake afterwards, swim gear, towels, beach toys, etc) and Max complained …

Andy starts work

Andy has been pretty busy with orientation stuff at work, but today was his official first work day. He told me some crazy stories, but I think he enjoyed finally getting to do what he loves. For the Fourth of July we went to a work party that he was invited to. I love how …

Houston Friends

Now that Andy’s started work back up and I’ve began to have a bit of a routine, it is beginning to feel more like home and less like an extended vacation. This has brought a bit of peace, but also a bit of sadness. At times I think about going to my favorite people’s homes, …

Andy’s Graduation

I have another blog post I’m working on, but after finishing it on Friday, I realized I hadn’t shared Andy’s graduation, our journey packing, driving, unloading, or any of that fun stuff, so I’m going to back track a bit before I share it (it will have lots of photos, so be prepared). But I …

Fun times

I took a two week hiatus because first week Andy was closing on our house in GA and I happened to get super sick that weekend on top of it, so blogging was the last thing on my mind. But I made it through alive as did ┬áthe kids. Andy made it back to us …

Easter

I’ll be honest, it has not been a great Easter. It hasn’t been one filled with reflection on the great gift He has given me. It hasn’t been one filled with laughter and memory making. I am stressed. How do I find peace in the midst of stress? If I knew I wouldn’t be writing …

House is selling

In my blog post, titled, “Finding Peace” I talked about our first week of getting the house on the market and the whirlwind of showings. To my relief, and feelings of utmost gratitude, the house is now under contract. Actually, it’s kind of a funny story. The house went officially on the market April 4th. …