Tuesday, April 15, 2014


After almost a year of not being able to sit at the table as a family and two months of not having a table at all, it feels amazing to sit down to dinner!  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Snow

Last year right around this time, we were snowed in with Spring storm Yogi.  Once again the weather is acting crazy with temps in the 70's one day and below freezing and snowy the next!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Safe and Sound

Initially, I was more than just a little irritated that we managed to get a flat tire on moving day, less than an hour after we picked up the truck.  As the morning wore on, my perspective did change.  It was nice to have extra time with family.  The King took a nice nap (he has had Midge's flu) and the kids had extra play time.  Thankfully the tire was fixed quickly and it could have been worse, we could have been halfway home or something really inconvenient.

Interestingly enough, a year ago to the day we made our big adventurous move.  As I drove through Denver, I couldn't help but think how scared I was last year and how at ease I am now.  So much has changed, and it has been an incredible year.  Last year we were so unsure of what the future held.  All we really knew was that we wanted, needed, to be together.  Now, while we certainly don't have any more insight into the future than anyone else, we have a sense of peace that I am so thankful for!  And now we are home, safe and sound.

Another Moving Nightmare

Every time we move and have to rent a truck there is drama! This time is no exception. We didn't even make it from the storage unit back to my mom's hous before we had a flat tire...2 hour eta on roadside...grrrr

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Today was a typical, busy day.  Boo is feeling better and got some much needed sleep last night.  I put the humidifier right next to her bed and some vapo-rub on her chest.  Unfortunately now the King is sick.  He has been a trooper though and you would hardly know it.  I made a Texas Chocolate Cake to surprise him after work tonight.

The kids like to watch out the window for him to pull up.  Then they run out to greet him.  It is quite the welcome home!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

One of Those Nights

Poor Boo has a miserable cough. She was fine until bedtime, but then she started coughing uncontrollably.  We tried  cough medicine, propping her up, and even a steamy shower at 4 am.  She probably slept less than 3 hours combined the whole night.  Once The King left for work I propped her up on my bed and we both slept until 6:30.  I am praying today is better!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Slow and Steady

This has been a very different year in our homeschool. Due to our circumstances we tried some different things. Some worked great, others just weren't a good fit.  I tend to be overly critical when it comes to assessing how I have done and I often emphasize what I wish I could change. In an effort to step away from that I have put my focus on the positive. A lot of academic growth happened this year.  Tea spends a little time each morning working on her cursive. At the beginning of this year it was hard to read. Now it is more than legible and she is proud that she can sign her name!