Recently as we sat at the dinner table, the topic of how long Mommy and Daddy have been married came up. My husband was holding my hand and said to the five children we feed every meal, "Daddy loves Mommy very much." Our six yr. old daughter was completely into the romance of the moment and shook her head up and down. She responded, "That's true, 'cause you're holding her fingers." At that … [Read more...] about For the Love of Ipod
Training for "Celebrating 13 Years in 13 Miles" continues! Yesterday my dear friend, Heather, came over and we ran 4.5 miles together. It was very interesting; I don't typically run with anyone. My husband, Matt, and I have only run together twice. Now Heather is a noble steed,while I am more like the humble mountain donkey. She's fast and focused; I'm slow and sporadic. In … [Read more...] about Two are Better than One
On Monday, my Tristina and I headed off to her afternoon kindergarten class. It's a five minute drive, but she loves the attention of that little drive. The two of us have girl chat and it is usually about whatever topic she desires.This week she chose a whopper of a topic. "So why was Daddy crying when we were watching the video on Saturday?" Now you have to understand that her grandparents … [Read more...] about Hard Questions
"There's no sweeter sound than to hear your baby say "DA-DA"." This was my husband's facebook status last week. I replied that I thought "MAMA" might be sweeter. We have yet to hear "Mama," but the dada song has been going all week. I think the little one has him wrapped around that pinky. In fact, she probably did the moment she was born. Our other sweet girl, Taylor, hasn't been able to … [Read more...] about Sweet Sounds
Ever read that book? Trust me, we are asking that question all the time at our house. Over the weekend, I quickly threw the diaper bag over my shoulder and caught the scent of sunscreen. Immediately a smile came across my face. Read on and you'll understand:Last summer I took my three youngest kiddos and the baby to the free Tuesday morning movies at the cinema. It's no small task to take … [Read more...] about Who’s Making that Smell?
Two years ago in January, I had this wild idea to run with my husband. News flash, People: Just because you are thin doesn't mean you are IN SHAPE! So run I did. I stunk at it, but I did it. On April 26, 2008, Matt and I ran the Country Music ½ Marathon. Matt is an incredible runner, having ten or so full marathons under his belt, as well as many shorter races. However, it was my first race. … [Read more...] about Top Five Reasons I Ran a ½ Marathon
Yesterday I was driving two of my children to the church for their kids' choir event day. It was early morning and we were chatting about what to expect as the day unfolded. While nothing in writing had come to my attention, both my son and daughter seemed to be most excited about getting to eat at Chick Fil A at the mall for lunch. Since I didn't have paper to back this up, I asked, "Well, how … [Read more...] about Lovin’ Chick Fil A
Several years ago, my oldest son was watching me feed his older disabled sister. As I placed the green beans in her mouth, she made quite the face. Her younger brother received the definite message that she did NOT like green beans. His response, "Taylor doesn't like green beans, Mom. (slight pause)How about jelly beans?" He was definitely going to bat for her! His negotiating skills haven't … [Read more...] about Green Beans and Jelly Beans