Update on Zeke’s Vision

It’s been in the back of my mind to get Zeke back to the ophthalmologist  for awhile now.  I was supposed to do it 3 months after the initial appointment, but life got busy, I got pregnant, and then we fell off the “wear a patch every day” hell-wagon and so I kept putting it off. […]

Happy Birthday, Sweet G!

Today my oldest baby turned 9.  Incredible.  Cliched, but true: how the time flies. Here’s her birth story: A C-Section Birth Here’s a fun blast from the past: Gianna’s 7th birthday in South Korea, with fun photos of our trip to E-World, the Korean amusement park. Today we took the day off of formal schooling.  The […]

A Toddler’s Bedtime To-Do List

All 4 of our kids sleep in the same room.  We have a twin/full bunk bed and a twin mattress on the floor.  The boys share the full size bottom bunk, sleeping perpendicular to “normal.”  It worked for Gianna and Aliya for awhile and now it’s working well for the boys. Sort of. After we […]

Update on Ezekiel’s Eyes

You know what’s odd?  Being a parent.  You’re in charge of these little people, entirely responsible for their care.  So you feed them and care for them, clean up after them and enjoy them.  Teach them if you get a free moment.  You know. And then you get knocked sideways by a health issue, like […]

A Honey Badger Lives in my Home

When I got pregnant with Ezekiel, we were a bit surprised.  Of course, we do know how babies are made (thanks for asking though, random stranger in the mall) so it wasn’t completely out of the blue, but nevertheless, there was a certain level of shock that accompanied that particular positive pregnancy test. As a […]

Bright: Theme Thursday

What I really wanted to do for the theme of “Bright” this week was to take one of those really cool night photos that leaves the lens open for a long time and captures swirls of color from passing cars, etc.  (What a technical sentence, I know.)  Alas, life was… life, and by the time […]

Summer Lovin’, Had Me a Blast

~1~ It’s been a whirlwind 13 days since flying in from South Korea.  Family, friends, swimming, a borrowed house that rivals an expensive vacation home, and AH-MAZE-ing weather.  It’s been increible.  (That’s Spanish for ‘stupendous’.) I don’t know about you, but we’ve been going-going-going, morning, noon, and night.  Swimming, sign language camp, friends and family […]

Five Favorites

I’m joining the lovely and effervescent Hallie (the moxie-est wife!) for my (First Ever) Five Favorites. In case you were suspicious: yes, this IS a total cop-out post.  But it’s 10:45 p.m. and I’m just sitting down on the couch.  Soooo, you get what you get and you don’t get upset.  Or something. ~1~ My husband is […]

In a Jiffy!

~1~ All the contact lens wearers out there, raise your hands.  How many times have you been forced to choose between replacing an ancient pair of glasses or having your years’ supply of contacts fully covered by insurance?  It’s a hideous choice, and one I’ve faced nearly every year of my adult life. No longer. […]

Mama: Theme Thursday

The mamas in my life: My very own bestest-in-the-world mama (and a drunken Ezekiel?): My daddy’s mama, Grandma Betty, who is fierce and loving and holy and a force to be reckoned with: My mama by marriage, and a better mother in law than I deserve or ever could have hoped for: Kevin’s Grandma Henrietta, […]