The post where I try and make up for being absent for a month!

A maybe not so quick update on each of us…one at a time.

Jillian- Still as freckle faced and sweet as ever! She laughs at EVERYTHING and I hear tons about how she hugs and kisses on all the boys in her school.

Danielle- Well we have had some rocky roads with Danielle and I’m not talking about ice cream. She tired out for UiL but we had some problems with her staying still, so I became “that mom” the mom that gives my ADHD child a diet mountain dew to control her wiggles instead of medicating her. She didn’t make the team (which I feel is a blessing) but we all learned some things. We have also had some bad grades, but she is learning her lesson, like maybe she really does need to study for spelling tests.

Otherwise she is doing well and I can’t wait to see her sing a solo in the church Christmas play in a couple of week.

Veronica- well 5th grade is surprisingly good for her! Her grades are awesome, her outlook is great and she has lots of friends. Maybe 4th grade was her awkward time, but she is doing very well. I’m very proud of her. Of course she keeps talking about Junior High and shaving like it’s right around the corner and she needs to stop that!!

Me and the Hubster- well we are busy as always. Busy at work, busy at home, busy at the church. There was about a month when life was topsy turvy because of work, but I think it’s settling down. As usual we are still knocking on doors down a hallway that only God knows where it leads. We’ll see what happens. This past week someone knocked back and is talking to us through the peephole…maybe it will open maybe not. :) sorry for being so vague.

So is that boring enough? I think I brought you all up to speed. No real reason for being gone. I’ve been watching t.v., grading papers, and playing computer games with the hubster.

I promise I’ll try and be better. :)



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Let’s Do This!! November 1st- Something Blue!

Photo a day challenge

In honor of all the Elsa's that knocked on your door last night!

In honor of all the Elsa’s that knocked on your door last night!



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Depression Lies- Even to a 10 year old!

I will never understand what it means to have sibling. Every time my girls get into little “sister spats” I panic. I worry that this is the end of their relationship and my family is being torn apart. I will never understand the love/hate relationship that is siblings.

I have written about my struggles with Veronica on here before. The hubster and I have struggled with giving her exactly what she needs while teaching her cope, while trying to not blow things out of proportion. It’s a never ending battle.

I know she’s not happy often, I know she struggles with finding herself and her place in this world. I know she struggles with relationships both with her family and her very short list of friends.

This hit me hard. This was a project done in art class where each student had to pick a superhero and tell why they were their superhero. She didn’t hand this to me, I had to dig to find it, I didn’t expect to be moved to tears.

My sister is my hero because she is always happy.

My sister is my hero because she is always happy.



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Wordless Wednesday- And then it was Fall Edition

Just sitting outside the barn with a scarecrow.

Just sitting outside the barn with a scarecrow.

Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

She kept calling it her umbrella

She kept calling it her umbrella

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We have been getting outside more and enjoying the fall weather. The girls keep asking about living in a place where it’s October year round. If that place exists I’m ready to pack my bags!!



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No catchy title….this is just life.

Life with 3 girls is never dull!! Here are 3 very different yet equally funny stories about each of my girls.

Story #1-

We are walking out of my school and Danielle is talking about all the fun she had in 2nd grade that day. She says that she got to see Ms. Cook in the afternoon. Veronica interrupts her and says “Oh I get it! It’s afternoon because it comes after noon”. I just look at her and want to talk to her about interrupting her sister, but she is truly excited that she has discovered what the word “afternoon” means. The only response I had for was to inform her that I was immediately facebooking that.

Story #2-

It’s early morning and we are all running around getting ready like we usually are. Jillian starts crying. In hopes to salvage the morning and make sure everyone leaves the house in a good mood I try to console her. As I’m asking her why she’s crying she sobs through tears “Danielle said that my feet have boobs, and I have to cover them up with socks”. It takes me a minute to realize that she’s talking about her toes. I inform her that those aren’t boobs on the end of her feet they are piggies, she touches them and says that sounds better and runs off to put on her socks.

Story #3-

This story I actually heard about my child from the parent of the other child involved, luckily we are friends that just happen to work together. We have a special deal with Jillian’s Day care where we get to drop her off 15 minutes before they open (so we can get to work on time)so she’s able to see all of her friends get dropped off. One friend that she likes a whole lot is Ryder. She hugs on him and kisses him and mothers him, all those silly little things 3 year olds do. Well one morning she is feeling extra spunky and as soon as she sees Ryder she puts her arms out and says “come here Ryder, get your hugs”. He listens to the girl like his good momma taught him, but Jillian doesn’t stop there. She says “Now give me a big kiss”, as she’s saying this she places one hand on each of his cheeks and pulls him in for a lip lock! That girl always makes sure she gets what she wants!

The only part the mom was made about was that she didn’t get her camera out of her pocket quick enough to take pictures of the interaction.



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Wordless Wednesday- Peek A boo Edition

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Sunday Shorts- at least I think this is how it goes! :)

Ok no excuses except I guess I felt like I didn’t have anything to say. Sure I could complain about my busy life, but it means I have a job and kids. We had some adventures here and there, and I took pictures but just never got around to sharing them with you guys. So if you will forgive me….here we go again!

1. Time sped up really really fast and my baby was magically turned into a 3 year old. She is finally calling herself a big girl, but she still asks to “sit in lappie and sleep on shoulder”. Jillian you can do that for as long as you like.

My 3 year old!

My 3 year old!

2. With the month of October most people get excited about Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING. Not this family! We get excited about bagpipes, meade and fairy wings. It’s Ren Fest time for us! Our costumes are ready, our weekend is picked out, and we are not so patiently waiting for the canon to go off and the gates to open!

3. Football season is in full swing! The girls love to walk to the games.

Cheering on her Lions!

Cheering on her Lions!

4. Wednesday starts a new adventure for me! I’ll be teaching a bible study at church. OMG I’m so scared!!! It will be great for me and the hubster is going to help out…but still…hello giant leap out of comfort zone!

#nomoreexcuses

#nomoreexcuses

5. School is going good for the girls. I found a book mark in one of Danielle’s library books….check out that reading level for my 6 year old!

that means 6th month of 2nd grade and 6th month of 3rd grade.

that means 6th month of 2nd grade and 6th month of 3rd grade.

6. Please vote often…these are so yummy! I <3 wasabi chips!

it's a contest to pick the next flavor.

7. Both Danielle and Veronica at participating in UiL this year. Veronica is doing music memory and Danielle is doing Oral reading.

8. We’ve had tears over some bad grades, made new friends, had parties for teachers, learned to bake an awesome cake and just been enjoying the family.

I hope you all have a great week and I promise to be better. :)



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Please Don’t Let the Cake be a Lie!!

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