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A Third Adoption!!!!!

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

A couple of weeks ago Todd and I got a letter in the mail saying that our oldest sons birth mom was expecting again and she wanted us to adopt this baby, so they could be raised as siblings. *THUD* that was the sound of my heart hitting the floor. Never did we expect this, […]

Oh the Mommy Guilt.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It is sometimes unbearable, and who do I have to blame for this, Myself. I never thought ahead about what being a mama would make me feel like, I never thought it could bring me to my knees and beg G-d for help. Until I held that little baby in my arms and knew he […]

Best Bubbles recipe ever!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

When I was a kid, sometimes we would get bubbles for our birthday or something fun and they ran out so quickly, then mom would make more homemade and it was never as good as the store bought stuff. This weekend at a family reunion, my cousin Tamara who used to work at a pre-school […]

Levi 14months

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I just wanted to share these. A perfect summer evening at the lake. Oops, I forgot to give photo credit to my sister in law, Amy Hoek, thanks for the beautiful pictures Amy, I love them. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe […]


Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

You just want to hit restart. That is all. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

A Letter to my Firstborn.

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Dear Simon today marks a big day in your life, and a huge day in ours. 4 years ago today you came in to this world earlier than we expected and stole our hearts. I loved you the minute I laid eyes on you. I knew you were meant to be ours from then on. […]


Thursday, May 20th, 2010

So today a neighbor girl from across the street came over and brought her 3 year old boy along. Simon has been asking for a playdate all week and this was the fastest we could work it out. So Jack is 6 months younger than Simon and they are both firstborns. Look Out! At first […]

I love naptime, and no I don’t nap.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Today my little guy, pinched his finger on our way to pick up papa, then he tipped the water bottle so far back that water went straight up his nose, these both were followed closely by ear piercing screams, lots and lots of them.  They should record these and they could use them for the  […]

A life of perfection, Whatever.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

So a friend of mine commented on her facebook status. “I wish people would quit pretending like there lives are perfect on there blogs” This made me giggle. I would like to tell you about yesterday, it was a normal day, the boys were up earlier than normal, which is happening way too often lately […]

Parenting is not for Cowards

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

My husband and I had a hard time getting pregnant, try years and years. This gave me a lot of time to think about the kind of parent I would be, the kind I thought was the best. Fast forward a few years and I have a 3 year old boy and an 11month old […]