Category Archive: Family Life

Perfect Baby Status

Perfect Baby Status

I am so grateful we have Lily. She is an absolute joy and delight. Perfect baby status was earned when she slept through an entire …

 

March Madness

March Madness

  This March……….       The naught leprechauns came to visit, We watched our favorite collegiate soccer player, Ashley Hatch, beat BYU, Lily remained retained her …

 

Spring Break

Spring Break

  With Mike’s incessant travel schedule and a new baby an exotic spring break trip was not on the docket.  Since Mike could only spend a …

 

On Top of the World

On Top of the World

  I believe in Miracles.  I am so proud of Mike and the progress he has made in the last year.  I know how much he …

 

One year older and Wiser Too

One year older and Wiser Too

Our cute little Luke is all grown up.  We spent our President’s Day celebrating the newest 5 year old in our family. Luke REALLY …

 

The Dalton School

The Dalton School

  When we traveled through Europe a couple springs ago, we became aware of how lucky we are to be able to homeschool.  As we stayed …

 

Midnight Musings

Midnight Musings

I wake up in the wee hours of the morning and am just enamored by this perfect little creature that greets me. She seems to …

 

Santa in Phoenix

Santa in Phoenix

When we returned to AZ the kids found that Santa had left a few things for them there as well.   After watching everyone on scooters in …

 

A Coastal Christmas

A Coastal Christmas

We packaged up this little bundle of joy and headed to the Coast for Christmas.  Regardless of the fact that we have 6 kids and …

 

I love………..

I love………..

        I love having a baby in the house.   I love the soft feeling of the skin on the bottom of her tiny feet and toes. I love …

 

Heavenly Peace

Heavenly Peace

Peace.  I love the concept and idea of peace.  In our home it seems like we are often so busy and “FULL” that there is …

 

Magical Moments

Magical Moments

  My sweet friend Amy volunteered to take some family pictures for use with little Lily.  It’s a crazy time of year and I’m so grateful …

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

It’s amazing how such a tiny little person can change your life. At only 5 lbs and 2.5 weeks of life, Little Lily, has captured …

 

Homecoming

Homecoming

It was like Christmas at our house this weekend!  We couldn’t have been more thrilled or more enamored with this little girl.  On Sunday the …

 

A Week in the NICU

A Week in the NICU

Day1-7:58 Arrival–A pink screaming 5 lb 6 oz bundle of joy.  So happy to hold her in our arms! Day 2- Sunday-After grunting and retracting they …

 

There’s Nothing Like a Surprise

There’s Nothing Like a Surprise

Mike has always teased me that I don’t like surprises.  I balk and tell him that I do like surprises……..especially when I know about them …

 

Sweet 16, Halloween, Triathlon Scene

Sweet 16, Halloween, Triathlon Scene

I can’t believe I have been a parent for 16 years.  I should be pretty darn good at this by now.  Too bad I feel …

 

Gratitude

Gratitude

I have a hard time leaving my little ones at home when we go on adventures.  It is so fun when we can go places …

 

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

Coming home from a blissful Hawaiian vacation to a house that had been left in semi disarray due to months of selected neglect as a …

 

Tri

Tri

Throughout the years Mike and I have enjoyed participating in triathlons.  With both of us currently out of commission, Drew and Jake took the torch …