Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More than a Trim

Miss Gabby's hair had grown fairly long by last year.  We had started talking about donating it then.  She told me she wanted to wait until after Christmas to cut it.  The other night though, I was cutting Nate's hair and she asked me to do hers too.

It turned out to be a cute little bob.

Friday, November 15, 2013


I happened across a recipe I wanted to try a couple of weeks ago. Things don't move very quickly these days.  I realized I didn't have enough butter the other day, so I left Justin a voicemail to pick it up.  He didn't get the voicemail in time, so this morning I put out my ingredients and got the kids together to make a quick run to the grocery store.  After much fussing over coats and who had the prime seat to see the baby, everyone was strapped in.  I hit the button to open the garage and turned the key.  Click, click, click.

Everyone out, back up the stairs.  My internet had not been working all morning and Justin was in class.  I called my parents' house to see if my Daddy had any extra insight over the dead battery I suspected (since we did this about four years ago).  He wasn't home either.  I did have a nice little chat with my Mama.

All this over a coffee cake.

Actually, I'm quite thankful.  Today's errand wasn't planned, it wasn't necessary, but it let us know about the problem before it became a real difficulty.  I don't even have to wait for this one to be funny.

After while Justin will come home and change the battery and hopefully all will be as good as new!

*And look--sentences!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


 Happy 4th Birthday to my little man!

You are full of energy,



and you can be ornery too.

You are an awesome big brother and a pretty amazing little boy.  I love you munchkin!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Last Month

Well, believe it or not, life has continued, even if I haven't found time to write about it!

The older girls got to go to Disney on Ice (their birthday present).

I held the baby.

 Justin held the baby.

The big girls began ballet classes through a home school tutorial this month.

Gabby had a birthday,

complete with 'hotdogs.'

 In an effort not to have another baby that refuses a bottle, the kids have been helping with an occasional bottle.

We've had cookie baking.

The littlest one gave out a few social smiles--this one was just luck, but we'll take it!

Justin went to a conference in Cincinnati, and I took the four kiddos to visit my parents, sister, and for Ellie to meet my Grannie.

There was pumpkin carving.
And there has been lots of baby cuddling.

And kissing.

And just being all up in her business!  I promise she's in there.

Maybe some day I'll be able to write paragraphs again, but I can't guarantee it!